missing ringtones/music

asked 2017-06-19 15:22:54 +0300

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updated 2017-06-20 10:27:21 +0300


I recently tried to change the ringtone in my home made ambience, but when looking under the music tab, I only see a limited number of files. These files are all located in on specific folder on the SD card (/media/sdcard/5ABD-14DC/playow/music), but not all files in that folder show up. Nothing in any of the subfolders show up either. There seems to be no apparent connection between the files shown. I can see all files in the media player, but only 6 in the ringtone chooser.

Thanks Rasmus

EDIT: I have tried both mp3 and ogg files. (Possibly others, but I don't remember exactly whats on the SD card.) Same result.

EDIT^2: I noticed that all files showing up in the ringtone picker have lengths (according to the picker) of more than a few seconds. All (I believe) the files that do not show up have lengths of 0s in the media player, despite being up to several minutes long when played.

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Try putting in /home/nemo/Music as don't think that you have to go as far as this link text in current firmwares.

aspergerguy ( 2017-06-19 16:01:28 +0300 )edit

I already tried moving files around in the phone memory folders (/home/nemo/Music and /home/nemo/Ringtones). Some of my current sounds are located in these folders, and will show up as missing if I move them to another folder. However, they are not available for selection even though they are currently selected.

Rasmus ( 2017-06-19 16:47:56 +0300 )edit

You could add more information about what kind of files we are playing around with?

avhakola ( 2017-06-19 18:03:17 +0300 )edit

Reset tracker.

-r, --hard Kill all Tracker processes and remove all databases

-e, --soft Same as --hard but the backup & journal are restored after restart

-c, --config Remove all configuration files so they are re-generated on next start

I usually use

tracker reset -e
fmotl ( 2017-06-19 23:01:03 +0300 )edit

I already tried fmotl's suggestion once, which removed some files from the list. However, I tried it again and got some files to show up, but not all. Also the length of the music pieces seem to be completely off (3.5min -> 11s). Nothing that the music player says is 0s long shows up in the ringtone picker.

Rasmus ( 2017-06-20 10:23:00 +0300 )edit