Android :: Music Player That Supports Lossless Files / Gapless Mp3 Playback
Aug 8, 2010
Okay I've spent a lot of time searching forums, googling, and all that, but as far as I know, there is not a single player that supports gapless playback for mp3 files. I have found an app that can play lossless audio: andLess, but it crashes all the time on my Droid X. I haven't rooted yet, although I plan on doing it after the 2.2 update, but I'll throw away my plans if it means I can actually turn my phone into a competent music player. Is there any app out there that does those two things? I'll even settle for having two separate apps for each, but I don't see how this is so difficult an app to make. When I first got my phone, I was happy that I would no longer have any use for my iPod touch, but this is just saddening.
Is there any free music player app right now that can do that? I have tried all sort of music players such as google music, winamp, etc but all players requires me to manually press and hold each mp3 file to add to a playlist. Is there any app that allows us to choose all the files we want and subsequently add to playlist??
I'm trying to build a live streaming player by downloading video segments (which are generated in real-time) and then playing them back in sequence. While I can get the segments to play, I need to get it so that there isn't a pause between playback of successive segments. I've tried using both MediaPlayer (with an appropriate SurfaceView) and VideoView, but there's always a small gap between segments.
If I try to load a new video into a MediaPlayer when the first segment finishes playing, it seems to take half a second or so before the next segment is loaded and starts playing. I have also tried having multiple SurfaceViews within a single ContentView (with only the active one being visible), but it seems like you can't prepare a video until the associated SurfaceView is visible. I also tried having multiple ContentViews that I switch between, but again, this has similar issues.
Any ideas or suggestions? Is it possible to somehow get the next segment to begin decoding as soon as the first one is decoded (which could be before it finishes playing)? Am I going to need to build a custom video player in order to do this?
so i been searching the net for the last 2 hours and i have found thatt ANdroid can not play FLAC or AAC ( M4A ) lossless files? Comon such a great OS with that type of FLAW? Or am i just totaly blind and not see it ? default player, tunewiki, mixzing none of them play it ....
Is there a media player that can actually read Russian file names and ID3 tags? Every Russian track is just a bunch of question marks at the moment. It's fun to guess the song based on the number of question marks, but it gets annoying after a while!
I have a Samsung Galaxy I7500 using android 1.5. I extended my phone with a 16GB microSD. I copied a big music collection (around 800 files) into a folder on this SD. Now the problem is that the music player can't find all the files.
I know that there are several threads about android not finding music. The answers are usually that the library hasn't yet been updated or that the ID3 tags are not correct. I have checked both.
Btw. I can play the files using ASTRO.
In my opinion it seems as if android can't build up a library with too many entries. If I rename the files or put them into different folders, songs disappear and reappear quite randomly.
Do you have any solutions? Is there a music player which doesn't use the native music players index of files?
Does anyone know how to make a music loop in mp3? I have the loop in OGG and it plays perfectly, when I convert it to MP3 there is some silence at the end of the loop before it starts again.
I understand MP3 does not natively support gapless playback however I know there are some hacks to make it happen. i.e http://www.compuphase.com/mp3/mp3loops.htm
However the utility in the above website didn't work for me.
Basically I am trying to convert my music into a format supported by both iphone and android. iphone does not play OGGs unfortunately. Any ideas how to get the mp3 gapless? Or alternatively is there another music format that is gapless and supported by both iphone and android?
I'm torn between which group to post this too, but since it is for an application I am working on, I guess I'll stick it here. So here we go. I have an application which downloads data onto the sdcard to be used by the application. Some of these files are sound or music files and the music player in android seems to parse these directories and add these files to the list. I'd like to somehow block or hide these files from the music player. Is there is a way to do this? I was thinking it may be possible to name my folder with a period at the beginning, since linux hides such files. I'm just not sure if that is going to hide it from the music player or if there is another way to handle this.
playback of music using the htc magic (rogers) music player? I am getting some random blips of no audio when playing music. maybe a 1sec of no audio. Killed all tasks with taskiller and there is still the issue.
I recently installed Asphalt 5. Apparently, you have to download some stuff in order to play the game. Anyways, I did download it and my problem is, there are sound files that are showing up on my music player. Ex: (raw_000~raw_174) Oh and the sound files are in ".ogg" format. I did some research and I tried the ".nomedia" method, but that didn't work.
I installed a game from gameloft (Let's golf, great graphics btw)
Anyway I notice a bunch of sounds files were showing up in my music player I didn't want. Very annoying. I searched around here and didn't really find that much help. After some further searching around the net the easiest way I could find was as follows:
1. Open up notepad, don't type anything just go to file, save as. Change the drop down box for Save as type: select all files. Under file name simply type ".nomedia" without quotes.
2. Connect your phone to your computer, locate where the sound files you don't want are. In the same folder as where all the files are, drag the .nomedia file you made to that folder. Disconnect the phone
3. Reboot your phone, once booted open up the music player (you might still see the files there since it's cached) Go to the all songs tab, select a song. This will refresh the cache and you should no longer see any annoying files in your widget or playlist.
Before this I had to make a custom playlist and select that but everytime I rebooted I would have to select the playlist again plus if you add new songs you would have to go into the playlist.
Also if you don't know where the annoying files are, you should be able to hold down on it in the music application and go to details. This will show u where the files are located.
I've dumped my thumb drive and now use my smartphone (HTC V One) for the same purpose. One side effect is I now have a couple directories full of mp3 files that I'd like to hide from the music player (no, they aren't those kinds of files. They're work related, not music).
Is it possible to hide directories from the music player? Even better, can I tell the music player to only look under 'My Music' on the SD card?
I find it kinda annoying that recordings made the voice recorder application show up in the music player. I'd like to have only my music play when I set it to shuffle. I have all my music in a folder called music. Can I limit the music player to search in that folder only?
Other threads say that adding mp3 files to the phone shouldn't slow it down. I have only 1gb of songs on the int memory - and the music player seems to take a good 20-30 seconds to read & list what's there every time I start it. is this normal?
My music has ID3 version 2.3 tags (most common). About 10% (2,500) of my music is AAC (.m4a) format which is MP4 tagged. All my songs are very organized into 11 different genres. Everything has a title, artist, and album assigned to it and looks great in my iPhone, iTunes, MediaMonkey, and Mp3tag program. When I add my music to my Samsung Fascinate, it reads the tags of my .m4a music but when I go to genre, things are messy. It appears to be putting albums in the genre section (only with .m4a files). Example: Lets say I have an .m4a of Garth Brooks, Thunder Rolls, No Fences (album), Country (genre)In my Samsung Fascinate player, it will be found in the genre section under "No Fences". If I click "Country" genre where it should be, the song will not be listed there. It seems to be reading .m4a Album tags as genre and not reading the appropriate tag "Country".I hope someone can help straighten this out without having either manually edit each song tag OR convert all of them to .mp3 and deplete the song quality.