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I'm just content with playing local music off my 32GB SD card on GoneMAD music player. I love this thing. [link]
OP does have a great idea here, but wouldn't you need a SoundCloud paid membership? If not, do they mind?
Shuttle (and others) don't delete your playlists. This is an issue with Android, and the Media Store.
When Android boots (and other times), the Android MediaScanner is run, which looks for files on your device and inserts them into the MediaStore database if required. On some devices/ROMs, there seems to be a bug where this process decides to completely discard all existing entries and replace them with new entries. When this happens, the song IDs that were stored in the playlist are now invalid, so the playlist appears empty.
It's useful for these players to rely on the MediaStore for Playlist management, as this makes playlists accessible to other apps. This is one of the reasons I haven't worked around this Android bug so far.
This is shitty, frustrating and annoying, so of course a music player shouldn't rely on the MediaStore for playlists. I'm planning on phasing this out in Shuttle, but it requires a lot of changes to a pretty central part of the app.
I feel your pain, but I want it to be clear that this is not a bug caused by apps, but by the Android platform instead. I'm not sure which devices or ROMs, and I haven't found or reported this via the Google issue tracker. I've never reproduced this issue myself unfortunately.
Anyway, to answer your question, you basically want any music player that doesn't rely on the MediaStore.
My recommendation is GoneMAD.
gonemad music player has a pretty nice folder browser. You can turn off the metadata reading so it will just show the filename.. or if its on it will show artist - song for each file.
Its currently on sale for $0.99 USD
Linkme: GoneMAD Music Player
Highly customizable music player (3.0 should have even more options, its currently in alpha and not yet on the play store tho)
edit: doesnt look like the bot is working so link is here [link]
Gonemad is what I use for audiobooks. Resumes even if you restart your device.
It works very well as a music player because that's what it was designed to do. It's highly customizable and been using it for years.
You can, for example, make playlist that contains music files played more than 5 times with at least 3 star rating, excluding songs with 'Unknown' genre and finally sorted by longest duration.
There are many possibilities, install the trial and see for yourself!
GoneMAD Music Player. It has somuch functionality with a really nice design. The only things I'm missing are proper shadows but maybe this is a design choice.
link me: GoneMAD Music Player
Edit: Free Trial Version: [link]
There are many better apps than the stock LG music player. I use this one for example. It's so much better and you can also see how many songs you have
I know GoneMAD Music Player by /u/gonemad16 and Shuttle+ Music Player by /u/timusus both support Chromecast.
I just tested it and I think GoneMAD Music Player does this. Under the Albums column, I sorted by Artists Ascending. It sorted all the albums alphabetically by artist.
Also, I have my compilations set as Various Artists and they show under that rather than the artists included. I don't think The is filtered properly. I'll look through that too.
Edit: Nope, 'The' is not sorted properly. And now it annoys me too. Huh.
GoneMAD Music Player has smart playlists and one of them is a recently added playlist. Now technically the date added is the date added to GMMP's database so initiially everything will show up there (after install), but after that it will accomplish what you want
Then ditch it as its rudimentary and uses the os eq so it will effect all sounds. Use something like gonemad.
[link] if it works out it's worth the money unless you need dlna play. There are others I just haven't used any app but gonemad, and uapp for years. My picture was from uapp.
Consider trying out GoneMAD Music Player or Neutron.
I'd bought both Poweramp and GoneMAD once upon a time, and eventually stuck with GoneMAD for a variety of reasons before getting my V30.
I just tried switching between the DAC on/off, and between Poweramp Beta (b.703) and GoneMAD, and noticed the former doesn't seem to have full support for the quad DAC.
For the test, it was pretty unprofessional since I'm just going by ear, but I did ensure whatever consistency I could.
All in-player settings were disabled (most notably DVC off in Poweramp; and GoneMAD's custom audio engine turned off, since it has no DVC), and the DAC's own settings were set to the default (short filter, normal EQ preset). You can test the GMAD trial for two weeks yourself and see how it works out for you, as well.
