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Default Astro Player Beta

Astro Player is a media player with audiobooks and podcasts support. AP has advanced bookmarking functionality. It introduces several unique features like fast playback, equalizer, and non-unicode tags support. Moreover, it shows lyrics, supports scrobbling, album art, has convenient file browser with play folder option. It's still in beta and could be unstable. Any suggestions or opinions are welcomed!

New thread in "Android Apps and Games": http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?p=7268951
Download: http://www.astroplayer.com/download/...layer Beta.apk

2010-07-16 1.40
Playlists: add several files or folders
Fixes in the music browser
New actions: fforward/rewind 1min, 2min, 3min, 15sec, custom
New skin TestSkin.xml has been created

2010-06-25 1.39
Album/artist browser
Stability fixes

2010-06-25 1.38
Stability fixes

2010-06-20 1.37
Lock screen widget with gestures and album art
WVGA screen and quit button fixes
Stability fixes

2010-06-04 1.35
Overall speed improvements
Audio stuttering fix
Background mode fix
Multiple covers per track
Stability fixes

2010-05-15 1.34
Stability fixes

2010-05-08 1.33
Hotkeys, buttons, actions organizer
Fetches missing album art
Podcasts improvements
New landscape design
Stability fixes

2010-04-10 1.32
Menu organizer fixes
Stability fixes

2010-04-03 1.31
Menu items configuration
Fixed long delay between tracks
Tags instead file names in the playlist
Adapted new design for Droid

2010-03-23 1.30
Widget fix
Loading screen fix
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Initially it looks good. I'm still going through it and will edit this post i'm sure. The first thing I noticed was your directions on how to add files. Anyone with common sense would be able to figure it out, however, for those that can't figure it out- you need to darken the text. White instruction text on a light background is hard to read. Other than that, so far so good!
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Thanks, Ok it will be addressed in the coming build. We have no such issues in other skins: e.g. menu > more > select view > main view.
 
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Just installed. Initial impressions are good.
The UI when the screen is rotated 90 degrees is a bit off-putting (ran that way for five minutes before re-orienting and getting the WAY pretty interface).
EDIT: Just read your reply about other skins. Fixed my issue. I'm retarded.

I dig it. More to come and I use and abuse it.
 
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I'm been looking for an audio player that displays lrc lyrics. Otherwise some basic tag editing out be a nice touch as well.
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There's a lot potential in this player and what it can do when it is fully developed, I love the equalizer, I think, one of the first, if not the first music player that offer eq that works! but some presets are always welcomed to be more user-friendly.. just my 2-cents
 
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Initially it looks good. I'm still going through it and will edit this post i'm sure. The first thing I noticed was your directions on how to add files. Anyone with common sense would be able to figure it out, however, for those that can't figure it out- you need to darken the text. White instruction text on a light background is hard to read. Other than that, so far so good!
It's fixed in #31
 
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Why does it need location and phone state permissions? I think I'll stick to the stock, non stalker player.
 
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Phone state (READ_PHONE_STATE) is used for handling the headset button (we don't handle it while incoming phone call)
Location (ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION) is used for ads
 
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I'm been looking for an audio player that displays lrc lyrics. Otherwise some basic tag editing out be a nice touch as well.
lrc lyrics and tag editings are on the way.

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