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I discovered Phonograph this week.
Without a doubt the best music player around!
It is material design as it is supposed to be, pretty and smooth animations (even Google Play Music stutters a bit on my nexus).
It has the possibility to change album and song information and artwork.
It is still in beta but I haven't experienced any problems.
Oh, what could have been...
The closest I've seen to this concept is Phonograph Music Player.
I really like Phonograph. It is super simple, no fancy features, no ads. Just choose a song and play.
Linkme: Phonograph Music
Edit: The bot linked the wrong app because i messed up the name initially. Actual link
Phonograph formerly known as Gramophone - beautiful Material Design. Shuttle works as well but at the time it kept on crashing and gave me a bad experience. Phonograph even though Beta, it works flawlessly!
Phonograph is a beautiful music player. It even had 'colouring the notification bar' for marshmallow at least without the fading album art, which is now in Android O.
Can I just mention that my preferred music app at the moment is Phonograph. It's by far the best looking player in my opinion, works flawlessly, and although it doesn't have every feature, it has a lot and allows a large amount of customisability.
For local music, try Phonograph ([link]). It's my go to music player app. It's got the best looking material design, folder support, and is constantly being updated
you mean this? [link]
It's nice but it means local music storage yeah I got 128GB phone but eh I play a lot of music i dont own via spotify or would like to via Google Music it looks amazing though
Phonograph is pretty good, it is open source too, but the developer seems to be no longer working on it. However, the app is already very usable at current state.
Ooh, now it's my turn ʘ‿ʘ
Phonograph Music Player is a cool app for local music. It's not the most animated app in the world, but it is material design and has some appealing motion elements.
Retro Music Player is another good local music player that combines iOS and Material Design UI elements into a nice UX. It's still in beta, but it's worth checking out.
Google play music was what I had to use for the first few weeks as my music player since it does play music from your phone. However, I've recently discovered an app called Phonograph.
I like it because it resembles the music player that came with the HTC One M8.
Look for it on your play store. [link]
I even bought Poweramp but simply can't use it in all its "Gingerbread-glory".
Some praise its EQ, can't say much about it as I generally disable EQs System-wide.
Phonograph is also a very good and free alternative with constant updates.
Love the aesthetic of Gramophone/Phonograph but missed the functionality and stability of Shuttle+, so I made a Phonograph-esque skin to run Shuttle.
The new material app drawer animations in Nova Launcher are also pretty nice.
Kustom preset download link.
Loving Phonograph. No ads. Free. Works really well. The interface is gorgeous. I haven't had any issues with it so far.
Try out Phonograph trully one of the best looking and functional music player I've used.
It also has Gapless playback and the smooth interface is a delight to use.
Edit - Set it to Amoled black with Orange accents and it looks amazing!
well then, Phonograph
If you want USB OTG support for external processing I highly recommend the paid version of Poweramp
Tried it, doesn't even come close. The screenshots look similar enough but the fluidity and animation is nowhere near.
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The "Google Play App" is actually Phonograph Music Player, but I like the Play Music Icon More
SMS App is Textra, not Google Messenger, but I like the Messenger Icon More
Wallpaper found on Google Images
If you don't use the Samsung music app then the easiest fix is to just disable the app from Settings - Apps. (also, there are way better music players on the market, such as Phonograph)
Phonograph is a nice simple music player.
If you don't mind paid, GoneMAD has tons of customization options.
I believe that Phonograph is what you're looking for.
You can specify your music folder.
You can create a playlist, then go to song list and longpress on each and every song you desire in order to add them to one playlist by tapping on an icon at the top.
Possibly one that most of you won't have heard of: Phonograph. A great looking music player, really consistent dev who always posts detailed patch notes.
Phonograph sorts the music provided that it has the needed information (album, artist, etc). If your music lacks this data you can add it automatically with AutomaTag, which automatically adds the album cover and this stuff.
> Remember this?
You should check out Phonograph which is actually doing just that.
> I wonder who's at fault, is it the tools that Google provides developers that are more rigid and unwieldy than what, say, Apple provides iOS devs, or does the latter platform just attract more skilled developers?
As someone who develops on Android, I can say that the tools aren't unwieldy, it's that OEMs fuck everything up. My apps don't look the same on Touchwiz as they do on a Nexus device running AOSP. I don't own any Samsung/Touchwiz devices, so I can't test them.
Nexus 6P. 700 CAD. If you're using an Android, Phonograph is the best music player I've used by far. (Google Play music, unless you're subscribed, is awful, don't do it.)
There are 3rd party music player apps that let you change the cover art.
edit: This app or this app should have it.
Personally, I've used phonograph for a while now, it lacks a couple of the shiny extra features but for the most part it gets the job done, plus it's free, without ads or in-app purchases.
Glad to be of help :)
Both similar and Material Design
Winyl and MusicBee on PC.
Phonograph and BlackPlayer on my Android.
It's just the standard 'large' widget that comes from "Phonograph" app
best music app - shame it's not updated frequently, i have crashes on it all the time but its so sexy
Thank You everyone for suggestions and a big thank you to /u/ClinchWork because he suggestion Phonograph Music Player and that's the one I am going with again thank you everyone! :)
With the iPhone you're pretty much stuck in the Apple ecosystem, but this is not a concern of yours.
Any Android phone would give you a greater amount of freedom, e.g. Install what you want, easily get music and videos from different sources without jumping through hoops etc.
What I preferred about the PXL2 (apart from its superb camera) was the increased freedom to install and uninstall what I want easily. Being a Samsung user for years, their enhancements were good but bloated, and the removal of Facebook was important to me, which couldn't be done without rooting / installing custom firmware.
