Does the Android music player remember where you left off?

Discussion in 'Android Media' started by Vance, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. Vance

    Vance Well-Known Member
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    I listen to a lot of audiobooks in the MP3 format, so my iPod Touch sees it as music. This is fine because I can tag the tracks in iTunes to "Remember Playback Position" so that if I have to leave a 30 minute track and come back to it later, it just start where I left off.

    Does the built-in app, or any third party media app, let me do this?
     

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  2. Holland

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    I am greatly interested in figuring out how to do this also
     
  3. kelchm

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    Try putting the files you want to be bookmarked in the /podcasts directory.
     
  4. Vance

    Vance Well-Known Member
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    That is very clever, thanks!
     
  5. kelchm

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    I hope it works for you, please post back and let us know. I haven't tested it yet.
     
  6. Holland

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    from what i have been able to tell the default music player does a good job at remembering the last position
     
  7. pinn

    pinn Well-Known Member
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    Any news on this as I'm having the same issues ith podcasts?

    Thanks
     
  8. njperry

    njperry Well-Known Member
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    After finding another site that advised putting songs or audio books in the podcasts folder, I tried it on my Droid Incredible. Sadly, it does not work, after 30 minutes of fiddling with it. I tried restarting my phone. I tried taking the podcasts folder out of the DCIM folder and just putting it in the root directory of my sd card. Anytime I open the music player and go to browse files, then select the Playlists option, click on podcasts, it force closes. Every time, before and after everything I tried.
    Any ideas?

    Perhaps this is just because my phone has HTC Sense?
     
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  9. mrdeadhead

    mrdeadhead Active Member
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    my phone always knows where i left off... it's kinda weird actually...
    i've never expressly tested it, but i'm pretty sure it's even known like which song i was on and where in the song after a restart.
     
  10. jmdwifi

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    The default music player will not remember if you play something else then go back to that book or podcast. I downloaded Btunes app and it remembers all media with bookmarks.
     
  11. Squidward

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    This is annoying...best solution I've found (other than bTunes, last time I used that it didn't have bookmarks, didn't know that it did now) is to use the default music player for audiobooks/long audio files, and use a third party app (Cubed, Mixzing, etc) exclusively for music. That way the default player will remember the location you left off on, as long as you don't open any other music files with that app.
     
  12. AFRO007

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    Finaly, I have been searcing for a long time. use the AudioBook Player (free) from app market. it works on several mp3 files :-D
     
  13. Scott Kuniosa

    Scott Kuniosa New Member
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    Check out mydiamarks, it can bookmark all local media including audiobooks and even youtube videos. They also have other clients that your bookmarks will synchronize with. For instance a Firefox extension that you can also create bookmarks on iTunes content and YouTube videos which sync to your android device automatically (and vice versa).
     

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