First of all, the Poweramp beta doesn't abide by the full 75 step volume slider even with DVC disabled. It steps 5 each time; GoneMAD one by one.
Second, output. With the DAC disabled, they have nearly the exact same output; but when enabled, GoneMAD is much louder despite leaving the volume steps unchanged. The DAC-based difference is obvious in both apps, but GoneMAD is undeniably louder than Poweramp with the DAC enabled.
I'm not sure what they're doing differently in the technical department, but (at least for me) GoneMAD is coming out firmly on top in utilizing the quad DAC's potential.
use a music player with album artist tag support (and probably tag your music with the album artist tag) or one that handles compilations and you should never have that issue
I don't know if this will solve your problem but try another music player. This one for example is waaay better than the stock LG music player.
GoneMAD Music Player has a 14 day trial that allows you to use casting. I've only tried it on my first gen Chromecast and Nexus Player, not with Chromecast Audio.
Unfortunately I'm not currently aware of a way to get mono audio across the entire device, but for music I use GoneMAD Music Player. While this is only a trial version, the unlocker is definitely worth it, as it supports all audio types, has built-in Chromecast support, and has quite a few effects features that are fun to play around with including mono audio and balancing. Hope this helps.
Have you tried Gone Mad Music Player? I don't know how to make the types of lists you're talking about, but I do know it supports smart lists.
It would also be helpful if you listed the apps that didn't meet your requirements that you have tried.
no its definitely true. I get into a groove coding while having a few drinks. The alcohol helps me concentrate and block out any distractions.. but after too many it of course gets sloppy.. hell i think at least half of my android app i wrote while under the influence
I use Gone Mad Music Player and the play counts seem to work for me, but to be fair I don't pay very close attention to them. I also don't use rating for my personal collection so I'm not sure about that, sorry :(
I searched for ages for an Android music player that would stop this. Finally found it in GoneMAD music player, which has given me absolutely spot-on gapless playback with no fuss on at least three different phones now. I'd highly recommend the paid version - since getting it, this is something I've just not worried about for years.
Many Android player apps suffer from gapless playback bugs, including Samsung's default app. This is not one of them.
The dev, /u/gonemad16, is active on reddit and very responsive on his own subreddit /r/gonemadmusicplayer
I think that GoneMad music player has a good shot here.
It has build in tasker integration.
its already broadcasting now playing info.
and its audio settings are incredibly good.
I bought the app especially for the sound. I get a beats by dre headset for free a couple of years back.
so this app is one I highly recommend but I don't know if some of those features are only for paid version or not.
-Tons of UI customizations and much more (it really has)
-Custom actions on queue completion.
-Customizable Gesture System: 32 assignable actions to 7 different gestures
-Customizable Headset Controls
-Customizable Now Playing View: 31 different tags to put into 6 slots
-Customizable tab order
You can do that manually using GoneMAD Music Player by setting up a smart playlist and adding the specific artists, songs, genres, release year, etc of the music you want in the playlist.
GoneMAD Music Player. It allows me to make smart playlists based on ratings/tags.
I use MusicBee on my PC and rate all my songs. Then I sync all my audio files to my phone's SD card. GMMP automatically scans the synced folder and updates my smart playlist accordingly so I can, for example, shuffle all songs with a rating of 4 stars or higher.
Thanks for the recommendations! I have never heard of GoneMAD Music Player until you mentioned it.
I should have said in the post that i no longer use PowerAMP and I now have GoneMAD installed. With this i managed to get the widget I wanted.
So, does this Beta build 808 you're talking work with GoneMAD? Thank You for your kind answer
You can't but you're right not to use the default Samsung one, there are plenty of really good music players on the play store. GMMP is the best one imo, tons of customization options.
