1. TheAsbo's Avatar
    I've been trying to use Groove Music to play back the audio files that came with my textbook, which requires me to play and pause a lot, but it is extremely buggy and unstable for me. It has the most frustrating issues, of which I left a partial list in the feedback hub. I only used Groove because it's the default software for music playback on my SP4.

    Does anyone know of software that can replace this, can snap to the right side, and also supports the keyboard button to play and pause?
    09-10-2016 06:21 PM
  2. ven07's Avatar
    Afaik any program can be snapped to the right/left
    09-10-2016 06:44 PM
  3. TheAsbo's Avatar
    I keep it really narrow, where it takes only a quarter of the screen. Some apps won't let me do that.
    ven07 likes this.
    09-10-2016 06:48 PM
  4. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    How about VLC?
    ven07 likes this.
    09-10-2016 06:58 PM
  5. TheAsbo's Avatar
    How about VLC?
    VLC doesn't respond to my Surface's play/pause button.
    09-10-2016 07:05 PM
  6. melhiore's Avatar
    Try Core Music Player. It was recommended to me as replacement for Groove. I can not say it is perfect as I do not use it that long but so far does the great job laying local files...
    ven07 likes this.
    09-11-2016 03:38 AM
  7. orlbuckeye's Avatar
    I use Itunes because I have an Ipod. I know alot of MS users don't like Itunes but it works for me.
    ven07 likes this.
    09-12-2016 03:31 PM
  8. AndyCalling's Avatar
    Don't bother with the VLC MS Store app, it's still a work in progress (a bit like Windows 10). Download the desktop version directly from the VLC web site. This should work with your Surface play button.
    ven07 likes this.
    09-13-2016 06:30 AM
  9. feorwine's Avatar
    n7player, clearly made for mobile & a Little unwieldy (big fonts!), but it can be snapped.
    09-13-2016 03:12 PM
  10. EspHack's Avatar
    aimp 3
    09-13-2016 08:52 PM
  11. LyricalNonsense's Avatar
    Music Bee.
    It is insanely customizable, lots of keyboard shortcuts, supports basically every format, cross-device syncing, and plugins for even more functionality.

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
    920Walker and ven07 like this.
    09-13-2016 09:17 PM
  12. 920Walker's Avatar
    Another vote for MusicBee desktop app. I haven't used it with touch but there are plenty of options to change control format. Perfect app for creating or fixing music collections (busted metadata) too.
    ven07 likes this.
    09-13-2016 10:40 PM

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