symfonie – A Media Player for Maemo (Nokia N900)

Welcome to symfonie's official launch page. You can also check out the old forum page here.




What's New?

Latest version is v.0.2.5
- Control playback speed
- Option to control if the player should play continuously within the same folder
- 8-band equalizer has become 10-band
- Added option to change font size of the play list window



Download

You may download symfonie for Maemo from Maemo's download page.


Introduction

symfonie is a music player for Maemo 5. As time of writing, only Nokia's N900 runs it.

Here's list of features symfonie supports:

  • Browse audio files using directory structure (any folders as long as you have access to it).
  • 8-band audio equalizer.
  • Sleep timer.
  • Speed control for audio player, just for fun.
  • Resuming the playback from last played state.
  • Landscape/Portrait/Auto mode (In auto mode, system will automatically switch between landscape and portrait).
  • Full screen mode.

Issues

Please note that the equalizer utilize a lot processor power. If you need performance, you can disable the equalizer, which is disabled by default.


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70 Comments so far
  1. whaleyboy August 28, 2010 1:21 am
    Thanks for this great music player...really enjoying it! Therre are a couple of small improvements I'd like to suggest though :)

    * could there be an option to make the toolbar buttons large (for when i'm using it in the car)
    * it can be tricky scrolling the equalizer without moving the sliders...perhaps make a larger blank area at bottom of screen so there is more room for finger to scroll
    * disable horizontal scrolling on track list as its a bit fiddly
    * presets for the equalizer

    Thanks again...awesome app!
  2. wayne August 28, 2010 2:06 am
    hi, just wanted to say thanks for the awesome app!
    dont see many decent apps like this for N900,

    also would it be possible to have a feature which randomizes the current folder...

    thanks again.
  3. cyrus mobedji August 28, 2010 3:39 am
    great app. especially after all the receint updates. the major glitch is when it changes track, there is pause or a hic cup. especially when one is listenning to a artist like pink floyd where one track flows into the other.
  4. Aznox August 28, 2010 2:01 pm
    Just make it react to bluetooth signals (like default player do, pauseplaynext) and i'll buy it for 7 euros :p
  5. Cuong August 28, 2010 10:11 pm
    To whaleyboy:

    it can be tricky scrolling the equalizer without moving the sliders...perhaps make a larger blank area at bottom of screen so there is more room for finger to scroll

    Try to put your finger at bottom where the scale is, you can easily scroll the equalizer. I'll add a note to this to the program.


    disable horizontal scrolling on track list as its a bit fiddly

    Unfortunately, I couldn't figure out how to do this in QT. If anyone can point me how, I will be very glad to implement it.
  6. Papps September 1, 2010 12:38 am
    i have heard a good review of symfonie... i installed it on my n900 and it fails to give me sound output... NO SOUND at all
    Please suggest.
  7. cheve September 1, 2010 12:05 pm
    The music would stop playing momentarily and then resume when I try to put the screen back on(after it had shut off due to time out).

    I am on PR1.2. However, I think I have this behaviour even before PR1.2.

    Other than the issue noted above, your player is nice and fast for me.
  8. Sameer September 2, 2010 8:36 am
    hi,
    While the app is good. My observations are as below.
    1. The clarity of 8 band equalizer was much better than 10.
    2. In this update, the equalizer settings were not saved. Everytime we strart the player, the equalizer settings need to be set, which is bad.
    3. There is lack of smooth change to next song track. The track tends to jump a little bit.
  9. Cuong September 3, 2010 12:37 am

    1. The clarity of 8 band equalizer was much better than 10.

    I can't confirm this. 10-band EQ is just adding two more slider controls to the existing 8-band EQ. This shouldn't affect anything unless you move the new sliders and change the EQ value.


    2. In this update, the equalizer settings were not saved. Everytime we strart the player, the equalizer settings need to be set, which is bad.

    Confirmed, will be fixed in the future update.


    3. There is lack of smooth change to next song track. The track tends to jump a little bit.

    When occurred, is the equalizer enabled or disabled?
  10. Sameer September 9, 2010 9:12 am
    Hi Cuong,

    Thanks for the reply..

    1. May be the reason the equalizer settings not being saved, the clarity of 10 band equalizer clarity was different and confusing with the previous 8 band equalizer clarity.

