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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by Crystalline, Mar 21, 2016.

  1. Crystalline

    Crystalline Newbie
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    ...can play directly from the main folder structure. Meaning, an app in which I can view songs by the folders they're stored in.

    So I have a music library of around 14 gigs. Yep, you heard me, haha. It's quite a lot. Obviously, witch such a big collection there's a lot of hurdles when it comes to organizing stuff. I have several folders in which I store my songs depending on "genre", if you may. When listening to music I like to shuffle songs, as that prevents me from listening to the same stuff all the time. However, there's a folder or two that contain upwards of 1000 songs total, which means that if I were to stick with "Shuffle All" (currently using Google Play and it has that option), it'll keep playing songs from those two folders almost all the time, seeing as the amount of music in them overwhelms the amount of songs on the other folders, so that's a big no-no.

    I want to select a folder, shuffle all the songs in it, then select another folder and shuffle stuff in it too, and so forth. The problem with Google Play is that there's no option to view songs by the folders they're stored in. The alternative they have to that would probably be the Playlists, but I can only add 1000 songs to a playlist, and as I've mentioned before, I have a category of music that contains more than that, so that's also not an option.

    I've heard of several apps on the Play Store such as Poweramp, but does anyone have any other idea?

    Thank you for your time.

  2. Crystalline

    Crystalline Newbie
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  3. Crystalline

    Crystalline Newbie
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    Found a really great one. Pi Music Player. It does exactly what I want :) Also gonna try VLC as well.

    Anyhow, this thread can be deleted. My issue's resolved.

  4. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    What's wrong with PowerAmp Crystaline?
  5. RazzMaTazz

    RazzMaTazz Android Expert

    MediaMonkey can play folders.
  6. dvhttn

    dvhttn Android Expert

    I have 44GB of music on my phone, about 7000 songs. I have them split into folders where each folder is a single album but the best way to have them organised is making sure all your mp3 tags are present and correct. Once you have that sorted you can then, if you want, set up playlists etc and use the music player of your choice.
  7. Phalon4

    Phalon4 Android Enthusiast

    I would go with PowerAmp because I've used the paid version for a few years now now and I would say it's superior to many. PowerAmp has a Player UI that I would say there's nothing better out there. Also it has multi file protection from your entire device that will eliminate or set 2 - 20 sec notification tones from systems media files so they won't accidentally play in your music files. I can go on and on but I think you can get my point.
    mikedt likes this.

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