04-15-2014 09:09 AM
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  1. tapehead's Avatar
    I'm scared Windows Phone 8.1 won't be an improvement over 8's Music Hub, which is alredy pretty bad.

    But it seems like the biggest change they made was just separating music and video. The new Xbox Music app is HORRIBLE. Does anybody know if they changed anything else? Daniel's video didn't really go into the music experience.
    04-10-2014 11:21 AM
  2. Muessig's Avatar
    The biggest change here is that Xbox Music will not be an app, which means MS can add features a heck of a lot more quickly. There is hope.
    snowmutt likes this.
    04-10-2014 11:57 AM
  3. In Limbo's Avatar
    Welcome to the club buddy. I loath that new Xbox Music app. I appreciate the concept of making it a standalone app (to make updates easier and more frequent). The issue though is that it's simply not attractive at all.
    04-10-2014 11:59 AM
  4. tapehead's Avatar
    My issue is that it doesn't work as intended. It doesn't read my album art, and when I scroll through it, it says it's "Loading..." the artist names. What? For real?
    Noam Bonnie and ptf237 like this.
    04-10-2014 12:06 PM
  5. Ali Assaedi's Avatar
    my issue is , that constant signup reminder.. im not even sure if i can use it without an account or not , since i just ditched it as soon as my xbox music trail ran out
    04-10-2014 01:59 PM
  6. mindfrost82's Avatar
    I have the same concerns. The new Xbox Music app seems to have more quirks than the old hub did, although it does sync my playlists better than the hub. The Radio feature is really lacking compared to the new iTunes Radio. You can't add multiple artists to create a station and you can't like or dislike a song to customize a station.
    04-10-2014 06:47 PM
  7. Noahma's Avatar
    I really am peeved that in order to get your playlists to sync using the new app, you have to have a Xbox music account. I cannot justify that cost just for play lists.
    Jupast and anon(5348756) like this.
    04-11-2014 01:01 AM
  8. Bogi Georgiev's Avatar
    Hopefully the Xbox music app we have in the marketplace at the moment is just there as a preview, and when WP8.1 comes out, it will come with a greatly improved version. Right now i just use the music and video hub, but it bugs me how it doesn't get album and artist artwork, even when the music is from a CD, hopefully in 8.1 this is fixed
    snowmutt likes this.
    04-11-2014 02:43 AM
  9. abhishake620's Avatar
    Hopefully the Xbox music app we have in the marketplace at the moment is just there as a preview, and when WP8.1 comes out, it will come with a greatly improved version. Right now i just use the music and video hub, but it bugs me how it doesn't get album and artist artwork, even when the music is from a CD, hopefully in 8.1 this is fixed
    the way I found a work around for this was to use MEDIA GO a software from Sony it uses gracenote to tag everything properly and it really works in displaying it properly year,artists etc all the meta data....want more? it even gives you the ability to manually edit it .....
    Bogi Georgiev likes this.
    04-11-2014 02:59 AM
  10. Bogi Georgiev's Avatar
    the way I found a work around for this was to use MEDIA GO a software from Sony it uses gracenote to tag everything properly and it really works in displaying it properly year,artists etc all the meta data....want more? it even gives you the ability to manually edit it .....
    Omg thank you, you are a life saviour! :D
    04-11-2014 03:07 AM
  11. Adriaan NL's Avatar
    the way I found a work around for this was to use MEDIA GO a software from Sony it uses gracenote to tag everything properly and it really works in displaying it properly year,artists etc all the meta data....want more? it even gives you the ability to manually edit it .....
    I'd recommend Mp3tag - I think it's from a German company, and it's a light and easy to use program. It adds tags+album covers.

    I wonder, does that "Media Go" work smoothly? My experience with Sony software is that it's slow, buggy, and features ugly designs. My dad has a VAIO laptop and there's only horrible and unnecessary stuff on it that bears the Sony logo. He also has a Sony camera, which comes with horrid software.
    AzmoD3uS likes this.
    04-11-2014 03:08 AM
  12. abhishake620's Avatar
    I'd recommend Mp3tag - I think it's from a German company, and it's a light and easy to use program. It adds tags+album covers.

