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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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How can I tell if a car stereo's controls can be used with my Android phone?

I'm thinking about getting a Pioneer DEH-2200UB, which advertises itself as having controls compatible with iPods. I will be using it with my Samsung Fascinate in my 2005 Honda Civic. Is there any way ...
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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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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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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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What counts as “Connected Media” for the Music player?

In the music app, there is a Connected Media tab. It shows up my router, a Belkin Play Max, but it does not show up my NAS device, which has an iTunes server and a "Media server" of unspecified ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Why are some songs are not named correctly in media players?

Most songs in my collection display correctly. However some will display the name of the song as "01 Song name" instead of "Song name". Note that the file name is "01 Song name.mp3". They also appear ...
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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 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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How can I use the volume buttons for skipping songs?

Is there a way to use the volume buttons to change songs on the Nexus One?
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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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Media Player with Chapters Support

Is there a MediaPlayer with Chapter Marker support? I want to listen to audio books and the Economist Audio podcast (> 7 hours/episode).
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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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Is there any way to listen to Zune Pass music on my phone?

I have a Zune and download DRM-ed music via the Zune Marketplace that I can listen to as long as I have a Zune Pass monthly subscription. Is there any way to listen to this music on my Droid?
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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.