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Old 04-02-2012, 08:31 AM   #1
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Better MP3 player on K3

It turns out, amazon offers a really nice stock interface for playing MP3s. But it's hidden. Here is what to do:
  1. Make a new collection on your Kindle. Call it "Music" or something similar.
  2. Connect your Kindle to your computer.
  3. Open the "audible" folder, and create a new folder inside of it. It doesn't matter what the new folder is named.
  4. Take your music MP3s, and drag them into the new folder.
  5. Disconnect your kindle. The new MP3s should appear on your home screen.
  6. Add them all to the "Music" collection you made on your Kindle earlier.
Simple as that. Now, you can go to the "Music" collection and you get a nice list of the MP3s in the folder. If they are tagged with artists etc, those are shown too.
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Old 04-02-2012, 12:58 PM   #2
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I think that this way though you can't listen and read at the same time, am I right?
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Old 04-02-2012, 01:29 PM   #3
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No, you have a point there. But you can listen to the music when the Kindle is locked.
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:48 AM   #4
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The alternative of course, for anyone not aware of it, that if you don't put your MP3s in the Audible folder you can indeed play them while you are reading -- but you have little control over them because they play in consecutive order.

Sourcing them in the Audible folder gives you a bare-bones interface with which you can control playback -- though my own experience is that the Kindle doesn't always 'remember' your place, which is a nuisance if your MP3s are longer podcasts.
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Old 04-03-2012, 02:17 PM   #5
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The fact that it is an interface at all is nice though As for the MP3s playing in consecutive order in the music folder, you can Alt-F to skip.
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Old 04-03-2012, 10:05 PM   #6
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Hi,

I found this by accident yesterday too.

But I found that it only plays one song and does not go to the next song when finished.

Thanks,
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Old 05-30-2012, 05:30 PM   #7
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Awesome trick, thanks! The best part is it takes almost no time to set up.
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Old 05-30-2012, 06:31 PM   #8
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That is because it is the setup for Audible books, which is well-documented.
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Old 05-30-2012, 06:58 PM   #9
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The K3 is my favorite MP3 player now. No weird static noise. Kinda funny that an e-reader does playback better than most MP3 players.
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Old 05-30-2012, 07:34 PM   #10
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The K3 is my favorite MP3 player now. No weird static noise. Kinda funny that an e-reader does playback better than most MP3 players.
It's certainly better than I expected it to be, that's for certain. I'd still rather use my Sanza for music. But, I probably use the Kindle more often overall. Podcasts work great off of it.
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