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Nokia Lumia 520 won't play music Error code 80070003 and 80004005

I was given my Nokia Lumia 520 a while ago (around 3 months) as a gift and it was horrible to start with but after a while i got used to it and its ok everything works, except for the fact if i put my ...
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How to save a music that is playing through radio?

While hearing music through radio in my Lumia 525 I tried to save it but didn't find an option to save a song that is playing in radio. How to do that?
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My Lock screen background image is not displaying while playing music in my Lumia 525?

If I play music in my Lumia 525 my lock screen background will go and it will show a blank screen and if I stop the music my image is showing. What’s wrong with my mobile? How to solve this issue?
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How to control music using headset controls?

I've suddenly discovered that double click on headset control button switches to the next song. Is there any other ways of interacting with the phone by using headset controls?
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Playlist synced from PC disappear randomly

I have same reoccurring bug on two separate WP8 devices: Lumia 520 and HTC 8s, both updated to GDR3. Namely, playlists synchronized from PC (either by WP8 soft or WMP) randomly disappear from my ...
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Music player locking up with large number of songs on sd card

I have a Lumia 520 with my >11k music library synced onto an SD card. I can play individual songs/albums without problem; but when I try to shuffle and play my entire collection in xbox music player ...
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How to delete music from SD card?

I'm using a Nokia Lumia 520, with a 4 GB SD card. How can I delete music/video files and folders from the SD card?
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Cortana not always shuffling music when asked

When I ask Cortana to "shuffle all music", sometimes it workS yet sometimes I still get my songs played in alphabetical order. Why is this? Is there a special instruction I should say so I can get my ...
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Fast forward and backward in a song

How can I control the position at which the music playback will begin? For example, I want to hear a snippet of the song and not the entire song - how do I jump to that exact position?
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Is there any Windows Phone 8 app that supports multi-disc albums?

Xbox Music, Nokia Music, and every third-party music player I could find in the Windows Phone Store all have the same problem: none of them recognize albums having multiple discs. So, if you want to ...
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My Nokia Lumia 520 is not playing music from SD Card

I'm using Nokia Lumia 520. The problem is when I upload songs to my memory card, the phone reads the sd card but the music contents won't reflect on the music+video icon. It only allows me to play ...
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My music is not showing up in the music folder and appears under other?

I have a Samsung ATIV Odyssey with Windows 8 and my SD card had been acting strange for awhile. All of a sudden, music by certain artists would not play because of an error. When I hooked my phone up ...
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Can't Purchase music on a WP8 Nokia Lumia 520 with My Family Settings on but unrestricted

My son has a Nokia Lumia 520 and wants to be able to purchase music through the Xbox music store. We navigate to the track click Buy and we get the message: Can't Download The My Family ...
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Does Windows Phone provide a better interface to ID3 tags?

I am a freak who likes to keep things organized. I have spent past year collecting accurate information for my song collection (i.e. info on Singer, Contributing Artists, Album, Year, Songwriter, ...
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Bing Music Search (shazam-like) gone

I've recently bought a Lumia 1020 and started playing with the pre-installed apps. At some point I tested the Music Search app (I believe it's called that way) but after finding one song, the app ...
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Volume decreases to zero and can't increase it

Sometimes, my music volume decreases to zero and I can't increase it using volume keys. This problem is happening when I use headsets. Any solutions for this problem? I am using Nokia Lumia 520. ...
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Songs appearing multiple times

When I look at the song list, many songs appear multiple times (more specifically, it seems like they appear exactly 14 times). I have checked the SD card on my computer to see if I had any ...
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No Artist when uploading music to my Nokia Lumia 620

I have a Nokia Lumia 620, when I add music to my phone from my computer, it copies the songs over fine but the phone does not recognise the artist even though the information is there.
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Is there any way to organize my videos/music files to folders? [duplicate]

I tried to copy many video files to my Windows Phone 8 device in different folders. But, when I open Music + Videos app it is showing all the videos in one list. Is there any way see it in group based ...
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Music from SD card is not visible unless it's copied via cable connection to the phone

I'm using Lumia 520, and I have an SDHC card. I've noticed a strange thing. I managed to see the music in the built-in Music app after copying my MP3s to [SDcard]/Music (or a subfolder), but only if ...
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Bought an album on Xbox Music, can't get it to show up my Windows Phone 8 device

I've got a Lumia 820, and I just bought The Bones Of What You Believe, the fantastic debut album from CHVRCHES. It's playing fine through Windows 8. If I go into the Music app on the phone and go to ...
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Where do music files except .mp3 go?

I am using Lumia 720 and all the music files except .mp3 are lost in the phone. I am not able to find it. Please help.
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Sync Error 80004005 while trying to sync podcasts

If I try to sync some podcast to my Windows Phone 8 (Nokia Lumia 920), I get the error 80004005 in the Windows Phone Desktop App after the sync - here is a screenshot: The mentioned files are also ...
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Music files doubled after copied from computer

When I copied some music files from my computer to my phone via Explorer, they appeared twice on my Music+Videos, as if there were two of them. Both files can be played, and from the storage check I ...
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Chinese and Japanese ID3 tags appear to be messy code

Some of my music files have Chinese or Japanese ID3 tags, and they turn to be messy code in my Music+Videos, while on my laptop foobar2000 displays them right. Should I modify ID3 version to solve ...
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Heart (♥) and Broken Heart (💔) symbols in Music Player

I found Heart (♥) and Broken Heart (💔) symbols in Music Hub of Windows Phone. Is there any relevance to these symbols in Windows Phone 8?
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Songs not showing up on Lumia 920 default music player

Yesterday I thought I was tired of listening to the same list of music I have on my phone, so I went ahead and plugged in the USB cable to my laptop (running Linux Ubuntu), deleted all the songs I had ...
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Transferring Zune Pass content from WP7 to WP8

Is there a way to get my WP8 phone to play music I had previously downloaded with a WP7 phone using a Zune pass? The error message I get when I try to play the music is: We are unable to confirm the ...
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Syncing music changes file names, album art, and artist, how do I change this?