    2. Now the 10 band equalizer comes in 2 pages. I mean you need to slide to 2nd page for accessing 9th & 10th equalizer. Would be nice to have all the 10 bands fit to a single screen at one place. May be narrow band size should accommodate all the 10 in a single view.

    2. In addition to "pause" button, a "Stop" button would be a good welcome to this app and this should ensure No "Auto playback" when the player is opened.

    3. The track tend to jump/cut as the next song starts (few hick ups at start of track)- During this Equalizer was enabled.

    I am sure your great talent can easily fix these issues. All the best.
  11. SethDove September 17, 2010 12:48 pm
    To the person complaining in caps about no sound with this application: you probably have the N900 in silent profile. Unlike the built in media player Symfonie can not make sound when in silent profile. I wish this were no so! Makes using it while at work impossible for me.
  12. supergex September 27, 2010 11:22 am
    This application is awesome. Finally I'm enjoying listening some music on the N900.
    There are a lots of improvements since the 0.1 I tried and abandoned earlier, but still some stuff to do.
    Hope my opinion below can help.

    +++ Equalizer 10 band (I love you for this)
    +++ Folder based playing
    +++ Flac support
    ++ File Types
    ++ Portrait mode
    ++ Light to use
    + Integrated Sleep Timer
    + Possibility to change the font type


    --- No support for APE
    --- Audio click or when the N900 screen switches off or sometimes doing nothing (I need to do some more tests)
    --- No possibility to delete songs (if you can't do it, my apologies)
    --- No possibility to create play-lists
    --- Quite heavy when equalizer On.
    --- No support for "headphone deamon" application
    -- Audio click when changing to previous/next track (a micro fade would be appreciated)
    -- No support for album cover
    -- Once the song is playing for 30sec we could have a nicer view with the actual song, his cover, artist, album, title...
    -- The "random" functionality does not seem to work for me
    -- The audio level (from the integrated functionality) is not corresponding to the N900 level. This could be a good thing but when you put the maximum level you don't reach the maximum of the N900 which is quite annoying.
    - EQ: the 29Hz setting seems to be inverted (anyway I need to change my ears)
    - When you navigate to a folder, sometimes you find yourself of the middle of it instead of the top (Don't know it's clear)
    - A little bug with bottom functionality when changing from Portrait to Landscape mode.
    - Maybe a 0.5ms fade out when pausing a song...
    - It will be nice to have a logo for your application :)

    Sorry if there are more negative points than positive, but the overall rating and long comment show my support and encouragement for this application. Nice Work!
  13. supergex September 30, 2010 12:13 am
    Hi,
    I just want to bring some corrections to my last comment.
    Indeed after I installed symfonie I rebooted my phone twice and I discovered some changes only after I totally turned it off.

    - So you do have a logo, my bad.
    - The audio clicks seem to be more present when I'm running the N900 at 800mhz. But I have some audio gap sometimes at 600mhz.
    - The APE support is not your fault. My bad too, I thought before I reflash my N900 I had ape support but I guess I was drunk.

    I will add that the EQ settings are not kept when I exit the application which is very annoying.

    Thanks in advance for an potential answer.
  14. Sandy October 1, 2010 2:19 pm
    very good app. Use it alot more than the default media player. Keep up the good work!

    2 suggestions:
    1> being able to type and search for a song through the directory
    2> the ability to sort songs by length, date added (to directory).. I notice the default sort is by title
  15. Someran Domguy October 2, 2010 11:37 pm
    Awesome app.
    Just one bug (if it actually is a bug)
    Volume can not be changed using the volume hw-buttons when screen is deactivated.
    (this can be done when using regular player)
    Still tho, awesome app. Still my favorite player :)
  16. Cuong October 12, 2010 2:07 am
    Thank you all for the useful feedbacks. I am still planning to continue the development of symfonie, but my current schedule does not allow me to do so. As soon as I have spare time, I will look at these feedbacks.

    @supergex

    --- No possibility to delete songs (if you can't do it, my apologies)
    This feature is already implemented, but I have not made it available for public.

    --- No possibility to create play-lists
    I have this in mind long time ago, but this is a very time consuming task. If time permits, I would love to implement this.

    --- Quite heavy when equalizer On.
    Can't do much about it, current QT's equalizer support is through software.