Opus seems to be a much more superior codec than mp3, with quality better than mp3 at any bitrate. It's a lossy codec, so there can be quality loss, but if you choose the bitrate high enough you will not be able to differentiate between flac and opus. I converted my library to opus at 128kbit/s and I can't tell the difference to flac (on my phone). If you go with 192 or 256 I'm sure you'd have a hard time differentiate even on good headphones.
I can play them on my Android phone without problem, but maybe you need a custom music player. I use GoneMAD Music Player.
Benefits are mainly are better quality at same bitrate or same quality with less bitrate, thus saving quite a bit of space. I was able to reduce my library to 1/4 its size and fit it on my phone.
I prefer Gone Mad, but it's likely not the best. I think "best" is probably subjective. Some will say it's Google Play Music, others might opt for PowerAmp or Neutron. The best one is the one you prefer and use that sounds the best for you, and plays all of the files you want to play.
I use GoneMAD Music Player. It has a large amount of customization and I can customize it to nearly what I want from a music player.
GoneMAD Music Player can definitely sort albums this way. It lets you sort albums by album name, artist name, artist - album year, year, date added etc. It's a paid app, but there's a 14 day trial. It's worth it if you value customization.
I believe this has a "play random album" feature, but you might need the premium version. Its 4$ but you can always return it within I think an hour
ah.. i have one of those mounts for my phone that fits in my cd player slot of my car so its within easy access
my app: [link] gives you 7 diff gestures that you can assign to like 20 some different actions total. They default to next/prev track for left/right and next/prev album for up/down
as for using the volume buttons (i assume thats what you mean by hardware buttons), most custom roms will give you that ability. Stock android blocks devs from intercepting those button presses with the screen off for some reason so the options are a bit limited. I think there are a few apps that will listen for volume changes or something like that and fire off a next/prev track command. I havent used any of those personally tho
I use GoneMad Music Player (GMMP). It's not free, but I bought it with the Google Rewards money. You can scroll through albums, songs, artists or folders. The dev is still active. I had an issue a few months ago and he fixed it within a week.
I've had few issues with GoneMad Music Player, aside from occasionally-missing album art. But that's more likely because half of my songs are missing album art. I have noticed that the player in KLWP will occasionally appear empty/offline, but as soon as I start up a song, it self-corrects.
Use GoneMad Music Player for the Replay Gain support that Play Music lacks.
And I use Sleep As Android to require me to scan a QR code to stop the alarm.
With Custom ROM+kernel, I could get 2 days of wake lock before it would go flat when it wasn't playing up.
I like this player, you can turn off volume ducking, which I absolutely hate, and you can use Opus codec at ~96kbps and not worry about the quality being ass.
gone mad music player has a great black theme. not sure if it's amoled pixel off black, but it looks like it since you can manually pick colors. it's been my staple music player since day 1 and only gets better over time, super customizable, great theme engine, really friendly active dev on reddit too. /r/gonemadmusicplayer. i get noise from lots of music players but GMMP always gave me clean sound. good EQ, chromecast support, per song album art (only music app that does this).
Gone Mad Music Player (GMMP) is indeed great. I prefer a small directory player, but when I feel like using something more full-sized, I go for GMMP. You can disable a few features to really stretch out your battery life, and from what I remember, the developer personally drops by this subreddit to answer questions.
look into gone mad music player. it's themeable down to every last detail, as well as every other aspect of the player. can be overwhelming at first but you can really make it perfect for your usage. custom colors, layout, chromecast support, dual pane view, etc... it's the shit. The dev was fed up with subpar music players, so he built his own and is leagues ahead of the rest IMO.
i've tried others, but always got the best sound from GMMP. worth noting is he uses his own playback engine, while most everyone else uses the stock android audio engine. i kept getting noise from other android music players, but GMMP always managed to come through without robot farts when other players failed.
more info on his home brewed audio engine.
With some tweaking to the settings you can get a decent no album art setup in my music player
GoneMAD Music Player
Album art can be disabled in now playing and in the album lists you can chose one of the simpler views that do not show album art. Notifications and widgets can have the art removed as well
GoneMad is one of the few that supports the Album Artist tag and will probably fix your split album concerns. If not, it has a built in tag editor so you can fix it right then and there.
