Well despite the comments about a .nomedia file not working in the newest version, on my fully updated Nexus 7 (as of April 2013) using a .nomedia file prevents the audiobook files from being scanned and listed in Google Music.
Some extremely simplistic testing seems to indicate that a single .nomedia file at the top of a directory tree is enough to prevent ...
If you don't use any music app (especially not the one in question), there's an easy cure:
Go to Settings→Apps→Manage Apps
Go to the All tab
Scroll the list until you find Google Play Music
Tap the entry
On the screen which opens on the tap, you'll find a button labeled Disable -- push it.
If the Disable button is grayed out (and cannot be pushed)...
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. ...
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....
It is not DRM protected
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
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
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 ...
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 ...
Depending on your device and app version it might also be /data/data/com.google.android.music/files/music/.
This, of course, is secure storage and only accessible to app itself. On an non-rooted phone that is.
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 ...
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 ...
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:
iTunes and Windows Media Player encode album art into the song file's metadata. Googly Play Music uses an 'old hat' method for adding album art. Linux or WinAmp users know about this.
In your Album directory drop the image of the album in the directory and rename as "AlbumArt.png" or "AlbumArt.jpg". (Note the capitalization).
Google Play Music should ...
I found this link helpful for downloading Google Play music onto my Samsung Galaxy SIII.
Navigate to Google Play Store
From the left soft key on your phone, select My music
From the upper left menu in Google Play (it should say Listen Now), select Playlist
Scroll to find the Free and ...
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, ...
I found a solution to stream your Google Music to any device that is DLNA enabled. It's an android app called BubbleUPNP. What it does is it accesses your Google Music account, adds the titles to your local library (only the titles, think of them as links to the Google Music library) and then starts a DLNA server on your phone. This means that any device ...
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.
My Google Music 5.3.1317M.940995 running on a Nexus 4 with CM11 stores the mp3 files under
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 ...
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 ...
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").
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
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 ....
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, ...
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.
I noticed that when I added .nomedia to my Podcasts folder (which I didn't want showing up in my Google "Play Music" app, it only disappeared once I changed the source from "On device" to "All music" and back again. Now it's working as described above. My Podcasts have been removed from my music player, but still show up in my Podcast player.
It's actually pretty simple but not obvious at first.
Create a Playlist (e.g. 'Offline')
Open Google Play Music on your Android device and select the playlist
Check 'Keep on device' for the playlist
Go to http://music.google.com and add tracks to this playlist
You device will download the tracks, even if you add them with the web interface
Instead of mergin your internal an external SD card, I think its easier to just bind the directories with high data to the external SD card. The idea is to link the folder were Google Music stores the offline cache with the SD card, so it will write it there instead of the internal memory. This is valid for any other app that writes to the internal memory, ...
I was having the same problem and just fixed it: Under the Google play (app the you purchased it from) search in the music section the song you bought. When your results come up click the one that says purchased and then click listen (I did mine under wi-fi might be able to do it through data). I should give a message saying error, just click try again and ...