    I wonder, does that "Media Go" work smoothly? My experience with Sony software is that it's slow, buggy, and features ugly designs. My dad has a VAIO laptop and there's only horrible and unnecessary stuff on it that bears the Sony logo. He also has a Sony camera, which comes with horrid software.
    It is a full featured video audio player with the ability to resize video before transferring to phones..... Yes it loads in 30 seconds and then on works seemlessly... Give it a try
    04-11-2014 04:19 AM
  13. abhishake620's Avatar
    Omg thank you, you are a life saviour! :D
    awww, glad I could help....
    04-11-2014 04:22 AM
  14. Adriaan NL's Avatar
    It is a full featured video audio player with the ability to resize video before transferring to phones..... Yes it loads in 30 seconds and then on works seemlessly... Give it a try
    Loads in 30 secs? That's why too long, that's the boot time of a complete OS... And why would you want to resize videos? Usually they're in 16:9 aspect ratio already!
    04-11-2014 06:58 AM
  15. batkingnz's Avatar
    Loads in 30 secs? That's why too long, that's the boot time of a complete OS... And why would you want to resize videos? Usually they're in 16:9 aspect ratio already!
    Think he's talking about file size...
    04-11-2014 07:05 AM
  16. nikhilr51's Avatar
    Dear god media go. I used it all the time with my sony ericsson W910i. Laggy, slow, ugly software.

    ​But it does work, i'll give it that.
    04-11-2014 09:42 AM
  17. abhishake620's Avatar
    In the end it only matters if it works or not and I do have all years and metadata properly and that for me enough.....
    04-11-2014 10:01 AM
  18. abhishake620's Avatar
    Loads in 30 secs? That's why too long, that's the boot time of a complete OS... And why would you want to resize videos? Usually they're in 16:9 aspect ratio already!
    say if its in mkv it will convert and then transfer it to phone and syncing music is also seamless put it into library it goes to phone next time without having to do anything( sure many others do it but I have a thing for this one) .... All photos are properly imported and or exported too.....
    Adriaan NL likes this.
    04-11-2014 10:06 AM
  19. Oranges123's Avatar
    Now that 8.1 is available interested to find out if there are any changes to the xbox music app. The current hub being replaced may not be great with missing artwork and creating playlists but the current app to replace it is worse. Its one area to wp will be worse off with this update if the music app is not improved with 8.1, it doesn't even have a live tile like music+videos hub.
    04-14-2014 07:14 AM
  20. boo516's Avatar
    Just got my update and wanted to listen to some music. I noticed that the app had changed from Music+Video to just Music however I noticed that it was almost a rehashed version of the old xbox music app. It's slow and takes forever to load any music, even music on my phone takes 30 secs to fully load. Anyone else bothered by this?
    xandros9 and Noam Bonnie like this.
    04-14-2014 08:58 AM
  21. mozman68's Avatar
    Trying mine now...hoping this is just an initial update. Was scared for a second when there was no music in there!
    04-14-2014 08:59 AM
  22. thelostsoul's Avatar
    It is absolutely atrocious! I have about 200 songs on my phone, and about 4000 in the cloud. The damn app takes forever to initially build the database, then when it's finally done, I go to "Artists" and it shows nothing. I figure maybe it's because it needs to restart. I exit and go back, same deal! It takes less time on the loading new music message, but still doesn't show me anything! I really hope they fix this!
    04-14-2014 09:26 AM
  23. gapost's Avatar
    Yeah, hopefully they will fix it. Isn't this 8.1 update considered kind of like beta and things found by "developers" will be fixed in a final release?
    04-14-2014 09:28 AM
  24. ULOP3Z's Avatar
    Does the live tile work for any of you?
    04-14-2014 09:37 AM
  25. thelostsoul's Avatar
    Yeah, hopefully they will fix it. Isn't this 8.1 update considered kind of like beta and things found by "developers" will be fixed in a final release?
    Yes, but usually these are pretty close to final bits.

    Also, I turned off streaming music (in the settings), let it resync my music, then turned it back on and let it resync my music. It seems slightly better now. It also seems to help if you don't go straight to artists. Instead, go to radio then swipe to artists.
    04-14-2014 09:41 AM
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