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    foobar2000 Mobile for iOS readme

    For current version information and a list of changes, please scroll below.

    Requirements
    • iOS 8 or newer.
      iOS 8 and up supported starting with 1.0.37, as new Xcode does not support older versions anymore. Last version that worked with iOS 6.1 and 7.x was 1.0.33, you should still be able to install it from the App Store on devices running old iOS.
    • All device families (iPhone, iPod, iPad) supported.


    How to get
    Stable version:
    https://foobar2000.com/get-ios
    Become a beta tester:
    https://foobar2000.com/test-ios

    First run
    The initial screen will show you the indexed library tree. At the bottom of the list, you can access the Documents folder for folder & file name based browsing of uploaded content.
    The library content may take a few minutes to populate - foobar2000 may take a while to discover your entire library content on first run. Note that the library tree will contain items from both your iTunes-uploaded music library and the Documents folder.

    Having trouble using it?
    Check foobar2000 mobile usage tips thread for common problems and solutions:
    http://forum.foobar2000.com/forum/sh...-read-me-first

    The Documents folder
    The Documents folder content can be uploaded from iTunes, under Apps / File Sharing.
    If you download content from UPnP media servers, it will be downloaded to your Documents folder.

    Why use Documents folder?
    The regular iTunes music library will only let you upload Apple-supported file formats.
    The Documents folder has no such restrictions and lets you upload any kind of files you wish to play on your device, say, full albums encoded to Opus, with external JPEG album art.

    Supported audio formats
    • Popular lossy formats:
      MP3, MP4/M4A, Musepack (MPC), Ogg Vorbis, Opus
    • Popular lossles formats:
      FLAC, WavPack (WV), Apple Lossless (ALAC)
    • Utility formats:
      WAVE, WAVE64, AIFF, AU, SND, 8SVX
    • Module formats (yep we mean it):
      MOD, S3M, XM, IT and many more
    • Video game music formats (yep we really mean it):
      PSF, PSF2, QSF, USF, GSF
    • Archive formats:
      ZIP, 7-zip, RAR


    Most of the above formats are only accessible through the Documents folder, not through iTunes music library.

    Acknowledgements
    FFmpeg is used for decoding of: AAC, MP3, Vorbis, APE, TAK and WMA.
    Last edited by Peter; October 8th, 2018 at 06:09 AM. Reason: Betas are now public

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    Change log

    Current stable version is: 1.1.22
    Current beta version is: 1.1.25

    Version 1.1.24, 2018-11-14
    • Fixed a bug causing poor performance when browsing HTTP folders.


    Version 1.1.22, 2018-10-31
    • Fixed bugs related to renaming folders.


    Version 1.1.21, 2018-10-08
    • Fixed Equalizer sliders not working on iOS 8.x
    • Equalizer page tweaks, made numeric values of sliders momentarily visible


    Version 1.1.17, 2018-06-14
    • Fixed a Media Library regression resulting in missing cover art.
    • Fixed various operations resulting in rescanning of all Media Library folders. These now only rescan the affected folder.
    • Improved FTP client compatibility with certain devices.


    Version 1.1.16, 2018-05-24
    • Fixed Media Servers page bugs


    Version 1.1.15, 2018-05-16
    • FTP compatibility fixes
    • Fixed lockup when reading specific SPC files
    • Fixed longtap context menu bugs


    Version 1.1.10, 2018-03-29
    • FTP server page now prevents device sleep properly.
    • Playlist manipulation performance and bug fixes.
    • Better feedback when failing to play a DRM protected WMA file.
    • FTP/HTTP networking fixes.


    Version 1.1.9, 2018-03-22
    • Fixed HTTP client regression from 1.1.8.


    Version 1.1.8, 2018-03-21
    • Reworked Media Library - will need to rescan your music on first run.
    • Added the ability to put remote resources - such as FTP folders - in media library.
    • Can now rescan individual library folders on demand; remote folders not rescanned unless explicitly requested.
    • Faster media indexing - multiple folders will be indexed concurrently.
    • FTP client and server bug fixes.


    Version 1.1.5, 2017-12-23
    • Added Equalizer DSP
    • Up to date with latest foobar2000 desktop decoder codebase
    • Updated DUMB module decoder to latest
    • Rewritten media server browser, now integrated with user-specified server management, removed now obsolete media servers settings page
    • New way of flipping between playback / browse screens.


    Version 1.0.94, 2017-09-05
    • Fixed another Media Library bug causing high CPU usage.


    Version 1.0.93, 2017-09-04
    • Fixed 1.0.89 media library regression causing unnecessary file access


    Version 1.0.92, 2017-08-29
    • Fixed incorrect behavior after reordering playlist items.


