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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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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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What can play Ogg Opus on Android? [closed]

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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How to have two applications play sound simultaneously?

I want the music to keep playing in the background while I practice Spanish on the Duolingo app. The music player stops while Duolingo is trying to play sound as of now. Is this possible?
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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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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 player app can't see those files. How do I make the music playing ...
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How can I prevent an app from interrupting audio playback of some other app?

I am using Duolingo to practice Japanese, and I'd be able to practice a lot more if I could actually do this while listening to music. Right now, when you get to the next question, it turns down the ...
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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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Which apps do gapless music playback? [closed]

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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Playing a music playlist as an alarm?

How to have an alarm that will start playing selections from a playlist at the scheduled time?
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Garageband equivalent for Android? [closed]

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 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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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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Music Player with a smart Shuffle option [closed]

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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Stream music from Android phone to PC over WiFi

I've been searching on this site and can't find exactly what I'm looking for: I have a PC (can run Linux or Windows) that's connected to my surround-sound speakers. When my friends come around they ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 to measure sound decibel in Android?

Since Android device can play music using in-built music player or using external apps such as YouTube or TuneIn Radio, I wonder if it is possible to "measure" the sound being played by Android ...
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Play sound from two apps simultaneously [duplicate]

Is there a way to play sound from any two apps (or more) simultaneously on Android? For example I have Audible reading a book. I'd like to play sound from a relaxation app at the same time. Or from my ...
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How to play 5.1 audio direct to speakers?

I have an audio file recorded in 5.1 surround sound. I'd like to play this from my Android Device. The issue I have is the various Android devices I have (tablets/phones) all contain the standard 3....
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2 answers
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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 to stream music from one android device to another?

I have an android tablet in my car which is connected to my car's Audio System. My Phone has my most recent music collection on it. How can I directly stream music from my phone to my tablet, without ...
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Stop Media Playback through adb

I'm testing some settings on a phone, and unfortunately the only control I have is through adb right now. My issue is that while I can start playback of a music file through the following command, I ...
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Is there a music player that can play music from the Google Music Store as well as Amazon MP3? [closed]

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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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 hands-...
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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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How does Google Now know it's listening to music?

Once you launch the Google Now app, it listens to determine if it's listening to speech/noise or a song. What is the logical process that the Google Now app uses to identify noise vs music? I'm ...
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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 ...
Michael Haren's user avatar
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different audio on different devices

I am going on a trip with my son and want my music to play through bluetooth and his youtube to play through the phones speakers, is this possible
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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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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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Possible to transfer songs from iTunes (on Mac) to Android phone?

I have a significant music collection on my computer, which I am still frequently adding to. While the songs I've downloaded in the last several years are all DRM free (either downloaded for free or ...
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How can I mute the YouTube app while playing music on another player?

I do love to listen to music while watching text YouTube videos, but I can't because YouTube can't be muted. I use the respect audio focus in Musicolet Music Player. I have tried App Volume Control ...
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Album art doesn't change

So I've been successfully using programs to change album arts for my cellphone for the past 3 years and something bothers me about the way that the actual app on the Samsung reverts this changes under ...
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Music stored on the External SD Card is removed from playlists at reboot

So I'm getting a really frustrating issue happening with my phone wherein any .mp3 files stored on my external SD card are removed from their playlists whenever I restart my phone. Any music stored on ...
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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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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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