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Old 3rd June 2013, 01:50   #1
Tristan Young
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Angry Goodbye WinAMP for Android

My relationship with WinAMP for android has been a love-hate relationship.

I love WinAMP for Windows, and I was overjoyed to get WinAMP for my Android based phone. I bought the Pro version, because it was a no-brainer for me, considering how much I use WinAMP, and I really like the 10-band EQ.

Unfortunately, WinAMP for Android has been very annoying.

Most of what I listen to is long mixes in MP3 format (I know, it's not FLAC). Every time I start up WinAMP, my previous play position is lost. I'm so tired of WinAMP playing music from the wrong point.

At times the play position reported is higher than the maximum playtime of the mix. Eg: Play position is 1:54:00, but mix is only 1:14:00 long. WTF?

It doesn't matter if I shut down WinAMP cold turkey, or if I pause the player, then select QUIT from the menu. WinAMP is absolutely braindead when it comes to last play position saving and restoring.

This has been happening for a long time.

This is where we part ways, WinAMP Pro for Android.

I'm moving on to another media player. We're through. I'm tired of having to pull my phone out while I'm in my car, in order to set the last play position manually, so I don't have to constantly hear the same track over and over again. The point of me going wireless is so I can leave my phone tucked away in my holster, and do everything using my car's head unit via bluetooth.

The player I'm now testing sports a 10-band EQ, and has virtually every feature I want, except for Shoutcast. Shoutcast is on the menu for the future, but since I don't really play shoutcast in my car, it's worth the loss.

Sorry WinAMP, but you had lots of time to fix this. I'm no longer recommending WinAMP Pro. I now recommend PowerAMP. WinAMP for Android is on my top 10 not recommended Android apps list.

Continuing to sell Pro licenses to a software which is broken for as long as WinAMP for Android has been is certainly borderline criminal.
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