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Disable Stock Music?

2011-09-10, 19:20 PM

Any one found a way (w/o rooting) to disable the stock music player? I discovered PowerAmp a while back while using my D1. It was rooted so it was easy to disable those apps that I didn't want to ever start. Now, that I have upgraded to the Bionic, I can't play/pause or forward/back using the volume buttons nor my BT headset without it starting the stock player. Any suggestions?

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Re: Disable Stock Music?

2011-09-10, 19:20 PM

Any one found a way (w/o rooting) to disable the stock music player? I discovered PowerAmp a while back while using my D1. It was rooted so it was easy to disable those apps that I didn't want to ever start. Now, that I have upgraded to the Bionic, I can't play/pause or forward/back using the volume buttons nor my BT headset without it starting the stock player. Any suggestions?

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Re: Disable Stock Music?

2011-09-10, 20:05 PM

Did headset controls work then?

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2011-09-10, 20:42 PM

Yes

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Re: Disable Stock Music?

2011-09-11, 4:33 AM

I uninstalled the music update on my Droid1 and that fixed it staying on. This player has a mini equealizer but the GUI is just plain ugly as well as the problems you mentioned. I was having trouble with PowerAmp not putting any sound out until I set the buffer to huge. It also doesnt fill the screen, another app that will not fill the screen is Grid Nav.

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Re: Disable Stock Music?

2011-09-11, 16:15 PM

Just curious.  What features does PowerAmp give you that the stock music player does not have?

I listen to music all the time with the stock player and my BT headphones so I am curious what I might be missing in the other music apps.

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Re: Disable Stock Music?

2011-09-12, 15:18 PM

rpt1911 wrote:

Just curious.  What features does PowerAmp give you that the stock music player does not have?

Here's the PowerAmp page on Appbrain.com you can take a look at:  http://www.appbrain.com/app/poweramp-music-player-%28trial%29/com.maxmpz.audioplayer

I've used several music players and all have some great features.  I've settled on the Cloudskipper player, which is free and works great.  It's page is here:  http://www.appbrain.com/app/cloudskipper-music-player/cloudtv.cloudskipper

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Re: Disable Stock Music?

2011-09-13, 0:04 AM

Thanks for the info.  I have tried a couple of them and always end up going back to the stock app.  Maybe I will try again now that I have a more powerful phone with sufficient memory to have a few apps.

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Re: Disable Stock Music?

2011-09-13, 16:12 PM

Since you are using the BIonic as a music source can you tell me overall how it does?  Have you tried Pandora or XM/Sirius with it?  I am asking because I have the Droid X2 which is horrible with music playback, skips, pitch wandering, reboots, the Droid X2 has it all.  I am going to ditch the X2 because of the music and the unreliability of the phone to just stay on, reboots frequently and the other night in the cradle tried to reboot and never came back and had to pull the battery, and I am trying to decide to ditch MOTO all the way and go with the new Galaxy SII or go to the Bionic.   Just a little gun shy because the problem with the X2 has been documented so well and no fix has been made available.

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Re: Disable Stock Music?

2011-09-13, 16:58 PM

I briefly had the X2 and it had a ton of music playback problems (lag, skipping, etc.). I wound up returning it and waiting for the Bionic to come out.

For as many issues as the Bionic appears to have (questionable screen quality, battery life, etc.), the music playback experience has been almost excellent. No skipping, no lag, and everything works as it should.

The one minor problem that I'm willing to deal with for now is with PowerAmp. Occasionally, when playing songs, the sound will stop (but the player will keep playing). I've found this only to happen if I'm updating the cover art while playing songs. I have a feeling this is a bug that PowerAmp will fix at some point, since the Bionic is so new.

The main difference I saw with PowerAmp is the ability to crossfade songs (the stock player does not allow you to do this I don't think). Besides that, it has a much sleeker interface and better equalizer settings. All in all, not bad for $5 or whatever the price is. You can always download the trial version for free; it's a full version that stops working after a few days. PowerAmp is one of the few apps I've actually felt the need to purchase, and I'd recommend it to anyone.

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