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  1. MartinRW's Avatar
    I've tried a few (sorry can't remember the names), but am resorting to the stock player for now.

    Slacker for radio.

    Although, I'd love an integrated media player.

    Double twist is a start for integrating my media.
    03-17-2010 01:28 PM
  2. schmanc's Avatar
    Mixzing for local music and videos, DroidLive for streaming.

    Now that someone's FINALLY managed to get an EQ into their media player, I'm hoping that feature makes its way to Mixzing at least
    what's the player that has an EQ!?!?!!!
    03-17-2010 02:06 PM
  3. ckcin's Avatar
    Pandora hands down!
    03-17-2010 02:11 PM
  4. robschoenfeld's Avatar
    Shoutcast - Droidlive
    Mp3 Player - Tunewiki
    Podcast - Beyond Pod
    Stream - Slacker

    All these equal Android musical/talk radio nirvana.
    03-17-2010 02:16 PM
  5. thither's Avatar
    Like a few other posters, I generally use the built-in Sense UI player on my Sprint Hero. I'm not crazy about it - it does the job adequately, but the UI could easily be improved (I've got near 8GB of MP3's on there, and it's hard to navigate).

    But the one feature that the Sense player does have which no other music app I've found is that it integrates with the lock screen. So when my phone is locked, I can hit "menu" and instead of my usual lock screen coming up, I get a little picture of the album art, and buttons for pause, fast-forward, and rewind.

    This is really useful, especially when I'm listening to podcasts or audiobooks and I get interrupted - with music it's no big deal to just pop out your headphones, talk for a minute, and then go back to the music, but with spoken-word things you need to pause it quickly (especially because seeking backwards to where you were in the track is awkward).

    Does anyone know if any other player has some sort of similar lock-screen integration? Or at least some way to pause playback without needing to unlock the screen (via hardware buttons, maybe)?
    03-17-2010 04:33 PM
  6. Flyguide83's Avatar
    I use Pandora sometimes and slacker others..stock 2.1 player... Waiting for an EQ!
    03-17-2010 05:35 PM
  7. bonfilio's Avatar
    bTunes for music, Google Listen for podcasts.

    I wouldn't call them bugs as they don't effect music playback, but bTunes (the $$ version) still has a few quirks that irk me.

    1) The 'auto repeat' full album setting is always ticked. I'd prefer it be set to nothing - similar to every other music player ever.

    2) Back tracking a list/menu takes you to the top of that list, rather than where you left the menu. I've got 15GB of music with over 300 artists (working musicians unite). Say I scroll down and select Queen, then change my mind and back out to select Rush, I have to rescroll the entire list rather than start at the Queen entry.

    Both minor little niggles.. but I'd give the app 5 stars once those are fixed.


    3/cubed is also a great player. I'd prefer it over bTunes if my music library wasn't so cumbersome.
    03-17-2010 11:13 PM
  8. GolpherZX's Avatar
    Currently using the Sense music player, but will start to take a look at some of the free apps out there.
    03-18-2010 04:19 PM
  9. Andrew Ruffolo's Avatar
    After uploading most of my music library:
    Moozone seems to be a great deal. 2GB of online music storage for free and streams to the phone (plus you can temporarily/perm download if you are going to lose signal). Media player is average, but works well. Even displays album art, which was an added bonus. I can now clear out most of my SD card.
    Plus you can make playlists.
    03-19-2010 10:43 PM
  10. FrankBlack's Avatar
    HTC stock player works. I will say, though, that the "3" (Cubed) beta looks cool. I was worried that it wouldn't let me use my embedded album art, but it seems to do so well. If you've not tried it, give it a shot.

    http://market.android.com/search?q=p...kon.rockonnggl
    03-24-2010 01:39 PM
  11. Ethics Guy's Avatar
    I found AC today and was thrilled to learn about and download the beta Rhapsody app for my Sprint Hero. It works great but it's streaming; I want to download my Rhapsody songs/playlists onto a micro SD card for use with the Hero. For years I used an evolving series of Treos (Palm OS) and had a great experience with Pocket Tunes as my music player. With my Rhapsody To Go account, I simply sync'd my Treo once/month and was able to load 1,000-plus Rhapsody songs onto an 8GB micro SD card. Now, I want to do the same thing with my Hero. Does anyone know an Android music app I can download/buy that will, like I used to do with Pocket Tunes on Palm Treo, let me use my Rhapsody To Go account to download the songs/playlists to a 16GB micro SD card? The benefit, of course, is zero streaming delay/risk, the ability to play both subscription tracks and imported tracks, and the ability to receive a phone call and have the song restart where it was as soon as the call ends. I'm no techie but other posts refer to DRS, which might apply here. Thanks.
    03-24-2010 09:28 PM
  12. rockdawg's Avatar
    Pandora is better than Slacker IMHO, but I don't like to stream because I miss a ton of calls when streaming.
    This begs a question. I'm a recent convert from AT&T/iphone to Sprint/Hero. Are you saying that when you're streaming music you can't receive phone calls? I knew that CDMA doesn't do data and voice simultaneously, but I never thought about this. I figured the call would interrupt the data streaming.
    03-30-2010 03:20 PM
  13. OB1J3D1's Avatar
    I use the stock player and Pandora. I like finding new music linked to music I like through Pandora.

