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Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Make a Music File Can't be Played by the Music Player App

An insider named Laurie has leave her comment here and asked me about the step to keep certain song from not playing without having to delete them. She said that she has a Christmas song and don't want it to be played back when she listen to the music through the Music Player app because the Christmas is over. Fortunately, in Android-based smartphone including with the Samsung Galaxy SIII, the user can be easily to do so by adding certain extension in the end of the music file name in order to disable media scanning so the Music Player app can't read it.

See also: How to Use Music Player App in Samsung Galaxy S3

How to make Music Player app doesn't read certain music file?
Generally, you can do so by using another third-party File Manager apps. But, we'll use the ES File Explorer app in this step. Well, here are the steps:
  1. Open ES File Explorer app.
  2. Navigate to the folder where the music file you wants to rename is saved.
  3. Long tap the required music file to select it.
  4. Tap Rename button.
  5. Add .nomedia behind the music file name. For example: rename your_song_title.mp3 became your_song_title.mp3.nomedia
    This extension will prevent this music file from being scanned and loaded by the Music Player app.
  6. Tap OK button to save the change
  7. Done. Now, the music file you've just renamed should not be listed in the Music Player app.

For the record, this steps is only renaming the music files, so next time whenever you want this music file be played back again in the Music Player app, you just need to remove .nomedia from the music file name using the same steps. Once done, in a few seconds, the Music Player will be able to read and plays it back. So, hope this helps :)


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