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gidds
post Jun 14 2018, 02:27 AM
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What Android apps do people use for playing music?

I have a large iTunes library (3.5K albums), all fully tagged, so I'm looking for something that can play that (or as much as will fit on the SD card!).  I don't use manual playlists much, but have a few automated ones (selecting by genre, play count, date added, rating and/or comments).  I also tend to shuffle by album (especially within a single genre or playlist), and like to view the track info (especially composer, comments, and lyrics).

I don't use any streaming services; it's all local files (mostly MP3, with some AAC).  Obviously, if you use streaming, you'll probably be looking at a different choice of apps!

The best I've seen is Rocket Player.  The interface is a bit whizz-bang (though they all seem to be), but it looks pretty powerful, handles all my tracks, and can shuffle by album.  It shows all the tags, and can even do automatic playlists (though they don't seem as powerful as iTunes's).

Any other recommendations?
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post Jun 14 2018, 08:19 AM
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After trying several top rated "free" (with ads) music players, I tried and then bought ($1.50?) Music Folder Player Full (MFPF).

Why?

Because all the other music players I tested had many unwanted features, DARK themes and seemed designed by gamers for DJs.

I wanted a music manager and player with a clean, simple user interface and few bells and whistles except for an equalizer.

But mostly because I have 8K+ music files (on a 200gb micro sd card) sorted in 39 folders by genre, which is the way I prefer listening to music instead of playing randomly through 8K songs / albums.

In short, MFPF does the work very, very well.

Read the overall great reviews at Google Play Store.

P.S. Like you, all my music has cover art and track details: title, artist, album, genre, year, comments.... besides sort, shuffle and other useful features, all of which are configured easily. Try out the "free version.

P.P.S. BTW, the app's developer also includes a "MediaTek" chip work around function for phones with that cause MFPF to go wonky. But the app hasn't acted up in my Verizon SIM Gemini.

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What Android apps do people use for playing music?

I have a large iTunes library (3.5K albums), all fully tagged, so I'm looking for something that can play that (or as much as will fit on the SD card!).  I don't use manual playlists much, but have a few automated ones (selecting by genre, play count, date added, rating and/or comments).  I also tend to shuffle by album (especially within a single genre or playlist), and like to view the track info (especially composer, comments, and lyrics).

I don't use any streaming services; it's all local files (mostly MP3, with some AAC).  Obviously, if you use streaming, you'll probably be looking at a different choice of apps!

The best I've seen is Rocket Player.  The interface is a bit whizz-bang (though they all seem to be), but it looks pretty powerful, handles all my tracks, and can shuffle by album.  It shows all the tags, and can even do automatic playlists (though they don't seem as powerful as iTunes's).

Any other recommendations?
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post Aug 15 2018, 12:57 PM
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I am using Neutron, mainly because it was the only app I found that supported playing mod-files and folders. It seems pretty advanced, but unless you at least connect it with cable to good headphones (don't really know if the DAC in the Gemini is good enough though, and I don't have "high" enough files that I could really test it) I don't think you can truly benefit from all it can offer. And it even supports external DAC's and higher bitrate...!
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post Aug 16 2018, 05:40 AM
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n7player is good
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