Best Music/Media Player App

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  1. kokiangel

    kokiangel Well-Known Member

    I was right about Meridian Player. I purchased the Pro version for a whopping $1.50 and am so pleased. It plays my mp3s showing my album art which I really like. It plays my movies which are easily converted using the iphone settings. No adjustments required. And it plays audio books. I simply convert any "audio books" I have that are in mp3 format to m4a format so they play in proper sequential format and it will even bookmark them for me. Its an all in one player I would say. Good bye stock player.

  2. kennyidaho

    kennyidaho Well-Known Member

  3. kokiangel

    kokiangel Well-Known Member

    Your version has the audio book tab enabled? If not you have to go to the developer's website to buy the upgrade. Took all of 2 minutes. Website said 3 days to get the key but I had the key before I had even typed in my thank you. It was fast! Here is the web address:

    Pro Upgrade (Pre-Release version) (Eternal Sand)
  4. kennyidaho

    kennyidaho Well-Known Member

    After reading the features on that page I do have to say that no it doesn't. Not anything I need but I might buy anways to support the developer.
  5. powrful1

    powrful1 Well-Known Member

    I bit the bullet and got Act1 as see I may have located a version of a movie on the interwebnet that wasn't in the correct resolution, and only Act1 would simply say ok, full screen it is! Nothing out there rivals VLC or others, but until ported to android we just have to make do.
  6. MarkTaylor

    MarkTaylor New Member

    I am using aPlayer. I find it better than others.
  7. SandmanGTP

    SandmanGTP Member

    For my music I'm using nutsie, it's $10 but works real well. You just sync up your library with their site and nutsie plays all your music. They even have their own playlists you can listen to and you can mix in other stuff you don't have by the same artists. The only downside really is that you cannot really choose single songs to play that I have found. Other than that it's real solid.
  8. GameBoiye

    GameBoiye Member

    I've used ACT media player and that is very good. But I just recently found out that Meridian (which I originally got just for music) plays video files and can also load subtitles which is a big plus for me. So far it's the only one I know of that does that so I would rate is the best on that alone. The developer has been updating a lot recently and it's really gotten good now.

    It does music and movies, and even has a file browser. I really haven' been able to find a better music/video player so far.
  9. zakedroid

    zakedroid New Member

    I havethe android eris and when i click on the YouTube widget its only able to play a handful of the videos out there.. is there something I can do about this?
  10. Crunchbot

    Crunchbot Member

    Other people are reporting the same problem over multiple carriers and devices right now. It seems to be a problem on youtubes end. Im having the same issue. Connecting to wifi seems to help a little but hopefully itll be sorted out soon.
  11. jason19223

    jason19223 New Member

  12. smokeylt

    smokeylt Active Member

    Trying to download a player for videos (Streaming, as well as saved on phone). This one sounded promising, but when I try this one, it tells me "download not found on this server".

    I agree with the earlier post that a phone that is supose to be as good as the Android Hero should not need a seperate player to view media. it should come with one.:confused:
  13. scottwhiteusa

    scottwhiteusa New Member

    New to the forum, but haven't seen anything on this-

    I use HandBrake to convert dvds, but I haven't found a player for the Eris that allows you to skip to the next chapter within a movie. Anyone know of one that does?
  14. cl0wnzee

    cl0wnzee Member

    Is there a player where you can navigate through your folders on your SD card, instead Album/Artist/Song etc?
  15. flammenwurfer

    flammenwurfer Well-Known Member

    I know Meridian has a file browser built in so you can play songs by directory. I'm not sure if any others allow that or not.
  16. cl0wnzee

    cl0wnzee Member

    Thank you ;-) the Meridian UI reminds me a bit of my old Cowon D2.
    The preinstalled player has troubles to recognize most of my ID3 tags, and with over 1000 songs that gets very annoying.
  17. davide256

    davide256 New Member

    Seems to me that all of the media players for android are primitive so far, problems with supporting the different file formats in same player (AAC, M4A, WAV, WMA, MP3) user GUI's are incomplete and the quality of playback inconsistent app to app. Will share my experience so far with this qualifier... I care about the fidelity of the playback which is why my favorite PC music app is Foobar2000. I do see potential in Android for 2 basic reasons, processor power and most importantly battery power. I do not use an iPod/Touch for 1 basic reason; the music is compressed for dynamic range as a way to conserve file space and battery power duration...boring is the gentlest word I can use for this. My android phone doesn't have the digital fidelity of an iPod but the dynamic range is much better/more exciting.

