Dumb music players!

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    Help! I have tried several music players and really don't like any of them. I got rid of my Zune planning to use my moto Droid instead (I don't keep a ton of music on my device at any one time). However, each time I try to put music on my phone I get all of these duplicated albums, playlists I didn't create, etc. I've tried MixZing, etc. but I think the stock player is closest to what I want. I've tried Songbird, Moto Media, Double Twist, etc to sync also. All I want is to put my albums and playlists from WMP onto my phone without a bizillion duplications and wierdnesses. I want to delete all of the current music on my Droid (which I thought I did using Root Explorer) but it isn't deleted so I'm missing something. Once I clear off the old I just want to drag and drop albums from my computer to my phone because all of the sync stuff sucks. I miss my music in the car...can anyone help?? :(

    Edit..oh yeah...can anyone tell me why WMP divides my albums into 2 or 3? This makes sync'ing hard to begin with!
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    I hate to say it, but I've found iTunes/iPods to be the best at music organizing. And I'm pretty anti-Apple in most cases.
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    Ive found the easiest way to sync is to just drag and drop into a folder on your phone and organize it yourself from there. Then if you need to, download an mp3 tagger from the market to fix any issues that arise.

    On the topic of music players, "3"/Cubed and Lithium Player are cool on device music apps. And Mspot is a cool cloud to device music streaming app. :)
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    I do all my own tagging because auto syncing usually never gets it right. I don't listen to a lot of mainstream music so this is to be expected. When you listen to genres like DnB, Jungle, Dubstep, Triphop, Downtempo, it's nice to be in full control of it. I personally LOVE the program mp3tag, freeware as well.

    I won't be using my X for a music player as far as mp3s though when I have my Creative Zen Vision:M going on it's fifth year of life. The radio on the other hand will be a different case, just curios to test it out and see what internet radio stations the X can handle.
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    haha... welll lately macs/apple is sorta optimized in music/movie/art making.

    But i aswell have stopped using my iPod Touch 2g for my droid. (Figured out a way to sync my droid with my itunes)

    Seven
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    Winamp is king. Add Streamripper and few others it is priceless. I have deleted Windows Media on all my PCs, wish they came up with a verrsion for OSX.
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    I can't speak for the more advanced features as I divide my music up by playlists only, but I've found Motorola Media Link to be more than adequate for my needs and as long as you use it exclusively to manage the songs, it works reliably and usually with no duplication. It can also import itunes playlists for those migrating from that horrible program (imo).
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    Is there some trick to getting the songs in an album to show up in the correct track order? Mine seem to be displayed alphabetically. I had originally copied the songs to the card via a card reader. After noticing the order being wrong, I saw a suggestion to sync (from a Mac) with a program like double twist. I created a playlist, sync'd, and the songs are still out of order. Any suggestions?
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    I've been playing with the same thing for a day or so as well, and did the same with like 5 mp3 player devices over the years, and heres what I have learned....

    Windows Media Player Sync DOES NOT WORK, on any player or device, it always is gonna fudge something up, period.

    I hate apple more than life itself, but I'm an honest techie, Itunes is the best, hands down.

    Ive been just straight up throwing my music Itunes folder to the X through the SD card, and the X is doing a good job of figuring it all out, then tweak from there.

    Also, there are a few cool itunes sync apps that work well, one i found is on wifi actually and works well
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    I just stream my entire music collection to my phone using subsonic, works perfectly
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    I use mspot to stream my latest music that i receive and mortplayer to play music on my phone itself......in which mortplayer is the closest app I have found towards a Winamp styling....but what is better I wonder subsonic or mspot?
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    Thanks...I will try some of those rec's. I think there is something on my laptop that divides albums up incorrectly. I don't know anything about MP3 tagging or such. I listen to Broadway and things not often mainstreamed so a lot of the music is old and adapted to electronic versions. You guys are awesome!
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    One more question...can someone tell me how to wipe the music files off my phone so I can start new? I have deleted them from the SD Card but they have to be located somewhere else as they keep showing up in my music player. Sorry to be dumb!:icon_eek:
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    MP3tunes is superior to mspot

    MP3tunes is superior to mspot for a personal cloud music service.

    MP3tunes offers 10GBs for free vs 2gb for mspot
    MP3tunes offers free mobile streaming ($40 on mspot)
    MP3tunes offers free downloading ($100 on mspot)
    MP3tunes work on many places like Apple devices, net radio and Roku (mspot doesn't work any of those)
    MP3tunes supports full fidelity audio files (mspot compresses everything to 48k)

    There are many other advantages of MP3tunes which is why they're the leader with more than 500,000 users.
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    With Subsonic, any music that's on my home PC is available to me wherever I am. It turned my Droid into a 1 terabyte MP3 player. Now, when I'm driving, I plug my phone into my car stereo instead of using CDs.

    It's the app that made me have to get an Android phone.
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    I agree!

    Winamp rocks!
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    Seriously! Dumb is such a perfect word for every music players I've tried so far. I'm just now trying WinAmp. I didn't know they had a droid app -I've been a winamp fan forever! But I'm shocked to see that even WinAmp doesn't have a Stop button. Why do none of the droid music players have a stop button? Are they limited to having to use whatever controls droid gives them? If so, that is probably why NONE of these players know how to manage a playlist properly, and why there are so many apps out there that try (and fail).

    I'll have more to say after I give WinAmp a shakedown.
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    I really like Winamp but it doesn't sync wirelessly for me. Apparently many people are having this problem. It is just out though and still beta so I'll wait. I'm losing my mind over trying to sync from my computer to phone without having albums split up or duplicated. I'm not good with the whole tagging thing and it took me forever just to get one downloaded album from 7 separate albums on my phone to the one it really is. I have MP3 tagger but really don't get it.... finally just copied the folder from desktop to phone manually. :(
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    I'm fine using the usb cable for transferring. My main issue is that every single one of these programs, including winamp, fails to see certain songs in the folders that I created. They all see the same 2 songs, but there are 15 songs in this folder now. I've even deleted the folder and created a new one (different name), re-dragged the songs in from PC. The music players all see just 2 songs. Using a droid explorer, the songs are there and playable (but only one at a time, manually). Winamp can see the songs when I show all, or search, but it refuses to see them in that folder. Tells me that they are using the built-in playlist engine - which is dumb. Why can't these players display all the songs in this folder, when it can clearly see them in the ALL lists.

    I want to build my playlists via PC by dragging and dropping in folders - more precise and much quicker than using the handheld. $10 players can do it - why can't the Droid?
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    you could try double twist, its basically itunes in a way because it organizes your music nicely but it doesnt stop you from doing anything. i haven't had any issues with it except for album artwork but its not a big deal
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