- 02-03-2012, 01:52 PM #1
A new media player app that is claiming to be on par with (and some areas, better than) the default Zune media player has made its way into the windows phone marketplace.
- big buttons
- landscape support
- ability to search music library for any artist, album, or song
- ability to shift song order in Now Playing or a Playlist
- playlist creation/editing
- (partial) integration with existing playlists synced through Zune
- ability to see the contents of more than one album at once
- runs under the lockscreen
- ability to set a picture in your picture albums as player background
- ability to set a playlist as a live tile on the home screen
I think this is a great little media player, simple and also very useable. It tries to go beyond what what the Zune (and any other media player for windows phone) can do. It's still a young app, but the author of the app is willing to take any and all suggestions to help improve it.
The Link to the media player (paid version) in the marketplace is http://bit.ly/y3rf6V. In the marketplace for both the phone and zune desktop client, it's in the Music + Videos section.
The Link to the free version of the media player in the marketplace is http://www.windowsphone.com/en-US/ap...3-8ca2ebbfdbc0.
Latest Version: 2.1
Last edited by Catholic Tech Geek; 04-10-2013 at 09:24 AM.
- 02-15-2012, 04:00 PM #7
Ok, the update for both the paid release (came out 1 or 2 weeks back) and the free version (just came out today) are out.
For my next release, I will be including the ability to add items to Now Playing or a new playlist via (web) url. The capability to change the player background to any photo in your photo library will also be included.
- 03-14-2012, 11:43 AM #8
A new update for both the free version and paid version of Mobile Media Manager (this update will be version 1.3) should be out soon, depending on the speed of apphub certification.
While we are waiting, please see Catholic Tech Geek: Frustrations of an Uninformed Developer for an important and helpful message for both app users and developers.
- 04-02-2012, 02:40 PM #9
Update(4-2-2012): The 1.3 update is out for the free version, but not for the paid version.
Version 1.4 is in certification right now (for both paid and free version), and fixes some bugs found in version 1.3. There will also be live tile support as well.
Last edited by Catholic Tech Geek; 04-02-2012 at 02:50 PM.
- 02-06-2013, 11:25 AM #11
It's been awhile since I updated this thread, but version 2.0.1 for both the paid and free versions is now out. This update is a major code revision, so if you aren't using it now (or had it before, but dropped it), you should check it out (again). Links for download are in the first post.
It's also helpful to me if you rate and review the app (on the applicable version) as well. Any bit of (honest) feedback helps.
- 02-09-2013, 09:36 AM #14
I've just checked your app, it's nice and functional.
However, here are some notes for your app:
1. Music slider is not easy to use, I had to make many taps to grab it.
2. From Now Playing, There is no way (or maybe I couldn't find it) to back to main page (artists/albums/etc.) If there is, then it is not easy to find :)
3. Splash screen is not good for a Windows Phone 8 application!
4. UI Should be more Metro-ized.
Also, I have some suggestions for further releases of your app:
1. Add "Shake to go to next track" ability to app. It's useful when I'm listening to music in bed :)
2. Add ability to modify Music Artist, Album, etc. data.
I don't rate it on the windows phone store now, I'll wait for the next release of your app :)
Also a note: Searching "Music Player" should bring your application in the first results. include "Music Player" in the first lines of app details.
- 02-09-2013, 01:36 PM #15
In regards to the shaking, I could work on adding it in. However, I was under the impression that shaking usually means shuffling the current playlist. Am I wrong on this? For now, you can use swiping gestures by swiping your finger from the left of the screen to the right (or vice-versa) to easily move through the playlist.
Finally, in regards to modifying music data, I use whatever data it has when it got synced through zune. I admit I haven't done much research on how you can access the media library in WP8(since I don't have a WP8 device at the moment), but I can look into it to see how it differs from wp7.x.
If you want to help me beta test and give me valuable feedback on the (next beta) build before I go ahead and submit it for release, please pm me.
- 02-10-2013, 10:11 AM #16
About splash screen, It's showing correctly, but I'm saying that it is too much colorful! I think such splash screen is for a kids game, not a music player :)
And about Music Slider, it's thing that shows how much of track is played and how much remaining (in now playing page). I can grab it and move it (not easy), but it doesn't even work. Please make it work so users can move inside a track.
I don't know what exactly shaking should do, but going to next track on current playlist (maybe randomly) is nice, I think.
And about testing next beta build of your application, my phone is not developer unlocked right now, and I'm not able to test it (am I wrong?) But I'm looking to make it developer unlocked with a DreamSpark account. If I make my phone dev unlocked, then I'll pm you :)
- 02-11-2013, 10:57 AM #17
The sad thing about the music slider is that the Windows Phone SDK does not allow you to move to a specific point in a song if it's taken from the media library. You can play, pause, move to next track, move to previous track, repeat, and shuffle, but not fast forward or rewind (within the song). If it was possible, I would allow you to do it.
As for testing the beta build, I can submit a build to the Windows Phone marketplace as a "beta" and allow users to test it out (specified by a list of windows live ids). You don't have to have your phone dev-unlocked in this case (and if you do, it doesn't count towards your limit of unsigned apps). All you have to do is pm me with your windows live id, and I will take care of the rest.
- 02-17-2013, 05:15 PM #18
Oh, Why do they putted such silly restrictions in Windows Phone 8 SDK? I hope they'll fix it in the next WP update, Maybe WP Blue...
It's interesting that Xbox Music CAN fast forward and rewind, but they didn't allowed it in the SDK!
But, is it possible to read music from somewhere else (inside SD card, but not Music folder)? If so, then is it possible to seek through music?
And about beta testing, I just sent you a pm containing my live ID.
02-23-2013, 12:11 PM #19
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Here is my problem with all the music players.
There is no way to play an album the way it was designed. All of these programs sort songs, under album, alphabetically. Why are they not sorted, or the ability to do, by track #. That is how the artist intended the album to be played. Imagine playing songs from Pink Floyd albums alphabetically. The songs would make no sense.
- 02-26-2013, 11:10 AM #20
- 04-10-2013, 09:31 AM #21
Version 2.1 has been released for the free version (the paid version update will be following shortly). This version is largely a bug fix version and (for this release) I have removed the limit of 8 songs to a playlist for the fee version. In this release, I have fixed the bug with (quick) playing a system playlist from its live tile. The next version of Mobile Media Manager will have a new splash screen and better support for Windows Phone 8 (now that I finally have some new hardware).