Apologies if this has already been adressed, but I did some digging and don't think I'm stepping on another post/question...
Originally Posted by SHAPE
I downloaded xPlayer within a week of getting my new Curve and SD card... I was excited at the prospect of getting to use my BB as a replacement for my iPod... I was pretty skeptical that it wouldn't really be up to par, but show me a gadget and I'll try it.
I had an 8800 prior to the curve, so I was familiar with the built-in media player, but had only used it for ringtones, listening to voicemail attachments from our asterisk server, etc... Now it was a totally different tool though, as I was using it to play music.
I had downloaded xPlayer but thought it was too difficult to use (mainly just because I just didn't take the time to really play with it) I was surprised at the sound and simplicity of BB's media player, and thought it was great, dismissing xPlayer as just another 3rd party wannabe... until I added more than one 'album' to my SD card... Then it became a mess, and horribly complex to get songs lined up properly, couldn't create playlists, etc... I had classical music playing one song then house music the next... Even after sorting the folders in mass mode it was terrible and a pain.
So I gave xPlayer another shot, and I fell in love with it... It's such a powerful app once you get the hang of it... I completely stopped using the BB media player altogether, sold my iPod, and was like a kid on the playground showing all of my friends and co-workers how cool it was that I could walk around with or without headphones listening to my music... I even installed a speaker system basically hidden under the sideboards of the sleigh bed in my master bedroom.
Anyway, suffice to say I was enamored with my Curve and xPlayer... Until last week... I've been forced into using the clunky BB Media Player most of the time again now because I bought the Motorola Rokr S9 BT headset... which is ridiculously awesome when added to the mix, but xPlayer doesn't seem to be compatible with the command inputs the S9 sends... I can play the music using xPlayer and listen to it on my S9 with perfect clarity, the only problem is I can't control it.
The volume controls work, and I can initiate or accept a call, but upon ending the call, I have to manually go back into xPlayer and start the song back up.
The reason I'm using BB media player again now most of the time is because it allows me to do everything with the controls on the headset, even when locked. I did have to change the long term time out settings on the bes for my policy though to keep it from seizing up every 30 mins.
I've tried everything including setting ALL permissions, including keystroke injection, etc. to "allow", uninstalling, wiping, reloading with default app permissions to allow in all categories, but still no dice.
I'm stuck between the two apps, xPlayer is definitely much more powerful and easy to use, but when I'm at the gym or running (also I'll just add this in case someone's looking for the answer in the threads like I was before I bought my S9 - the S9 sports band DOES fit the curve), or even walking around my office, it renders xPlayer a bit useless in those situations, since you can't change tracks at all or have music start again after a call. One thing that's a plus on the bb media player is that the volume keys on the device itself are always live when you're using the player. Dunno if you guys have that in future plans or not...
Is there a solution or workaround that anyone knows of? Or another third-party app that might interact with the S9?
Any suggestions are appreciated. And great job on the app, guys... I can't wait to see future versions... Sign me up for the beta
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