Using the Atrix as an MP3 player


  1. kgeissler

    kgeissler Well-Known Member

    When I get the Atrix I am thinking about ditching my Zune HD and using the Atrix as my MP3 player. I have never used my phone as my MP3 player and want to know if you get lag when you start putting a lot of music on the phone?

    I have about 20GB of music and plan on buying a 32GB micro SD card for the phone. Will I run into any problems with that much music or should I stick with my Zune?

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  2. irishtexmex

    irishtexmex Well-Known Member

    Wanna toss that ZuneHD my way? ;) lol
  3. binaryhellstorm

    binaryhellstorm Well-Known Member

    I don't think that you will have a problem. I don't have that much music on my phone, probably 4GB, and I have never had a single problem with playback or speed on my phone.
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  4. ECdOc

    ECdOc Well-Known Member

    I've got about 14GB or so of music on my phone (Touch Pro, 16GB microSD) While not android I use it regularly with bluetooth headphones with rarely an issue. Sometimes it can take a while if you load up the entire collection on one playlist but plays just fine in random mode.
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  5. colnago

    colnago Well-Known Member

    The access speeds may be more of a function of the class of SD card and/or which media player app you are using. FWIW, I'm using PowerAmp (paid version) on a Motorola Defy, and play 6hr mp3 DJ sets which are upwards of 400MB per file, and play/pause/FF/RW instantly, on a full 8GB class 4 micro SD card.
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  6. DT

    DT Well-Known Member

    Another PowerAMP user here. Awesome application, and at least as far as my Captivate on 2.1 or 2.2, much better than the stock music app, and staying ahead of WinAMP and Mixzing in terms of features and updates.
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  7. colnago

    colnago Well-Known Member


    PowerAmp is extremely "tight".
  8. mrvirginia

    mrvirginia Well-Known Member

    if i remember correctly, the class of an SD card only effects the writing speed, not read speed. so when transferring stuff to the card is where you'll see a speed difference.

    you shouldn't have any issues using your phone as an mp3 player regarding lag and performance.
  9. shawn1224

    shawn1224 Ex CEO-DNPSEA foundation VIP Member

    Yea, for read speeds you want to look at the rating speed, which is the number with the x at the end. For example 66x, 133x, 150x or 200x
  10. s.m.knipe

    s.m.knipe Well-Known Member

    Keep in mind too that the Atrix is supposed to have the cool new "Connected Music Player." I have played with the .apk a little bit and it does look pretty cool, we'll have to see how it does with large music libraries though, but it looks promising...
  11. NZtechfreak

    NZtechfreak Well-Known Member

    Shouldn't be a problem. I have a Class 2 32GB Sandisk card in my SGS, with about 24GB of music loaded, no problems here. None of the phones I've had in the last year have had a problem with music and the 32GB card (HTC Desire, Sony X10). Can't imagine the Atrix will.
  12. ROCer

    ROCer Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't think there will be a problem. My 2+ year old phone plays 4 gb of music and movies just fine.
  13. carboniferous

    carboniferous New Member

    Winamp FTW, I say.
  14. kgeissler

    kgeissler Well-Known Member

    I tried Poweramp, but unfortunately it doesn't see my 32GB MicroSD card. It will see the internal memory though.

    Is this a bug with the program or am I doing something wrong?
  15. newwales

    newwales Active Member

    I have free doubletwist from the Android market, very good music app, have about 5gb on SD card with no problem.

    Currently using HTC Desire but hopefully not for long...
  16. colnago

    colnago Well-Known Member


    I would contact the developer for that issue. I do not have a 32GB card, but it seems as if there are some specific folder and library management settings which need to be configured, in order for you files to become visible. As files are added, the designated folders must be "re-scanned" in order to be visible within Power Amp.
  17. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery VIP Member

    Do you mean you want to save the apk to the MicroSD card? apps2SD aren't enabled for apps that required active service and use widgets. Or do you mean you are unable to play your songs from your MicroSD card? Sorry your question is a bit confusing to understand.
  18. kgeissler

    kgeissler Well-Known Member

    I am unable to play songs on the MicroSD card. When trying to add songs to Poweramp's music folders, Poweramp only sees internal memory and won't see the songs on my MicroSD card.
  19. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery VIP Member

    hmm :< I see you've also posted your problem in the poweramp support forum too. Not sure if you wanted to post the issue in our Poweramp thread since someone might also have had this trouble too, if it's not an Atrix incompalibility.
  20. DT

    DT Well-Known Member

    I haven't reinstalled PowerAMP or put in my MicroSD card yet, but when I do, I'll check this out for you!
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