The Samsung Galaxy Tab is a great media device. It supports many formats that others of its kind do not such as MKV video and FLAC audio. But, as it is powered by Google Android, it shares a quirk common to its other Android brethren: the tendency of the media scanner to include files that you do not want the device’s media apps to detect. Such files may come in folders used by other apps such as voice recording applications or media files used by games. Regardless of where they came from, hearing drifting noises or your voice recordings while listening to music can be both annoying and even embarrassing in some cases.
The Galaxy Tab, or the Android OS for that matter, does not seem to include any easy way to exclude folders from media scans. Worry not though as there is a fix that works for the Galaxy Tab. The fix may also work on other Android 2.2 (Froyo) devices but before we jump to the method heed my warning first!
Proceed to the next page if you’re up for the risks.