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    bpoe
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    In advance of my post here, i want to say that i sure hope that this problem is not due to my not subscribing to the verizon "v-cast" thing.

    A three-week old Samsung SCH-A950 with a brand new Sandisk 512Mb transflash card....

    Inserted the card into the phone, then took it back out and got my cardreader on my PC and looked at the card. Saw four directories; MY_PIX, MY_FLIX, MY_MUSIC, and i think MY_TONES. So i copied a single mp3 (named ABCD.MP3) into the MY_MUSIC folder, safely unattached the cardreader and then inserted the card back into the phone. Went to the "my music" area, and it says "no music". Closed the phone, held down the "play" button, and it says "no songs available". "Manage Memory", "card memory" shows the card with about 3.5Kb used like it should. Reformatted the card on my PC and started all over again with the same result. Copied another ten mp3s to the MY_MUSIC folder, still "no songs available". Made a folder called My_MP3S (the Samsung doc says that is the folder name, but i guess thats out of date), and put MP3s in there too. Nothing works.

    Took a deep breath. Now i'm here. Certainly i've missed something and i'm a goofball, i hope. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


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    adhall
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    Your Phone will not play MP3's. You have to convert them to WMA files using Media Player 10.



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    RichNRckville
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    Quote Originally Posted by adhall
    Your Phone will not play MP3's. You have to convert them to WMA files using Media Player 10.
    Sorry but my A950 plays MP3's from my memory card without problems


    I am not sure that it is the 950 and the 512Meg card. I have a 128 and
    a 256 that I transfer stuff back and forth all the time.

    YMMV

    Rich



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    mp3 on a950

    quoted from verizon site.

    Verizon Wireless yesterday added the Samsung SCH-a950 to its lineup. The red accented clamshell is a decently equipped handset priced in the mid-range.

    Features of the Samsung A950 include:

    EV-DO high-speed access
    1.3 megapixel camera
    Bluetooth, crippled see below for details
    MicroSD (TransFlash) card slot
    MP3 player with music control keys on handset



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    bpoe
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    The instruction manual talks about MP3s and a folder named MY_MP3S, yet the folder is actually named MY_MUSIC. I definately have an MP3 in that folder and the phone definately says "no songs available".



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    Do have the v-cast thing in your verizon contract? i.e. you're paying extra for v-cast and therefore it unlocks the mp3 player?

    Quote Originally Posted by RichNRckville
    Sorry but my A950 plays MP3's from my memory card without problems


    I am not sure that it is the 950 and the 512Meg card. I have a 128 and
    a 256 that I transfer stuff back and forth all the time.

    YMMV

    Rich



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    I don't know but I have several podcast's in mp3 format that I listen to on my samsung a950. I have some songs and some podcasts..

    Not sure what is going on with yours..

    Rich



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    No, I don't have text messages or subscribe to the vcast stuff.
    here is a directory listing of my card.

    Volume in drive F has no label.
    Volume Serial Number is 6230-3034

    Directory of F:\

    01/06/1980 12:00 AM <DIR> MY_PIX
    01/06/1980 12:00 AM <DIR> MY_FLIX
    01/06/1980 12:00 AM <DIR> MY_SOUND
    12/01/2005 11:03 PM <DIR> MY_MP3S
    12/10/2005 09:35 AM <DIR> PALM
    0 File(s) 0 bytes

    Directory of F:\MY_PIX

    01/06/1980 12:00 AM <DIR> .
    01/06/1980 12:00 AM <DIR> ..
    12/10/2005 02:45 PM 72,941 120605_0930.jpg
    02/06/2006 03:48 PM 98,198 121005_0943.jpg
    12/10/2005 02:46 PM 127,032 112805_1056a.jpg
    02/06/2006 03:46 PM 83,400 020606_1022Bill.jpg
    02/06/2006 03:47 PM 73,962 121805_1034c.jpg
    5 File(s) 455,533 bytes

    Directory of F:\MY_FLIX

    01/06/1980 12:00 AM <DIR> .
    01/06/1980 12:00 AM <DIR> ..
    12/10/2005 02:47 PM 157,933 121005_0944a.3g2
    1 File(s) 157,933 bytes

    Directory of F:\MY_SOUND

    01/06/1980 12:00 AM <DIR> .
    01/06/1980 12:00 AM <DIR> ..
    0 File(s) 0 bytes

    Directory of F:\MY_MP3S

    12/01/2005 11:03 PM <DIR> .
    12/01/2005 11:03 PM <DIR> ..
    01/12/2004 02:38 PM 3,479,552 07 Adestes Fideles, Luciano Pavarotti.mp3
    07/23/2004 05:54 AM 3,334,896 xurdincar.mp3
    12/05/2005 12:35 PM 8,959,484 compconsultant.mp3
    12/12/2005 09:39 AM 4,384,978 RR200503.mp3
    12/12/2005 09:33 AM 8,258,768 RR200501.mp3
    11/05/2005 11:49 AM 125,934 ben_ringtone.mp3
    6 File(s) 28,543,612 bytes

    Directory of F:\PALM

    12/10/2005 09:35 AM <DIR> .
    12/10/2005 09:35 AM <DIR> ..
    12/10/2005 09:35 AM <DIR> Launcher
    0 File(s) 0 bytes

    Directory of F:\PALM\Launcher

    12/10/2005 09:35 AM <DIR> .
    12/10/2005 09:35 AM <DIR> ..
    0 File(s) 0 bytes

    Total Files Listed:
    12 File(s) 29,157,078 bytes
    18 Dir(s) 96,518,144 bytes free



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    My phone does not play MP3's period. When I add MP3s to my transflash card I get the same thing. "No songs found". When I convert them to WMA files it works fine.



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    WMA is better cause its a smaller file therefor saves you memory on your phone. Mp3 is, I believe the largest music file available. So, basically, your better off with WMA's. Most people will tell you to convert your music files into WMA to compress them and make them smaller, saving you room on your phone. =)
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