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  • MobileMusic Player/iTunes Replacement

    To download and play music what do you use? Typically the iPhone's included iTunes store to purchase albums and then the MobileMusic Player (iPod feature) to play your music.

    Coming soon to Jailbroken iPhones everywhere (the beta testers got their copies a few days ago) PwnPlayer and iSoulSeek will look to provide the same service and functionality as the stock options except free downloads and a few other neat features thrown in the mix.

    iSoulSeek is a newer 2.0 version of iSlsk a very popular port of SoulSeek to the iPhone. If you aren't familiar with SoulSeek it is a peer to peer file sharing app that has a lot of users sharing their music. The original iSlsk did a great job bringing this to the iPhone allowing you to download music and then import it directly into your music library. We've been waiting for iSlsk on firmware 2.x for awhile but there has been a major hiccup in the process - the import into your music library doesnt seem to be possible.

    To solve the import problem developer errrick has created PwnPlayer (featured in the video above) to play music files from a directory on the iPhone. PwnPlayer looks like a great alternative to the current iPhone iPod feature and has a ton of features.
    • Plays from the file directory. Just throw your music in to a directory on your iPhone via sftp or iphonebrowser and PwnPlayer will recognize it and allow playback. No more syncing with iTunes to add music! This feature also allows playback of music downloaded via iSoulSeek.
    • Music Library compatibility allowing you to use both the current iPod app and PwnPlayer.
    • Search for music. You can search your music for the song/artist/album you are looking for.
    • Lock-Screen gesture controls to allow you to control PwnPlayer while your iPhone remains locked.

    • CoverFlow. Just like coverflow in the current iPod app there is a coverflow option in PwnPlayer. At the moment it only works with music in your iTunes library.
    • PwnPlayer runs in the background so you can do other things while listening to music.
    • SpringBoard integration allows you to see see current song info on the lock screen and also allows for the lock screen music controls.
    • Playlist managing allows you to create and manage your playlists.

    Future releases of PwnPlayer will also include more features like Plug-ins, Video playback, possible genius support, and syncing with the iPhone's music library if the security checksums are cracked.

    This combination of iPhone software looks like great fun and I am eagerly waiting the public release. For more info check out errrick's blog.

    Thanks Cody for the tip
    This article was originally published in forum thread: MobileMusic Player/iTunes Replacement started by Cody Overcash View original post
    Comments 47 Comments
    1. kelticfury's Avatar
      kelticfury -
      dTunes downloads music free to a non-library directory and plays it. sounds pretty same-ish to me. I'd probably love the pwnplayer, but I am not going to install any p2p software on my ipod. I am a miser with my bandwidth.

      Just my opinion, not looking to start a fight here.
    1. andrew2012's Avatar
      andrew2012 -
      i'm not looking for a fight ether, i just think the capabilities of pwnplayer far surpass ipod app and dtunes put together. Oh and if you want to save your bandwidth you don't have to use iSoulSeek.

      A quick edit:

      In case I wasn't clear above, pwnplayer does not download music from seeqpod. You can still put your music in to the file system in whatever way you prefer...dtunes, safari download, ssh etc. What it does do is allow you to integrate that music and your library music from itunes and mix and match your playlists on the fly. wouldn't want to misrepresent
    1. Tomer's Avatar
      Tomer -
      im digging ur music
    1. kelticfury's Avatar
      kelticfury -
      Ahh sweet. Pwnplayer is on my list to grab as soon as its available.
    1. tonman23's Avatar
      tonman23 -
      Been testing this app for the past week. Eric did an awesome job with this one! Everything works perfect and every bug I've found has been worked out in his last update. Can't wait for islsk!!
    1. enjoi4586's Avatar
      enjoi4586 -
      Quote Originally Posted by sziklassy View Post
      Are there people out there that are NOT willing to runs Windows or OSX but ARE willing to get an iPhone. I am sure the answer is yes but... REALLY? I would like to meet this rare breed, lol. I met only one guy in the dorms five years ago who swore by Linux alone, but he would never go near anything else (iPhone wasn't around yet but I am SURE the answer would be NO) All other Linux users I knew (and there were a lot; I was in the computer engineering dorm as an Aggie, LOL) had Windows up and running as well.

      In any case, good point though, if you are one of those who runs only Linux your prayers have been answered.
      You should take a stroll over to an ubuntu forum sometime. But just for reference sake;

      Howto Sync Wireless iPhone with Amarok -- Ubuntu Geek

      And let me tell ya, over the air syn and Amorak handling your music library... best combo I had ever used when I had Linux. If theres one thing I miss about Linux, it was Amorak.
    1. billchase2's Avatar
      billchase2 -
      this is looking pretty darn cool...
    1. JazJon's Avatar
      JazJon -
      I thought dtunes was as good as it gets, this app looks promising. I'm ready to give it a spin. dtunes dosent always find what you are searching for, hopefully this will be a bit better.
    1. b3nny's Avatar
      b3nny -
      this is not useless. this is gonna freakin' rule. i love dTunes, its way more handy than you might think it is, and this is dTunes on stereoids. i CAN"T WAIT to get soulseek back.
    1. mofolo's Avatar
      mofolo -
      You people can't say that Dtunes isnt pretty damn functional. Its apples jewel software.

      That lockscreen control is amazing! Nice work.
      Don't know if it'll take off though, people are pretty stingy with Jailbreaked software. I meanm if the music player provided does 90% of what PwnPlayer does...
      And DTunes is already and in use with their iphones? - who would take the time to set up this for that extra 10%?

      Probably not me, however that's just my opinion.

      AppStore has made it so damn easy to install pretty cool apps without all the Jailbreaking work and SSH work etc etc.. - i must admit, I've become a lazy Apple AppStore fan.

      Anyway - Best of luck with the app!
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -

      sorry , had to post this again lol but yea
    1. Iman07's Avatar
      Iman07 -
      been playing with it for a while, still has some bugs but its verry promising. cant wait for a final release.
    1. rwin84's Avatar
      rwin84 -
      pwnplayer PWNS dTunes!!! iSoulseek PWNS seeqpod!!! Done deal. Patiently waiting... BTW has anyone heard of a fix for the cydia refresh bug that has surfaced?? I know there is a workaround but it's annoying.
    1. eraserhead187's Avatar
      eraserhead187 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Stephenstudios View Post
      What a pointless App. It basically just duplicates the iPod app on the iPhone with a few unnecessary bells and whistles, EXCEPT search. Stupid.
      Did you even read the article? It works with iSlsk. Its no longer possible to import items into iTunes after downloading them with iSlsk. Errrick had to come up with another way to listen to downloaded music. Sounds to me like this Pwnplayer is quite superior to the iPod function on the iPhone anyway.
    1. JedixJarf's Avatar
      JedixJarf -
      wow, that is going to rock.
    1. lightmaster's Avatar
      lightmaster -
      I can't wait till the full release comes out. It looks amazing. Does anyone know what the release date will be?
    1. tigermad's Avatar
      tigermad -
      Can this or anything on the iphone play flac files?
    1. ToasterBoyOhFour's Avatar
      ToasterBoyOhFour -
      i cant wait for the release of this. its going to be awesome for sure!
    1. cmeyer3's Avatar
      cmeyer3 -
      I use dtunes and this looks 100% better,can't wait
    1. liton's Avatar
      liton -
      I manage to get the beta 3 and really this is cool application. Now I can search my music and create a separate play list and also good control on lock screen. If there is shake control it could be much better.