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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by eske, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. eske

    eske Well-Known Member
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    Am I missing something or does the stock music player not have a rewind or FastForward button

    there are "previous track" and "next track" buttons either side of play

    i would have thought a long press on these would act as FF and rewind but no

    it seems i have to move my finger along the playline to move around a track.

    strangely when I connect a bluetooth headset - the headset buttons can use these FF and rewind functions but the app itself doesn't seem to

    I'm sure I'm missing something as this seems to be a very basic music player function

    cheers eske

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  2. eske

    eske Well-Known Member
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    am i the only one with this?

    I have the feeling I'm doing something wrong?
  3. bigbob10

    bigbob10 Member

    cant help you with that but can anyone tell me how you actually stop the music player??
  4. eske

    eske Well-Known Member
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    @bigbob10 what do you mean dude? to stop music playback hit the pause button (soft key in bottom centre of the screen) and then hit the back key (physical back key) to leave the player
  5. matttye

    matttye Android Expert

    Why would you want to fast forward/rewind when you can seek to any part of the track you want?

    The ability to seek to a position is the successor to rewind/fast forward. It's like DVDs vs. video cassettes.

    Just pause it and then back out.
  6. eske

    eske Well-Known Member
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    hey @matttye

    by seek do you mean put your finger on the timeline and scrub through to whatever time you want?

    that'd be cool with a 5 min track but if you're listening to a podcast that's over an hour long it's not very exact

    I'd love to be able to just move forward at double spped X4 X8 whatever... at a time - it seems like kinda basic function to leave out - why not do both?

    or am I a complete dinosaur? ;)
  7. bigbob10

    bigbob10 Member

    yeah but how come it still shows in running apps?

    surely there should be a STOP button that closes the player completely??
  8. eske

    eske Well-Known Member
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    ah right I see what you mean

    and I remember I asked similar questions when i was getting to know android

    a mate sent me this to explain

    Android Developers Blog: Multitasking the Android Way

    which will probably tell you more than you want to know about how android handles applications
  9. Z1977

    Z1977 Lurker

    Yes i had the same problem. I love podcasts and lectures but some times i just want to skip 30 or 40 seconds. The podcast problem i solved by buying app called "doggcatcher" , it lets me choose how long i want to skip, you just have to go to the settings. I just wish it wasn't so expensive, still worth the cash. But on the music side the only one so far i have found is the "mortplayer audio book", not the "music player". they have two apps. I hope this info is helpful.I would hate to be one of those people that just post" Dude why do you want to do that the other way is better" They are the reason i stay away from forums. Love Z:)
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  10. eske

    eske Well-Known Member
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    cheers z1977
    yeah I found doggcatcher too - it rocks
    after a lot of downloading and experimenting
    I've settled upon using
    Listen for podcasts
    Doggcatcher for video RSS subscriptions
    Ambling book player for audiobooks
    doubletwist for wireless syncing of music and movies using the brilliant airsync
    and Poweramp for music playback

    But I may move all my podcasts to Doggcatcher too - it's a fantastic app (although you got to love the ease with which you can subscribe with Listen directly within google reader
  11. freefall

    freefall Well-Known Member

    I often listen to long mixes, the most recent one being basically a 10 hour continuous mp3. Trying to pinpoint a specific tune at 7 hours and 31 minutes into the mix is a bit tricky at times. Although using the seek feature (or whatever it is called) a fast forward and rewind button has its uses.
  12. Lmkt

    Lmkt Member

    one thing you could maybe use is the doubletwist player - it includes an iphone-like scrolling bar where the more you move your finger away from the bar, the more precisely you can scroll it (if that makes sense). It basically allows you a better and more precise scrolling, try it.

    Alternatively, there are fast forward/rewind buttons in poweramp.
  13. eske

    eske Well-Known Member
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    yeah agreed - how hard does poweramp rock - great player

    didn't know that about doubletwist player - must have a gander - I have it installed for the whole wireless sync (so so cool) but I've never used the player

    doggcatcher has just allow you to import your google listen feeds - life is good
  14. Martin raby

    Martin raby Lurker

    Work great with Google assistant
    Next songs or back 20sec last songs
    Or just the name of the song
    But really hahaha it should have a few and ff it really annoying I guess it's just to hard for them to give a update
    Like everything you pay for what you have I guess it's cheaper with out the new and ff SAD

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