Media player that can pause

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  1. thumperyz69

    thumperyz69 Well-Known Member
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    I need a Music player that allows you to pause an MP3 in the background and then go back to it. I have a long MP3 file (3hrs) that I need to pause during the day and switch to a different app and then back to the music player. Everytime I hit the Home button it stops the player.

    Are there players that allow you to pause and go to another app???
     

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  2. Shawnz

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    Stern show?

    Btunes handles it perfectly for $1.50.

    I've heard good things about mixzing too, but btunes supports bookmarking too. This is awesome when you need to say power off the device, re-launch the mp3 and pick up right where you left off.

    Shawn
     
  3. thumperyz69

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    Actually I listen to C&R (Covino and Rich). They make Stern show sound boring. I did try MXZing and it would pause that I could tell. I'll have to look at Btunes.

    Any other suggestions??

    Thanks
     
  4. Tasmin

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    I use MortPlayer. It's free in the market and does just what you described.
     
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  5. Cobravision

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    Meridian will pause and then pick up where you left off. It actually remembers your place even if you power cycle.

    If you have headphones with a mic, you can plug in your headphones and press the button on your headphones and pick up where you left off even if you used another audio app in between (MixZing loses that focus if you use something like Listen in between). You don't even have to open the program to start playing -- you can plug the headphones in and hit the button and it will play even if you're at the lockscreen.
     
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  6. R1_Rydah

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    the native music app should continue to play when you hit the home key, and it should also remember your playback position...
     
  7. sitlet

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    Yea the stock music app will remember the position as long as you dont restart the phone.
     
  8. thumperyz69

    thumperyz69 Well-Known Member
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    Thanks Tas this what I need.
     
  9. thumperyz69

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    Thanks Cobra Meridian sounds cool also. I will look at it.
     
  10. thumperyz69

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    What's weird is that the stick music player WAS saving my place but for some reason now it just exits when I hit HOME.
     
  11. Tasmin

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    "Free": just one of my favorite four-letter f-words.
     
  12. Cobravision

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    Will have to check out Mortplayer for audiobooks
     
  13. Mr. Right

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    I have the EXACT same issue. I used to be able to play a podcast and then launch another app on my Milestone.

    But no longer.

    I'm continually stunned at how glitchy this phone is. Maybe it's me, maybe I got a lemon, or maybe these are all fixable.
     
  14. tjl_48

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    Where do you get the MP3 for Covino and Rich? I loved listening to there show but haven't been able to in a long time cause of what time there show is.
     
  15. Mr. Right

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    OK, so I just figured something out. If you open a song/podcast from Astro, then you can't hit the home key and open other apps. But if you open up the Music Player app and select a song instead of going through Astro, you're free to roam around your phone and email/text/whatever once the song starts playing.
     
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