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Discussion in 'Music & Media' started by MRW1215, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. MRW1215

    MRW1215 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    First off, Doubletwist and PowerAmp seem to be fairly popular. I've tried the free versions of both, and I kinda like PowerAmp better. Any other ones worth taking a look at?

    Anyway, the more important question... I've noticed with both players, that there doesn't seem to be a way to stop playback. I don't just mean pausing playback, I mean actually stopping playback completely until I want to open the app up again and reshuffle my songs. Is there any way to do this that I'm just not getting?

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  2. Intruder

    Intruder Android Enthusiast

    Once its paused and you have left the screen it stops.. well sort of it still runs as a service due to the widget....


    EDIT sorry PowerAmp I am on about here....
  3. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    I like the interface of Ubermusic, but that's just me. :)
  4. MRW1215

    MRW1215 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Well, yeah, it stops actually playing, but it still retains the queued song list and (I assume) the time position in the song when you paused it. Is there no way to stop it completely, so that it's not still queued up in the background?

    Also, while not a question about music players specifically, I noticed that a number of my songs lose their info when I copy them over to my phone. I have all my album info and everything set on my songs (I manage my music via iTunes, since I've had iPods), but when I open the music folder on my phone and copy the songs over, some of them will lose their info. So, on my phone, they show "Unknown Artist" and/or "Unknown Album", etc. How do I stop this from happening?
  5. B2L

    B2L Android Expert

    If I were you I would give PlayerPro a shot, I have tried multiple players but always end up going back to PlayerPro. It should also solve your problem with not finding the artist names, or album artwork.
  6. RazzMaTazz

    RazzMaTazz Android Expert

    There are some free apps like "ID3Fixer" that can fix up your ID3 tags-- which sometimes appear on your PC/Mac but not on Android (apparently due to a bug in Android).

    I own an Optimus S (which has relatively low output volume) so I couldn't live with PowerAmp which also has a lower-than-normal output volume (even if you adujust the pre-amp settings).

    I like WinAmp as a player. It's free and it includes Internet radio station streaming.

    I also like TuneWiki. It's also free. The UI isn't quite as intuitive as WinAmp, but it includes Internet radio station streaming, LastFM scrobbling, it displays synchronized lyrics for most songs (whether they're stored on your phone or streaming from the Internet), and it can listen to & identify songs playing in the room (like SoundHound). The one downside is that it's not good at going back to your playlist to see and adjust the que while you're playing music.
  7. Steel36

    Steel36 Well-Known Member

    The problem w/ WinAmp is that it doesn't allow you to edit tags and artwork from w/i the app. PlayerPro does, but it doesn't seem to recognize the hard drive, which is the same limitation that Mixzing has; you have to choose internal or sdcard.
  8. frankz

    frankz Newbie

    I'm disappointed in Winamp because it won't stream from my LAN.

    ES File Explorer finds the shares, and when I click the files I get a choice of Streaming Media Player or Winamp. Streaming Media Player plays the files just fine, but when I try to open them in Winamp it just hangs.
  9. Petrah

    Petrah Psychotic Female

    Try a Sonos system and then use their app. ;)
  10. Suchismita

    Suchismita Lurker

    HI...Everybody..I like to listen slow version song..I love versatile singer..Listinig song is one kind of enjoyment..You can feel happiness..
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  11. Neetasha

    Neetasha Lurker

    As of android 2.2 you can use ,other audio players should listen for this focus change request and can stop/pause/lower volume of their audio according to what type of audio your focus requests. However not all audio playing apps have bothered to implement this yet.
    To be nice you should also listen for audio focus change requests from other apps and pause your apps audio accordingly.

    On earlier versions of android calling mediaPlayer.setAudioStreamType(AudioManager.STREAM_MUSIC); will usually stop any other music from playing
  12. sleedeane

    sleedeane Android Expert

    In power-amp, hold the pause button down for a second and the player will stop, not pause (although parts of it will keep running in the background like everything else just about).
  13. frugihoyi

    frugihoyi Lurker

    Wow great contribution to the thread! I noticed you only have this one post, did you sign up just to say that?
  14. Mostly Harmless

    Mostly Harmless Android Expert

    I second playerpro, I haven't given a lot of players a shot and playerpro was my favorite. Right now I am using the stock google app because I am also signed up for google music.

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