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The (Samsung modified) default Music Player app on the Galaxy S puts the player controls in the Notification Shade (the pull-down part of the Notification bar) while the Music Player is playing in the background. This lets you Play, Pause, Next Track, Previous Track while you're in another app. Doesn't the default Android player do this? Screenshot of the ...


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Most custom ROMs include this functionality as part of the Power Widget. For stock firmware you have to resort to 3rd-party apps such as ScanMedia or SDRescan, for example.


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Root only solution: You can use an app called ButtonRemapper to remap any of your buttons to a number of functions. I used this to remap my camera button to be a Play/Pause button (but when I was in the camera app it still took pictures). Unfortunately you have to have a rooted device to use this.


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Rockbox has a very early port to Android that allows speeding up an MP3 once the Timestrech option is enabled. The port is very functional, but the UI and integration with Android still leave much to be desired. Jon Corbet of LWN did a good summary article a few weeks ago. The most important piece of advice before using it: Imagine that your screen is ...


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This is a feature of CyanogenMod. Pressing and briefly holding one of the volume buttons when the screen is off will cause the music player to skip forward (volume up) or backward (volume down). The intention is that this allows you to skip tracks and whatnot without having to unlock the device. If you find it annoying then you can disable it completely in ...


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iSync does this. They also have a wireless sync. lifehacker article Unfortunately (for me at least) it uses iTunes and I hate iTunes, but it does work. I think I hated iTunes so much I bought an Android to avoid it, but now have to use it anyway because of the smart playlists. It is the only thing I've found that keeps smart playlists, playcounts, and ...


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I don't know of a player offering such functionality, but a workaround may be to use something like WidgetLocker to put the music player widget controls (almost all players have a widget nowadays) on your lockscreen. Then, switching off and on your device's screen should present you with the widget. Alternatively you could just press the home button to get ...


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You can use the Autostarts app (requires root) to modify which apps can listen in to particular events. In your case, you'd remove the media player apps from listening to the event(s) triggered by plugging in the audio cable.


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I have finally had a chance to look at the logcat while the problem was occuring. The error message reads: Completed command PLAYER_PREPARE status=-17 According to this forum "it’s caused by having too many MediaPlayer objects active at once." Unfortunately I have not yet found a fix. The only known workaround seems to be rebooting. I am still not sure, ...


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I have the same problem here, using Galaxy S with Android 2.3.3. Looking at the log, we can see the PID (proccess ID) used by PlayerDriver. V/PlayerDriver( 84): Completed command PLAYER_PREPARE status=-17 So, I've killed the PlayerDriver process and it has fixed. In order to do that, you need to root your device and connect with adb as root. ...


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I use QQPlayer Mobile QQ player ... supports all the popular formats of videos on the market, including AVI, FLV, MP4, 3GP, MKV, MOV and etc. In addition, QQ Player also supports SRT, SMI plug-in subtitle and MKV embedded subtitle, as well as multiple audio tracks switching.


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HD Player and Real Player sound promising to play mkv videos smoothly. But, if video quality is overloading your hardware capabilities, no software can help playing that HD video smoothly. However, you can do one thing: Install Hot Reboot from Play Store and run it once before video playback. It'd reduce load on system. If you're unable to play that video ...


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I think I found the problem. Like bjoernz said, some application is creating many objects from MediaPlayer class and it's not releasing that after. So, I opened an adb shell, became root (su) and I found the PID (process ID) of mediaserver, using the command: ps | grep mediaserver The mediaserver's PID, in my case, is: 84 Then, I listed all ...


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I noticed this problem on my galaxy s, it took a while to piece together, but it appeared to have started when I began using third party task managers. It happened with advanced task killer and watchdog installed. I went back to using the native task manager and the problem appears to have gone away.... Hasn't occured in the past week. I'm running 2.2.1. ...


