PowerMP3 from Mobifactor plays mp3, ogg, aac, and mp4 files. It has a sleeptimer, an "exclude" option for small files and files of low bitrate (so you can exclude your ringtones from your music library), and it displays album art.
PowerMP3 sorts your music by mp3 tag the way Symbian's own player does, and it lets you play folders the way LCG Jukebox does. It also reads m3u playlists. PowerMP3 is the closest to WinAmp you can get on a Symbian phone. The old beta version shuts itself down after one song, but the new beta keeps playing, so it is a real functional music player now (except for the equaliser, which still doesn't work in this beta test version).
The Symbian UIQ version of PowerMP3 is quite expensive, so don't expect the final version of PowerMP3 to be free. But the the current beta test version doesn't cost anything and it's already better than Symbian's built-in music player. Let's hope Mobifactor didn't build a time bomb into the beta test version.
• PowerMP3 beta 2 from Mobifactor
• PowerMP3 beta 2 at Mobile Castle
Thursday, 1 January 2009