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I just got my D3 yesterday so I'm a VERY NUBBIE.
I've tried streaming audio (pls, m3u) via Winamp 1.0 and Audio App but no go. Software says it can't play those types of files ? Any ideas ? Other software that does ?
Another one. I've started to move my music collection across to the D3. Now I know the music scanner takes time when starting the machine up but has anyone done a test to see if having embedded images makes it slower than say just a folder image for albums ?
Looking forward to this new firmware as the poor beast has crashed quite a lot since I've had it.
Not sure if you are looking to stream your own content from a server or external host, or stream third party content. If you are looking to stream your own, Amazon's Cloud service works, but you will need to buy storage and upload your content. Someone on here also mentioned Audiogalaxy as an option of streaming your own content, but I haven't had much luck in getting it to work -problem with that has been buggy Audiogalaxy software, not D3 limitations.
Edit - rereading your post, I don't think either of the options I mentioned would help you with those formats, which I realize now was your main issue with streaming.
has anyone done a test to see if having embedded images makes it slower than say just a folder image for albums ?
I embedded album art art in all my music after not having any album art. It didn't seem to take any longer to scan.
Media scanning requires thumbnail scanning with embedded art. I think blank thumbnails(not entirely sure) skip that process entirely. I purposefully deleted all my album art, and it seems to media scan a lot faster now. I then use PlayerPro(now working beautifully with 2.3) to store cached album art and artist photos downloaded from their servers. My music and stored artwork sync instantly, so no more excessively long media scans.
Sorry for the lack of clarity.
I was looking at listening to streaming audio from DiFM and SomaFm (Via my provider - it's free this way). The files are m3u and pls format. Which just has a web link in the file.
I've actually deleted all my album art and have gone with just having folder.jpg file in each of the albums folders. Seems ok. I'd imagine this would have to be faster.
My scanning of media files takes quite a long time when first starting the D3. I've only transferred about 130 albums and it's taking a good 5-6 minutes before the unit is running at a usable and stable state. I've starting leaving it on all the time now and just keeping it on charge.
Looking forward to this new firmware update - currently using .33
Thanks for your insights.
The recent discussion of Google Music caused me to go back an give Audiogalaxy another try. I had not tried it post-Gingerbread, and do not recall what .apk version I previously used, but today I download version 2.2.2 from the xda-developers site, and by golly - seems to be working just fine on my device now.
Unlike cloud-based streaming (Amazon Cloud, Google Music, etc.) it streams from your collection on your host PC via WiFi, so the Audiogalaxy Music Manager software also needs to be downloaded and running in the background on the PC containing your music collection.
Edit - actaully not working so fine now, started crashing again (closing out the app and reverting back to home screen and/or powering off the device) about 5 seconds into each song.
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