Various kinds of applications that are made to play music. These can be identified as audio players as well. The primary purpose of these applications are to enable the user to listen to songs continuously.

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Where (and how) does Android store music playlists?

I've noticed that Android keeps the same music playlists across music apps. Where are these playlists stored? How (in what format) are they stored? Can I access them remotely via the USB storage link, ...
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The music player keeps displaying deleted songs. How do I remove them or refresh the library?

I am using a Droid X with rooted Gingerbread that is otherwise stock. I have root access, but have not used it to do anything. I have inspected the /Music folder multiple times and the 500+ songs I ...
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How to exclude certain folders from getting scanned by music player?

I have some audiobooks on my phone, but I don't want to hear these when I play "All music". Is it possible to exclude some folders from getting added to the library? What are the file types that ...
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Why can't music players find my audio files?

On my Nexus 4, there's a folder called /sdcard/Music/ (or just /Music when browsing the phone's storage; Windows 7 calls it Computer\Nexus 4\Internal storage\Music) and I've put a lot of songs in ...
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What can play Ogg Opus on Android?

Opus is a new open source lossy-format that replaces Vorbis and the outperforms all the other proprietary alternatives to it. However, what plays Opus on Android? Thus far the only thing I've found is ...
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How can I choose a music player?

I am looking for a music player for my android device which has a number of specific features (such as having a play queue, lock screen controls, etc.) I am finding it difficult because there are lots ...
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Need a car-friendly way to listen to music?

Here is specifically what I'm looking for. 1) I would like the ability to use gesture/swipe controls to skip tracks. This is much easier than finding a button on a touchscreen to change tracks. ...
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What is causing music playback to stop/pause unexpectedly?

Moto DROID v1 Android 2.2.1 Is anyone else experiencing random music playback stopping/pausing on their handset? Do you know what is causing it, or how to prevent it? I've been trying to get to ...
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Music Player with a smart Shuffle option

One of the feature that I love on Amaro (Linux) or Winamp (Windows) is the ability to shuffle the playlist, ie take all the songs in the playlist and shuffle them like a deck of playing cards. That ...
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Alarm clock to wake to music play list?

Is there a good alarm app that will start playing selections from a playlist at the scheduled alarm time?
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Change application to be launched using Voice Action

Is there a way I can change which app will launch upon Voice action? For example when I say "Listen to Pink Floyd", it currently opens Last.fm app which is more or less useless for me since Last.fm ...
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Want to disable album art in music player

My brain is wired to text. Album art conveys no useful information and I would like to just display the artist name and song title in large letters. Is there a way to disable or drastically reduce ...
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Syncing music without iTunes…or can you?

I just switched from iPhone to the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and realized that music syncing isn't going to be the same - but maybe it can be better. I downloaded doubleTwist from the Play Store because ...
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Play music from PC on Android

If I have shared a folder on my computer that has all my music in it, is it possible, when connected to the same Wifi network with my phone (Nexus One, Gingerbread), to play this music on my phone? ...
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How can I make the button on my headphones control something other than the stock music player?

When I press this button, it plays/pauses the stock music player. I don't use the stock music player--I use a comination of Last.fm, Grooveshark, and Winamp. I would like to make the button play/pause ...
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Musicplayer that shows BPM information and allows sorting according to BPM [closed]

Is there an music player that shows the value in the BPM tag? I would also like it to sort according to BPM.
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How to make Android play music reliably, without chopping?

When I try to play music on Android 2.3 (using various players, including PowerAmp) on Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 I get not reliable sound. Music pauses for a short time, for example, when: I press ...
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audio player ala winamp on android?

is there any audio player that works similar to winamp? so it can play most importantly files from within a folder (whole folder or one file) playlists streams
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How do I change incorrect album art on the default Music Player of the Samsung Galaxy S III?

One of my albums has a completely unrelated album art associated with it. I cannot find the album details and hope to get the album art that way because it's an independent album. The album art I'm ...
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Outer-shell music buttons like in iOS

I just dumped my iOS device for the sake of Android (iTunes, flash lack and other reasons). I'm trying to retain the features I got used to on the iOS. One of them was the ability to start, pause, ...
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Which music players support search by “Album Artist”? [closed]

All the music players I've tried have search by artist/album/genre but I really want search by "Album Artist". Do any of the market players do this?
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Multiple Music Libraries?

I keep a large number of spoken word lectures on my device, as well as my music. This makes it difficult to select ONLY one or the other. Are there any players that will allow me to easily switch back ...
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What does “Add to Queue” mean in “Play Music”?

What does "Add to Queue" mean in "Play Music"? I've seen an answer elsewhere which said "it adds to the current play list." That answer makes no sense. What "current play list?" There is no such ...
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Force Media Update?

Sometimes I download songs from various sources, and they aren't put in the requisite media folder on external storage. The media scanner can still find them, but the only way I have found to do this ...
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How to voice command a music player?

I would like to know if is that possible to voice command music actions, like next track, and even delete track would be very nice. My sport, rowing, doesn't allow me to interact with smartphone ...
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How do I make the music player display on the lock screen?

