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From a PC running Windows 10 x64 (64-bit): Install the latest Python 2.7.x version. (I used Python 2.7.10; Do not use any Python 3.x.y version -- I couldn't get it to work with this script.) If using Windows, install the Microsoft Visual C++ Compiler for Python 2.7. One of the dependencies of gmusicapi requires it. Install the Google Music API for Python. ...


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In the settings of Google Play Music, if you have it set to cache on the external SD card, your cache location will be /external_sd/Android/data/com.google.android.music/files/music/. If you have it use the internal storage, the path will be /sdcard/Android/data/com.google.android.music/files/music. Note that these files are named [some-id].mp3, like 124....


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It is not DRM protected source: Is Music Bought on Google Music DRM-Protected? where the first post in reply talks of user deploying purchased app to Dropbox for unlimited use and Does It Matter Where I Buy My Music? shows music purchased from any app store can be played on any other platform or device, which is only possible if there is no DRM


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They're only accessible from Google Play Music. It stores them somewhere in the internal space of the app, not in the music library of the phone. There is no way to tell the app to move the file somewhere else at the moment, and no way that I'm aware off to point other app to that specific folder. That's the main reason why I don't use Google Play Music. I ...


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Swipe down on the notification to expand it and you'll be able to see the previous button. It's only visible in the expanded notification, not the summary version. As far as I know, there is no way to change this. Note, however, that this does not appear to work if you have the lockscreen set to hide "sensitive" notification information: [...] I have the ...


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The song is yours. Simply install Music Manager for Google Play Music on your computer to download your songs. I think it's also possible from the website just haven't tried that.


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I was having the same problem and have a case open with Google on this issue. While I have not heard back from them yet, I continued to investigate this issue myself and may have found a solution. What I did was open Goolgle Play music from my browser on my laptop. In settings, under my devices I deactivated my Android phone (Galaxy S5). On my phone I ...


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The behavior is determined by Play Music, which gets notified when another app requests audio focus (as per the documentation). Unless there is an option in Play Music's settings to disable this behavior, or perhaps a mute function in the "problem" app, there's nothing you can do about it. It's also possible for other apps to pause by sending an ...


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Note that they do put a secret tag on their files, which restricts adding it to other Google Play accounts. Say, for example, you change your email address, they don't give you the ability to move it or share it with users in your own household. You need to get and install eyed3, which does take a little technical expertise, and run this command: eyeD3.exe ...


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Google Music will ignore the .nomedia hint file. But you can create a folder beginning with a "." and put there all the audio files you don't want to be indexed by Google Music. For example: /sdcard/.AudioNotToShowInGMusic/


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Adding .nomedia to the top level of a directory has worked for me, but also had to flip the source from "On device" to "All music". I am using Android 5.0.1 on an nVidia Shield Tablet.


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I've got a way to do this that is really simple and doesn't require needing to download to your computer every time. I recommend using the music manager from google play to upload your existing collection of music, first. Otherwise, any track you want to make into a ringtone will need to be purchased first. From your phone using the chrome browser, ...


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My Google Music 5.3.1317M.940995 running on a Nexus 4 with CM11 stores the mp3 files under /data/data/com.google.android.music/files/music You need root to access that directory. A older version of Google Music on a Galaxy S stored it on the SD card. And, as I read in the official changelog, Google Music 5.x seems to be able to use the SD card as ...


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When you clear the "recent list", all related activities are "kindly asked to terminate" (see: What actually happens when you swipe an app out of the recent apps list?). So what you ask must basically be converted into "how to exclude an app from being removed from the recent list" – which I know no answer for. In principle, "closing all apps" rarely is a ...


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Stumbled across this thread since I am having a similar issue with my unlimited google music subscription; hope your issue has been resolved by now! I had this issue happen randomly to me. I was able to stream all the songs in my library, then suddenly half of them were grayed out and wouldn't play ("Can't play this song without internet connection"). I ...


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It is not possible from your Android device. To sync music with Google Play Music you need the Google Music Manager program on your PC. From there you can sync your music folder with Google and then stream or download it on your device. There is apparently also the possibility to do this with the Google play music extension for chrome


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I managed to fix it by checking my settings, "stream only on wifi" was turned on some how.. once I turned that off, everything available as before


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if it's downloaded on internal, it's locked in com.music but you'll just see Music.id file and you cannot access that database without password. And its not encrypted if it's being downloaded to sd card just move from its Cache location and your good to go. Use star tag editor to add album art and tags . And songs purchased from Google aren't even .aac or ....


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Form the Google Play Terms of Use Capturing of Streams. You may not use Google Play or any Content in conjunction with any stream-ripping, stream capture or similar software to record or create a copy of any Content that is presented to you in streaming format. Sharing. You may not use Content as part of any service for sharing, lending or multi-person use, ...


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I also saw thius notification flashing briefly. As far as I can tell, it is related to connectivity changes (switching from WiFi to mobile and vice versa). For the time being, I've disabled notifications for Play Music but hope they'll issue an update to fix this behavior.


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Bit late, but maybe I can help someone else who finds this. I also had this apparent problem and in my case it seemed to be related to album art. I managed to fix the relevant files by re-saving the album art in GIMP (without changing it) and embedding it back into the MP3 file. I had to do this for four files in my library (all of which used jpeg for the ...


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I believe this happens on very large playlists (>100 files). I use doubleTwist to sync and my large playlist is always out of order in GPM no matter what I try. Fortunately the dT music player doesn't appear to use the playlist after creating it; but instead uses its own database for the order.


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Try an Android media scanning process using apps such as SD Scanner (other older media scan apps seem to crash in 4.4). Once done, the new files should show up in Play Music (I personally found Android's background running of the scanning process to be too slow). It could be due to the .nomedia file (see "Hiding your files from the Media Scanner" on the ...


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In a desktop computer,you can run Google Music Dupe Killer script. If you are not used to computers, it is not trivial, but doable. You have to install the Python language, and follow the instructions in the script site.


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One of the advantages of a physical SD card: unmounting and re-mounting it triggers the media scanner. But that's unlikely to be an option for you. 1 Depending on your Android version, there are different apps available on Google Play to help you out. The "version difference": starting with Kitkat, the old mechanism of triggering the media scanner does no ...


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From the Google Play Music App, open up your Playlist section. Find the playlist you want to shuffle, and tap on the three vertical dots on the lower right. Choose Shuffle on the popup. You can turn on Shuffle mode by first starting song from your playlist, and while it's playing, tap on the banner at the bottom that displaying your currently playing song. ...


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Go on google play music and find a small icon that looks like a pin which is grey, click on it and google will download music on your phone and you will be able to listen to your music whenever you want. Hope it will help. edit : I have just checked on my phone the icon could be an arrow also.


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I'm afraid that's not possible. Like with iTunes, Google uses DRM (Digital Rights Management) technology in order to prevent you from illegally copying music. So, the music is stored on your phone in an encoded way and thus you can only access the music through the Google Play app.


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Well finally it seems to be a problem with Google services and not my phone or devices. I took a more drastic approach and removed all my music from the cloud and uploaded again, all sixty gigabytes of music, but everything is great now. Someone could try also @Mark Schwartz approach, but that didn't seem to fully solve the problem for me. It improved the ...


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Just create a new folder/directory in internal storage of your phone with name 'Notifications' and place all your notification tones that you have downloaded in this folder. Finally go to settings > sound > notifications > you'll find your tones there, select and enjoy.


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