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Old 09-25-2008, 06:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Well I've had my Pearl for a while now, and I still love it. For the first 3 months I used the MP3 player and bought the OEM Stereo Headphones. Now, a year later I never use it anymore just because the standard Music Player isn't great (ease of use-wise), imo and possibly more importantly it really kills the battery life. I don't even know where the headphones are anymore.

Now I just stumbled upon MiuTunes, which looks amazing, attractive & functional ("looks" is the operative word). Two things are keeping me from it though:

1.) Sometimes even using standard media functions on my Pearl it's not exactly lightning fast--MiuPlayer looks like a heavily graphics driven interface, plus it's 3rd party, so wouldn't it logically be noticeably sluggish? It has features like coverflow for gosh sake, my 2.0ghz dual core laptop is sluggish using that feature at times when multi-tasking, how can a 1st Gen Pearl possibly do it quickly.

2.) It costs $20. Even if it's as good as advertised, it wouldn't be my primary music player since if I am going to do an activity where I want an hour of MP3s I wouldn't want to hurt my battery life that badly. I don't care how well it's designed, MiuPlayer has to eat even more battery life than the utilitarian standard player. So, for only using it maybe a couple of hours a month, $20 is a lot. And paying an unknown 3rd party software vendor $20 is something I never have, and don't plan on doing.

Any input would be great on MiuPlayer or a good free alternative.
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I use media player from Blackberry for free to send my itunes to my sd card and it works great.
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That's what I've done for the past year but you can't compare the interface to an iPod.
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Took a look at the trial - still has one big problem, no volume control via side volume keys unless the app is on-screen.

Tried to download artwork for two albums from Coldplay, failed on both of them.

Nice eye-candy, but not too impressed w/actual experience.
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The others include BerryTunes, Flipside, mediaPlayer, and xPlayer. xPlayer is free (except for the streaming radio, that's an extra $20) but mediaPlayer is not, however an older version of it is bundled in multiPlay Personal Edition which is free. As for BerryTunes it's $25 ($20 at BerryReview) and Flipside is $20 as well.
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Berry Tunes is my new favorite app.

Streams radio and podcasts beautifully!
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