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Looking for recommendations for which (if any) music app or music player you use on your Android phone/tablet.   specifically, one that works with MSP, to upload audio files.  I have Spotify, (but don't think it's possible to add those tunes to MSP? )

I recently put MSP on my phone and now want to add my mp3's to my phone.

I've had my CD collection on iTunes for years and now that is defunct.  I used iSyncr to sync from PC to tablet (Rocket Player app), but it was glitchy, so I'm looking for an easier/better solution. 

I've looked around on the internet, but I'm not very techy, hoping I could find some help here.

Thanks!
There is no spotify integration at the moment, but that is certainly on my list of things to do. The thing holding me back is the lack of a good API for C# UWP applications. I'm going to have to find something that works for the Windows 10 version as I don't want to support Spotify on just Android (as it would make the library synchronization and sharing a problem). I'm going to experiment with this https://github.com/JohnnyCrazy/SpotifyAPI-NET to see if I can find a way to play audio from MobileSheets (which may involve having the spotify app running in the background to actually play the music).

Mike
Even though Spotify is not integrated into MS, I rely on it a lot to work on songs for the (rock ) bands I am in. (I usually play Spotify from my PC and just use the tablet for my charts).

If you have a family plan, I it is a fair price at $15.00 per months for 6 accounts. You can download playlists so you don't have to rely on wifi. (But, I think you can use the free version reasonably well, with some limitations (I am not sure what the differences are)).

I create Spotify Playlists that are the same as my band set list (or a rehearsal list). (It might be easier it is was integrated with MS, but it also may be a bit more work to keep everything in sync?)

In most cases I can find the right arrangement I want on Spotify. But, I recently learned, if not, I can download an mp3 and put it into a Spotify Playlist.

Also, I recently learned how to set up collaborative playlists on Spotify so everyone in a band has access to the right recorded arrangements.

So, Spotify works pretty well for me even though it is not integrated with MS. (Actually, my approach to MS is to keep it it simple. I only use these tablets for MS and I do not use the audio functions, but that's just me).

Jeff
I'm reading your question as you're looking rather for an app to play/sync local audio files, not streaming.

Maybe Mediamonkey is something for you. It's a great MP3 Organizer and player (well media player actually) with lots of functions.

https://www.mediamonkey.com/

There's an Android app as well you can use for playing/syncing.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/detai...nkey&hl=en

Personally I prefer to work with a folder structure I have copied or synced manually to my SD card on Android, too. There are not many Android player supporting folder navigation and playing.

There's the free https://play.google.com/store/apps/detai...yone&hl=en

But I prefer a paid app

https://play.google.com/store/apps/detai...ayer&hl=en

Maybe I misunderstood you, but you won't find a third party app to "upload audio to MSP". You'll always have to go with the import function from within MSP.
(06-15-2020, 12:20 AM)jeffn1 Wrote: [ -> ]Even though Spotify is not integrated into MS, I rely on it a lot to work on songs for the (rock ) bands I am in.  (I usually play Spotify from my PC and just use the tablet for my charts).

If you have a family plan, I it is a fair price at $15.00 per months for 6 accounts.  You can download playlists so you don't have to rely on wifi.  (But, I think you can use the free version reasonably well, with some limitations (I am not sure what the differences are)).

I create Spotify Playlists that are the same as my band set list (or a rehearsal list).  (It might be easier it is was integrated with MS, but it also may be a bit more work to keep everything in sync?)

In most cases I can find the right arrangement I want on Spotify.  But, I recently learned, if not, I can download an mp3 and put it into a Spotify Playlist.

Also, I recently learned how to set up collaborative playlists on Spotify so everyone in a band has access to the right recorded arrangements.

So, Spotify works pretty well for me even though it is not integrated with MS.  (Actually, my approach to MS is to keep it it simple.  I only use these tablets for MS and I do not use the audio functions, but that's just me).

Jeff
oops, I'm not sure where/how to reply to this..... is this where I'm supposed to?    Anyway, thanks for sharing how you use Spotify and MS.... always good to hear what works for others.  Thank you!
(06-14-2020, 06:18 PM)Zubersoft Wrote: [ -> ]There is no spotify integration at the moment, but that is certainly on my list of things to do. The thing holding me back is the lack of a good API for C# UWP applications. I'm going to have to find something that works for the Windows 10 version as I don't want to support Spotify on just Android (as it would make the library synchronization and sharing a problem). I'm going to experiment with this https://github.com/JohnnyCrazy/SpotifyAPI-NET to see if I can find a way to play audio from MobileSheets (which may involve having the spotify app running in the background to actually play the music).

Mike
Thanks Mike!
(06-15-2020, 07:13 PM)BRX Wrote: [ -> ]I'm reading your question as you're looking rather for an app to play/sync local audio files, not streaming.

Maybe Mediamonkey is something for you. It's a great MP3 Organizer and player (well media player actually) with lots of functions.

https://www.mediamonkey.com/

There's an Android app as well you can use for playing/syncing.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/detai...nkey&hl=en

Personally I prefer to work with a folder structure I have copied or synced manually to my SD card on Android, too. There are not many Android player supporting folder navigation and playing.

There's the free https://play.google.com/store/apps/detai...yone&hl=en

But I prefer a paid app

https://play.google.com/store/apps/detai...ayer&hl=en

Maybe I misunderstood you, but you won't find a third party app to "upload audio to MSP". You'll always have to go with the import function from within MSP.

Hi BRX,


Thank you for sharing your ideas with me.  I will look into Media Monkey, and the other apps.   I guess I just want to hear how other MS users deal with audio files and whether an app is even necessary.   I like your idea of a simple folder structure that you manually sync.   As to adding audio files to my MSP, I've never used the Import feature, just clicked on Edit, then Audio, then the File icon to find the mp3 to add.   Is the import button easier or same?
thanks!
Well, the import button provides several ways to import different things, not only audio (just try it out to see the options).

Your way by the audio window is just adding audio files one by one.

The import function provides two ways for audio batch import. Either you put audio files with the same names to the sheets into the same folder and those can be batch imported.

Or you use the csv import with which you can import lots of sheets including metadata and audio in one go, but you have to prepare a specific csv file with the import data beforehand.

For the specific use of these features see the manual or the forum.
thank you.... learning curve here!   Trying out the apps you suggested.....
Glad to help. And always nice to have a response how it worked out.