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ZXTune Brings your Favourite 8-Bit Ditties to your Android Device
Chiptune, also known as 8-bit video game music, is a generally a love-it-or-hate-it affair. There’s really not much of a middle ground. Those who do listen to the genre tend to take it pretty seriously and aren’t content to simply listen to 8-bit compositions in a format like regular old MP3. Hardened fans will usually opt for the classic formats originally used by devices such as Ataris, Amigas, and the ZX Spectrum. Media players that support these particular formats though, are not as common as regular music players, especially for Android devices.
ZXTune by XDA member Vitamin_CAIG is an Android version of the popular cross platform player by the same name. It offers support for a huge list of old school formats for many devices such as Amiga, Atari, Spectrum, Acorn, and more. There is also integration with popular Chiptune databases such as zxtunes.com and Modland. The application also offers features that you would expect from any standard player worth it’s salt, such as playback control in the notification area and pause/resume for incoming calls. It also is designed to work well on both tablets and phones.
If you’re looking for your 8-bit fix on the go, check out the application thread for more information. And if you’re still unsure what we mean by Chiptunes and 8-bit, ten hours of this should give you a rough idea.
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