When I'm listening to music on my Android using Music Player, I want to see what song I'm listening to on my lock screen, and maybe even play/pause and go forward/backward on the playlist, but not ...
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volume rocker as next/previous song

This probably is a common question but so far I have not seen a thorough answer. I want to know if it is possible to have the rocker functionalities that are on cyanogem mod on a factory rom (htc ...
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Music App changes track after 40 seconds on rooted phone

I recently rooted my htc desire and installed cyanogenmod 7.0.3 and now whenever I use the music app it will play the first 40 seconds of a track then there is a long pause and the next track starts. ...
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Problems with music playback - Music File corrupt?

I have an HTC Inspire 4G (Desire HD, Ace), and whenever I have headphones plugged in and am listening to music, the music player will randomly start playing new songs, pausing and starting a new one ...
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How can I scrobble my music to Last.fm?

Is there any way to scrobble the songs I listen to on my Android phone to Last.fm?
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How do I download the music from my computer to my samsung moment?

Can someone please give me a straight answer im leaving for Costa Rica in the morning and need my music.
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How can I stop music apps from playing when my Android connects via Bluetooth to my car?

We recently bought a used Toyota Prius that has Bluetooth installed with the JBL audio system. Whenever my phone (stock Nexus 4 running 4.4.4) connects to it, the car sends a "play" command that ...
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Android tablet as music remote

I imagine a setup where I use an android tablet computer as a remote control for my hifi system - at least for selecting music. I have connected a low-power, cheap and small linux computer to the amp. ...
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Music Player Not Displaying Songs?

I am using a T-Mobile G2 running Android 2.3 and recently had to replace the phone with another as the old one was bad. I then launched the stock music player with my SD Card inserted and I viewing ...
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How to get the stock music player to play WMA files?

I'm using android 2.2 on a stock Nexus one (from the pre-developer phone stage). Should the music player be able to cope with WMAs? I'm sure I've seen references to it coping with them, but they are ...
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Is it possible to extend/upgrade media decoders?

As I am very happy with the internal player for music I would like to keep it. Unfortunately it does not support a certain codec: flac. Is it possible to upgrade the player so it can decode flac?, or ...
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Streaming radio in Android

I like a couple of Internet radios that I'm currently able to listen to using CorePlayer under Windows Mobile, VLC and WMP on PC. I own the .m3u files for both www.radio21.ro and www.vibefm.ro, but ...
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Control media player on one phone from another

I recently upgraded by old Wildfire to a Galaxy S2. For an event I'm running, I'd like to be able to hook the wildfire up to a sound system and play music (that's on the wildfire). However, I'd also ...
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Motorola Defy Plus - Apps are automatically closing few minutes after screen switches off

This is driving me crazy. I just bought a new Motorola Defy Plus (MB526) this week and plugged in a 16 GB SD card to it. Like the features it offered like Moto-Blur and all that. So after 2 days of ...
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Set equalizer settings that works for all sounds from any programs?

Can we set equalizer sound settings in some program, then go to any other program that produces sound knowing that those settings would apply? For example, set it so that bass is enhanced across the ...
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Media scanner will not recognize NEW music

So I have a bunch of music already, all in /sdcard/music that scans just fine. When I add new music to the folder, the scanner does not recognize it even though I can see them in the folder in My ...
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contents of playlists being deleted but playlist files still exist

Sometimes (probably on reset/power-cycle, which I do every now and then) I lost most of the content of my playlists. I have about 15 playlists that I have created. I have put songs in them several ...
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How do I change the function of the earphone button?

I have a Nexus S running Gingerbread and I use the stock app to listen to music. The bundled earphone has a button that plays/pauses music, but I find this redundant since I can either reduce the ...
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Prevent music volume from being lowered when using turn-by-turn navigation

I use a Nexus 6 on Lollipop. Sometimes I'll try to listen to music over Bluetooth while using Google Maps turn-by-turn navigation in my car. The volume on the music is reduced whenever Google Maps ...
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Isolating pocket casts from scrobble for last.fm

When I play a podcasts on my android phone using pocket cast 4.2.3 I notice that the details are scrobbled to last.fm. It is happening because I have set my last.fm app to scrobble. I want to scrobble ...
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Random Music Playback [WinAmp && Cubed]

I've noticed this issue on my Sprint Samsung Intercept running 2.2 Froyo (rooted, custom kernel, etc.) I swear I didn't have this issue on Android 2.1, but someone with a Motorola Droid running 2.1 ...
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Stop audio player from restarting music after a phone call

Whenever I receive a phone while listening music (with earplugs), I disconnect the earplugs and take the phone through the normal speakers. The music is paused during the phone call, no problem ...
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How can I disable the button on the earphones?

I keep accidentally pressing the button on the earbuds when it's in my pocket. Any of these would be great for me: Disable the button only when the device is locked Disable the button always
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What is the Virtualizer sound effect in music players and how does it work?

I use PlayerPro to play music on my smartphone. In PlayerPro there are "Sound Effects", which are similar to the DSP manager. One of the sound effects is the Virtualizer. When I enable the ...