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Best third party music app?

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by IOwnGoogle, May 9, 2010.

  1. IOwnGoogle

    IOwnGoogle Active Member
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    I've read about how the stock Android music app is lacking, so are there any good third party ones?
     

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  2. Squiggy

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    Mixzing is my favorite so far. I've been using it for a couple of months.
     
  3. mcbtrain929

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    do any of the good ones out there display in landscape mode? the sense ui one stays in portrait, and i'd like to use the kickstand on the evo and use a music player in landscape mode.
     
  4. jwmacdon1231

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    MixZing does display in landscape. IMO MixZing, as of right now, is my favorite.
     
  5. jradicle11

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    I'm a fan of tunewiki.
     
  6. jwmacdon1231

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    TuneWiki is good too. Forgot to mention that one. Lol.
     
  7. LED

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    I like TuneWiki as well.
     
  8. jradicle11

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    Sometimes, with tunewiki, you get the opportunity to be a hero among many, syncing the lyrics with the songs!
     
  9. bluenova

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    I've been using MixZing to date but I'm now very much liking Museek. It's currently in Beta and heavy development but running very well indeed.
     
  10. Foolishbean69

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    Do tunewiki and Mixzing have nice widgets? I'm using a Desire.

    Widget is the most important thing for my music app, but stock music is slow and a little cumbersome. something quicker with a decent widget would be awsome.
     
  11. jheart

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    i got Btunes, its an iphone/ipod touch clone. Its simple and plays smoothly way better than htc stock player.
     
  12. jcmtyler

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    +1 for bTunes, well worth the cost (like $2), has a great widget and a lock screen widget, which is really convenient for listening to music in the car (don't have to unlock to change tracks)

    I had used MixZing for a while and it was pretty nice, but bTunes is much better in my opinion.
     
  13. mc48

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    3 (or cubed) is nice but still a little buggy.
     
  14. jwmacdon1231

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    MixZing has a good widget.
     
  15. BBock727

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    Any way for the phone to get cover art and stuff for my mp3s? I transferred mp3s to a folder on my sdcard, they play, but there is no cover art.
     
  16. jwmacdon1231

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  17. jcmtyler

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    I think MixZing, bTunes, and 3 (cubed) all will attempt to download album art, assuming you have even moderately helpful ID3 tags.
     
  18. IOwnGoogle

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    Is there a way to turn that off, then? I hate album art myself.
     
  19. jcmtyler

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    Yes, each will let you disable the download, or sometimes restrict it to only download when you're connected to a wifi hotspot.
     
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  20. Droidin

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    Do any of the third party apps have eq capability?

    Some of my MP3s need a little equlization to sound right on portable players.
     
  21. lexluthor

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    Which ones of these have bookmarking, which is helpful when listening to podcasts?
     
  22. garment69

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    Btunes is excellent. Most important feature, it supports skipping music from a wired headset. Sweeeeeet!!!
     
  23. narf

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    FYI: I just tried btunes and tunewiki and neither were able to find my internal memory in the HTC incredible.

    Anyone know of a music play that actually can read this stupid partition? I know the Astro Media player can but I'm not a big fan of the interface...
     
  24. jwmacdon1231

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    Try MixZing.
     
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  25. narf

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    Just gave MixZing a try. Not bad but I don't like the "now playing" list. Regardless of whether you are browsing Artists, Songs or Albums, when you select "Play All" it creates a list of songs sorted by song name and not by Artist. This makes browsing a playlist very frustrating Plus there is no way to generate a playlist of your whole library that sorted by artist (unless you add each artist individually).

    Does no one else like to browse a playlist that is organized and clearly labeled by Artist?
     

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