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Preey

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Music Players
« on: December 02, 2013, 03:03:26 AM »
Just some complaints and inquiries about Music Players.
Firstly how bad is the Google music player on N4, and I am not sure about what is happening to my music collection if I use this app. Does my music collection that is stored in cloud now become available to anyone on Google Playstore? Why do I need to store my music on Google Play to be able to access it?
Second question, which is related to the first part; I want to use Winamp which has  much better sound reproduction IMHO.
But it is not available for download to the N4, should I use a 3rd party download of Winamp for android, is it safe to do this?
I am at the moment using Mixzing, not ideal, my music is all over the place, and sound is average at best!
Advice appreciated



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Re: Music Players
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2013, 02:54:38 AM »
Firstly let start by saying I exclusively use Google Play Music. With the limited storage of the Nexus 4, I didn't really want my music stored locally on my device so chose to have it on the cloud. Personally I have no issues with GPM.

No, your music is not available to anybody other than you. It's stored under your account and is therefore yours.
You don't have to store your music on "the cloud". As I said above, I choose to because of limited storage. Any music with an mp3 file extension stored locally (internal storage) is detected by the GPM application and displayed within the application. I did store a small amount of music locally and that music is in the music folder on my device.

If you want to use Winamp try this...

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nullsoft.winamp

It's entirely up to you whether you think it's safe to use a 3rd party application. How many downloads does it have? What are the reviews like? How many stars does it have?
Decide from other users whether it's any good.

Other good player's include, PowerAmp, N7 Player and DoubleTwist but I'd recommend this for locally stored music...

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.underwood.now_playing2_free

Hope you find what you are looking for, good luck.

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« Last Edit: December 03, 2013, 04:46:55 AM by JayJ »

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Re: Music Players
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2013, 05:18:46 AM »
Firstly let start by saying I exclusively use Google Play Music. With the limited storage of the Nexus 4, I didn't really want my music stored locally on my device so chose to have it on the cloud. Personally I have no issues with GPM.

No, your music is not available to anybody other than you. It's stored under your account and is therefore yours.
You don't have to store your music on "the cloud". As I said above, I choose to because of limited storage. Any music with an mp3 file extension stored locally (internal storage) is detected by the GPM application and displayed within the application. I did store a small amount of music locally and that music is in the music folder on my device.

If you want to use Winamp try this...

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nullsoft.winamp

It's entirely up to you whether you think it's safe to use a 3rd party application. How many downloads does it have? What are the reviews like? How many stars does it have?
Decide from other users whether it's any good.

Other good player's include, PowerAmp, N7 Player and DoubleTwist but I'd recommend this for locally stored music...

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.underwood.now_playing2_free

Hope you find what you are looking for, good luck.

Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk

Thanks for your advice JayJ, I have read many reports that infer that GPM is a very standard music player, and I was looking for something better. I hear what you say regarding storing music on cloud, however music is available to purchase on Google Play and I suspect it is maybe coming from an ever increasing library, the music may be yours, but could also theoretically be copied and sold, maybe I'm a suspicious sort of guy, but does seem a bit odd that if you want to use this player you must upload your music to cloud. At least that's the way it reads to me.
Anyway, I decided on PowerAmp, a free trial and then purchase The links to winamp and many others are saying, not compatible with my device.. Strange thing, I deleted all my music folders from the N4 then downloaded the folder containing all the music I want back into the storeage music folder, then set PowerAmp to scan for music. All my music came up double, now have to individually delete the excess, if I delete too many at once I get the message that too many files missing and PowerAmp shuts down?

Thanks again.
« Last Edit: December 08, 2013, 10:10:59 PM by JayJ »

 


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