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#1 Jaybot

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 19:30

I'm not a fan of the Xbox Music player in Windows 8.

I was using gMusic for a bit, but seeing how Google's music manager completely sucks, I'm kind of not really using the app anymore. I'm looking for an alternative player out there that has a clean interface and last.fm scrobble support.

Any alternatives or anything being worked on I should check out?


#2 Sekyal

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 18:17

The Xbox Music player sucks for me as it doesn't load music from external drives. Funny enough though the app "Music Info" is able to find my music fine. Microsoft just doesn't know how to program in their own software. gMusic is very good, for me the only trouble with the Music Manager is it is too basic, but can't beat free storage in the cloud.
I'm not sure if any of the apps support last.fm support besides gMusic.

#3 Subhadip

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 05:15

I would recommend Media Monkey. Do note, even MM is only as mature as Xbox Music, and probably less stable. These are brand new apps, I wouldn't expect them to reach the level of maturity of the Desktop equivalents for a while yet. Good news is they are improving rapidly.

#4 OP Jaybot

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 23:47

Just checked out MM. Looks good so far, will definitely keep an eye on it.

#5 ingramator

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 04:05

The Xbox Music player sucks for me as it doesn't load music from external drives. Funny enough though the app "Music Info" is able to find my music fine. Microsoft just doesn't know how to program in their own software. gMusic is very good, for me the only trouble with the Music Manager is it is too basic, but can't beat free storage in the cloud.
I'm not sure if any of the apps support last.fm support besides gMusic.


I think they outsourced the metro development for the Music and Videos app. Even Microsoft's employees are still learning how to use the new APIs and designs so it was never expected to be some really good application straight off the ranks!!

Anyway I recommend Multimedia 8 or even Nokia Music once they iron out a few more problems. The Music app as of the latest update isn't actually that bad.

#6 DarkyDan

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 22:43

Nokia music is slightly better than Xbox Music. Not sure about its library functions though.

#7 trip21

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 08:35

Checkout Groove, costs a few dollars but they offer a trial period. I've been playing round with music apps since I got my tablet last year, only one I've been happy with.

#8 DarkyDan

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 04:01

gMusic isn't bad, if you've uploaded your collection to Google Music that is.

#9 VincentM

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 04:21

I'm not a fan of the Xbox Music player in Windows 8.

I was using gMusic for a bit, but seeing how Google's music manager completely sucks, I'm kind of not really using the app anymore. I'm looking for an alternative player out there that has a clean interface and last.fm scrobble support.

Any alternatives or anything being worked on I should check out?



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#10 OP Jaybot

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 05:59

Winamp 2.8

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i specifically asked for a metro app.



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