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    Re: 'Amazon Fire' as a Music Player?

    Quote Originally Posted by Oggy View Post
    Pleased that the Sony saga is over. Hope the Fire gives you reliable, and loud(!), music playback.
    Thanks, well it's half the price and can do so much more. Sony seem to have gone down the pan. Paul

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    Re: 'Amazon Fire' as a Music Player?

    Hi,

    Amazon Fire HD has arrived. It's nice a big so the display is far superior to the tiny Sony GUI.

    I have only listened to You Tube quickly on it and the volume seemed to be fine.

    Paul

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    Re: 'Amazon Fire' as a Music Player?

    Hi,

    I have installed 'VLC' player onto the Amazon Fire. This is one of the recommended s/w music player apps. Unfortunately 'Foobar' is not available. However, it will give me a chance to test how my tagging is responded to on two different players.

    Paul

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    Re: 'Amazon Fire' as a Music Player?

    Hi,

    The FLAC files on the SanDisk SD card open and play fine on the Amazon Fire. The search engine is not a patch on Foobar though.

    The volume through the internal speakers is somewhat weak-ish. But when listening through headphones, the volume is fine for the FLACS and You Tube etc.

    Cheers,

    Paul

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    Re: 'Amazon Fire' as a Music Player?

    Quote Originally Posted by monsterjazzlick View Post
    Hi,

    The FLAC files on the SanDisk SD card open and play fine on the Amazon Fire. The search engine is not a patch on Foobar though.

    The volume through the internal speakers is somewhat weak-ish. But when listening through headphones, the volume is fine for the FLACS and You Tube etc.

    Cheers,

    Paul
    Excellent!

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    Re: 'Amazon Fire' as a Music Player?

    Quote Originally Posted by monsterjazzlick View Post
    Hi,

    I have installed 'VLC' player onto the Amazon Fire. This is one of the recommended s/w music player apps. Unfortunately 'Foobar' is not available. However, it will give me a chance to test how my tagging is responded to on two different players.

    Paul
    Is a foobar2000 APK available, which could work on the Amazon Fire?

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    Re: 'Amazon Fire' as a Music Player?

    Quote Originally Posted by Oggy View Post
    Is a foobar2000 APK available, which could work on the Amazon Fire?
    Oggy, Cheers. I will have a look. Though I was told that if an app does not appear in the Amazon App Store than it is not possible. Thanks, Paul

    EDIT: Here's the LINK:

    http://apk4kindle.com/Download_fooba...on-Kindle.html
    Last edited by monsterjazzlick; 10-15-2017 at 03:20 PM. Reason: LINK

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    Re: 'Amazon Fire' as a Music Player?

    Quote Originally Posted by monsterjazzlick View Post
    Oggy, Cheers. I will have a look. Though I was told that if an app does not appear in the Amazon App Store than it is not possible. Thanks, Paul

    EDIT: Here's the LINK:

    http://apk4kindle.com/Download_fooba...on-Kindle.html
    Hi Paul,

    Think that's the wrong app. Try https://www.foobar2000.org/apk

    It is possible, but Amazon certainly don't encourage it!

    https://www.technipages.com/kindle-f...tall-apk-files
    Last edited by Oggy; 10-15-2017 at 05:13 PM.

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    Re: 'Amazon Fire' as a Music Player?

    Quote Originally Posted by Oggy View Post
    Hi Paul,

    Think that's the wrong app. Try https://www.foobar2000.org/apk

    It is possible, but Amazon certainly don't encourage it!

    https://www.technipages.com/kindle-f...tall-apk-files
    Oggy,

    Oh dear, thanks for the warning. I don't think I am going to risk it! VLC seems to be fine for what I need it for.

    Cheers,

    Paul

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    Re: 'Amazon Fire' as a Music Player?

    Quote Originally Posted by monsterjazzlick View Post
    Oggy,

    Oh dear, thanks for the warning. I don't think I am going to risk it! VLC seems to be fine for what I need it for.

    Cheers,

    Paul
    Hi Paul,

    All Android devices are the same, where you have the opportunity to accept, third party apps from unknown source. Even on my tablet, which has Google play store, I have a couple, so have taken the "risk,". Obviously you use common sense, which is why I suggested the official Foobar site.

    Apps not downloaded through either Amazon or Google, will not be offered updates, though obviously you can download a newer version, the same method.

    However, if VLC is giving you what you want, then it makes sense to not take the risk, and VLC does seem to get updates.

    Regards,

    Oggy
    Last edited by Oggy; 10-16-2017 at 12:35 AM.

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    Question Re: 'Amazon Fire' as a Music Player?

    Quote Originally Posted by Oggy View Post
    All Android devices are the same, where you have the opportunity to accept, third party apps from unknown source. Even on my tablet, which has Google play store, I have a couple, so have taken the "risk,". Obviously you use common sense, which is why I suggested the official Foobar site.

    Apps not downloaded through either Amazon or Google, will not be offered updates, though obviously you can download a newer version, the same method.

    However, if VLC is giving you what you want, then it makes sense to not take the risk, and VLC does seem to get updates.
    Oggy,

    Although I prefer Foobar, VLC is OK at the moment on my Amazon Fire. As my library becomes more complex and complex over time, I dare say my opinion may sway.

    I am about 25% through my ripping; but have not ripped a single CD in a week because I have been tidying up my tagging methods (as per previous questions).

    Cheers,

    Paul

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    Re: 'Amazon Fire' as a Music Player?

    Quote Originally Posted by monsterjazzlick View Post
    Oggy,

    Although I prefer Foobar, VLC is OK at the moment on my Amazon Fire. As my library becomes more complex and complex over time, I dare say my opinion may sway.

    I am about 25% through my ripping; but have not ripped a single CD in a week because I have been tidying up my tagging methods (as per previous questions).

    Cheers,

    Paul
    Absolutely fair enough.

    Personally, I would be happy to download the APK from Foobar, as a trusted source, but if VLC plays your files OK, then you don't need to make that decision, and take the "risk".

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