General Frustrated music lover

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by narf, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. narf

    narf Well-Known Member
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    As much as I love the D-Inc I am becoming frustrated with the music experience on the stock player. Does any of this bother you?

    1. Can't add songs to "now playing"
    2. Can't search "now playing"
    3. Can't queue song to play next (unless you re-order "now playing")
    4. Album art is too small
    5. No landscape mode
    6. Alphabetizes bands that start with "The" under "T"
    7. If you add a song to a playlist that is currently playing it will not show up until you reload the playlist
    8. No equalizer

    The closest I can come to stock player is Mixzing but it still is not what I'm looking for. Any other thoughts? I've tried btunes, tunewiki, astroplayer, 3, and some others. I keep my music on the internal storage which makes a lot of the players unuseable. Is the vanilla android player better and can we get it? Sadly I miss the player from my blackberry.

    Sorry I sound like a downer - overall am happy I promise!
     

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  2. necosino

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    I use bTunes, works great and does most of the stuff you want :)

    You can even direct it to your own music folder, which is really nice.
     
  3. narf

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    Do you remember if it can work with internal storage? When I first tried btunes, internal storage wasn't supported...
     
  4. Mostly Harmless

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    I would give the Doubletwist player a try. I have used a few players, including paying for btunes, and after installing doubletwist I uninstall btunes. It has the nicest UI (in my opinion), can play videos, and the album art comes out large and clear. Considering that it's currently free I would try that first then btunes. As far as internal storage I have no idea since I don't have any internal storage.
     
  5. AcumenProbitas

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    I can't get doubletwist on the phone to display anything on the 8GB internal memory. It only shows what's on the SD card.
     
  6. SeattleYanksFan

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    DoubleTwist has worked well for me so far, but I haven't used it for anything other than simply going to the artist or album I wanted and playing from there. I did notice it puts "The" under T, as well.

    While we're speaking music players, can any of them -- or is there an app that can -- edit tags?
     
  7. TokedUp

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    The volume is too low, way too low. this is my hell.
     
  8. narf

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    The full version of Mixzing can edit tags I believe.
     
  9. narf

    narf Well-Known Member
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    I would gladly pay for doubletwist if it could read the internal storage. Hopefully the developers will figure this out...
     
  10. narf

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    Which headphones are you using? I use Shure E3Cs which are in-canal earphones and they get plenty loud. I would imagine that over-the-ear headphones may run in to problems though.
     
  11. coolbone

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    Subsonic. Stream your entire library over 3g.

    From the Incredible Drooooiiiid.
     
  12. potterdood

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    bet those cost you a pretty quarter, lol. they are top quality though, I have the BOSE ones.
     
  13. Asterdroid

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    This. And it's even better since the last update. The developer is awesome, too. Really helpful and quick to reply on his forums.

    It's pretty sweet having 160 gig of music "on your phone"
     
  14. shameless

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    I love my Incredible, but playing music is the one gaping hole for me. I've tried 3 (cubed), MixZing, the default Music app, and recently doubleTwist. None handles imported iTunes playlists reliably - some apps see only some of the songs, sometimes the playlists are duplicated a number of times. Cubed recently started swapping the artwork between albums, and deciding that most songs had no associated artists.
    I just need to be able to transfer over a playlist - which I'm doing with iSyncr, which works wonderfully - and I need to be able to play the playlist when I teach yoga. And at this point I fear I 'm going to have to get my iPod back and start using that again.
    Anyone have a lead on a dead-reliable music player for android?
    It's all well and good to have everything customizable, but a lot of the time I just want to pay for something that works without me needing to become a coding expert.
     
  15. Heelfan71

    Heelfan71 Well-Known Member
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    Mixing can read off the internal storage , edit tags, download missing artwork too.
     
  16. ikediggety

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    what's the impedance of your headphones? if it's anything higher than 16 ohms, it's going to be pretty quiet.
     
  17. lilsaphyre

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    I think that's due in part to the fact that most folks generally use the itunes like doubletwist on their pc as well to load their music onto their phones therefore doubletwist reads from there?

    Not sure if you can tell the player to load onto SD card or not.
     
  18. necosino

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    And to answer the ops question, yes bplayer does support the internal 8gb.

    Sent from my HTC Incredible using Tapatalk Pro.
     
  19. mttfrog13

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    I agree, double twist is a great player. Once it is able to read music on both the sd card and internal storage, and scrobble with last.fm i will start using it. I would easily pay a few bucks for it.

    The thing that bothers me about the stock player is that the repeat and shuffle buttons are so small, and with our LED screens which already perform bad in sunlight, those two buttons are practically invisible.
     
  20. veloslave

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    Was pretty bummed there was no adjusting the tune-age last night as I was breaking in some new ear buds.

    I am ALSO a frustrated movie viewer... really wishing there were a way to go FULL screen with a movie.

    Ah yes... the bleeding edge... a real PITA sometimes
     
  21. Mammal186

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    Grooveshark is the best music experience ever.

    if you are a music lover, 3 bucks a month is a great investment.
     

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