Gonemad music player has chromecast support, every HQ format under the sun, configurable everything, great material themes with any color combo you could want in a simple theme/preview engine. Dev recently did an AMA last week.
GMMP @ Playstore
I use this for mp3 audiobooks all the time. Resumes after reboots and shutdowns.
[link] Added album artist support 4 years ago and everything is based around it.. gapless playback was added that long ago as well
Hi all. My app GoneMAD Music Player recently received a massive update including a UI overhaul and 1000+ themes. It has also been on sale for 75% off, which is coming to an end this weekend (i may extend it another week on google play). Here are some screenshots from 2.0
Check it out:
Unlocker on Google Play
Unlocker on Amazon
Obligatory link to play store for GoneMad:
Try GMMP. I'm pretty sure the dev is active and on reddit too.
Hey guys. I am putting my Music Player on sale for $0.99 (down from $3.99) through 1/10. The sale is on both google play and amazon. For those unfamiliar with the player, it is packed with features and has tons of customization. Both the media library and audio engine are custom built which allows for some nice capabilities like smart playlists and album artist tag support.
The trial is also free for 14 days
There are plenty of local music players on the Play Store if you are looking for one. They all have free versions as well so it's not necessary to pay to use them (although I tend to go pro on apps to support developers). Some of the nice ones I've used in the past are:
I like Shuttle for the simplicity of it, but all of the ones I listed are very good as well if you're looking to move away from Play Music.
Also, if you didn't notice on the sidebar, the GoneMAD and Shuttle devs will be doing a joint AMA here on May 6th at 7pm EST if you want to ask them any questions about their apps.
have you tried GoneMAD? [link]
I'm a fan of GoneMAD Music Player myself. Allows album artist, lots of settings, looks good, active dev. - [link]
I think Gonemad does this. Link
There's a lot of great players out there, but the two I like to use are Gone Mad Music Player and Shuttle. GMMP has been my main one that I use for a while just because I like the interface a lot and how much I can customize it, although prior to it, I used Shuttle for 2 years with no complaints.
Two other great players that I have, but don't use, are PowerAmp and Black Player.
Here is my main app GoneMAD Music Player [link]
as dustin said, GoneMAD Music Player has smart playlists (its had that feature for about 2 years now)
Try Gone Mad music player, it's quite customizable
You can decide for yourself , here is the 14-day trial version!
GoneMAD Music Player. Best all around music player I have found.
I'm a big fan of GoneMAD
GoneMad had a material theme I think. It's highly customizable(think of it almost like mobile Foobar)
GMMP can adjust tempo and maintain pitch, which I guess is what you're after. It's also very customisable.
My app supports flac (including 24bit / higher sample rates)
try my app: GoneMAD Music Player. A lot of my userbase are also musicbee users
I use [link] to play my local music on AA. Works fine.
GoneMAD Music Player.
GoneMad Music Player is another one that has its own scanner. It's one of the reasons why I use it.
I have yet to see a more customizable music player than mine
GoneMAD Music Player: [link]
Tons of settings to tweak. The unlock goes on sale for $.99 often.
Daum Potplayer for PC
GoneMad Music Player for Android
Viper4Android and Viper4Windows
Potplayer on PC for lossless because it lets me control number of channels, sample rate, and bit depth in real time. It also has that Dolby Pro Logic II for downsampling multi-channel tracks.
GoneMad Music Player has a custom codec library so it has support for basically every format you can think of, I use it for ALAC. It also has a super customizable gestures and gui.
Honestly, Viper4Android is the most impotant thing in my setup, it's a real-time equalizer that supports correction filters, so you can get a flat frequency response out of basically any headphones. Viper4Windows isn't as feature rich as it's android counterpart but it's still amazing compared to nothing at all.