    --- No support for "headphone deamon" application
    Will implement this.

    -- Audio click when changing to previous/next track (a micro fade would be appreciated)
    Not going to impl.

    -- No support for album cover
    Not going to impl.

    -- Once the song is playing for 30sec we could have a nicer view with the actual song, his cover, artist, album, title...
    Will probably impl.

    -- The "random" functionality does not seem to work for me
    There is no random function yet, will impl.

    -- The audio level (from the integrated functionality) is not corresponding to the N900 level. This could be a good thing but when you put the maximum level you don't reach the maximum of the N900 which is quite annoying.
    I have noticed this also. I think this is a bug.

    - EQ: the 29Hz setting seems to be inverted (anyway I need to change my ears)

    - When you navigate to a folder, sometimes you find yourself of the middle of it instead of the top (Don't know it's clear)

    - A little bug with bottom functionality when changing from Portrait to Landscape mode.
    If you could be more specific on this, it will help me to debug the program.

    - Maybe a 0.5ms fade out when pausing a song...
    Will consider this.
  17. sameer November 14, 2010 2:30 pm
    my audio is not working. do i need to download any drivers so that i can hear the audio in symphonie. i am able to listen in all other media players
  18. raheel November 15, 2010 12:03 pm
    thanks. its great! i like 10 band equilizer. thanks
  19. Uwe Kaminski (jukey) November 20, 2010 1:32 am
    Hi, where I can report bugs for this application? All the time I play an .wav file and stopping it after a while the whole sound on my N900 does not work anymore...

    How can I deliver information and where?
  20. Geo November 21, 2010 2:24 pm
    Hy! Just dropped to say thanks for the great media player!
  21. jorge November 25, 2010 1:38 pm
    thank you. just one question: can it play ape files?
  22. Cuong November 26, 2010 5:08 am
    @jorge:

    I can add ape support to the player, but N900 itself has to have the codec to play the APE file. What symfonie does is simply read file extension and decide which file to show.

    If you have any other file format that is not in symfonie's file type list, feel free to post it, I'll add to the future update.
  23. sunny November 26, 2010 10:59 am
    hi symfonie is good player but when equiliser is enable then it break playing song when other window is open it stop playing song so plz improve the software and update a new version which dont
    have this problem
  24. Cuong November 26, 2010 9:28 pm

    hi symfonie is good player but when equiliser is enable then it break playing song when other window is open it stop playing song so plz improve the software and update a new version which dont
    have this problem


    The QT's equalizer supporter is emulated by software, thus is very slow. Currently there is not workaround for this, but you can do the following to partially solved the problem:

    1) When playback is stopped, try to pause the player for a while, and continue the playback
    2) Overclock your N900, but I don't recommend this.
  25. Ray December 1, 2010 11:28 pm
    Shouldn't one of the file types be "*.aac" instead of "*.acc"? Otherwise awesome app.
  26. Cuong December 3, 2010 1:47 pm
    Thank you for pointing it out. It will be fixed in the next update.
  27. elias December 16, 2010 5:08 pm
    great app but when i put my phone to the silent mode i can't listen to the music anymore in symfonie only in the regular media player.
  28. Dany-69 December 19, 2010 11:28 pm
    ehi :) gorgeous prog bro ;)
    Only one thing ... i see no support for hidden files and directories ... and all my music is in /MyDocs/.music .. xD

    No way to solve this ?
  29. eddiy December 30, 2010 10:31 am
    i can´t hear nothing what ist wrong? and what can i make
  30. harish January 11, 2011 10:07 pm
    HI this is a great player ever on my nokia n900. i have problem like after playing some time the sound stop. but playing is continuous.then i have to either select the seek bar for forward or backward, sometimes stop playing start playing again. this make me some times feel bad with such great player we have some strange problem.

    thanks
  31. vale January 12, 2011 6:46 am
    Very good work, dude!
    I just don't like the folder browsing and would really appreciate if there's any way to get the EQ work with the normal MediaPlayer.Is it possible to implement the EQ as an addon?
    Thanks and best regards,
    vale
  32. timeless January 16, 2011 7:38 am
    * Please spell Qt with a lowercase 't' in your package description
    * Please consider the fact that users may reach this page on their n900 from appdownloader - this page is very long and painful to load on a mobile (potential $$ based bandwidth)
  33. meysam January 20, 2011 5:43 am
    hey tanx i use this musik player in nokia n900 it is so good
  34. DonVito January 23, 2011 1:35 am
    Excellent app. using it everyday.

