Questions regarding songs in your android device. The quality, bit-rate, size and file types is considered relevant to this tag. This should not be confused with audio and/or music-player

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Is it possible to direct all audio output, including music output, to a Bluetooth headset?

I am able to make and receive calls from my Samsung ACE S5830 phone using a Bluetooth device. However, when I play MP3 songs on my phone, the output does not play through the Bluetooth mono headset; ...
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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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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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How do I play mp3s from my Dropbox?

I have the Dropbox app on my Droid, and it can "Download" files to the local storage on the phone, but for some reason the music playing app can't see those files. How do I make the music playing ...
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Garageband equivalent for Android?

I am thinking about getting an iPad 2 just so I can record music on Garageband, provided I find a way to input a USB mic. Anyways, I am admittedly a Google and Android fan and would much rather go ...
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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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Which apps do gapless music playback?

Are there any apps around that are good at gapless audio playback? I listen to a lot of music that continues from one track to another and the stock app puts a small but noticeable gap between tracks. ...
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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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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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What are the options for streaming music from PC to phone?

I'm interested in being able to play music that's on my computer through my phone - mostly so I can plug the phone into speakers in different parts of the house. Looking for apps, I realise that there ...
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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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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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How to Set 'Play' Button Behavior on Bluetooth Remote

I have a RocketFish Bluetooth headset paired with my MotoDROID v1 (Froyo). The BT headphones have multimedia controls (volume up/down, next track, previous track, play/pause) and a button to trigger ...
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How can I disable the notification sounds while playing music?

I don't like the notification sounds overlaying my music playback, but I can't find any setting to disable notification sounds while playing music. I also don't like the way the sound overlay works. ...
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Android: Force Music Application to Refresh List of Playlists

How can I force the built-in Music App in Android to refresh my list of playlists. Even after I delete one from my SD card, the playlist will still appear in my list of playlists.
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How can I stop the Music app from launching when headphone is plugged in?

I have a Moto Droid, running Android 2.2 (Froyo), although this behavior also existed on 2.1. Whenever I plug something in the headphone jack, the Music app will start up (sometimes with a bit of a ...
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Images have disappeared from gallery, but still in “My Files” (Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, 5.0.2)

I have a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge (64GB) running Android Lollipop 5.0.2 which I've had since release day (April 10th 2015) and as the title mentions, there seems to be an issue in that my images are no ...
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Syncing playlists between Ubuntu and Android smartphone

I'm looking for a simple and reliable way of syncing music playlists between Ubuntu and an Android smartphone. Some time ago I was using Banshee, but then it suddenly stopped working. My understanding ...
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disable music button

How can I disable the hardware music button on the side of my LG GW620? I keep accidently triggering it in my pocket, causing random bursts of Foo Fighters when I sit down in a meeting. Just ...
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Music players that can import M3U playlists? [closed]

OK, so it seems that (unbelievably) Winamp for Android is so extremely stupidly designed that it can't import M3U playlists. So, I want a player that can import M3U playlists. I'm running ...
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Why can't my phone find pictures or music files suddenly?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace with its official CyanogenMod nightly build. And suddenly, it doesn't "see" my pictures, videos or music files. They don't show: while selecting a notification/ring tone ...
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How can I control both volume and track skip on my Android device from my headphones?

How can I control both volume and track skip on my Android device from my headphones? I.e with a set of headphones having 3 buttons Button 1: Volume + Button 2: Play/Pause/Skip Forward/Skip Backward ...
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Is there a music player that can play music from the Google Music Store as well as Amazon MP3?

It's getting really annoying that the music I "buy" in the different music stores on Android (Google Play and Amazon MP3 specifically) aren't visible to other music players even when I make them ...
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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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Android 5.0 (Lollipop) music equalizer?

First of all, I'm rooted. So since I have Android 5.0 on my Nexus 5 I wonder if there still exists the option to change the music equalizer. In KitKat it was like: I wasn't able to find any option ...
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Why does Pandora advance songs randomly?

I use Pandora a lot. Unfortunately, I've noticed that when using headphones at work it randomly skips songs very often. It might jump to the next track after just 30-90 seconds, etc. It's very, very ...
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How can I listen to free online music while performing other tasks on my device?

