Offline/iCloud Music Player App?

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  1. ITGeek

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    Now that I've a pair of Airpods I'm again interested in finding if there's an app that will allow me to play my music, ripped from my CDs or purchased from Amazon, on my iPhone or iPad.

    E.g.: I've created a "Music" folder in my iCloud Drive. Ideally I could point a music player app at that directory and it'd Do The Right Thing. Or at least let me manually drill-down into a sub-folder containing mp3's, select the first one, then play everything in that folder, in order.

    Ideally, said app would have controls on my Apple Watch.

    I also don't care if I have to first transfer the music to my phone or tablet. I can live with that, too.

    I don't care if it's paid or free (w/o adverts!), as long as it actually works.

    Thanks!
     
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  3. ITGeek

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    Thanks for the follow-up, Dave, but no Google anything. I'm trying to get as far away from Google as I can.
     
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    What's wrong with Apple Music?

    And the Kindle app may work for Amazon purchased music
     
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    I can't use that to simply point at a directory, on the device or in iCloud, and have it just plain play music. Nor do I care to subscribe to a $10/mo. service to listen to music I already own.

    Fine. But a good deal of my music is ripped from my CDs. So that does not solve the problem.
     
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    It's looking like, just like last time I asked this, the answer is "There ain't none?"
     
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    Have you tried importing your ripped CDs into iTunes? Import songs from CDs into iTunes on PC
    The music could then be synced to your phone or tablet. The music controls on your Apple Watch would allow you to control the playback.
     
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    Then where is the music you ripped from CDs stored?
     
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    On my Linux box. There are OS' other than MS-Win and OS X out there, you know :) (Even if Apple does not.)
     
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    Wow I did not know you could do that. No need to get hostile on us.
     
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    Rip CDs and the like on Linux (and other) operating systems? Of course you can. A lot of free software, probably most stuff with a GNU license on it, comes from the *nix world. Mac OS X is a Unix variant.

    "Hostile?" You saw the smiley, right?
     
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    Yeah I did .
     
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    So, in the end: There ain't none. <looks at Airpods...> They're cool, but I'm thinkin' they might be goin' back. I like our iStuff, but $150 for wireless earpods of which I cannot take full advantage seems like a poor investment.
     
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    Can't you use Wine to run iTunes on your non MS-Windows computer?
     
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