    Thank you!!!
  35. Arek January 23, 2011 2:21 am
    Hi, everybody. I want to control my Symfonie player with bluetooth headphones with Audio Video Remote Control (AVRCP) profile (Motorola S9-HD). The N900 multimedia player works with it, but Symphonie doesn't (and it is the problem, because Symphonie is better :-) Has someone tried this and mabye somenone knows some trick?
  36. Cuong January 26, 2011 1:31 am

    Hi, everybody. I want to control my Symfonie player with bluetooth headphones with Audio Video Remote Control (AVRCP) profile (Motorola S9-HD). The N900 multimedia player works with it, but Symphonie doesn't (and it is the problem, because Symphonie is better :-) Has someone tried this and mabye somenone knows some trick?


    This feature is not implemented. Will implement this when I have time :)
  37. Steve January 27, 2011 8:31 am
    Hi
    Some of the control buttons dissappear. E.G. the directory navigation "up one level" button is invisable. If I tap the display at the location where the button supposed to be, that function works ok, and button may appear for a breif moment then become invisable again. The only control buttons which remain visable are "step back", "play", and "step forward".

    Thankyou
    Steve
  38. MyNokiaN900 February 10, 2011 11:21 pm
    Hi Cuong,

    I have found a possible bug. If Symfonie is running with the application TimedSilence, when TimedSilence activates it kills the sound (yes that sounds obvious), but after going into the N900 menu to disable the silence mode, I find Symfonie still does not play sound. It is like its disabled. I presume the song is still playing but in Mute mode. I tested this with other media applications including the default media player and I can start then after TimedSilence has activated or being deactivated by me and they play sound.
  39. asif raza February 22, 2011 8:44 am
    Hi, i have not yet running the symphonie music player in my cell due to following good extra plugins file has missing during the installation plzzzzzzzzzz resolved my tension
  40. rudi February 23, 2011 3:04 pm
    love your app. its the best for maemo!thank you so much.
  41. Lebovsky February 26, 2011 12:40 pm
    hi
    I have some problems with symfonie,when I close app and reopen again it seems to dont remember the equalizer settings etc. is that normal for this app?there is any possibility to save my settings?
    waiting for comments..
    overall its a greeat app.
    thanks.
  42. joseph Dominic March 31, 2011 11:51 am
    the app is the simply the best thank you very much
  43. tuxcrafter April 5, 2011 12:09 am
    please make it respond to bluetooth control signals and make it possible make a playlist for added music. thanks.
  44. SB__007 May 5, 2011 9:34 am
    My symfonie has got some trouble after the "ogg support"'s latest update.Please solve this problem.
  45. jorge May 8, 2011 5:38 am
    its true, it does not work properly after the latest update of ogg support. It seems it mixes some parts of the track when playing it.
  46. za May 11, 2011 12:36 am
    Please fix the problem...waitin for the next update for this App
    After updating..Sound's terrible, it mixes.. can't enjoy the music again..

    Please author...fix it !!
  47. Tina May 16, 2011 7:22 am
    I'd like to throw in my own 5c here - symfonie, with folder-play and portrait mode, is an excellent application ... but currently flac support is broken, and ogg doesn't work very well either.

    Hoping for an update as soon as you have the time!
  48. Cuong May 17, 2011 4:33 pm
    I have one good news and one bad news.

    The bad news first: my N900 is dead. The USB/charger port got detached from the device, I can no longer charge the battery. In addition to that, my current schedule does not permit me do any more development for symfonie.


    The good news: according the the forum post, this should fix the problem: http://talk.maemo.org/showpost.php?p=1001868&postcount=160. I haven't tested it, but it's worth to give it a try.
  49. mario September 30, 2011 1:20 pm
    this is a great app, but it does not play music while the phone is in Silent mode, which is extremely annoying for people who usually have the phone on Silent.
  50. Remco Stoutjesdijk October 14, 2011 6:29 am
    Loving it! It's much faster traversing directories than stock media player or KMplayer.

