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  1. ThaiBoy02

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    I was wondering if anyone could recommend me a music player(to replace stock app) and the reason(s) you like it. I just mostly listen to music but the ability to listen podcast and books on audio would be awesome
     

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    I haven't found a good, all-in-one podcast/music player.

    DoubleTwist recognizes podcasts, but I've grown to loath DoubleTwist. You have to connect to the computer to sync, it has no podcast downloading capabilities so you can't grab them on the fly - gotta connect to the computer, sync podcasts, then push them to the device, it has no markers to mark what podcasts have been listened to, which are in progress, etc.

    I'm back to using the stock music player, and then Doggcatcher for my podcasts. It'd be nice if there were an app that had Doggcatcher's excellent podcast downloading/bookmarking/markers on read/in-process/unread, with normal music player functionality. It would stop confusing my Bluetooth play/pause commands, too.

    If you find an all-in-one player, post it up.
     
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    I don't know, but I'm buying it tonight to check it out :D

    Thanks for the link.
     
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    ok, lemme know how it is please!
     
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    i have it. it is actually a very nice looking player. i LOVE the gesture based navigation simply b/c i hate the clutter some of the music player have.

    however, it has very few options, no widget, no EQ, cant search by genre, cant make or listen to playlists. just search by artist, songs, it does have podcast support but i haven't used that yet and a shuffle all button which i am a fan of.

    one of my fav functions is the ability to jump to an artist quickly. it is the same system the zune HD uses if you have used/seen one of those.

    all in all, it is a very pretty, but basic music player. i am looking forward to some updates.
     
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    For me I love the songbird music player because of it's simple and unique UI...you can check it on the market.. just hate the it's icon. it has the basic function of the stock music player plus lock screen control, a widget and you can also create playlist.
     
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    Tried simplePlay. Fail. Oh well.

    No provision for downloading podcasts, no organization to the podcasts (i.e. all of my episodes of all of my podcasts are in one big list vs. being sorted into each podcast, then viewing episodes), no indicators for podcast being in-process, complete, or not listened to.

    Also there appeared to not have a tracking bar to jump around the podcast, but that may just have been the simplistic interface - I didn't play with it much before uninstalling. The downloading I could live with, but no organization and no indicator markers is a deal breaker. That's just a fundamental part of a good podcast player.

    Actually, come to think of it, I didn't even use it long enough to see if the bookmarking of podcasts worked well :D
     
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    Winamp ; I like it a lot. It runs smoothly and allows for a widget (with or without album art)
     
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    Winamp ftw. It gets better with each update imo.
     
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    Use Doggcatcher for podcasts. It is expensive for an app, but worth every penny.

    I use PlayerPro for my music. I like the layout and it has many options. I like the way it manages artwork for albums, artists, and genres. It was recently updated to have equalizer also.
     
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    It whips the llama's ass
     
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    Power Amp: a bit pricey ($4.99), but very good for music with adjustable equalizer and lots of other customizable settings. I replaced my Mp3 player a long time ago with an android phone and this app and have not been unhappy since! :D
     
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    +1
     
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    I sat down two nights ago and downloaded about a dozen music players.

    There isn't a damn one of them that actually handles podcasts worth a shit.

    I don't really like coding, but I've got half a mind to sit down and create my own. How can there possibly be nobody who thinks it'd be valuable to have a music app that handles both music and podcasts in some kind of comprehensive manner?
     
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    OH, can I be a beta tester!!! Yeah, I'm really surprised at that as well. I would of thought that a Music/Podcast app that worked well would selling/be downloaded like wildfire
     
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    I actually like having a dedicated podcast app rather than having it mixed in with a music player.
     
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    Huh. What advantages do see to having to launch a separate app to listen to podcasts?
     
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    If the ability to keep music and podcast seperate is available then. It could be a All-In-One app audio app.

    Keeping a seperate app for both seems redundent imo. Why have two apps instead of one that does both music and podcast really well
     
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    i really dig the 3/cubed media player. combine that with album art grabber, and im good. never really understood itunes..... people find that hard to believe, that i dont really know how to use it. but everytime my girl wants more music on her iphone4, i procrastinate until she forgets!

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    LOL, I have personally nevered used iTunes myself. LOL, One time a friend of mine downloaded it to my laptop to play some music. The next day I deleted it. I really dont like being tied down to one specific program/option.
     
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    it's not too bad, the first time you add music to it. most of the time though, it leaves songs out for some reason. ionno, frustrating. i'd much rather just drag and drop, ala most other phone os!
     
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    I went through about a dozen music player apps as well before I tried Power Amp Pro. I was hesitant because of the $4.99, thought it was a little steep, but I absolutely love it. When using the X during running or working out, there is a player control on the lock screen, very convienent. Just my opinion, but there is a trial version of Power Amp. Hope you find what you are looking for.
     

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