The pixel allows for customisation, don't want Facebook, don't install it. Want Facebook, install it simple as that.
Android auto works superbly well, though I wish my main music app Phonograph would integrate seamlessly. Not a deal breaker by any rate.
Full disclaimer, I have bought into the Google ecosystem, even recently purchasing a Pixelbook to complement my phone.
The downside, addicted to both the Phone and book, and vastly outstripped my use of my Gaming Laptop / using other tablets for web browsing etc.
I look at music apps like phonograph for inspiration.
You can also make the colour scheme change, based on the album art's colours with kolorette. (You'll need to request to join the community)
High five, fellow OnePlus user :)
Back to the question: It's possible that the album art isn't updating correctly because of your music player. Try downloading phonograph and seeing if album art updates. If it does, I'm fairly sure that it is your music players giving KLWP grief.
In terms of the wallpaper, I was referring to "battery-saving" or "ram-clearing" apps that might have been killing KLWP's process. There aren't any settings otherwise.
Many people recommend Phonograph or Shuttle. They're both very customizable.
maybe you need a better music app i've never had that issue on my phone, but then again I usually stream/host from itunes.
Phonograph. It has color options with some other customizations. It's also open source.
I'm a big fan of Phonograph, as it has a minimal and material design. Slick looking, while simple and to the point.
If you are still willing to try out music players, consider giving Phonograph a try. It's rather pretty and does the job, just like Shuttle.
Also, feel free to ask about other confusing stuff!
Whoops, I'm a little late but I've got a tidbit of information for you: stopped means that the the app's window is actually closed, and all output has stopped; not just paused and/or in the background. You should get used to using mi(state) = playing or mi(state) = paused because those two are the states you're most commonly in.
mi(state) = playing
mi(state) = paused
The states Stopped, Error, and None are usually only active when the phone has just booted or there are serious issues.
The other states Forwarding, Rewinding, Skipping_Forwards, Skipping_Backwards, and Buffering, only a second or so at most.
As a result, Paused and Playing will be the "state" of your music player 90% of the time.
Another thing worth noting is that your music player might not be compatible w/ KLWP, I suggest downloading one that is compatible (such as phonograph). If KLWP updates, then we know that the fault lies with your music player.
> You should check out Phonograph which is actually doing just that.
Well that sure got my hopes up for a second! Again, looks fine in screenshots, but nowhere near what they showed off at their keynote.
I'm having a hard time believing OEM's are what's preventing Google and third parties from making apps like the Music app concept linked above. Considering nothing even close to that has come out I'm guessing it's their tools. When I first saw it I assumed it was a concept created with the lollipop toolkit, but maybe it was done with simple animation software and wasn't android at all.
I use Spotify Premium the most (both mobile and PC), but I also have AIMP on my PC for files on my hard drive (even though I know I can upload them to Spotify)
When I listened to music offline on my phone, I used Phonograph. Fantastic design and recently the dev made it open source
I can highly suggest Phonograph Music Player. Material-ish, simple & clean look, decent amount of customization and most of all free with no ads. It is also good for folder management if you dont use playlists.
Nice! It looks nicer than the one I'm currently using Phonograph ([link]). The hamburger menu on yours is formatted better. And it's smaller too. I'm going to check it out. Thanks.
Does your phone operate any smoother? I'm just curious if in the end they actually were pretty much the same and PDP wasn't causing any possible poor performance.
Edit: Link for anyone else [link]
There is still an EQ built into the OS, but it's proved hard to access. So far I've only been able to access it via the settings of Spotify and via Phonograph.
If you want a music player for songs on your phone, I recommend Phonograph. Very smooth, beautiful material design, and a simple yet functional interface.
I've heard lots of good things about Phonograph
Another good alternative is Timber
If you're looking for it for offline or music you already have on your computer, try Phonograph. I did and I'm never looking back. Amazing and simple design too.
Phonograph - [link]
Highly under-rated. Free without theming options, however if you love the app I'd recommend supporting the devs with the in app purchase.
I have it working with PowerAMP, Spotify, Google Play Music and Phonograph. Or at least HAD it working until ATLEAST Lollipop. I switched to Spotify/GPM a little while after that and I have been debating switching to Phonograph for a while. PowerAMP gets BARE minimum updates so what your experience wouldn't surprise me.
I know you have it working with Tasker but I am gonna leave this here anyway: Phonograph Music Player. Great looking material app.
My friend uses this and has recommended it but I have yet to try and so I can't vouch for it but here it is: BlackPlayer Music Player.
I'd like to extend this request a bit. I've recently been using the Phonograph Music Player app, mostly due to its color-customisability. I was wondering if it's possible for Slide to have something similar?
Many 3rd party music apps have it, e.g. Phonograph which I've been using for a long time. (great design, functionality and animations)
Since Google Play Music became a streaming service, whenever you start searching for a song through Google Now, it'll preference the service rather than your local files.
If you install a separate music player (I recommend Phonograph for the most beautiful music experience)
Is it possible for you to uninstall or disable Google Play Music and then try the command again and see if it opens the local file in Phonograph?
My personal favourite currently is Phonograph. Some features are paid, but the basic functionality is free: [link]
My second suggestion is VLC. It's a lot more feature-filled, but I'm not sure how many of those features are actually actively used: [link]
Hmm I know there's some sort of Bluetooth issue where the other device gets this stutter issue but it looks like you're playing music off the phone directly. Try another music app like Phonograph?[link]