Alright I fixed the issue.
After some experimintation, with APKmultiTool, I found that if I extracted the apk then make the modifications, and then zipped the apk again, at the highest comppression (9), then signed it, it would install but crash on launch. It still did not seem to want to work at compression between 0 and 9. I tried at 8 7 and 2 and those did not work. I lowerd the compression to 0 and zipped and signed again then the install worked.
Now the player can play the audio files and have them register as sound.