    Version 1.0.87, 2017-07-27
    • Removed 'lite' status, public version now has full features.
    • Made UI more responsive in case of stuck decoder.
    • Bug fixes.


    Version 1.0.83/1.0.84, 2017-07-11
    • Right-to-left language display fixes
    • Various crash bugs fixed


    Version 1.0.82, 2017-06-29
    • Prevented playback restart when reordering inactive DSPs
    • Made FTP server startup failures shown properly - now stays "off" if so
    • UPnP discovery and browsing tweaks
    • Fixed some "advanced search" fields not being picked by database - folder add/remove cycle needed.
    • Improved auto "hide duplicate tracks" feature
    • Cleaned up handling of play/pause/fastforward/rewind buttons
    • Fixed wrong-track-played-from-search
    • Improved downloader behaviors when dealing with uncommon filename characters.
    • Added an advanced settings option to disable monitoring of music folders for changes.
    • Added an advanced settings option to disable splitting of artist names by "feat." etc.
    • Fixed crash when toggling shuffle/repeat when stopped.
    • Fixed extreme scrolling lag in FTP folders



    Version 1.0.79/1.0.80, 2017-05-31
    • Public version: see also previous change log entries since 1.0.67.
    • Fixed horrible bug with Unicode in search queries.
    • Made files without an 'album' tag possible to locate when browsing by genre.
    • Fixed album count calculation glitch.


    Version 1.0.76, 2017-05-24
    • Folder browsing tweaks, non audio files (if enabled) shown in a separate group
    • UPnP-streaming of Opus files from foo_upnp now works.
    • UPnP discovery tweaks, server list should popuplate much quicker now.
    • Changed the way UPnP content list retrieval works, hopefully for better compatibility with specific servers
    • Fixed "style" metadata field not being read (need to reindex library to take effect)
    • Track number field handling fixes


    Version 1.0.67/1.0.68, 2017-05-08
    • Fixed missing metadata when making playlists with tracks not indexed by the Media Library.
    • Fixed stall when trying to back out of loading a large list of UPnP items.
    • Improved UPnP compatibility with servers giving wrong content-type for M4A files (Universal Media Server).
    • Worked around TAK format seeking glitches in FFmpeg.
    • Fixed image cache glitch causing missing images when browsing folders or or media servers.
    • FTP client (downloader) and FTP server fixes.


    Version 1.0.61/1.0.62, 2017-04-06
    • FFmpeg now used for AAC + MP3
    • New supported formats: TAK [FFmpeg], APE [FFmpeg], WMA [FFmpeg]
    • Greatly improved FTP browsing performance over 1.0.60
    • More reliable remembering of scroll position across various views
    • Folder browsing: different message when the folder is empty vs the folder contains invisible files
    • FTP browser treats "@recycle" etc as hidden
    • Fixed folder browsing losing now-playing track status when leaving & reentering a folder.
    • Decoding speed test page tweaks
    • Fixed a bug causing certain folder pictures not to load
    • Disabled autocorrect for various edit boxes such as "play location" URL


    Version 1.0.60, 2017-03-13
    • FTP browsing/playback feature - add FTP servers in "media servers" page.


    Version 1.0.55/1.0.56, 2016-12-22
    • FTP server: now available to everyone, not just beta users.
    • FTP server: improved compatibility with various FTP clients.
    • Tools menu structure cleanups.
    • Skinning: New image entries: iconadd, iconremove, iconsliders, iconspeaker, iconmenu, iconlist; default black/white skin images are used if a custom skin is missing some of the new functionality.
    • ReplayGain scanner can now show what albums or tracks are missing ReplayGain info.
    • Refreshed user-specified UPnP server list page functionality.
    • Creating a new playlist now initiates playlist rename.
    • Fixed a skin rendering glitch causing white skin buttons to visible have gray fringe bars on some devices.


    Version 1.0.51/1.0.52, 2016-11-28
    • FTP server updates [beta only for now]
    • Fixed UPnP incompatibility with MinimServer


    Version 1.0.50, 2016-11-22 - beta-only update
    • New feature: FTP server for easily manipulating your music library
    • Fixed bugs related to handling of files with : characters in names
    • Fixed artist pictures not being picked from compilation albums


    Version 1.0.47/1.0.48, 2016-10-29
    • Added website / forum / support links to the about page
    • Fixed mono AAC files not playing
    • Fixed high sample rate ALAC files not playing
    • Fixed certain MP3 files (ones not gapless to begin with) having extra silence inserted at the end
    • Fixed user interface lockup when attempting to play UPnP or internet radio from an unresponsive server
    • Fixed certain Ogg files with strangely formatted tags being unreadable


