DeaDBeeF Player

DeaDBeeF Player

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Player which can play many file formats + online radio (shoutcast)

* multiple playlists
* plays folders or specific files
* true gapless playback -- the player doesn't just skip silence, it calculates the precise amount of samples for each file, does sample-accurate seeking and playback, and gives sample-perfect result, just like CD players
* equalizer with 10 bands, it's possible to make your own presets
* viewing music file tags and album art
* replaygain
* shuffle tracks and shuffle albums mode
* scrobbling using or scrobbledroid apps
* plays many file formats - mp3, ogg, aac/mp4, alac/mp4, flac, ape, wv, wav, tta, mpc, sid, mod, s3m, nsf and many more
* automatic CUE support, with splitting images into tracks, and playing them gaplessly
* online streaming radio (shoutcast/icecast)
* full unicode support and automatic charset detection
* 4x1 widget (available as a separate download, search for "deadbeef player widget"
* you can choose one of three themes, Dark, Light and LCD
* works on android 1.6 and higher
* headset media buttons support
* plays files with up to 192KHz sampling rate, including 24 bit and multichannel files
* supports install to sd


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KNOWN ISSUES: HTC android 2.1 has a bug in foreground service code, which leads to unfixable stuttering / skipping in music playback.


phone state & identity permission is used to detect when a user accepts incoming call, to stop playback

sdcard access permission is used to store playlists and configuration files

internet access is for radio streaming, ads and sending crash reports


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Recently changed in this version

* fixed possible (unconfirmed) crash on some 4.4 devices
* quicker response to audio-focus duck event

* fixed another crash on some 4.4 devices
* added option to disable audio-focus, by popular request

* fixed crash on startup happening on some 4.4 devices
* added Chinese translation (thanks to Ethan Chen)
* added audio-focus support

* fixed crash on Holo themes (sorry for the inconvenience!)

Comments and ratings for DeaDBeeF Player
  • (67 stars)

    by Andrew Merrell on 28/06/2014

    It'd be nice to add pull-down/lock screen functionality.

  • (67 stars)

    by tib iancu on 12/06/2014

    Listening to audio books sometimes it misses the final bit. It is annoying. Also, is it possible to get the widget on the lock screen similar to how Google music does? Except for the above I am totally for it. Cheerio :o)

  • (67 stars)

    by dru d on 09/06/2014

    Great app, thx

  • (67 stars)

    by Sander Smeenk on 02/06/2014

    If not THE best. If you enjoy file based audio mgmt or want a down to earth player, pick this one. Does what it says, no fancy fuss and glitter. Works magic.

  • (67 stars)

    by Karel Zdívka on 31/05/2014

    It really makes a challenge to play a particular song from a big collection. Never heard of browsing by Artist / Album or at least by directory?

  • (67 stars)

    by Tony Radic on 31/05/2014

    I opened it found no music Worthless

  • (67 stars)

    by Michael Hoyt on 28/05/2014

    I was excited to find out DeaDBeeF was on Android because it's the only music player I use on Linux, and I love its functionality. However, after a few minutes of using it I was disappointed with the UI and it didn't detect almost all (16GB) of my music. Word of advice: stick with the folder-view design, or at least offer it. I'm keeping it on my phone to stay updated on development, but it certai