Questions tagged [music-player]

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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Fix/reset default app / "open with"

I have a Samsung Galaxy S21 android phone, android 12. There has been an issue with playing music from dropbox for many months now. I can't get my old preferred default music player back. If I just ...
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How to fix "Selected playlist is empty" in Android 4.1.2?

I have an old phone that I use as a dedicated MP3 player after my actual MP3 player died. It's a ZTE phone running Android 4.1.2 with an SD card that has all my music on it. I use the default music ...
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Find which app is (not) reacting to bluetooth play button?

I newly have a Sony Xperia 10/III (XQ-BT52) with Android 12 (all updates installed - 60.1.A.0.533) This problem did not appear on my last Samsung A40 phone with exactly this headset. I have a ...
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How can I use my old Verizon note 8 without set up

I switched to a different carrier and I want to use my old Verizon Note 8 as a simple MP3 player. I did a factory reset on it and when it boots up it wants to go through a whole setup process ...
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Continue a music playlist as an Alarm

Back when Google Play was still alive, I found an Automate script that would turn on the app at a specific time, continuing whatever playlist it had last been going through. It made for a really handy ...
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Wrong earphones/headphones buttons press/tap behavior

I've had this issue for a long time now. As far as I know there are three button commands while using any music players. One press for pause, double press to go to the next song, and triple press to ...
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Use hands-free as a speaker

I'm trying to find way of sending audio to hands free, I mean for example to listen music (I have no problem with hands free quality). Let's say I wait to play mp3 file to Motorola T305 speaker, is ...
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Audio file not Supported

So I just went from the LG ThinQ to the LG Velvet and transferred some of my music over. However, when I try to play certain songs, they come up as "file not supported". They will play on my ...
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Chose which player is activated by headphones play/pause buttons

I have 3 pairs of Bluetooth headphones: Sony WH-1000xm4 Jabra Elite Active 65t Cardo PacTack bold (motorcycle communicator, works as Bluetooth headset) On my Pixel 5 I have 2 sound players installed:...
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unable to see music files in any player app

This is a seemingly common problem and I viewed the dozen suggested posts before posting this but none of that helped since it was mainly things I already tried. 50 GB worth of MP3s in /sdcard/Music I ...
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Music Player and Audio Recording Crashes Randomly

My Music Player can't play more than 5mins & 10sec after you stopped using the screen, same with my Audio Recorder and after the short records it stores as .3gpp.tmp which can't play on android ...
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Does YouTube Music allow non-premium accounts to download their own uploaded music to their device for offline use?

I just received an email notification that Google Play Music would be discontinued later this year, and instructing me to transfer my library over to YouTube Music (I haven't done this yet). I am ...
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Keep playlist always in shuffle

I am using the default android music player and I tend to always play playlists in shuffle mode. I find it unintuitive though that I cannot set a playlist to play in shuffle by default, I need to ...
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Why is Google Play Music the only app that produces a "Browse" button on my car stereo?

If I connect my phone via Bluetooth to my car (2016 Toyota Corolla), and then play music using the Google Play Music app, the car shows a Browse button, which allows me to navigate through artists and ...
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How does one remove a single song from a downloaded album?

I have purchased an album on the play store and downloaded the entire album to my Android device, through the Play Music app. I want all of the songs from that album on my device, except for one. If ...
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How to get Assistant to look for music only on my phone

I have about 60 gigs of music on my Samsung Galaxy S8. I normally uses Pi Music Player, and am very happy with it. But that's not so convenient while driving, so I'd like to control my music through ...
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I cannot open or play songs with anything but Files (default file explorer on Android One)

I have a new Nokia 3.1. After putting in and formatting an SD card, I copied a tonne of music to it (in /Music in the root folder). These are m4a and mp3 files. It seems only default apps can see and ...
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How does "PowerAmp" make song quality better?

I am using Poweramp trial version. I tried so many music player but can not find anything like poweramp. I am curious how poweramp makes song quality better even using low quality headset.
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Google music player queue

I have read numerous posts about adding songs to the queue. My issue is I select a song and start it playing, I then select the next song and click the 3 dots next to the title and select "add to ...
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Watching Youtube and listening to music at same time in android phone- Is it possible [duplicate]

How can I watch Youtube video (app) muted as well as listen to music in phone's built in music app in any android phone? It is not a duplicate of this How can I mute the YouTube app while playing ...
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How to use a music player notification's play button state as an event for Tasker

Is it possible to read the state of the "play" button inside a music app's notification and use it as an event to activate/deactivate a Tasker profiles? I need to run certain commands when playback ...
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How to make an app behave the same way with screen off, as with screen on?

Maybe the question should be - "how to keep the CPU awake with screen off", but I'm not sure yet, here's why: I'm trying to use my android device as a DLNA player, that streams music to a DLNA ...
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Listen music from OneDrive

I've a Samsung Galaxy A8 phone (android 8.0.0) and it's connected to my OneDrive accounts (both personal and business) where I store music. I've tried downloading music to my phone, but I could only ...
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Streaming audio files from SMB (or AFP, or NFS) share to DLNA receiver without resampling

Is it possible to scan specific folders for music files and import them to some android media player app, which could then stream the music to a DLNA device? Another challenge is that the music files ...
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How to go forward/back in Deezer app?

