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bTunes Dead? Need Replacement

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by tsunamikitsune, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. tsunamikitsune

    tsunamikitsune Active Member
    Thread Starter

    After trying out a few different music player apps, I settled on bTunes as the one I liked enough to buy. It lets me specify a non-top level folder for my music (so I don't get my ringtones mixed in with my music), it keeps a nice library for me to navigate (something I haven't really seen in any other player besides stock and Mixzing), and has lockscreen support.

    Unfortunately, something has gone wrong with bTunes and it no longer displays my library. All my music seems to have disappeared from it and it's very frustrating. I emailed the developer about the issue, but there are comments on the app about the developer dropping the app. I only spent a $1.50 on it, so it's not a big deal, but now I don't know where to go for my music needs.

    Mixzing is alright, but $7 seems steep when I paid $1.50 for bTunes, which had similar features. Are there any alternatives that I haven't tried yet? Cubed, DoubleTwist, Meridian, and possibly a few others that I've tried just don't do what I want them to.

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  2. skimminstones

    skimminstones Well-Known Member

    Sep 20, 2009
    I wondered what had happened as my library keeps disappearing too. I uninstalled and re-installed loads of times but never worked again.

    Ive been using Mortplayer and Meridian instead. Both will let you specify the folder you want to read your music in like btunes did.
  3. lexluthor

    lexluthor Well-Known Member

    May 15, 2010
    Long Island, NY
    Its bTunes really abandoned? Last version is April and last post on developers facebook page is from around then too.
  4. Squiggy

    Squiggy Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2010
    Web Developer
    San Diego, CA
    Is the free version of Mixzing not available any longer? Sure it has ads, but I don't notice them. I'm listening, not looking.
  5. tsunamikitsune

    tsunamikitsune Active Member
    Thread Starter

    Meridian seems alright, but Mortplayer seems cumbersome for how much music I have on my device.

    Yeah, I have the free version, but lockscreen support was something I really liked about bTunes. Mixzing is probably my second favorite after bTunes, but I can't justify $7 just for lockscreen support (No ads and tag editor are things I could really care less about). I'll probably be using the free version of Mixzing until I find an alternative (if that even happens).
  6. birthofahero

    birthofahero Well-Known Member

    May 12, 2010
    Has anyone tried (in bTunes) pressing Menu>Manual refresh?
  7. tsunamikitsune

    tsunamikitsune Active Member
    Thread Starter

    Yep. No dice.
  8. MJM128

    MJM128 Well-Known Member

    Apr 1, 2010
  9. tsunamikitsune

    tsunamikitsune Active Member
    Thread Starter

    Nope, still not showing up. I can't believe there aren't many music player apps like Mixzing and bTunes on the Market...
  10. grainysand

    grainysand Well-Known Member

    Feb 4, 2010
    Try Cubed. I hate the looks of its UI, but your mileage may vary.

    Personally, my favorite is the Music Mod app, which is the stock music app but heavily, thoroughly modified to have great-looking widgets of various sizes, gesture controls, and more. Of course, you'd have to be rooted.
  11. VegasOnAcid

    VegasOnAcid Well-Known Member

    May 29, 2010
    My btunes was having the same kinda issues. What I did was reinstall, take all music off SD card.. and then manually move music it to the card. The problems seemed to start happening when I decided to use sync programs. Dunno if that helps, but mine has been fine ever since.
  12. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery

    Jan 20, 2010
    Where the Sakura grows
    I was going to buy bTune but read a lot of complaints that the developer 'abandoned' the app...but I think for an app to not get an update for over a month is pretty shitty. Anyways, I'm using Mixzing, since it's pretty decent (even with the ads..which I don't notice since I have my music on suffle) and I like the widget. Don't know if you're up to this idea, but my workaround to not paying $7 (I can't justify spending that much for a music app) is installing 'Widget Locker'.It allows you to put various widgets on the lockscreen and you can interact with it and only costs $0.99. You need to seach for it on the Market...googling it doesn't seem to work. So I have the mixzing widget on it and some other setting widgets.

    Someone recommeded this app in the 'Favorite App so far...' thread. I asked him some questions before I bought the app. So far, it doesn't seem to have much of an effect on the battery. Buggyness...happens 15% of the times when I'm interacting with the widgets in the lockscreen.

  13. blackvyper

    blackvyper Well-Known Member

    Dec 27, 2009
    Regensburg, Germany
    If you have a rooted phone (like me) you can flash a music MOD on your phone. It's by Eliot Stocker and if you know anything about Cyanogen you should know that he includes this in his latest ROM's. I love this music player.. excellent widgets of every size and more. Take time to read the changelog too. The link to XDA is below:

    [Mod] Music Mod V1.6 06/07/10 - xda-developers
  14. beenz

    beenz Well-Known Member

    Apr 8, 2010
    Try opening the stock music player and letting all your music sync with that. Then open up bTunes. Your music should be there now.

    Also, if you have a phone that has a lot of internal storage (like the Incredible), and have your music on that, bTunes can't recognize it

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