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Folder Player Pro: What's New?

(May 2022) 4.18

  • Improved loading times for long lists (and slow SD cards)
  • New: Option to swap Artist and track Title
  • Updated: More compact text in widget
  • Updated: Large layout is larger
  • Fixed: "Keep screen unlocked" issue on Android 8+

(Apr 2022) 4.17

  • Updated: showing missing files in M3U (Pro)
  • Updated: larger text in landscape mode
  • Updated: FR and DE translations
  • Fixed: losing Bluetooth controls connectivity after pause

(Mar 2022) 4.16

  • 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: continuous playback of folders (Pro) would stop is some cases
  • Fixed: crossfading when hitting Next
  • Fixed: wrong seconds in time remaining

(Nov 2021) 4.15

  • - New: import/export of tags (favorites)
  • - New: Large text mode has larger folders now
  • - Fixed: more Huawei glitches
  • Fixed: anomalies in Android Auto
  • Fixed: optimizations for reading large dirs
  • Fixed: numerous Android 11+ glitches

(Sep 2021) 4.14

  • New: ignoring system Mac files starting with "._"
  • Fixed: irregularities in folder list display
  • New: if mp3 tags missing, display folder name instead
  • New: ability to skip to beginning for paused tracks
  • 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
  • Display bitrate and size in active track
  • Search does not need reindexing anymore

(May 2021) 4.10

  • New: playback controls in red Auto-Delete popup
  • New: setting to show file path in notification area
  • Fixed: OGG crash on Android 6 and 7
  • Fixed: "Where was I" button in M3U playlists

(Mar 2021) 4.10

  • Fixed: Auto Delete feature
  • New: +2 levels for sleep timer
  • Fixed: XFading glitch when skipping tracks

(Jan 2021) 4.9.9

  • Fixed: Android Auto: autoplay of next folder
  • AWB audio file support
  • Fixed: playing next track after search
  • Fixes: showing empty tags in Android 11

(Nov 2020) 4.9.8

  • added OPUS tags support
  • fixed anomalies with super long track fast forward
  • fixed anomalies with next folder auto play
  • Player would auto start playback upon launch from position 0 under some conditions
  • Fix for devices which cannot detect sd cards
  • more Huawei workarounds

(July 2020) 4.9.7

  • New Red-on-Black theme
  • Auto mark folders with saved position (narrow yellow stripe on the left)
  • Option to freeze toolbar
  • Fixed disappearing toolbar (with back button)
  • Fixed widget layout (on some devices)
  • Fixed white theme on non-english locales
  • Updated Spanish and French translations (can somebody check them?)
  • Pro: fixed: if "play next folder" is activated, Next button would not switch folders

(June 2020) 4.9.6

  • New: Sliding toolbar
  • New: After search: playback continues with next track in the found folder
  • Fix: In short: Some tracks would play once and stop. Long version: This happens in "in-folder" playback when user plays on inactive track after list of files was shuffled already. Effectively, list would not shuffle in this scenario.

(May 2020) 4.9.5

  • 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
  • Fixed: Invoking from external apps shows original dir
  • Fixed: UI glitch after deleting track
  • Fixes: Some Huawei workarounds (notifications)

(Apr 2020) 4.9.4

  • New: Play-next-folder now works from inside dirs
  • Fixed: disappearing 2nd track sound on gapless (on some platforms)
  • Fixed: deleting file glitch while in playing mode

(Mar 2020) 4.9.3

  • Fixed: phantom notifications (on some platforms)
  • Fixed: a couple of "play next folder" bugs
  • Fixed: Equalizer anomalies
  • New images for context menu and tags
  • updated Polish translations

(Feb 2020) 4.9.2

  • New: Magic ability to show more connected drives
  • Fixed: Stray notifications after app shutdown (Bluetooth - related)
  • Fixed: Displaying correct path in "Play Next"
  • Fixed: Various issues for 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
  • Change: Limited # of top menu items to avoid settings lockouts on some devices
  • Change: Shortened app menu to accomodate smaller devices
  • Fixed: Accessibility for "Next" button
  • German translation updates
  • Fixed: some workarounds for Huawei (facepalm again, whats wrong with them)

(Jan 2020) 4.9.1

  • New: tagging while playing track in folder
  • New: blue highlight for all parent dirs, not just playing track
  • New: folder shuffle popup stays longer (settings)
  • Fixed: track menu button made larger and easier to hit
  • Fixed: some playback speed change crashes
  • 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
  • Fixed: some glitches with Huawei again (facepalm)

(Nov 2019) 4.9

  • New: change playback speed
  • New: Light theme
  • Car bluetooth stability improvements
  • Fixed: Track position would go to 0 on app restart
  • ... and other fixes

(Oct 2019) 4.8.2

  • New: .nomedia file support
  • Fixed sorting with numbers in the filename
  • Fixed: blank notification pulldown on start
  • Improved translations

(June 2019) 4.8

  • 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

(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
  • Updated German translation

(Apr 2019) 4.7.2

  • Stability improvements (Out of memory crashes)
  • Battery improvements when app is working in the background
  • Fixed: navigating progress bar when paused

(Mar 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
  • Other minor improvements

(Feb 2019) 4.6.5

  • 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

(Dec 2018) 4.6.4

  • 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

(Oct 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

  • New: BASIC m3u playlist support - let me know what you think!
  • 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

(Aug 2018) v.4.5.1 (Pro)

  • 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

(July 18) v.4.5 (Pro)

  • New (expandable) notification widget
  • Updated widgets (and +1 new)
  • Fixed current track anomaly when deleting tracks
  • Updated an removed permissions

(May 18) v.4.4.5 (Pro)

  • Fixed Search
  • Better access for attached drives
  • Other minor improvements
  • Better compatibility with Bluetooth devices
  • Anomalies in settings for non-English versions

(Apr 18) v.4.4.4 (Pro)

  • "Gapless" is now an option
  • Eqzr button is always visible now
  • Gapless anomalies in "Queue" mode fixed

(Mar 18) v.4.4.3 (Pro)

  • New Updated UI to fit more elements
  • Fixed queue crashes
  • Fixed invocation from external apps
  • Other stability improvements

(Feb 18) v.4.4 (Pro)

  • New: playback is gapless now
  • New: playback does not depend on (potentially incorrect) values of length in mp3 tags for non-crossfading mode
  • Fixed: in "in folder" mode, deleting shuffled item glitch
  • Fixed: playback would restart after phone call after playlist ended


  • 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

(Nov 2017) (Pro-only) v.4.3.1

  • New: 2 sec crossfading
  • Fixed: Disabled control to delete root folders

(Oct 2017) v.4.3

  • New: Folder Bookmarks

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