I have heard good things about EqualizerAPO but I don't have enough experience with it to say if it's more useful than the built-in Potplayer settings.
If you have any question about how to setup or use any of them let me know.
I usually recommend Gone Mad as out has an incredible amount of options to choose from (especially love it's scanning options).
GoneMAD Music Player:
You can't go wrong with Gonemad Blackplayer or Musicolet
My first app is still the main app i work on. Released it on the play store back in 2011. It was very functional but looked like crap (but most apps looked like crap back in the gingerbread days). GoneMAD Music Player 0.27
8 years later im still working on it. 2.x on Google Play. What is on google play is a bit outdated as I've been basically rewriting the majority of the app from scratch/ Post with screenshots of the 3.0 alpha
It is kind of cool browsing through the screenshots over the years to see how the app has evolved and I was definitely proud of what i was able to accomplish
GoneMAD Music Player (aka GMMP )
The most played is not under the Playlist menu, but just under Playlists it says Smart.
You can customize the widget for GoneMAD to do this. Plus it's one of the best music apps out there.
Same use case here: GoneMAD does all of that.
GoneMAD as a Poweramp alternative.
Try GoneMAD Music Player
I don't think so, but you can get Eleven Music Player from F-Droid. It looks like this when you're playing music.
A paid alternative is Gone Mad Music Player with the classic theme, it looks like this
GoneMad does smart playlists really well.
GoneMAD Music Player.
Try the trail version to see if you like it.
GoneMAD Music Player has persistent tempo and will play playlist files
I really like GoneMAD music player. It's got a free trial, but it's worth every penny. Also has reliable Last.fm support.
Try GoneMAD Music Player. The UI is clean and easy to navigate. I find the UI on all the others ugly.
Last one should be [link]
Hey dev, at least link it ;)
GoneMAD Music Player (trial)
GoneMAD Music Player has a file browser. It is not free however
Should probably provide the play store links
GoneMAD has a sleep timer.
GoneMAD has options for scan paths and ignore paths.
It has a lot to do with your Reddit app AND your Music app whether or not the music is paused. GoneMAD Music Player has never been paused on GIFV links, while Slide for Reddit doesn't seem to pause Google Play Music.
So, you know, try out different music/Reddit apps?
What about GoneMAD Music Player? It supports album artists and in my opinion looks really clean too.
I wanted to have all of my music on my device rather than streaming for various reasons that I won't get into here. Also I was tired of having to plug my phone into my computer and manually copy the files over. So this is my solution.
I kind of liked Google Play, but there were a few small things about it that bugged me.
I eventually found GoneMad Music Player (GMMP) and fell in love. Give the trial a go to see if you like it, but in my opinion it is the best media player available for Android, and I've tried almost every one I could find. It has a HUGE amount of customization options, which means it takes a while to get set up exactly the way you want, but you can also tweak it so that it looks and behaves exactly the way you want.
Also iTunes was the same way. It was a fine experience, but with lots of small issues. It couldn't find most of my album artwork, it didn't really play nice with android, etc.
I've since switched to MusicBee on my computer, and I am frustrated it took me so long to make the switch. It's a better experience in almost every way. It's extremely customizable, the sync feature works great, and it finds almost all the album artwork and I finally have the option to embed the artwork into the file, so it shows up on my phone perfectly.
If you want to have your music on your phone rather than streaming music, this is what I would recommend. Both MusicBee and GMMP can take a little while to configure exactly the way you want, but that is definitely a sacrifice I'm willing to make to get exactly the music experience I want on my phone and computer. Also once you do the initial configuration it's extremely easy to use and works flawlessly in my experience. To transfer music to my phone I just plug it into my computer via USB and hit the sync button on MusicBee.
If you have any questions let me know and I'll do my best to answer them.
Here's the links if anyone wants to give these services a try:
Google Play Music does this. I also use Gone Mad Music Player and it also has this option.
I used Poweramp for a while and liked it. Now I'm using GoneMAD. [link]