Rocket Music Player Frequently Asked Questions
Rocket Player Premium Unlocker is a one time payment. You can purchase the application from Google Play, the Amazon Appstore.
No! Your app purchases are tied to your Google account. View this tutorial to download previously purchased apps to a new device.
Please review this YouTube tutorial on finding and deleting duplicate directories using Rocket Player and a file management application.
You can unsubscribe from cloud features by going to "My Apps - Subscriptions" in the Play Store application on your device. Here's a tutorial video on how to do this.
Go to "Menu - Settings - Audio - Open SL" to try and resolve this. If this does not work, email support.
Try turning fade in/out "on" by going to "Settings - Audio - Fade in/out". If this doesn't work, contact us.
On the Samsung Galaxy S3, turn off "Auto haptic" for Rocket Music Player and Rocket Player Premium Unlocker. Do this by going "Settings - Sound and Effects - Auto Haptic - Off". You can turn this off only for Rocket Music Player with this tutorial.
Here's how to fix it:
1. Uninstall Rocket Player free
2. Open Rocket Player Premium Unlocker
3. This will prompt you to download Rocket Player Free - follow the prompt to the store to download the free version
4. Reinstall Rocket Player free from the prompt
5. Now that both version are from the same store, Rocket Player should be unlocked
If you're using an Android 4.4 device and your music has been migrated to the package folder (Android/data/com.jrtstudio.AnotherMusicPlayer/) back up your music before you do this.
To turn off Rocket Music Player just press pause and then the home button. It's main process will shut down in approximately 1 minute. Rocket Music Player has one service (Tiny Headset) that is required to be "running" so that it can begin playing whenever a headset is inserted (See begin to play on connect with headphones). You can also swipe away Rocket Music Player from recent apps on your device. For more information on stop buttons in Android apps view our blog post
It could be that the application is installed to the SD card and not the internal memory. This will not allow the widget to be displayed. To resolve this select "Menu - Settings - Applications - Manage Applications - All - Rocket Music Player" then select move to internal. Then try attaching the widget again.
Large notifications are added in 4.1 and later devices. To view the large notification, place two fingers on the sides of the notification and drag down. This motion is also used to remove the notification by dragging up.
When Rocket Music Player's audio focus is lost, it will default to "pause". You can change this temp focus action by going to "Settings - Audio - Audio Focus - Temp Focus Action - Duck". Duck will allow Rocket Music Player to continue playing, but duck the new audio so that you hear the notification.
Google Play purchased music is natively stored in the cloud and can not be played in any other music player other than Google Play Music. Download your music from Google's Music Manager onto a computer and then copy the music to your phone using this tutorial.
Album art can be embedded in the file, or located in the album art.jpg file that comes when syncing with iSyncr, or can be selected from the device using an album art downloader. Rocket Music Player currently selects the art that your device's media scanner selects. If your desired album art is not displayed, long press on the album art, select "Manage Art" and change the art. You can also prefer embedded art by selecting the "Prefer ID3 Artwork" option in "Settings - Album Art".
Rocket Music Player supports the standard Android Supported Media formats including opus (5.0+). Rocket Player Premium Unlocker also supports: ALAC (Apple Lossless) files, APE (ape), Musepack (mpc), Free Lossless Audio Codec (flac), True Audio (tta), Waveform Audio File (wav), WavePack (wv) and Windows Media Audio Non-Lossless (wma).
The decibels that are used are (+ or -) 12. Rocket Music Player has a limiter feature which restricts the decibels used. This way Rocket Music Player does not blow speakers nor allow distortion. You can turn off the limiter by going to "Settings - Audio Settings - Limiter".
Access Rocket Player's EQ by going to "Menu - Equalizer". View this YouTube tutorial to access control the EQ. Select "Menu - Settings - Audio - EQ Type" to change to the premium 5 or 10 band EQs.
You can enable replay gain by going Rocket Player's "Menu - Settings - Audio Settings - Replay Gain". Note that your music must have replay gain information, Rocket Music Player will not calculate the values. We recommend using Foobar2000 to calculate replay gain values of your songs using a PC.
Our gapless and crossfading features are available to Rocket Player Premium customers. These transitions only work when songs end naturally. Skipping does not invoke the crossfade transition or allow the song to be played gaplessly. Additionally, gapless playback is created to play the music as the artist/album intended, gapless does not mean "no silence".
