1. AgentTheGreat's Avatar
    Hey Windows Phone gang.

    Yes, that's right. In 2018, when WP and W10M are basically dead, I am publishing The Music Player Windows Phone Deserved, after Microsoft failed to use the Metro (Modern) design language's potential to give us a decent music player.
    Any decent music player on the Store is either not that decent or not free.

    I've been working on this project for 2 years now. I've dedicated a lot of time to get things right, and to finally address what I didn't like about other music players both on Windows Phone and Android/iOS. Take a look:

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    (I've blurred the name of the app, want that to be a surprise)

    This app bleeds Windows Phone. Meaning I was very faithful to the original Windows Phone design, while taking it one step further. The truly revolutionary part of all this is the navigation: simplified, but more powerful. You get to search even within categories: you can type "Friday" and the app shows you the dates including Friday, when you added songs to the phone.

    Fair warning: the design language is Metro (Modern), as I believe that language was a proper and complete design language and what I was passionate about. I disagreed with where W10M was headed from the get go and shouted a lot in WPCentral and WindowsCentral about this issue!

    What I'm looking for are beta testers now. People who have an eye for design, and who are passionate about listening to music on their phone.

    Please message me directly, and include your Microsoft account ID (the one you are using on your phone) since I need to specify beta testers in the Store who get to have access to the beta release, before the app is published to the public.
    There is still some feature implementations remaining but I expect the beta to be available by mid June.
    Last edited by AgentTheGreat; 05-20-2018 at 06:35 PM.
    05-20-2018 05:28 PM
  2. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    05-21-2018 05:54 PM
  3. Timbre70's Avatar
    just release it to store for all bro.
    05-21-2018 06:23 PM
  4. nate0's Avatar
    Will it sync or stream hi-def files (wav/flac/alac) from onedrive?
    05-21-2018 07:41 PM
  5. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    Will it sync or stream hi-def files (wav/flac/alac) from onedrive?
    This. Otherwise I'm not interested. LastFM scrobbler support would be great too, plus ability to edit song metadata in-app (you know, all the things Groove should have had).
    05-21-2018 11:08 PM
  6. AgentTheGreat's Avatar
    WAV is supported, I have a roadmap for FLAC. OneDrive support will be added in the next major update, along with 3rd party services like LastFM. I have planned to add support for Spotify as well and I'm researching it at the moment.

    Please volunteer for beta testing. I want to get the community involved to create the best experience possible.
    05-22-2018 02:32 AM
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    Music metadata can be edited.
    nate0 likes this.
    05-22-2018 02:32 AM
  8. JMX777's Avatar
    Sounds great! Realtime EQ?
    nate0 likes this.
    05-25-2018 11:21 PM
  9. nate0's Avatar
    Sounds great! Realtime EQ?
    This would also be a killer feature.
    The only non-native music player for W10M that I know of that uses an eq and is a decent app is the UWP VLC player. Even though the eq feature is minimal in its capabilities, it's there and does its job. I still think Microsoft should have pushed the eq feature to the Groove mobile app too...
    05-25-2018 11:31 PM
  10. JMX777's Avatar
    This would also be a killer feature.
    The only non-native music player for W10M that I know of that uses an eq and is a decent app is the UWP VLC player. Even though the eq feature is minimal in its capabilities, it's there and does its job. I still think Microsoft should have pushed the eq feature to the Groove mobile app too...
    I use Vacumm tube player that uses a realtime EQ but the down side is that the EQ only let you turn down db but not boost more than default (0)
    nate0 likes this.
    05-26-2018 12:45 AM
  11. AgentTheGreat's Avatar
    Sounds great! Realtime EQ?
    Unfortunately creating EQ requires diving deep into the low level guts of the OS through C++, bypassing the native MediaPlayer that is generally used to play content on WP8.1 and W10M, and I'm not a C++ developer.

    If everything goes well I will look into it though.
    05-31-2018 08:02 PM
  12. nate0's Avatar
    Unfortunately creating EQ requires diving deep into the low level guts of the OS through C++, bypassing the native MediaPlayer that is generally used to play content on WP8.1 and W10M, and I'm not a C++ developer.

    If everything goes well I will look into it though.
    If you do succeed. All W10M users who use non-lumia hw or Windows phones without an EQ will be quite happy. You are correct as it would take digging into the OS guts....
    JMX777 likes this.
    05-31-2018 08:21 PM
  13. AgentTheGreat's Avatar
    If you do succeed. All W10M users who use non-lumia hw or Windows phones without an EQ will be quite happy. You are correct as it would take digging into the OS guts....
    I just looked into it, and there is a C++ sample enabling equalizer support in WinRT environment (the predecessor to UWP) supported both on Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 and up.

    I'll put it on the roadmap, but it will need some serious effort. I'm focused on releasing the beta for now.
    nate0 likes this.
    05-31-2018 09:58 PM
  14. Drael646464's Avatar
    All I'd want is flac support, and a playlist system that create playlists based on file folders.

    I'm sick of messing about creating playlists in other programs, and I listen to HD stuff quite a bit.
    06-03-2018 02:17 PM
  15. AgentTheGreat's Avatar
    All I'd want is flac support, and a playlist system that create playlists based on file folders.

    I'm sick of messing about creating playlists in other programs, and I listen to HD stuff quite a bit.
    You can create playlists based on folders in RHYTHM. Flac will be added eventually.
    Check out the app at www.rhythmapp.audio.
    Drael646464 likes this.
    06-14-2018 02:33 PM
  16. hnikesch's Avatar
    Nice I like it
    07-24-2018 04:49 PM

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