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MortPlayer Audio Books (beta)
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Special media player for audio books. Separate folders, save+restore position for every track, bookmarks, ... Home screen Widgets as separate download "MortPlayer Widgets". Also check "MortPlayer Music", which is optimized for music playback, e.g. with several shuffle and repeat modes. Want to fix or add a translation? Go to http://www.getlocalization.com/MortPlayer_AudioBooks/ Features: - Folder based navigation - Configurable main directory (e.g. all files below "/sdcard/music" or "/sdcard/audiobooks", individual for each player) - Auto save and restore recent position for each track - Manual bookmarks - Separate buttons for ffwd./rewind witch configurable timespan - Go to given position in track (time entry dialog) - List of 10 most recent events for each track (where did you press play, stop, got interrupted by a call, activate the sleep timer, ...) - List of started but unfinished tracks (in bookmark dialog) - Playlist support: Reads m3u, m3u8, pls, and asx; writes m3u and m3u8; allows adding files outside of main directory; easy access to playlists in main folder and subdirectories - Ignores .nomedia (you set the directory, should be fine - right?) - Reads ID3 tags itself (usually less buggy than Android's media library) - Album art support: ID3 tags (jpg+png, types "other" and "front cover"), AlbumArt.jpg/png, cover.jpg/png, folder.jpg - Plays all media types supported by core Android (MP3, Ogg Vorbis, M4A, 3GP, MIDI, Wave) and some device specific (WMA, FLAC), but only on devices which support them - Easy folder/file selection by tapping cover resp. tag info - Set the track order for each folder - Flexible play, shuffle, and repeat modes (stop after track, repeat folder, shuffle files per folder, shuffle all files, ...) - Supports headset buttons and OpenWatch - Pause/continue on headset removal/plug and calls - Sleep mode (stop playback, power off not allowed by Android system) - Alarm clock - Swipe gestures - Selectable layouts (so far only default, car, and big cover) and themes - Selectable backgrounds (theme color, own images, or wallpapers - even Live Wallpapers) - Delete and send files - Supports equalizer, bass boost, and reverb on devices with Android 2.3 - and some more, just check the preferences... Used permissions: Phone state: Used to pause during a call. Otherwise it would only be muted by the system. Wake lock: So the playback isn't stopped when you turn off the screen. Also for some optional features like disabling the auto screen off during playback. Disable keyguard: In case you only want to use the app's lock screen. (And not return to the default one afterwards.) Write/delete external storage: For some internal files in \.MortPlayer, e.g. cached folder covers from ID3 tags and track order lists. Internet: Ads (AdMob) Boot completed: To reschedule the alarm clock after boot. Tasks: For "StopService" activity, to avoid the system returns to player afterwards Recent changes: Some smaller bugfixes Content rating: Everyone... Read More

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Default MortPlayer Audio Books (beta): For audio books & podcasts, give MortPlayer a try

You know what I hate? When my music player is smarter than I am. Sometimes I don't want my phone to flip cover art, anticipate my musical moods, or group my podcasts by (often incorrect) tags. Sometimes I just want it to play audio. If your podcast/audio book collection is very organized, tagged correctly and completely, and generally consists of well-know authors, there are better audio players out there for you. For those of us with more eclectic tastes, and poor organizational skills, there exists MortPlayer. MortPlayer is a free audio player that organizes and plays audio based on the folder location, not the metadata tags. This can be a godsend for anyone who listens to random podcasts or that mp3 your friend sent you from that "great new band" his neighbor's kid is in.
MortPlayer comes in two flavors, and each is a separate download. There is a MortPlayer for music and a MortPlayer for audio books. Both exhibit a basic, no frills layout with all the normal controls one would expect from any audio player. MortPlayer for audio books, offers some unique features. It auto-saves and auto-restores your position for each individual track, as well as allowing for manual bookmarks in each track, both of which make listening to audio books or long podcasts much easier. This means that it's possible to stop in the middle of a podcast, listen to a little music, then pick up right where you left off. MortPlayer also offers a set of widgets in still another download that give you basic music controls right on the android desktop.

Pros:

* Offers an enjoyable audio book or podcast experience
* Greatly simplified from Windows Mobile versions
* The price is right

Cons:

* Why do I have to download 3 different apps to get all features???


Special Notes: MortPlayer is still in beta, so expect the occasional bug.

Final Verdict: If you listen to a ton of audio books and long podcasts, or if your metadata tags are in disarray, definitely give MortPlayer a try. Otherwise, there are better options out there.

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was looking at this app today.

what other audiobook apps would you recommend?
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I find the GUI for the App to be cluttered and not intuitive in the least. Move I find that the support for some aspects of the operation to be non-existent. I have not been able to sort out how to scroll thru a track. When ever I start the player it begins at the beginning and pressing the symbol to cause it to jump ahead (10 seconds?) work. I am baffled and frustrated. If you have some guidance you can email me a humphster@gmail.com
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Can someone please HELP ME! I've downloaded mortplayer audiobooks & libirvox downloader, I've downloaded a book but mortplayer won't play it? just stayes at 0. how do I get it it play oris libirvox crap? if so can you recomemd a free audiobooks app? many thanks xx
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Can someone please HELP ME! I've downloaded mortplayer audiobooks & libirvox downloader, I've downloaded a book but mortplayer won't play it? just stayes at 0. how do I get it it play oris libirvox crap? if so can you recomemd a free audiobooks app? many thanks xx
I am also experiencing the same problem, I can not get any audio book app to work, I have downloaded existing audio book files onto my 32gb ext card into a folder called audio books but either get a corrupted lie message or as with mort player above just stays at 0
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