Download This: doubleTwist Player

Earlier this week saw the release of a doubleTwist media player for Android which plays both audio and video files. Naturally, it integrates easily with their free desktop client for importing and exporting playlists and podcasts. Available free for a limited time, it’s every bit as polished and clean as similar titles and far better than the stock media player that comes with Android. The company promises widgets and other features down the road so you’re advised to grab it out of the Market today. This way you’re sure to get the updates for free as well.

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36 Comments

  1. xen13
    June 05, 15:49 Reply

    This player sucks. You have to sync it with the desktop app, it won't see the music already on your sd card. And there's no Linux client. Until they let the app see music already on the sd card, in the standard place, forget it. Every other player does this. It's not hard.

    • Kleany
      June 05, 22:01 Reply

      i never synced it up, and it finds my music fine…..dunno wtf your talking about.

      • xen13
        June 06, 11:54 Reply

        Well I dunno either then. All I get when I tap Artists, Albums, or Songs is a screen that says, "Use doubleTwist on your Mac or PC to sync music to your phone". Tapping Videos sees some videos, but that's it. There's no settings other than Auto USB drive.

  2. @pdxvr
    June 05, 16:17 Reply

    it's buggy and it read all the music on my phone just fine, actually it read all media files on my phone, even ones inside the apk's. it's slow, album art takes forever to render, the graphics are too large and block, a little too windows 7 for my taste. but it is a pretty good start, probably a better start than many other players.

  3. Canuck
    June 05, 16:25 Reply

    It doesn't even read music on my SD card? Sounds pretty pointless. If I wanted to have to sync with a desktop or laptop, I would have bought an iPhone :)

    • Kleany
      June 05, 22:03 Reply

      ……..all my music is on my SD card….reads it fine….

  4. mauriceh
    June 05, 17:23 Reply

    It read an indexed all the media on m N1 just fine
    It included playlists, podcasts and video a well.
    Have not yet played much, but it seems OK so far..
    Integration with my PC version is nice ( a la iTunes, but not so Apple possessive)
    No Linux client is annoying..

  5. MightyMatt
    June 05, 18:36 Reply

    It's worth noting that the desktop app requires you to create an account. According to the devs, this is used only to track usage stats and for some future social networking aspects. But there's no way to opt out and there doesn't seem to be a way to prevent it calling home, so, you know, careful on that front.

    That said, I'll give the Android player app a try.

  6. AndroidUser
    June 06, 15:58 Reply

    Slow, feature limited, unreliable: disappointing. There are far better media players @ android market.

  7. toms_hut
    June 06, 23:03 Reply

    Really beautiful. Wish it would show bigger Album Art like Mixzing does. Wish Mixzing would be using default Album Art location like _all_ other Media Players do :P

  8. niniii0
    June 07, 03:30 Reply

    It's worth noting that the desktop app requires you to create an account. According to the devs, this is used only to track usage stats and for some future social networking aspects. But there's no way to opt out and there doesn't seem to be a way to prevent it calling home, so, you know, careful on that front.

  9. khay
    July 13, 05:08 Reply

    nice post. thanks for sharing. i like it :p

  10. Synolic
    September 25, 18:06 Reply

    Doubletwist is a memory-hogging parasite built into the T-Mobile Galaxy S I bought and for some corporate greedy reason a user cannot uninstall it. Shame on Google, Samsung or T-Mobile who is responsible for this.

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