Update: As of 2017.04.01 I am no longer actively maintaining this app. If you've created a fork and are actively maintaining it, feel free to submit a pull request adding a link to your version.
A music player for Android that hits the basics hard
I do my best to address issues when they arise, but I'm pretty busy, so it may take a long time for me to push updates.
If you want to motivate me to work on a particular feature, please consider a donation to Doctors Without Borders.Just tell me about your donation by commenting on the appropriate issue and I'll be like "woah, I better work on this!"
If you're having troubles with media button presses being ignored, check out Media Button Router: https://github.com/harleensahni/media-button-router
Building: I've been building this in Eclipse. For Android Studio do 'Import Project' -> select build.gradle -> click 'Yes' for the gradle wrapper (or choose your own gradle folder. Wrapper is recommended as AStudio is finicky about which version it uses)
Installing: The production version is available here:
Tired of music players that take forever to start up because they're loading ads or trying to download stuff? Of music players that ignore Bluetooth controls, or stop responding after a few minutes? I was too, so I wrote this app! The Pretty Good Music Player is an open source (GPL) folder-based music player with no frills. It's small, it's responsive, and it plays music.
- Audiobook mode for resuming playback where you left off
- Notification controls
- The color theme and text size are now configurable!
- This player protects against accidental pausing when your phone is jostled and the headphone cord shifts. I added this because it was annoying when my phone was in my pocket and would auto-pause because the headphone cable was bumped.
- Plays .mp3, .m4p, .m4a, .aac, and many more types of audio files.
- Accepts play, pause, previous, and next commands from Bluetooth headsets.
- When you select 'All songs' for a given artist, the songs are ordered by album, not alphabetically.
- Automatically pauses and resumes when another app (e.g. GPS) needs audio.
- If another app needs audio for more than 30 seconds (e.g. a phone call), it does not automatically resume.
- "Repeat All" is always on.
- If you click "back" too quickly, it double checks that you want to leave before quitting.
Expected Folder Layout: It's designed to work with artist folders copied from iTunes. That means it expects directory structure:
music/ artist/ /album1 /01 - First Song.mp3 /02 - Second Song.mp3 /03 - Third Song.mp3 /04 - Fourth Song.mp3 /album2 /01 - Another Song.mp3 ....
Misc: I've noticed that if I pause a song for an extended period of time, I need to press and hold the 'pause' button on my Bluetooth headset to get it to resume playing.
The full source code is available here: https://github.com/smithdtyler/prettygoodmusicplayer
The Pretty Good Music Player also has a Facebook page where I post information about coming releases and issues and enhancements: https://www.facebook.com/PrettyGoodMusicPlayer
The awesome icon was designed by Emily Krueger of Vine Creative: http://www.vinecreativemn.com/
If you have any problems, please leave a comment with as much information as possible and I'll try to get a fix out ASAP.
Compatibility: Bluetooth control tested with an LG Electronics Tone+ HBS-730 Bluetooth Headset
Pretty Good Music Player Copyright Tyler Smith 2014
This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.
See http://www.gnu.org/licenses/ for a full copy of the GNU General Public License.
Reddit Stuff: I post on Reddit as https://www.reddit.com/user/MythsBusted