    So stack ranked based on what I've seen as of 1/14/10

    1. LukLuk - best audio playback so far. Interface is awful for searching stored music, flat file structure, no album artwork. Supports MP3 and WMA
    Screen controls hidden when playing music (probably because its primary mission is video)
    2. Music- default android phone app is reasonably good, musicly engaging but not as detailed in reproducing music as LukLuk. Interface is good with artist, album, song, and playlist. Does not have album art search feature. Supports MP3, WMA
    3. Mix Zng lite - musically ok, some anomalies but not intrusive. Better interface than Music, adds Genres and video for options, object oriented display, supports MP3. Able to find album artwork as you play songs.
    4. Meridan player- musically unpalatable, altered tone balance and loss of background sounds. Didn't get past this to play with the interface or formats supported.

    I'm sure there are others out there but the android site itself is user unfriendly for trying to inventory whats on the site.... stupid that they won't let you at least see the inventory and descriptions from a PC. Will keep watching for newer apps.
    Squilliam and lek like this.
  18. mscomms

    mscomms Member

    If you download the NOKIA Audiobook manager you can rip the MP3 files to AMR which are only about %20 of the size of mp3 and Meridian plays them well. the AMR format file is designed for audio compression and I would not reccomend using it for music
    hp1 likes this.
  19. cranky_dan

    cranky_dan Well-Known Member

    This thread is fulla good stuff. I was looking for a good encoder that *didn't* want to use dotnet (I'm looking at YOU, Handbrake), and the quoted link above leads to a free convertor named "super" that does what I need.

    I thank you, kennyidaho. Where are ya, anyhow? I'm in Twin Falls.

    Have a happy day.

  20. Roman G.

    Roman G. No-Posting Probation

    Just installed the Meridian app, and I like it so far, the only thing I wish is it would be full screen on one of my home pages! It also seems to make my music sound better as well!
    I will use it for a couple of days though and get a good idea!
  21. Roman G.

    Roman G. No-Posting Probation

    I also sent an email to the developer about the full screen mode for the homepage and this is the response I got, kinda funny!

    During 2010-2-13 to 2010-2-21 is Chinese New Year vocation, and mails
    responses will be delayed.
    If you have emergency business, please titled (emergency). Thank you.

    Romulus Urakagi Ts'ai
  22. auzdroid

    auzdroid Member

    I am looking media player that can play live Microsoft media streaming link, such as, mms://
    So far have no luck. If any body knows how to play Microsoft media link, then please let me know.
  23. azelez

    azelez New Member

    I tested the Meridian. The videos downloaded from YouTube, and the ones taken from the camera work very smooth. The music sounds better than the default "Music" player. I like this player!!!
  24. negreenfield

    negreenfield Well-Known Member

    I've settled on using both MixZing and the stock Music Player for different functions.

    MixZing I like because of the recommendation feature. I don't normally use a desktop audio solution much, when i'm at work I usually use Pandora so I don't have any playlists nor do I take the time to create any. I've found Apple's Genius ok and MediaMonkey has some solutions but I don't like any of them as much as MixZing. I also like how you can create a "Playing Now" list so that you can continuously build a set of songs to play that aren't a part of the playlist feature. It's very powerful due to the fact you can do it from almost anywhere including Genres, Albums, Artists. I also like the information on the artists though I imagine after looking through all of my artists this would eventually lose it's appeal. Lastly after the last update the video player now works.

    Stock Music Player I like because of the fact long presses gives you a lot of nice options including going to Amazon MP3 store. With Pure Music widget it gives you great options from the home screen so that you don't need to go to the actual program. Pure also gives you so many skin options it always fits whatever theme you are going for with your phone. I also like the way the stock player sorts artists so that after an artist is it quickly shows all their albums without going into a new screen. I know this seems trivial but it's nice not having to go back and forth between screens like other players when you want to look at Artist>Album. Really wish the stock player had a Genre sorting feature. Last thing I like is that it has the playing now always at the bottom of the screen while looking through the tabs of artists, albums, songs, and playlists. I know it also seems trivial but I don't think MixZing handles this well. The Menu click to playing now is always in a different location depending on which subscreen you are in for MixZing.

    So what I actually do is use MixZing for creating playlists and then the Stock Music player for normal music playing.
  25. xxxliger

    xxxliger New Member

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