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Old 10-28-2007, 01:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just needed a little help in trying to play my music through my bluetooth. I was told this is possible through xplayer? If so, how can i do this!
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Old 10-28-2007, 04:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Simply pair your headset, turn it on, then play your music through the 3rd party media players.
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In xPlayer you should go to Settings -> Audio Path and select among others

* Headphones,
* Headset
* Bluetooth
* Hands free
* Headset+Hands free

The newest xPlayer v. 1.0.1 can be downloaded from xPlayer :: BlackBerry :: Download or from wap.shapeservices.com

It is absolutely free and available for OS 4.2 and higher.

Hope you will enjoy it!
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You can also use the Media Player that came loaded on your phone. Hit the menu button and sellect Enable Bluetooth.
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the 8100 doesnt support the same paths for audio as the 8130. (no stereo bluetooth support). the default player wont play though bluetooth. i havent tried the aftermarket software, but would assume it would be mono
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In xPlayer you should go to Settings -> Audio Path and select among others

* Headphones,
* Headset
* Bluetooth
* Hands free
* Headset+Hands free

The newest xPlayer v. 1.0.1 can be downloaded from xPlayer :: BlackBerry :: Download or from wap.shapeservices.com

It is absolutely free and available for OS 4.2 and higher.

Hope you will enjoy it!
Irene
Awesome! Thank you. I've been looking for a way to play music through the bluetooth for a while now.
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the 8100 doesnt support the same paths for audio as the 8130. (no stereo bluetooth support). the default player wont play though bluetooth. i havent tried the aftermarket software, but would assume it would be mono
I just tried xPlayer using my 8100 and it works. Plays perfectly through my bluetooth headset.
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stereo bluetooth or standard bluetooth?
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stereo bluetooth or standard bluetooth?
Embarrassingly, I'm not sure. I would assume standard. I have the Motorola Motopure H12, which is just a standard headset.
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unless you have two earbuds/cups its generally a standard bluetooth headset. (generally, not always)
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unless you have two earbuds/cups its generally a standard bluetooth headset. (generally, not always)
Just one earbud. I would assume standard, then.
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Originally Posted by SHAPE View Post
In xPlayer you should go to Settings -> Audio Path and select among others

* Headphones,
* Headset
* Bluetooth
* Hands free
* Headset+Hands free

The newest xPlayer v. 1.0.1 can be downloaded from xPlayer :: BlackBerry :: Download or from wap.shapeservices.com

It is absolutely free and available for OS 4.2 and higher.

Hope you will enjoy it!
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Is xplayer better in anyway than the player that came preloaded on the 8130?
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Good app, now I can listen via BT.

Does anyone know of a video player that plays through BT?
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My Media Player doesn't have the option for Enable Bluetooth. Just has Enable Handset or Enable Speaker, depending on which setting I'm on.

I use the Motorola H500 -- does this not support Bluetooth via the media player?

I have a Verizon 8130, running the latest .97 OS.

I'd love to be able to use bluetooth with the blackberry media player!

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I want to save others some time. I just installed xPlayer and bluetooth stereo doesn't truly work. It's the same old low-budget bluetooth "headset"-quality that every other method so far ends up producing.
I have some great IOGear bluetooth headphones that have a little mic jack, so they double as a headset as well as true headphones. Once paired, they display three services: Audio Sink, Headset, and Hands-free. When I use them with my mp3 player or computer, they sound crystal clear. I'm pretty fussy and they sound about 80% as good as my "wired" headphones ... but about 10 times more convenient. When I selected "Bluetooth" from xPlayer's output settings, it sounded like a crappy stereo headset. I'd equate it to listening to AM radio. I don't know how people deal with that. Zero bass and just horribly muddled sound.
Don't waste your time if you have any sort of discerning ear. This is the typical false alarm for bluetooth music that I have gotten used to on this board. I'm still crossing my fingers that OS 4.5 will provide true bluetooth stereo streams.
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I haven't tried with the standard bluetooth headset with the newer OS's but in the past, the regular BT headsets didn't work with the OEM media player. It should work with a stereo BT headset, though. In no cases will video work over any BT headsets.
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I want to save others some time. I just installed xPlayer and bluetooth stereo doesn't truly work. It's the same old low-budget bluetooth "headset"-quality that every other method so far ends up producing.
I have some great IOGear bluetooth headphones that have a little mic jack, so they double as a headset as well as true headphones. Once paired, they display three services: Audio Sink, Headset, and Hands-free. When I use them with my mp3 player or computer, they sound crystal clear. I'm pretty fussy and they sound about 80% as good as my "wired" headphones ... but about 10 times more convenient. When I selected "Bluetooth" from xPlayer's output settings, it sounded like a crappy stereo headset. I'd equate it to listening to AM radio. I don't know how people deal with that. Zero bass and just horribly muddled sound.
Don't waste your time if you have any sort of discerning ear. This is the typical false alarm for bluetooth music that I have gotten used to on this board. I'm still crossing my fingers that OS 4.5 will provide true bluetooth stereo streams.
Yes, OS 4.5 will support true Stereo BT (A2DP) profile. Currently, the 8100 does not.
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FYI, I just installed 4.5 (shhh...) on my 8100 and sure enough stereo bluetooth works flawlessly.
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What is the best, single piece A2DP compatible Bluetooth headset? I see a lot of 2-ear headsents, but I want to find something like the Motorola H500.
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I could be mistaken, but if it's A2DP, it's going to be stereo and subsequently two piece.
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