Media Player

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by bigch0ps, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. bigch0ps

    bigch0ps Well-Known Member
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    Anyone use it? Its one thing not mentioned too often if at all. Coming from an iphone (boo!! i know) I didnt really put music on the b2 today. Anyway I figured out the menus and stuff it is really good. My question is does anyone know how to display the album covers? I dont see anyway of doing this. Thanks
     

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  2. Ozymandias

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    I recommended the Behold II to a lot of people but don't have one myself until the one I won comes in. From what I remember, it displays cover art in the cube.

    I agree, it's the best music player available on android. The lack of a substantive music app thus far has been maddening.
     
  3. dan0zone

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    When you turn the phone to landscape mode , it displays your albums in a kinda cover flow form ,also when you put music on your phone I recommend you use the sync option in Windows media player ,this sets your files right and your album art always shows ..
    In all the online reviews about android they always complain about much pain it is to move music files to your card , and talk only about drag n drop ,when in fact its faster to choose your playlist and sync it to your phone with windows media player... believe me its fast ,.,...,
     
  4. yatimameiji

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    I use windows media player to sync to my sony mp3 player(which has much better sound quality then my brother's ipod :p ). If album art shows up in wmp, then it will on the device.

    For those who moved to using the phone as a music player, how has it affected daily battery life?
     
  5. Halcro 1

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    Id like to use media player but I have some issuses... First when I hook up my phone via USB my computer doesnt reconize the phone??? and Two the behold doest play wma files...I dont know if im doing anything wrong .. So I just pull card out of the phone and drag file from my ITunes account to the card.....:thinking:
     
  6. dan0zone

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    No , you need to find out why your computer is not seeing your phone .. The phone does play wma , its listed as one of the 5 formats it can play . Plus my files sync as mp3 ,don't kno what you doing , Did you guys know that the phone mediaplayer also has a built-in equalizer that works great , check your manuals for details ,.,.,
     
  7. Ozymandias

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    Once you plug it in be sure to pull down the notification bar and toggle USB storage mode.
     
  8. Halcro 1

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    Ok I pull the menu and the CPU sees the phone (cool) but the phone does not reconize wma files.. So I use ITunes which is MPEG4 which the phone sees and plays music fine .... Kind of crazy on mounting the card and all that crap, Im just used to using my Archos
     
  9. Ozymandias

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    Necessary evil. The card can't be mounted on two devices at once, that's physically impossible. Since the phone uses the SD card, it has to unmount to be used on a PC.
     
  10. Halcro 1

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    I realize that... Im just kind of upset that I cant get any album artwork on the display...I was hoping that just coping the wma file would put the artwork on the music , but since the phone cant do wma files (at least to my and samsungs tech) no artwork for me:(
     
  11. behold_this

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    did you know that you are wrong? the phone does not play wma. it only plays, mp3, acc, acc+, midi, or mpeg4. don't know where you got your info but it is wrong!
     
  12. Halcro 1

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    ^^^^ Thats what I said ...Id just like to get the cover art on the music ,, but if not no big deal,, Id rather have 2.0 LOL
     
  13. behold_this

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    search for and download sanse mp3 art sizer. you can add artwork to the id3 tags in the correct ratio to be viewed on the B2. just a warning though there is a glitch in the media player and some files will not display album covers no mater what. it seems to have something to do with the way certain files are encoded. hopefully will be fixed with 2.0, but for the most part the covers will show up.
     
  14. tikiral

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    I'm not really a huge fan of the built in app. I'd suggest trying out TuneWiki or Meridian.
     
  15. dan0zone

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    You do know that the behold 2 has it's own media player and not the standard android media player . It also has a built-in equalizer and lots more features ,.,.,,.,., READ the manual .,,.
     
  16. tikiral

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    Maybe RTP (Read the Post)? I said built in app, not android app. I know about Samsung's Media Player, I've used it, like I said though, I just happen to like Meridian and TuneWiki more.
     
  17. dan0zone

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    WHAT??? we are talking about the same thing here buddy , I only mention that stuff about the standard android player because a lot of people never used it on the behold 2 because they think thats what comes with it ..,, I'm not bashing just trying to get the word out about the built in media player .,., we all have choices >>>>and i like it.,. you don't and thats fine .
     

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