Samsung Galaxy S4 - Fix this player does not support this type of audio file error

Android 4.2 (Jellybean)
Phone: Samsung Galaxy S4
Factory OS: Android 4.2 (Jellybean)

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Fix this player does not support this type of audio file error

WARNING: Some of the following MAY delete your music library. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK.

There are a number of solutions to this error. Go through the following steps:

Go to Settings – Applications. Then swipe right to left to go to All (along the top). Then find the App called Media Storage. Click on that and select Force Close. Then select Clear Data. (WARNING: this may delete your music).

Next, go back to list of Apps and find Music Player. Again, press Force Close and then Clear Data.

Once that’s done, go to the Play Store and download an App called Re Scan Media and run it. Wait 5 minutes for the device to re-scan your media.

If you still cannot play your music, then try turning your phone off and removing your SDCard / memory card (if you have one). Then turn the phone on without the card. Then turn it off again and reinsert the card. Finally turn it on again with the card back in.

If you still can’t play music, then some users have said that there may be a conflict with the Twitter App. Try uninstalling this and see if the error persists.

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10 responses to “Fix this player does not support this type of audio file error”

  1. Kriegmeister Galti says:

    Thanks, it solved my problem!

  2. Unanimous Person says:

    I tried this, and lost all of my music. This is an awful tip.

  3. jc says:

    need to convert each music file from a variable bit rate to a constant bit rate. find a proggie and do each file and should be able to play.

  4. Theguywhohatesyou says:

    Thanks. You made me delete everything on my phone all music all pics and videos… I hate you with a passion sir.

  5. ihateyoumorethantheotherguy says:

    Dude your tips suxxx, all my music is gone. You really are an idiot.

  6. kira says:

    This article is really helpful if you were intending to delete all your music.

  7. jessie says:

    Wow thanks. Just lost everything that’s important to me on my phone.

  8. Mackjoulton says:

    oh god why did i not read the comments first. damn you to hell

  9. Mario Di Paola says:

    Yep. All music gone. Should of read the comments first. But DO NOT DO WHAT THIS GUY SAYS.

  10. hnn says:

    re-scan media apps are a lot in googleplay store which one is the more suitable my phone is galaxy duos 8262

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