In the Deezer Android app, when I play any music, it displays a button "play in shuffle mode". When I click, the track starts playing, but in the track window: I can't go to a specific position in ...
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Android "google play music app". How force it play ONLY local songs on my phone

How to force "google play music app" play ONLY songs I paid for and downloaded to my phone. In other words how to restrict it from contacting the web and using my data allocation. thank you
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How to prevent VLC from closing when paused for around 5 hour

At the moment, I use the VLC application for my music on my cellphone. Recently, they pushed out an update that moved everyone away from the beta application to the normal one. Since this update, I'm ...
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Wrong music player when connecting to car after Android update

I have a Huawei P10 and I use BlackPlayer for playing music. When I start my car and my bluetooth is active my car (Volvo V40) automatically connects to my phone and starts playing music. Yesterday I ...
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Voice control of audio playback: seek within track

I'm planning a lengthy cycling trip and I'd like to be able to listen to language training mp3s while riding. I think the ideal way to do this would be to use voice control. Is there a way that will ...
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How can I disable album art on my lock screen?

I'm not a big fan of my lock screen getting hijacked by whatever music app is currently playing. Is there a setting, app, or work around that can disable album art from being displayed on my lock ...
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Playing instead of streaming M3U files (media playlist) on Android

I have Xperia Z3 running on Android 6 (Marshmallow). The phone is rooted and Xposed. I need a way to play .m3u or .m3u8 files on Android, not streaming them, and I want to be able to shuffle the ...
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Samsung Music Player - Multiple Genres

I have a library of around 6000 songs. Each one of them is tagged properly, however, there are songs, which have multiple genres and some do have multiple artists. I tried separating them with ...
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Getting "OK Google" to play music from non-downloaded songs in Google Play Music Library?

I have many songs uploaded to my Music library on Google Play Music, but don't download more than a few of them to my Google Pixel. When I say "Ok Google, play _____", my phone will instead try to ...
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How to watch Facebook video without stopping music playback from Spotify

Here is a very common use case I have: I listen to music on Spotify while going through my Facebook feed. Sometimes there's a video that I want to see in full screen. When I tap the video, music ...
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Music Player won't detect music on USB. Galaxy S7

For some strange reason, my media player (I have tried MediaMonkey and Google Play Music) won't detect my music on my new USB. I can play music when I select the music file from the file explorer, but ...
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Music Player that allows searching id3-tag field "comment"

I am using the id3-tag "comment" field to assign tags that characterize the content of songs to mp3 of my music library. The contents of a comment field of an mp3 file could look like this: upBeat ...
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How can I listen to sound files on my android wear device with ff/rw and saving song position capabilities?

I have a moto 360 sport. I currently have used Play Music to listen to songs when my phone is not connected to the watch. This app is missing two huge features that I need. I cannot fast forward or ...
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Prevent music players from auto play on bluetooth connect

Whenever I connect my android device with a bluetooth device, it automatically starts spotify and starts playing. As far as I know this also happens to other users/players (according to google) How ...
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Incoming call doesn't stop the music in Nexus 5X

Before this time I've been using Samsung Android-phone with Android 4.4. There was the next feature: when I listen to the music in headphones and somebody calls me then music stops and I start to hear ...
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How to keep my music and alarm files separate

I have two folders of mp3 files, one for music and one for my alarm clock. I have them both on my sd card. Right now I'm trying to use (or find) 3rd party apps that will do what i want. Even ...
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Bluetooth next track without next button

I have only three buttons on my Bluetooth helmet: VOL+ VOL- ON (which is on/pairing button and it might drop the call as well) Would be nice if the Bluetooth controls were configurable in such a way ...
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Music player seekBar doesn't begin from 0

I have a Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 pro with MIUI 8 7.5.11. In the default music player when I try to drag the seekbar to the beginning it automatically releases at 00:04-05, not at 00:00. Is it a bug? Here ...
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Xiaomi Music Player don't shows songs information

I have a Xiaomi Mi3 running Android 6.0 and there is a problem with the stock music player: some songs don't show the album cover or the artist. Other ones dont' show the name of the album. What can ...
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Huawei EVA-L09 removes short songs from music player

I have noticed that there are some songs not displaying in my music player on my android phone. What is interesting, is that these files are no different from ones I do see in my player. And I can ...
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Music Players with Equalizer Almost Killing Battery on nubia

It's a nubia Z9 max Elite (NX518J) equipped with Qualcomm's Burndragon 810 SoC running nubia's stock ROM. I just installed and tried out Poweramp and it's amazing. However my phone got hot ...
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Add Play Music's download folder to the library of Samsung Music?

I use a Galaxy Note 4 (Android 6.0.1), and I like the default music player more than Play Music's player, however, I enjoy to have my music everywhere, and managed by Play Music. I'm looking for a way ...
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Read audio from USB OTG

I have a lot of music files. Far more from what my SD card + internal memory could support even if they had no apps, pictures and whatnot stored into. I have a 128Go USB stick where I store all my ...
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Android music organization. How do I avoid splitting albums on the default music app?

I have a Galaxy S7. I am trying to organize music in the default music app and running into some issues. For example, no matter how much I try and group music in to one album or to one artist (on both ...
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How to choose which player is controlled by headphone button?

I have headphones, which has a button, which can stop/starts player applications. Unfortunately I also have several such players installed. Sometimes this button works well, but sometimes starts to ...
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Move playlist from one application to another in android

So I have Google's Play Music application that I used till now. But since couple of days I'm facing issues with this app, it hangs a lot, doesn't respond to the commands, and I even updated it few ...
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