1. androidjo's Avatar
    What is the best open source or totally free music player for android? I'm particularly interested in the best audio quality.

    Thanks in advance!
    01-30-2016 01:10 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I think sound quality has more to do with the device hardware and firmware, rather than the individual music player app.

    Before I switched over completely to Google Play Music, I used to use MortPlayer Music, which is a nice free player that organizes music based on folder, not ID3 tags.
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    01-30-2016 01:49 AM
  3. androidjo's Avatar
    Thanks for replying. Yeah, I'm sure you're right, plus sound quality depends on the type of file being played (mp3s being far from Hi-Fi).

    The open source players that I've tried thus far use the same codec as the native android player uses which I think make them all sound alike with what I would describe as thin audio. Some of the paid players and ad-supported players have their own codecs and have richer sound. I wonder if there are any open source or totally free players that have their own codecs?

    I will try out MortPlayer Music. Thanks for the tip!
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    01-30-2016 09:52 AM
  4. Rukbat's Avatar
    Try VLC for Android. They've always used their own codecs.
    01-30-2016 05:46 PM
  5. twinkstar's Avatar
    Have you tried Poweramp?

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    01-30-2016 08:07 PM
  6. androidjo's Avatar
    Have you tried Poweramp?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    I have no doubt that Poweramp is a great and perhaps the greatest player for Android, but Poweramp is not open source nor is it free.
    01-31-2016 01:59 PM

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