    Version 1.0.43/1.0.44, 2016-10-13
    • Fixed many many playlist manipulation bugs
    • Added "create playlist" commands
    • Made possible to add items to playlist from "Play location"
    • Updated WavPack library, now possible to play WavPack 5 DSD files
    • Tapping blank seekbar on nonseekable files no longer restarts the song
    • Reordering DSPs works like it should again


    Version 1.0.39/1.0.40, 2016-09-20
    • Playlist manipulation, create and edit playlists on your device
    • Ability to index folders of externally-made M3U playlists for your music library.
    • Many bug fixes.


    Version 1.0.37/1.0.38, 2016-09-20
    • Fixed iOS 10 first run experience glitches.
    • Decoder codebase updates from desktop foobar2000.
    • iOS versions older than 8 are no longer supported as Apple dropped support for them in Xcode 8.
      You should still be able to install 1.0.33 from the App Store on older devices. There are no major issues known with that version.


    Version 1.0.36, 2016-08-20 - beta only for now
    • Various appearance tweaks
    • Merged tag handling changes from foobar2000 1.3.11 for Windows desktop


    Version 1.0.33/1.0.34, 2016-06-30
    • Corrected a 1.0.32 regression causing playback screen not to be refreshed when album art has completed loading.


    Version 1.0.31/1.0.32, 2016-06-25
    • Corrected a greatly annoying regression from the previous version - pausing iTunes library tracks while the device is locked and not on AC power, playback would advance to the next track a few seconds from unpausing
    • Made all now-playing album artwork loaded asynchronously for less UI lag when cycling tracks


    Version 1.0.29/1.0.30, 2016-06-19
    • Added stop after current feature
    • Repeat / shuffle / stop after current are now accessible via skin elements; default skin provides shuffle/repeat controls
    • Smarter shuffle vs non-repeat behavior when manually started playback from specific track
    • Implemented skin-controlled volume control; added fallback tools items for volume control since not every skin has a volume slider


    Version 1.0.27/1.0.28, 2016-06-11
    • Added playback order controls, shuffle and repeat modes
    • Made the next track visible to the skin
    • Grid album view is now text+image by default, image-only is opt-in
    • Made duplicate tracks hidden by default when browsing
    • Various utility advanced preferences options added
    • Skin rendering bug fixes


    Version 1.0.25/1.0.26, 2016-05-30
    • Fixed context menu crash on iOS 7.x and 6.x


    Version 1.0.23/1.0.24, 2016-05-20
    • Improved pause performance with formats that are slow to seek
    • Fixed crashing when flipping views on iOS 8.x, possibly 7.x too
    • Support for loading playlist files (M3U, PLS) through Documents folder browsing


    Version 1.0.20, 2016-05-10
    • Improved first run experience, better hints about Media Library status
    • Now installs on iOS 6.1 and iOS 7 devices off AppStore.


    Version 1.0.19, 2016-05-07
    • Initial public preview. No new features or bugfixes.


    Version 1.0.16, 2016-04-16
    • Much more verbose console logging
    • Fixed playback view incorrectly rendering playback time values longer than 1 hour
    • Made dragging ReplayGain preamp sliders interrupt playback less


    Version 1.0.15, 2016-03-30
    • Grid view for albums is now enabled by default
    • Added confirm-before-delete when browsing folders
    • Better info display when playing module files


    Version 1.0.14, 2016-03-17
    • Fixed playback screen fringe glitch
    • Fixed black skin vs table view A-Z index
    • Module files are now much faster to open, but non seekable and do not show length
    • Prettier handling of non-seekable files (seekbar disabled)
    • Added "Reset" button to settings of individual DSPs
    • Made changing DSP settings interrupt playback less often
    • Made album grid view use skin provided images
    • Improved browse view album header looks on tablet devices


    Version 1.0.14, 2016-03-11
    • When browsing documents folders, last seen folder is now remembered across app instances.
    • Cleaned up playback screen gestures on iOS6.
    Last edited by Peter; December 3rd, 2018 at 04:13 PM. Reason: 1.1.25 beta

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    Known issues

    • iTunes Match tracks not playable.
    • Cannot seek using the lockscreen seekbar - functionality not available to apps not using Apple's playback engine.
    • Due to iOS power management restrictions, long-running UPnP downloads or ReplayGain scans may cause iOS to kill our process for not going to sleep when asked to. Connect your device to AC power before performing long downloads.
    Last edited by Peter; January 22nd, 2016 at 07:09 AM. Reason: Updated

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