    However, audio is muted in 'silent' profile, and is interrupted by system beeps. I would prefer similar behaviour as the default media player, i.e. priority over IM beeps and silent mode.
  51. Remco Stoutjesdijk October 14, 2011 6:31 am
    Cuong: I had the same with my usb port. Fixed it - I would happily fix yours as well :)
  52. Cuong October 14, 2011 11:34 pm

    Cuong: I had the same with my usb port. Fixed it - I would happily fix yours as well :)


    Mind to tell where did you send to fix it?
  53. Angel November 6, 2011 3:39 pm
    Muchísimas gracias, thank you very much, I love your app. its the best for maemo!thank you so much.
  54. sirius January 15, 2012 2:09 pm
    can you port to N9 pleeeeease!
  55. Otto Bauer January 27, 2012 8:43 pm
    Thank you.
    Yes Meego Port Please.
  56. Daniel February 17, 2012 3:41 am
    Great application!!!
    I'm gonna donate!! (how do i do that?)

    Improvement ideas:
    - ability to scroble songs played to last.fm
    - able to work with N900 media player during playback so other widgets and add-ons will by default work too (eg. qtlockscreen, play in silent mode, etc)
  57. ilmanowar April 5, 2012 5:19 am
    Probably the best maemo player!
    I propose to complete it with: a search song typing a part of the name, a option to pause the player when headphones are unplugged.
    Thank you!
  58. Silviu Marin-Caea May 16, 2012 10:00 pm
    This is the only player I found on N900 that allows me to delete files! Time to delete all the rest. :-) I have made a donation.

    I have two suggestions for the [Delete] function:

    1. this is a bug: if the mode is Portrait, the Delete confirmation dialog forces the screen to Landscape. Playing stutters when changing screen orientation.

    2. improvement: if I delete the song that's currently playing, don't stop playing, advance to the next song.
  59. Silviu Marin-Caea May 16, 2012 10:43 pm
    It seems there's one more bug related to file deletion, the file list in the application gets out of sync with the actual files. Selecting one song plays another one.
  60. Silviu Marin-Caea May 17, 2012 4:35 am
    Because of the bug about the application list getting out of sync with the actual files on storage, very annoying problems occur after deleting a file.
    - errors: media not found
    - playing one song over and over again
    - playing a different song (next in list) than the one being selected
  61. Silviu Marin-Caea May 18, 2012 12:26 am
    Ah, I didn't mention: if you delete two files, the second time another file will be deleted instead of the selected one.

    The only solution I found is to restart the app after each deletion.

    Can you please fix this? It's quite bad.
  62. Silviu Marin-Caea May 22, 2012 1:23 am
    Cuong, I know that you don't have an N900 anymore, so it's not something you care so much about now :-)

    I think I have found the bug, in file mainwindow.cpp, function MainWindow::deleteFileSlot in the source file:
    http://repository.maemo.org/extras/pool/fremantle/free/source/s/symfonie/symfonie_0.2.5.orig.tar.gz

    I believe the line number 386: this->forceUpdatePlayList = true;
    should be moved out of the "if" and after line 400: this->getPlayer()->scanDir(this->getCurrentDiretory());

    What do you think? Can you please update just this little thing?
  63. Silviu Marin-Caea May 22, 2012 1:47 am
    The reason is that even the deleted file is not currently playing, the playlist still has to be refreshed, else it gets out of sync with the actual folder contents.
  64. Max December 11, 2012 3:56 am
    Hi! Great player!
    I propose a little mod: files ".ACC" are presented sometimes with one of this other two equivalents extensions:
    ".M4A"
    ".AAC"
    This last is the most common (also N900 use this).
    At the moment the player doesn't recognize these others.
    Cheers!
  65. Lari April 10, 2013 7:10 am
    I like Symfonie a lot, however there are some issues that are somewhat annoying. Rebooting the device, or application, has done nothing to fix the problems. I couldn't see any version information in the about-section of the application. You might want to add that in there.

    Sometimes after changing song manually, it stays stuck playing one song over and over again despite the option for it being off. Changing song after the problem appears repeats the new song. It seems toggling the one-song repeat on and off again fixes the problem.

    Quite often, after changing directory where you're playing songs in, the application stops after the current song. It seems that toggling continuous folder play and one-song repeat back and forth fixes the problem.

    None of my .ogg files play, I get a: "Fatal Error - Could not open media source" [Done].
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