Instructors and musicians can use the "Stop After Each Song" feature in "Settings - Audio" which will pause after each song in a playlist so instruction can be given, or you can speak with your audience. Additionally, when learning a song, you can toggle playback speed using the "Music Playback Speed" setting.
Rocket Player Premium customers can use iSyncr for iTunes to sync start/stop times. Start/Stop times are created in iTunes, but sync with iSyncr to Android and can be used with Rocket Player Premium.
Playlists / Library
Take a look at this tutorial on batch operations in Rocket Player.
Take a view this tutorial on editing playlists.
Music that is not showing up in Rocket Music Player can be due to the SD card not being scanned properly. Try using Rocket Player's folder support to scan for media.
If you'd like to view how many songs you have in Rocket Music Player, go to the "Songs" tab and select a song to play. Next, go to the "Playlists" tab and select the "Now Playing" playlist. This will display how many song you have in Rocket Music Player.
Rocket Music Player will sort numerically then alphabetically all tabs.
However within these tabs, there is some additional sorting:
Artists - sorts by album year.
Albums - sorts by track number
Playlists - sorts by playlist edit (User assigned)
Folders - sorts alphabetically by folder
Podcasts - sorts alphabetically in tab, then by release number (if included in title) else, alphabetically.
Genres - sorts alphabetically by album (See also: Can I change the way Rocket Music Player sorts?
Going to Rocket Music Player's "Settings - Scanner Settings - Android Manages Playlists" in Rocket Music Player will allow you to use the Android media database that is accessed by other applications. WARNING: This will not be as stable as Rocket Player's playlists. If the media database on your device becomes corrupted, the playlists will be deleted.
The now playing playlist is a dynamic playlist that cannot be edited. Here's more information on this playlist.
To create a playlist with all songs go to the songs tab and press play from the 1st song, populating the "Now Playing" playlist with all your songs. Then go to the playlist tab, long press the Now Playing playlist, and rename and save it.
Live lists are playlists that are created from rules that will change based on the rules created. Live lists are similar to smart playlists. Rocket Player comes with live lists built in to give you some examples of what they can do.
Instructions on how to delete the "recently added" live list is available in the dynamic playlist Android tutorial.
To create a bookmarks in Rocket Music Player, the file must be identified as a podcast. To create a bookmark, pause any podcast while playing in Rocket Music Player. The next time the podcast is played the player will pickup your bookmark from where it was paused.
Unfortunately, we cannot create bookmarks on non-podcasts but we can easily long press any file and select:
Get Info - Mark as Podcast to create a bookmarkable podcast. (Also see: How do I create a bookmark?)
To play all go to the "Songs" tab then press play. To shuffle all from the "Songs" tab long press on a song and select "Shuffle". Here's a video tutorial on using shuffle in Rocket Music Player.
Shuffle in Rocket Music Player means, randomize. e.g. Do not play a specific song/selection. When you select in Rocket Music Player, it means that you're playing a specific song/selection. The "shuffle" feature is turned off. Shuffle can be toggled on/off from the "Now Playing" screen.
Headset / Bluetooth
Headset controls are available in Rocket Music Player's "Settings - Headset Settings." They allow you to toggle whether or not Rocket Music Player obeys headset commands, or whether Rocket Music Player begins to play when you connect your headphones. It's recommended that new users view this tutorial video on headset controls.
Rocket Music Player works with Bluetooth and single button headphones. When using single button headphones, use the following as a guide:
1 button press - Pause/Play
2 button presses - Previous/ Start of song
3 button presses - Next song
You can enable the "Two Clicks Next" option in the "Headset/Bluetooth" settings to change 2 button presses to be next song.
You can also enable "Support Volume Controls" in the same setting to support volume up/down with your headset. Note: this setting will disable other headset controls.
This is because of a setting in Rocket Music Player called "Begin Play On Connect." To turn off this setting press "Menu - Settings - Headset/Bluetooth Settings - Begin Play On Connect."
We've tested everything on our end as best we can, but with so many different devices the configuration is too difficult for everyone's use case.
Try the following to see how this works for you.
- Go to "Menu - Settings - Bluetooth/Headset" in Rocket Player
- Tick "Obey headset commands", as well as "High priority mode"
- Also, select "Begin play on Bluetooth connect".
- Go to "settings - sound - audio focus - ignore other apps" is turned off.
- Turn on your last.fm Scrobbler setting in "Settings - Sound - Scrobbler".
- Restart the device
- Take your device and allow it Bluetooth connect with Rocket Player - do not open Rocket Player, just turn on your device, turn on your Bluetooth receiver.