I've been trying to clean up music for hours on end. I've made sure composers are cleared, 'album artists' is how I want it to be, and I've been using programs like mp3Tag and the Windows Phone app ...
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Can I edit MP3 tags on Windows Phone 8?

Is it possible to edit MP3 tags for songs in the library on a WP8 phone? I currently have a WP 7.5 phone and it doesn't seem possible to do so on there, so alternatively: Is there an app which ...
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Windows Phone 8 Music App 'forgetting' artist details

I imported some music onto my Nokia Lumia 820 recently. I've been having problems, so I've deliberately only synced a minimal amount of music. When I synced it, I immediately checked and everything ...
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is there any WP 8 app that will stop the music after specified time, like setting sleep time

Is there a scheduler or timer app that will allow me to perform a task after certain time. More specifically, I would like to stop the music player and make the phone in sleep mode. Is there any such ...
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show artist image on lock screen

i did read a lot of posts regarding this issue, but i m still to figure out a way to get this working. I have the Nokia Lumia 720, and i have enabled the show artist image on lock screen while playing ...
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How do I sync playlists to a Windows Phone?

I've had my Lumia 820 for 2 weeks and I'm struggling with getting playlists (from my exisitng MP3 library) onto the phone. m3u files arent recognised Zune music manager doesn't recognise the phone ...
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How to get Album art in lock screen while playing music?

I have curated huge set of songs with proper ID3 tags and added Album art manually to them using MP3Tag tool. While they appear in Album selection page, I don't see them in the lock screen while ...
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How to clean space after update?

I recently updated my Windows Phone 8 firmware but I noticed that it didn't clean the memory. I have 12 Gb of used space under "others". And I have no idea what's in there. Plus, I have 9 Gb of ...
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Is there a gapless music player for WP?

Apparently, some people are very keen on gapless playback. Fruit seems to think it's important. So, is there any music player on WP that supports gapless playback? Does the default player support ...
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WP7: How do I close the Music+Videos application?

When I open a song from Music+Videos, I cannot get the player to close unless I reboot my phone. There has got to be a way to close the app so it doesn't show up on the lock window or whenever I go ...
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How do you sort double albums? [duplicate]

On WP7, double albums (with two discs) all appeared under the same album, and were properly sorted by disc. On WP8 they aren't sorted by disc but like: D2-1, D1-1, D2-2, D1-2...D2-n, D1-n. I tried ...
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Can I scrobble my plays from Xbox Music to last.fm?

I installed the last.fm app on my Windows Phone 8X, but it doesn't seem to scrobble unless I'm listening directly within the last.fm app (i.e., listening to last.fm radio). Is there any way to set up ...
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Is there a way to determine the Windows Phone Marketplace status?

The XBox Live, Music + Videos, and Marketplace tiles on my Windows Phone 7.5 are not currently working (they just return me to the page where the tile is located). Other tiles seem to be working ...
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How to get the album art displayed?

I have tried syncing my music using the Windows Phone app and Windows Media Player but none of the applications copy over the album art. I am using Windows 8, my music is stored in iTunes and I have ...
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Can I “bookmark” an album in the Xbox Music Store without downloading it?

I'd like to stream albums from the Xbox Music Store as if they were part of my music collection. I.e., they would show up in my collection like any other album. I don't have space on my phone to ...
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How can I stop (not pause) music?

Whne I play music, the buttons are back/pause/next. When I press pause, it becomes a play button. If I pause music and go back to the main screen and do something else, when I come back into music ...
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Choose ringtone from music library

This page describes how to add custom ringtones to a WP 8 device, but it's not very convenient to plug the phone to the computer every time I want to do this, especially when the music I want to use ...
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How can I stream music stored on my computer to my phone?

On my Android Phone, I use Google Play Music. I install an app on my computer that syncs my music with Google's cloud. On my phone, I can listen to this music whenever it is connected to the internet. ...
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Ignore certain songs in Zune

I know you can dislike a song (broken heart symbol), but the song will occasionally pop up when I'm listening in shuffle mode. Is there a way to put audio files (stand-up comedy in this case) onto my ...
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Media player buttons in volume control

What's the deal with music player for windows phone 7.5. Whenever I stop playing music and return back, the mini player starts showing on the lock screen and disappears automatically after some time. ...
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None of the unofficial Pandora clients are working on my Phone

None of the unofficial Pandora clients are working on my Phone, the application runs but no audio output. I have tried all 1.MetroRadio 2.Radio Controlled 3.WpFandora What could be the reason
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How do I get an mp3 from a PC to my phone without Zune?

I have a situation where I'm on a PC that doesn't and can't have Zune installed. I can log into Live/Skydrive and see/share documents and other files. So, on this PC there's an mp3 I've created. ...