Adrien Poupa

Software Engineering student

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Introducing Vinyl Music Player

We all listen to music on our smartphones. Since I’m old-fashioned, I still have a local library and no Spotify subscription. I’ve been using the Phonograph music player for a few years but after having see its development stopped for a few months, its creator decided to put some of its best features behind a paywall. For instance, it was not longer possible to browse files to play a music.

The creation of a Pro version has raised an uproar on Reddit, which I consider justified since Phonograph being an open source project, a large amount of work is done by voluntary contributors who would not get any donations. Moreover, the owner clearly stated that his sole motivation was money.

Therefore, since the GPLv3 licence allows me to do so, I’ve forked it to Vinyl Music Player. It removes all the paywalls and enables pro features such as folder view, sleep timer and a dark theme.

It is now available on the Google Play Store and on F-Droid soon.

Feel free to contact me if you have any question or want to contribute.