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What I've done in the past (and appears to have worked here, too): Go to Settings->Applications->Manage Applications Clear the data/cache for the Media Storage app (it's a system service/app) Unmount and remount your SD card via some means. Re-launching a music app after doing this will force it to rebuild the database, which can take a little bit ...


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The easiest way is to install the official Last.FM app, this will scrobble tracks played by the default Android music player, as well as from many 3rd party audio players, like WinAmp. It doesn't work with some manufacturer customized music player apps (for instance, Samsung have modified the music player app on the Galaxy S's and scrobbling doesn't work ...


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Go download PowerAmp. Best $5 I ever spent on an app. It includes lockscreen controls and I'm pretty sure you can set up lockscreen gestures to do whatever you want. I'll confirm this real quick on my installation. Edit: Confirmed on the lockscreen gestures. Swiping left and right over the album art will skip the track forward and backward by default, ...


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They're stored in your music.db file - mine is /data/data/com.google.android.music/databases; I'm not sure if this is exactly the same across all devices but I'd guess it probably is. They live in a combination of the LISTS and LISTITEMS tables, which are defined as such: sqlite> .schema lists .schema lists CREATE TABLE LISTS(Id INTEGER PRIMARY KEY ...


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The typical implementation of a "hot reboot" does not actually shut down the OS and restart it (see What does Hot Boot mean? for related discussion). In essence, it's killing the UI and other foreground processes, then restarting the UI components, making it somewhat analogous to restarting the X server on a *nix machine. The music player spawns a ...


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If your built-in music app and lock screen doesn't do this currently, then you can try using WinAmp as your player, that was the first music app I saw that added the transport controls to your lock screen. Go into WinAmp's settings to find this option: Then it should look a bit like this when your phone is locked: These days most music apps include ...


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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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Alarm Clock Plus V2. Its free in the app market. Let's you set a song or a playlist, plus it has a ton of other options. Its really a killer app. Update: I still have the free ad supported version Alarm Clock Plus installed on my phone but it looks like it's gone from the market. The only one left is the paid, ad-free version.


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How long have you had your phone? One common cause of intermittent headphone connections like this can just be that after carrying your phone around in your pocket for months, it has picked up "pocket fluff" in the headphone socket. At first this just squashes down out of the way when your headphones are plugged in, but after a while so much builds up that ...


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I used to have this problem a lot on my Droid. I believe it has something to do with the headphones and how some music apps react to you plugging them in/out. My solution? I use tasker to make two profiles: Not Headset Plugged Music Stop Media Volume 0 Headset Plugged Music Stop Media Volume 5 The volume isn't necessary (just so I don't blare ...


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Gentle Alarm. Seems a little complex at first with profiles and alarms, but it rocks. The best feature is the one that allows you to skip alarms set to go off without actually turning off a configured alarm. I use that feature all the time. You have to pay for it, but its worth it. There was a comment about the concern of Gentle Alarm's Internet usage, ...


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There are many ways to (semi-)automate the process. I'm assuming you don't want to use an app to manage this. (There are dozens. I expect some other answers will suggest some.) I also assume that you know how to connect to your PC and turn on "USB Storage". Just copy your music files to your SD card. The music player will find the tracks wherever you have ...


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I haven't looked exhaustively at the filesystem itself (didn't use adb shell or anything), but I'm fairly positive the warning is just a generic message that shows up whenever you clear data for an app or system service. I tried a couple of different apps and services and always saw the warning. After clearing my Media Storage data and unmounting/remounting ...


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VLC for Android Beta is reported to support opus format. (src)


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I've found GoneMAD Music Player and Neutron Music Player support playback of Opus. Update: If gapless playback is an important feature to you try XMMS2 or Rockbox.Both are still in the development stages as far as Android is concerned but they are both worthy of a mention. XMMS2 is a music player server, so you will also need to download a controller to use ...


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Seeing a file name like Computer\Nexus 4\Internal storage\Music\Christina StÁúČrmer\Freier Fall\1 Geh nicht wenn du kommst.mp3 points to a special problem with "special characters" (such as German Umlauts) which got messed up on data transfer: While Windoze uses its own character set (MS-ANSI or wone of the WIN-12xx, depending on configuration), Android ...


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You could try something like VLC Remote. It can apparently even be configured to work with an MPlayer install instead of VLC if you prefer (according to this project, at least). There's also a remote app for Songbird available, and you can find it in the Market as well.


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There's an App called "Just Playlists" that states the "none repeating shuffle" as one of its features: http://www.androidzoom.com/android_applications/media_and_video/just-playlists_byqz.html


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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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If you need just scrobbling, I recommend Scrobble Droid. It's only 45k. And works nicely with default music player for me. http://www.appbrain.com/app/scrobble-droid/net.jjc1138.android.scrobbler Hubi


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Music PlayerPro has that feature. But it's a Paid app. I tried many free ones, (powerAmp, winamp, cube, double twist, mixzing...) none have that feature! Note 1: Meridian (free) can search using composers (it calls it writers). Note 2: There is an issue-ticket related to this open in the android issue tracker. So this may be fixed in stock players in ...


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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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I would try out Google Music. It will be the most native with your device, and gets relatively close to syncing, in theory. The first thing you will have to do is go to the Google Music Homepage and download the Music Manager tool. Once downloaded, you tell the Music Manager where your music is on your computer, and it uploads it all to the cloud! This ...


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This is the method I use for finding important apps which have to fit certain requirements: Make a list of all the features you want. Have some music in the standard music folder which the standard music app uses. Don't have too much music as it may take a new app a long time to read it all. Find an article which compares popular music players like "10 ...


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In the stock ROM the Nexus 4 default music player should be "Play Music" with an icon that looks like yellow headphones, never heard of Apollo but it's possible this is something your custom ROM's changed. Most music players on Android get their "media library" from the built-in media scanner service, this should pick up MP3 files stored in any ...


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Last.fm picks up the intents apps like Pocket Casts and Google Music send to bluetooth devices, and hacks that into their scrobble implementation. I guess they figured Google were never going to support them explicitly so that was their only way in. To stop Pocket Casts from scrobbling you'd un-tick the Google Music option in last.fm. The fine people of ...


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You can copy the music to any location on your phone, and the music player will detect the location automatically. Al has posted how you can transfer your file with a PC and USB cable, if for some reason it doesn't work for you you can install Awesome Drop from the Market and then use Dashwire's awesome drop to transfer the file using internet connection.


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What you need is the headset blocker widget - install it and then put it up on your home screen as a widget and then toggle it ON. Now, whenever you unplug your headphones, the music player will stop playing. try it and see if it works. BTW, Meridian Player has an in-built option to disallow resuming playback after a phone call.


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Winamp supports ReplayGain in its desktop versions, so the Android version might also support it (I'm not positive, but it seems reasonable). It definitely does support scrobbling, though I've not used it myself. You could give that a try and see if it fits your needs.



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