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Best Music App - Not Xbox

kristalsoldier

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Hello,

What is the general consensus on the best Music playing app for Win 8 (desktop) and the RT? I hate Xbox or whatever MS included as the music app by default in Win 8/ RT.

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Afy

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The Nokia music app is a very viable alternative, as is Multimedia 8. I dont typically like streaming.. so pretty much anything works for me. Ideally I would have liked Winamp for RT but it doesnt exist.
 
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kristalsoldier

kristalsoldier

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The Nokia music app is a very viable alternative, as is Multimedia 8. I dont typically like streaming.. so pretty much anything works for me. Ideally I would have liked Winamp for RT but it doesnt exist.
Nokia Music app (for the RT)? Is this in the Market or does it have to be sideloaded?
 

Russ

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What is the general consensus on the best Music playing app for Win 8 (desktop) and the RT? I hate Xbox or whatever MS included as the music app by default in Win 8/ RT.
KristalSoldier --

"Best?," I dunno. I tried several different ones and settled on MultiMedia8 both on my RT & Pro. I just couldn't learn to love the default music app.

Take care,
Russ
 
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kristalsoldier

kristalsoldier

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Hi Guys...

I have Multimedia 8, which works relatively well. But I am intrigued with the Nokia App since I intend to get a Nokia phone relatively soon. So, I downloaded that (for the RT) from the Store. Honestly, the default App (which is inexplicably linked to Xbox Music SUCKS!!!!)

Cheers!
 
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kristalsoldier

kristalsoldier

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Nopes... I think Multimedia8 is the better of apps that I have found - both on the desktop and for the RT. The Nokia app is too basic and I am not willing to go to the Cloud for, of all things, my Music and Movies. Oh...and did I mention that I hate the default Music App on Win 8 and the RT. For video, I use VLC and/ or KMPlayer - both of which are excellent.
 

Mr.NK

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MediaMonkey is a nice app, especially for those owning larger music-libraries and it's support for UPNP/DLNA-Video (but no mkv). There are some bugs left (but regular updates) but i switched from M8 to MM (M8 is still on my tab, because it's more reliable.)
 
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kristalsoldier

kristalsoldier

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Thanks. Yes, I've been trialing Media Monkey too. Its just that MM8 seems more comfortable to use and is quite user friendly (read simple to use!).
 

rubaxter

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Nopes... I think Multimedia8 is the better of apps that I have found - both on the desktop and for the RT. The Nokia app is too basic and I am not willing to go to the Cloud for, of all things, my Music and Movies. Oh...and did I mention that I hate the default Music App on Win 8 and the RT. For video, I use VLC and/ or KMPlayer - both of which are excellent.
Is there a good tutorial for Playlists on an RT unit? I have all my media on the SD card, so as is usual for a pseudo-user-friendly Windows devide, things are cloaked behind a smokescreen and minefield compared to making an iPad playlist.
 
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kristalsoldier

kristalsoldier

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Is there a good tutorial for Playlists on an RT unit? I have all my media on the SD card, so as is usual for a pseudo-user-friendly Windows devide, things are cloaked behind a smokescreen and minefield compared to making an iPad playlist.
Well, first, I think you have to get the SD card read as a system drive in the RT. Why MS - in their infinite wisdom - did not enable in the first place, I don't know. There are a number of guides availa on the Web and here that show you how to do that. Playlists are, if I am not mistaken, a function of the app that you are using. For example, in MM8, after it reads all your songs etc., you can set up individual play lists - though, I have not yet tried it - I am still in the process of setting up my RT though I've had it for sometime how. Yesterday was the 3rd time that I reset the RT to the factory settings. Once all that is done and I have stabilized on precisely how I want the RT to behave and perform, I'll go about fixing things like playlists etc.
 

tonyz3

New Member
I use Xbox music to play my own tunes loaded on my sd, I did try MM8 based on the feedback here and def easier to access everything. I do have a quest....is it me or does the album art not fit in the snapped screen on MM8. is there a setting I am missing....no big deal I can live with this but just checking.
 

bosamar

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I started an X-box music pass when I got my RT. I'm haven't been taking full advantage of it. One nice thing though is all my music directly streamed to my new Windows Phone once I put my MS account on it. I didn't have to manually load any of it.
 
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