FM player quirks

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    Ok, on the Droid X, there is an FM player software. When I launch it, it says it needs a device that's plugged into the headphone port to play. I connect my headphone, relaunch, and it plays fine. I then go into the settings, and there's an option to play it thru the speakers (back of phone), it works, until as soon as I remove the headphone plug, it exit and say I need to connect the plug in to play again. Anyone else find this stupid?
     
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    It uses the headphone cable as an antenna.
     
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    Not sure if it would work but try buying a 3.5mm male/male or female/male adapter to plug in instead of head phones. That way you lose the bulk of the headphones them self.

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    that would deff. work but mind you OP, you'd lose all the quality. i tried that with a trimmed headphone male plug (from a headphone, obviously, but the cords are cut) and all i hear is static and only a hint of music.
     
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    Ok, thank you. So it doesn't have an integrated antenna. It uses the headphone copper cable as the antenna. Thanks, this is interesting.
     
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    Even old-school walkmans worked this way. It's just that modern devices are smart enough to know the headphones/antenna aren't plugged in. Back in the walkman days, you just wouldn't get any FM reception.
     
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    I'm not that old :)
     
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