The latest version of Symbian music player TTPod has been translated from chinese into english. The new version is more stable, uses less memory, and scans the songs on your phone much faster than the previous versions.
TTPod plays music in mp3, ogg, aac, mp4, m4a, wma, mid, and amr format. It has a sleep timer and an alarm clock with custom snooze time.
The user interface is built from four tabs: "now playing," folder and mp3 tag navigator, lyrics window, and equaliser. Each tab comes with its own options menu. There's a mini player for your active standby screen too, but you can't control TTPod from the active standby screen yet.
TTPod sorts your music by mp3 tags (but only artist, album, and genre) and can edit these tags as well. It can also use your folder structure. It displays album art, and it can display lyrics, but only from a separate lyrics file. It won't display any lyrics embedded in an mp3 itself.
Chances are that TTPod will shout "System Error" when you try to run it. This is easily fixed by installing a TTPod patch that will make TTPod run on phones that don't have english as a built-in language. Don't worry, TTPod will still speak english to you.
• TTPod 3.3.0 translated into english at Mobile Castle
If you don't like the user interface of the new TTPod version, try the old version which has a much brighter, less crowded look:
• TTPod 3.1.0
PowerMP3 is a great TTPod alternative. It doesn't have an equaliser, but it reads your m3u playlists:
Thursday, 9 April 2009