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I experience the same problems, and I can't seem to get a consistent cause. After rebooting my phone, I don't see the problem again for another 12-24 hours. Because I use custom music as my alarm clock, I've adopted the habit or rebooting my phone before going to sleep. It's caused many late days to work before I figured out what was going on. I started ...


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The same problem is on my galaxy s. I've noticed that if I use Google Listen and have some queue, mp3 stops playing. After clearing queue it was getting ok! But... It seems Adobe Flash influences on media playback too. If I use it them any media playback fails, before rebooting. Maybe 2.3 will fix the problem. Almost tired to find the solution for 2.2 on ...


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Apparently there is such an app that can do this (see this XDA post). However, it's my understanding that to do this would require at minimum a rooted phone, and probably a custom kernel as well. I don't know of any custom kernels that have this functionality, however. You could also buy headphones with separate L/R volume controls.


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This is a known bug in Android (even in certain Eclair systems). There's a widget called Headset Blocker that when added to any of your homescreens and activated prevents the music player from playing whenever you unplug your headest. Freeware and it works. See if it helps.


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As Webs said, there are any number of decent Android audio players out there. The one I use is MixZing -- however, streaming support is not yet supported, and still listed as "And even better to come..."


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I got H.264 (x264 encoder) to play with these settings on my Huawei U8150 Main profile 320x240 (original video was 4:3 which helps, 16:9 or 2.35:1 should become even easier to decode) and tuned with the 'fastdecode' setting I used ffmpeg as the frontend, as Handbrake makes selecting the "fastdecode" option impossible ffmpeg -i "inputfile.avi" \ ...


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This sounds to me like a similar problem I have had with duplicating images in the gallery. I fixed this by clearing the gallery data, and allowing it to rebuild next time the media scanner ran. I would suggest trying the same technique. I would imagine that whereas I deleted the data from the Gallery App, you should try clearing data from the stock Android ...


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Core Media Formats table from Official Android Developer site states that FLAC Decoder is integrated and available by default in Android 3.1 and newer versions. So if you want FLAC decoder for your stock media player, you either need to get your device upgraded to ICS(4.0) OR you can switch to another media player (such as andLess or Winamp) that has its ...


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If you can do at least some UPnP operations, there is nothing wrong with your network. Capability of browsing DMS (aka UPnP pull) does not imply a capability of receiving commanded content from DMS/DMC (aka UPnP push). DMR has a separate set of optional functions for pushing, which may or may not be implemented. The simplest way of diagnosing is to start ...


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I haven't actually researched this answer, so take it with a grain of salt. Basing it off of other development work I have done with MP3s in the past. I do not think there would be any reason that Android would limit an application from reading the embedded lyrics (or, rather lyrics from the ID3 tag). Because the tag supports this, really all you would need ...


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Have you tried testing for individual media files causing the problem? Many moons ago I had a problem where certain files would corrupt the database of music and eventually cause problems for the whole library. This is very hypothetical as my experience wasn't on an android device and my Galaxy S works just fine. Despite this I thought you could try loading ...


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The video codecs are limited to what is supported by the device. This suggests that the codecs are in firmware and not software codecs like you are used to on the computer. This means you will probably need to use something like Handbrake to convert your videos to the phone. Unless there are in the h264 or 3GP formats that all android phones support. ...


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The Huawei IDEOS u8150 uses the Qualcomm MSM7201A system on a chip. That chip uses a QDSP4000 core for media processing. The QDSP4000 core natively supports MP4 encoding and decoding. In order to take advantage of that feature and avoid software decoding, you will want to store your video in MP4 format. You can reduce the resolution of the video to match ...


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I have a phone with the same specs... I found that If I encode using wmv2 and wmav2 it actually plays smoother, go figure. libx264 is a lot more complex of a codec and takes about 30 sec. to start playing a movie, but quality will be better. For a player I use MXplayer with the arm6 codec pack. Within MXplayer settings I set it to use software video decoding ...



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