I know this is late, but as of September 2015, this problem persists.
So here is what i use as a fix.
Connect the phone to the PC and browse to the folder where you have music that doesnt show up in the WP music app. Create a new folder at this location (keep it empty, you just have to create a new folder) on the PC, and then go up one folder. At this ...
To fast forward in the Music app, simply tap and hold down the next track button, and the song will skip forward. Release when you want to resume normal playback.
To rewind, do the same with the previous track button.
This also works with the playback controls in the Volume Bar that pops up when you press the phone's volume keys.
Album art that is correctly included in the files will be displayed on the device. If you're using MP3 files, be aware that MP3 have two different metadata formats (ID3), and Windows (and Windows Phone) only supports album art in one of them.
I'll recommend you use WMA or M4A instead of MP3, as these formats offer the same sound quality (if not better), and ...
Unfortunately, your current arrangement will not suffice in achieving the end goal. This is a classic case of the fundamental differences between *nix and Windows based systems.
Due to the different ways in which both these operating systems handle files and file names, it is currently not possible to use the Linux file system to drop files and have them ...
This feature is now available (as of March 2015). Any music files in supported formats (MP3, M4A and WMA) you add to your OneDrive Music folder can be streamed through Xbox Music on your phone, PC, Xbox or the web player.
For more information see Blogging Windows and Windows Central.
This app seems to match your criteria
"Set a sleep timer for your currently playing music, so that your music will turn off after you go to bed!
This app is the only one that will stop ALL music playing from your Windows Phone, including iHeartRadio, ...
Fortunately or unfortunately, this is not a problem that has to do specifically with your firmware update.
As mentioned here is a recognized bug and Microsoft is working with Nokia to address this.
Your firmware update should have enabled the "Storage Check" module- to access this you need to go into Settings and scroll to the bottom of the list.
Yes and no. Yes there are apps in the store (like Metro Scrobbler) that will scrobble your play history after the fact (or while it's running in the background), there is no live scrobbling solution for Windows Phone 8. Personally I think Microsoft should integrate scrobbling into the Music hub, but that's just me.
This is by design. It will disappear if you unlock your phone whilst no media is playing, and start another app. If the phone is at the lockscreen, and you tap the volume control, the mini-player will show again, along with the volume controls.
Short of using an app like Kill My Music, no, there is no way to press Stop. Of course if you went back to any of the lists (albums, songs, playlists, etc.) you can restart from there.
Note apps like these also gets rid of the pop up music controls that appear when you hit the volume buttons.
Related: How to get rid of the music player buttons when not ...
I had the same issue. When I transferred songs to my Lumia 520 it won't show in Music+Videos. But after restarting my phone, I was able to see all the music files that I transferred. And after that I was able to see the songs everytime.
There are multiple ways to sync music between your computer and your phone running Windows 8.1 or 10.
Sync with OneDrive
If you are logged in with the same MS account both into your PC and phone, you can simply drag & drop files into your OneDrive Music folder. All of your files will be available in Groove. (By default it will stream the music, but ...
The easiest way to rid the volume controls of music playing is to play a video. It can be a video you recorded with your camera, or one you've synced to your Videos section. Start and end the video, and the music is no longer in your volume controls. It's a workaround, but it's much quicker than rebooting the phone.
The artist image setting shown in Nate's answer is >only< applicable when playing music in the Music & Videos player (i.e. Xbox Music). This setting gives permission to fetch an image of the currently playing >artist< from Xbox Music and display it on your lock screen. It does not look at the art embedded in the file for the purpose of the lock ...
In the Zune desktop application you can make a new Autoplaylist. You have two easy options, either dislike your comedy tracks, or make sure that your comedy tracks have the correct genre e.g. stand-up comedy (this option would be the best).
On the right click PLAYLISTS
Click new autoplaylist
Give the playlist a name. For ...
Windows Phone does not show album art in the lock screen, it shows an image of the artist. This image is automatically added from the XBOX Cloud. You can manually set images and album art using the MPA Tool but either way it will not show the album art on the lock screen.
There may be an app out there which does this but you will have to play the music ...
These are 'love' and 'hate' indicators. When playing a song you can tap on the heart icon (neutral by default) to switch between love, hate, and neutral.
These are used to provide you suggestions for other music in the Store and other related libraries. Possibly for Smart DJ too (though I don't have a reference for that).
The name of this is ID3 tag.
You can edit ID3 tags of mp3 files with Windows Phone 8.
I found at least two options: Mu5ic Download5 and Download5
I can't find one for Windows Phone 7.5 but you can do this directly in Zune before send it to the phone.
I have noticed that even if you copied it to the SD card like that, you can manually move one (or more) of the songs in the phone memory with a file manager – they will show up in the XBox Music app – and using the app you will move the files back to the SD card. Not the best solution but it's A solution.
Back up all the songs.
Clear the thumbnail cache of Music. (Music folder of Phone memory).
Use Windows Phone's desktop app to sync the music.
If you want to copy via Explorer you should rearrange your music
folder structure as Music Folder > Artist Folder > Album Folder >
Apparently I needed to login Xbox.com as well and manage the settings under Security Family and forums>>Privacy and Online safety. (For both Xbox One and Xbox 360).
Once this was done he could download songs. (This will probably fix the gaming filters that we originally wanted to setup too.