How to Use the Music Player that Comes With NOOK Tablet - dummies

How to Use the Music Player that Comes With NOOK Tablet

By Corey Sandler

With the music player that comes with NOOK Tablet, you can play the music files that you’ve downloaded (or side loaded) to your NOOK Tablet. The NOOK plays most of the common file formats, including MIDI, MPEG, WAV, AAC, and AMR.


How to move audio files onto the NOOK Tablet

To transfer audio files onto the NOOK Tablet:

  1. Connect your NOOK Tablet to a personal computer using the microUSB cable.

    Use the cable that came with the device or an identical cable; don’t use a generic cable. (The cable detaches from the AC adapter; that end is a standard USB plug that you can attach to a desktop or laptop computer.)

    On your desktop or laptop computer, the NOOK Tablet shows up as a new disk drive called MyNOOK (or, on some devices, as a Removable Drive with a letter code). If a microSD(HC) memory card is in your NOOK Tablet, it will also show up in My Computer (Windows) or in the Finder (Macintosh).

  2. Drag the files onto the MyNOOK drive or the memory card.

    Put audio files in the Music folder in My Files.

  3. Eject the media drive.

    The official instructions say this is a must. Microsoft Windows usually has a Safely Remove Hardware icon in the system tray. Or go to My Computer, highlight and right-click the drive, and choose Eject.

  4. Unplug the USB cable.

How to play an audio file from the NOOK Library

You can start the music player

  • By tapping a music file

  • By tapping the music player icon

  • From the Library

Here’s how to do the latter:

  1. Press the ∩ button to display the quick nav bar.

  2. Tap My Stuff.

  3. Tap the My Files icon.

  4. Find and tap the Music folder.

  5. Tap the file you want to play.

    The music starts up.


How to launch the NOOK music player directly

To launch the music player application directly:

  1. Press the ∩ button to display the quick nav bar.

  2. Tap the Apps icon.

  3. Tap the music player icon.

The music app has two modes: Browse and Now Playing. A red (not rock) band tells you which mode you’re in. To switch modes, tap the icon in the upper-right corner of the screen. Tap three times on the ceiling if you’re a Tony Orlando fan.

In Browse mode you can choose from these options:

  • Shuffle. (Icon: two crossed arrows) The tablet randomly selects and plays songs from your collection.

  • Repeat. (Icon: two arrows in a loop) Tap once to repeat all your songs; tap tap twice to repeat the current track.

  • Album art. (Icon: a box) See artwork for the track that’s playing.

  • Browse. (Icon: a stack of horizontal lines) See available tracks.

  • Search. (Icon: a magnifying glass) Hunt through your NOOK Tablet files to find a particular song or artist.

  • List. (Icon: musical note) See songs and their playing times.

  • Artist. (Icon: microphone) See songs by the artist’s name.

When you’re using the music player in Now Playing mode, you can press and hold the gray arrow (to the left of a song title) and drag the file up or down in the list to change the song order.