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Folder Player (Free): What's New?

*IMPORTANT* - Google introduced new file system restrictions for Android 11+ which may affect your ability to see files. See details

(August 2022) 4.20

  • Fixed: App restart breaks notification (notification would be empty or present after app shutdown)
  • New Ukrainian translation and updated Russian
  • Other smaller bug fixes

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(July 2022) 4.19

  • Fixed: Custom Home Dir breaks playback display
  • Fixed: .nomedia file does not hide dirs
  • Fixed: App would not exit completely on shutdown
  • Fixed: Blue background to indicate current tracks
  • Upated: more structured settings screen
  • New: Setting to pause upon loss of Audio Focus by other apps
  • New: Setting to auto start on Bluetooth connection
  • New: 45 min sleep option

(June 2022) 4.18

  • New: Option to swap Artist and track Title
  • New: import/export of tags (favorites)
  • New: Large text mode has larger folders now
  • New: +2 levels for sleep timer
  • New: setting to show file path in notification area
  • New: if mp3 tags missing, display folder name instead
  • New: ability to skip to beginning for paused tracks
  • New: ignoring system Mac files starting with "._"
  • New: Display bitrate and size in active track
  • New: Search does not need reindexing anymore
  • Updated: larger text in landscape mode
  • Updated: FR and DE translations
  • Updated: More compact text in widget
  • Updated: Large layout is larger
  • Fixed: "Keep screen unlocked" issue on Android 8+
  • Fixed: Improved loading times for long lists (and slow SD cards)
  • Fixed: losing Bluetooth controls connectivity after pause
  • Fixed: Android Auto - hanging at start for some devices
  • Fixed: rewind when non-standard speed activated
  • Fixed: active tags now showing for playing tracks in folder
  • Fixed: can't return to root in file selection dialogs
  • Fixed: double pause in "replay all" mode
  • Fixed: crossfading when hitting Next
  • Fixed: wrong seconds in time remaining
  • Fixed: Huawei glitches
  • Fixed: anomalies in Android Auto
  • Fixed: optimizations for reading large dirs
  • Fixed: numerous Android 11+ glitches
  • Fixed: irregularities in folder list display
  • Fixed: disappearing media controls in notification after app restart
  • Fixed: notification stuck after restarting app
  • Fixed: Some car models would not pause tracks using dashboard buttons
  • Fixed Android 11 file delete issues
  • Fixed: OGG crash on Android 6 and 7
  • Fixed: "Where was I" button in M3U playlists
  • Fixed: XFading glitch when skipping tracks

(Apr 2021) 4.10

  • New: +2 levels for sleep timer
  • dded AWB audio file support
  • Added OPUS tags support
  • Fixed: XFading glitch when skipping tracks
  • Fixed: Android Auto: autoplay of next folder
  • Fixed: playing next track after search
  • Fixed: showing empty tags in Android 11
  • Fixed anomalies with super long track fast forward
  • Fixed anomalies with next folder auto play
  • Fixed: Player would auto start playback upon launch from position 0 under some conditions
  • Fix for devices which cannot detect sd cards
  • Huawei workarounds

(Sep 2020) 4.9.7

  • New Red-on-Black theme
  • New: Sliding toolbar
  • New: Replay Gain option (volume equalization)
  • New: 0.5 - 0.9 speeds added
  • New: fade out for sleep timer
  • New: footer.jpg prioritized as an album image
  • New: After search: playback continues with next track in the found folder
  • Auto mark folders with saved position (narrow yellow stripe on the left)
  • Fixed widget layout (on some devices)
  • Fixed white theme on non-english locales
  • Updated Spanish and French translations (can somebody check them?)
  • Fix: Some tracks would miskakenly play once and stop.
  • Fixed: Invoking from external apps shows original dir
  • Fixed: UI glitch after deleting track
  • Fixes: Some Huawei workarounds (notifications)
  • Fixed: disappearing 2nd track sound on gapless (on some platforms)
  • Fixed: deleting file glitch while in playing mode