    Lost my iPod on my last snowboarding adventure in knee deep powder. It was a 2nd gen 20GB, so pretty old. But, I was pissed nonetheless. I was in the apple store later that week looking at a touch but couldn't justify dropping that kind of coin even if it does do WiFi. Good thing my Droid came with a 16GB card for free! Best excuse ever to start using the media player on my phone which i have with me all the time (unlike my iPod). Now for an updated set of earbuds...
    04-07-2010 07:26 PM
  14. ahayeahok's Avatar
    Either Pandora or stock music player. Never gave Slacker a try, though I just might.
    04-17-2010 07:14 PM
  15. boltorm's Avatar
    I love the museek music player. It provides some unique features (creating playlists from a map, smart shuffling, etc.)
    04-27-2010 01:48 PM
  16. o2bnclemson's Avatar
    Either Pandora or stock music player. Never gave Slacker a try, though I just might.
    I'd been listening to Pandora mostly and hadn't tried Slacker either. I just like hearing a somewhat random selection of music rather than only songs I have already heard and put on my player.

    I've really liked Slacker - unlike Pandora they have over 100 built-in channels, much like satellite radio. Like Pandora, and unlike SatRad, you can customize the built-in stations by banning songs and/or artists and favoriting ones you do like. Also, like Pandora, you can create your own custom stations. The ability to customize is a lot better with Slacker. I've found the audio quality to be a little better, too. I'd highly recommend that you at least give Slacker a try - perhaps do the 7-day free trial like I did. I didn't end up purchasing the full service, but I've been listening more to Slacker than Pandora.

    I only listen to the music player if I'm trying to conserve battery life.
    04-27-2010 02:06 PM
  17. o2bnclemson's Avatar
    This begs a question. I'm a recent convert from AT&T/iphone to Sprint/Hero. Are you saying that when you're streaming music you can't receive phone calls? I knew that CDMA doesn't do data and voice simultaneously, but I never thought about this. I figured the call would interrupt the data streaming.
    I use the HTC Droid Eris, and yes, you can still receive calls and/or texts while streaming. Calls will pause the stream and texts will interrupt just enough to alert you. You cannot have the stream and a call going simultaneously, but the stream will pick back up when the call is done - effectively pausing it, which is probably what you'd do anyway.
    04-27-2010 02:09 PM
  18. alphonse's Avatar
    I am using PlayerPro (search "music player pro" on the market). One of its strong point is the UI which is the best I've ever seen sor far: you can chose between skins and two different layouts: grid and list.
    The player also downloads album and artist art for you. And you can get album/artist information + lyrics.
    Love it so far. Not thinking of changing.
    08-07-2010 12:03 PM
  19. Joneser2006's Avatar
    Are there players that will allow you to use the volume up/down button to skip/previous tracks?
    08-08-2010 02:07 PM
  20. balishagred's Avatar
    i miss my ipod touch, i tried couple players, like museek, mspot but always come back to my captivate stock player
    08-30-2010 03:56 PM
  21. RobertInCypress's Avatar
    I have a 120gb ipod with that used to never leave my side, since I got my Captivate my ipod has been gathering dust. I can fit plenty of music on my 16gb memory card.
    I use Lithium music player for my own music. it has a cool UI & widgets and allows you to edit the title, album, cover art from your phone.
    i also have the Slacker paid version which lets me cache stations to listen to when i dont have wi-fi or in network coverage, since i work offshore thats quite often.
    08-30-2010 04:10 PM
  22. anon(40787)'s Avatar
    I am using PlayerPro (search "music player pro" on the market). One of its strong point is the UI which is the best I've ever seen sor far: you can chose between skins and two different layouts: grid and list.
    The player also downloads album and artist art for you. And you can get album/artist information + lyrics.
    Love it so far. Not thinking of changing.
    3 is my choice. 4 different layouts! Downloads album art for you! Lyrics, TuneWiki!

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    08-30-2010 04:10 PM
  23. coolkatz321's Avatar

    But the one feature that the Sense player does have which no other music app I've found is that it integrates with the lock screen. So when my phone is locked, I can hit "menu" and instead of my usual lock screen coming up, I get a little picture of the album art, and buttons for pause, fast-forward, and rewind.

    This is really useful, especially when I'm listening to podcasts or audiobooks and I get interrupted - with music it's no big deal to just pop out your headphones, talk for a minute, and then go back to the music, but with spoken-word things you need to pause it quickly (especially because seeking backwards to where you were in the track is awkward).
    This. Does anyone know about other players that have integration with the lock screen? When I'm working out/riding my bike, it's nice to only have to hit the power button and then the "next track" icon.
    09-01-2010 11:49 PM
  24. volwrath's Avatar
    This. Does anyone know about other players that have integration with the lock screen? When I'm working out/riding my bike, it's nice to only have to hit the power button and then the "next track" icon.
    MixZing. I like it
    09-02-2010 10:22 AM
  25. Runnin_it's Avatar
    For me, Mixzing is great. I've heard good things about Pure, but haven't tried it yet.

    For streaming, I use Streamfurious Pro.
    09-02-2010 10:29 AM
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