I have Android 2.2 on my phone and I want an app that lets me listen to free music online in the background while I browse through other apps or do something else on my phone. The YouTube app closes ...
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Song playback from/to specific point in the track [closed]

How can I playback songs from a specific user-preset track start-time and/or to a specific end-time. For example, I want a specific song to only play from the 10th second to the 180th second of the ...
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Choose default music player to play / pause music on hands-free button press

I like the feature to use button on the hands-free (headset) to play / pause music. I have a bunch of music players installed on my phone: Apollo, Sony Walkman, Play Music, etc. When I use the ...
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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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Is there a way to resume music after finishing a call

When I am listening to music and making a call through a Bluetooth device in my car, after the phone call, the music is not resumed. Is there a way to cause the audio player to resume the music after ...
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How to configure Amazon Cloud Player (Amazon MP3) to ignore podcasts in list of on-device music?

Amazon Cloud Player (aka Amazon MP3) displays all mp3 files, even those that are podcasts (which I use the DoggCatcher to listen to). Is there some way to tell the Cloud Player to ignore podcasts so ...
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Use android phone as bluetooth receiver in car

In my car I have my old Android phone as the GPS and music player. I was hoping to use it as a receiver for my calls coming to my other phone and any bluetooth devices around it streaming music. Is ...
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How can I convert my music to show up OGG Vorbis tags?

What command with FFmpeg should I use to ensure that all of my metadata (Currently, most of the Artist tags are ignored) and music will play perfectly on Android? (Preferably using Ogg Vorbis!) I'm ...
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How can I sync iTunes with a Galaxy Nexus

How can I sync my music from iTunes onto my Galaxy Nexus? How-To Geek has a good article about using Salling Media Sync, but apparently the Galaxy Nexus isn't supported because it only shows up as a ...
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Nexus 7 as a remote home controller

I have a Nexus 7 and I find it really useful for everyday use. I would like to improve it as a remote controller for my apartment, like: play music (the mp3 files are stored on the computer, N7 is ...
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Pressing volume keys causes songs to skip

Device: Motorola Defy (MB525), running Android ICS (4.0.4), CyanogenMod 9-20121116-NIGHTLY-jordan Issue: Whenever I'm listening to songs on any song app, If I press either volume up or down keys when ...
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Stream music on Android to Desktop speakers

The canonical location for my music collection is the Android phone (synced from Mac at work), and I have a Windows PC at home connected to the speaker system. Is it possible to play the music on ...
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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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Default browser doesn't play embedded music from a website

Today I came upon a situation where I had a website which had an embedded player in it which plays sample music. To my surprise I came to know that the Android 2.3 default browser or Opera web browser ...
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What is the recommended way to synchronize music on an Android phone?

I have a server which is on all the time, on a network share I store my music collection. I would like to synchronize this with my phone. If I add new album on my server it should pop up on my phone ...
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How to play already transfered music with 'Music' app?

I just bought Galaxy S2. Its really cool, but I have one serious problem! I transfered few MP3 files using USB and copied those files to usbStorage/. When I open 'My files' app on S2, it does show ...
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Client-Server Android audio remote

I'd like to get a low power pc (arm or atom) running linux and control the music that it plays through an android app, effectively becoming androids version of Logitech's Squeezebox. I'd prefer not to ...
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Can I play DRM music from iTunes on my Android?

I thought that DRM content on iTunes could only be played on iTunes, but then I saw SongBird, a non-Apple application that can play DRM protected music. Is there an app for that uses similar ...
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Remotely send music to Android device

There are multiple questions in Android Enthusiasts addressing the possibility of streaming music to an Android device, where the point of control is the said device. I need something slightly ...
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Disabling system noise interrupts of music

When I'm playing Spotify onto a speaker, it's interrupted by system sounds such as "charging started", "battery low", etc. Is there any way to prevent these interrupts from occurring while I'm ...
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App searches in wrong directory

I just installed DroidID3Tagger, however it just searches for my music files in /mnt/sdcard, my music however is in /mnt/emmc. Is there anything I can do instead of moving the files? I'm using CM9 ...
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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 ...
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Is there a way to visualize music from the microphone?

With all the media and 3D graphics capabilities available on modern hardware I'd like to see a nice visualisation application that listens to the microphone. If anyone knows the G-Force winamp ...