(Apr 2020) 4.9.4

  • New: playback speed
  • New: tagging while playing track in folder
  • New: blue highlight for all parent dirs, not just playing track
  • New: folder shuffle popup can stay longer (in settings)
  • New: ability to detect more connected drives
  • New: updated buttons for audio track menu and tags
  • Fixed: equalizer anomalies
  • Fixed: phantom notifications (on some platforms)
  • Fixed: displaying correct path in "Play Next"
  • Fixed: issues displaying active track in some situations
  • Fixed: losing track position in gapless mode in some situations
  • Fixed: problem deleting folder shortcut
  • Fixed: progress bar glitches for huge files
  • Fixed: accessibility for "Next" button
  • Fixed: some workarounds for Huawei (again! facepalm)
  • Fixed: track menu button made larger and easier to hit
  • Fixed: showing artist\title in notification on cold start
  • Fixed: layout "jump" glitch in some situations
  • Fixed: stop\start menu button crash after cold start
  • Updated: German and Polish translations
  • Changed: Limited # of top menu items to avoid settings lockouts on some devices
  • Changed: Shortened app menu to accomodate smaller devices

(Nov 2019) 4.9

  • New white theme
  • Fixed file display issues for certain file names
  • Other fixes and improvements

(July 2019) 4.8.1

  • Android Auto (initial) support
  • Menu/"Battery Use" option to help manage Android Power
  • Fixed: auto reshuffling of tracks after playlist replay (if you had a feeling you heard this song already - this is it)
  • Fixed: unwanted playback start when using external controls in some situations
  • "Where Was I" circle repositioned for better visibility
  • Context menu moved slightly to the left to reduce interference with scrolling
  • Fixed: scroll-to-searched
  • Fixed: inability to play searched item from large search results
  • Fixed: playback using media button right after application start
  • Fixed: progress bar would freeze on autorotation
  • Fixed: blue background glitches
  • Fixed: Back button scrolled to the top
  • Fixed: Crash when sharing playing file in folder
  • Rearranged context menu for easier access
  • Updated German translation

(May 2019) 4.7.3

  • Fixed: blue background glitches
  • Fixed: Back button scrolled to the top
  • Fixed: Crash when sharing playing file in folder
  • Rearranged context menu for easier access

(Apr 2019) 4.7.2

  • Stabiliy improvements
  • Removed album art limitations

(Apr 2019) 4.7

  • New: Fast scrolling
  • New: copy file feature
  • New: auto play on app start
  • New: Opus support
  • New: Sorting now honors track numbers
  • New: Vertical context menu
  • New: Stereo balance setting
  • New: Folder counter to display in car dashboard
  • Fixed: playback notification when starting playback from top menu
  • Fixed: Auto-jump to current track when opening folder
  • Fixed: Skip buttons tweaked for better precision
  • Denoting 1234-5678-like folder as SD Card, for clarity
  • Fixed: play order issue when playing folder AND switching to shuffle at the top menu.
  • Fixed: colors would make text invisible sometimes in notifications

(Nov 2018) 4.6.2

  • New: Customizing menu
  • Fixed: Rebuild Search Database button is back

(Oct 2018) 4.6.1

  • New: Skip buttons can be repurposed to skip time
  • New: Setting to play on device start
  • New: Midi format support
  • New Option: Menu at the bottom
  • Fixed: Switching Bluetooth without pausing
  • Fixed: display anomaly after deleting tracks
  • Fixed: Equalizer dropdown background color
  • Fixed: Broken gapless settings

(Sep 2018) 4.6

  • Fixed: Equalizer settings would reset after app restart
  • Changed: Sleep timer moved to main menu for convenience
  • Changed: Repeat mode moved to main menu to make it easier to use
  • New: first image inside folder is used as an album art
  • Fixed: move and delete files on external cards
  • Fixed: text visibility issues in settings
  • Fixed: file sharing in new Android versions
  • New (expandable) notification widget
  • Updated widgets (and +1 new)
  • Fixed current track anomaly when deleting tracks

(May) v.4.4.6

  • "Gapless" option
  • New Updated UI to fit more elements
  • Better access for attached drives
  • Fixed: invocation from external apps
  • New: playback no longer depends on incorrect MP3 tag length
  • Better compatibility with Bluetooth devices
  • Better support for play & stop
  • Various stability improvements tranfered from Pro

v.4.3.4

  • Fixed "freezing" progress bar
  • Fixed headset triple click to play previous
  • Fixed play icon would not always change to "paused" on newer devices
  • Fixed auto play when headset plugged in during phone call

(Nov 2017) v.4.3.2

  • New sleep option
  • Better SD Card detection
  • Fixed some crashes and other minor problems

(Oct 2017) v.4.3

  • New: Folder Bookmarks

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