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Leehro
2010-10-02, 06:28 PM
Hey music fans,

I've developed a flac player app for iOS, and I'm looking for a few more beta testers to throw some of their content at it and provide feedback. It's designed for album and live show playback - lossless and gapless above all else.

If you'd like to help test, please reply with the type of device you have.

The app runs on iPhones/iPods with iOS4 or later. It also runs on iPads with iOS 3.2 or later.

paddington
2010-10-02, 08:06 PM
sounds nifty

Ray10
2010-10-02, 11:02 PM
I have a 2G (2nd gen) iPod Touch. Still on iOS3, but will be upgrading this week, after I back everything up. Would be more than willing to test it out. The "VLC4iphone" app is shit.

Leehro
2010-10-03, 02:10 PM
Cool, check back once you've upgraded and I'll include you if it's not too late.

Whitemike
2010-10-04, 09:39 AM
Iphone4 running 4.01. Looking for a flac player I can believe in. I can't wait!!! Let me know

Unidecker
2010-10-04, 03:19 PM
get a pc LOL

acaro
2010-10-18, 09:15 PM
I would love to try this on my flac collection. I have a new 4g touch and an iPad both with latest os.

Pottel
2010-10-20, 05:59 PM
if i am not too late, got a 120GB clasic pod with the latest OS.

tonebloke
2010-10-21, 01:45 AM
if i am not too late, got a 120GB clasic pod with the latest OS.

I've already asked him about the Classic. No go unfortunately.

Leehro
2010-10-24, 12:55 PM
Should have posted here earlier, but the beta is over and the app is now for sale: http://hammockdistrict.com/flacplayer/

LazyTaper
2010-10-27, 06:21 PM
This looks a lot like spam. now.

no_one_fan
2010-10-27, 07:35 PM
With Winamp remote, I can stream the entire library to my iPhone, even flac files.
Just so everyone knows!:clap::clap:

Leehro
2010-10-27, 08:37 PM
This looks a lot like spam. now.

I've been a member here for 6 years. I enjoy live music, prefer quality and hate converting, so I built an app.

I thought some people on the board here might be interested in the same thing, so I asked for some help testing. Didn't get much of a response from people that could help test. I proceeded with other volunteers and released the app.

saltman
2010-10-27, 11:34 PM
Well stated. Good luck with the app.

GRC
2010-10-29, 10:48 AM
Given the limited storage that iPhones and iPads have, won't they be quite restricted in terms of number of shows that you can take with you?

saltman
2010-10-29, 01:30 PM
I think the trade off is ease of use not converting to mp3 or whatever vs number of things you can bring with you.

My old POS iphone4 that I returned was 32GB. That's a lot of music for a trip. Just switch it out when you return. If you get bored, move over to Pandora.

Scott
2010-11-05, 06:12 PM
Dan, thanks for the app. I'm messing around with it using dropbox. What benefit do I get from using Filer?

Leehro
2010-11-05, 06:20 PM
Dan, thanks for the app. I'm messing around with it using dropbox. What benefit do I get from using Filer?

Well you can use Filer as a download manager to grab FLAC files off the web, then send them to FLAC Player. Filer can also extract zip/rar/tgz archives too, so there's that.

Leehro
2010-11-05, 06:24 PM
I think the trade off is ease of use not converting to mp3 or whatever vs number of things you can bring with you.

My old POS iphone4 that I returned was 32GB. That's a lot of music for a trip. Just switch it out when you return. If you get bored, move over to Pandora.

For me it doesn't replace iTunes or the iPod app. I do keep a good chunk of lossy music in iTunes, but also have a big archive of FLAC shows and a few choice albums in FLAC. It's a lot easier to drag the FLAC files in (directly from a folder) than converting and "managing" each time I want to listen to a show.

Scott
2010-11-05, 06:34 PM
I'll check out the Filer.

Scott
2010-11-06, 02:10 PM
Got the FLAC app, works great on the iphone - used dropbox to load the files. plays great.


Downloaded the filer app and now my confusion starts.

Downloaded a 4 part rar file from hotfile.
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Extracted each file (do I need to extract each file or can I just tap on one file and it extracts all?)

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FLAC files appear in the designated folder

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I click on the song (FLAC file) and.........nothing.

Scott
2010-11-06, 02:11 PM
Here's a shot of the screen showing the file in the FLAC player, but it's not playing.


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ArchivalAudio
2010-11-13, 02:41 AM
Hey music fans,

I've developed a flac player app for iOS, and I'm looking for a few more beta testers to throw some of their content at it and provide feedback. It's designed for album and live show playback - lossless and gapless above all else.

If you'd like to help test, please reply with the type of device you have.

The app runs on iPhones/iPods with iOS4 or later. It also runs on iPads with iOS 3.2 or later.

Awesome! can me (actually My Wife) try it?

ArchivalAudio
2010-11-13, 02:57 AM
I actually got an older iPod to RockBox - So I could play Flacs and SHNs gap-less I love it!!
only wish Apple would some day see the light and add Flacs to their units

Unidecker
2010-11-14, 01:42 PM
i use meridian media player on my android device plays flac and anything i toss at it ...

ArchivalAudio
2010-11-15, 03:30 PM
Awesome! can me (actually My Wife) try it?

iPhone 3G iOS 4.x

liamoforange
2011-07-13, 04:56 AM
I think $10 is a little steep for a FLAC app for the iphone personally, especially since there is no trial period. I have used some of the other FLAC apps for the iphone and they are kludgy pieces of crap, would be nice to find a good one.

Unidecker
2014-05-22, 04:31 PM
flac to alac you mean ..lol