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FLAC player app for iphone
« on: October 10, 2020, 09:28:14 AM »
What can you recommend to play downloaded flac files through an app on your iphone?  And is there a desktop interface where you can manage and edit the files. 
Currently i subscribe to Google Play and store my library there.  However they are transitioning soon to Youtube Music and I don't like the way their music storage works.  From what I can tell there isn't really a way to upload and edit music like there is in Google Play.  I like to have the albums (live shows) organized a certain way and sometimes I need to edit the albums/songs and Google Play allows for that. 
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Re: FLAC player app for iphone
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2020, 11:13:29 AM »
VLC, same as I would suggest for Mac, linux, windows, or Droid.


https://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-windows.html

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Re: FLAC player app for iphone
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2020, 09:40:18 AM »
Ive used VOX on iphone /iOS

the free version seems to work fine
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Re: FLAC player app for iphone
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2020, 03:33:04 PM »
I used Flac Player on my Ipod.  I was happy with it.

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/flac-player/id390532592
 

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Re: FLAC player app for iphone
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2020, 04:06:27 PM »
Onkyo HF Player! If you buy the $10 add on, you then can play 24 bit flac and even DSD files.
Been using this for 5 years now. Files can be added or subtracted via Itunes

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/onkyo-hf-player-hi-res-music/id704139896
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Re: FLAC player app for iphone
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2021, 10:27:02 AM »
CloudBeats Pro has been my go to for years.  Doesn't require iTunes syncing...can just link a Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, or numerous other cloud/NAS services and stream or download for offline listening.
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Re: FLAC player app for iphone
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2021, 12:24:43 PM »
CloudBeats Pro has been my go to for years.  Doesn't require iTunes syncing...can just link a Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, or numerous other cloud/NAS services and stream or download for offline listening.

I've used this and VOX for years with no problems.

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Re: FLAC player app for iphone
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2021, 12:41:50 PM »
Re: Vox, Cloudbeats Pro, and the ability to avoid syncing with iTunes.

Is the only way to transfer the files to the iPhone through a Cloud based account? Can you also drag/drop the files to the device somehow?
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Re: FLAC player app for iphone
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2021, 01:10:11 PM »
Re: Vox, Cloudbeats Pro, and the ability to avoid syncing with iTunes.

Is the only way to transfer the files to the iPhone through a Cloud based account? Can you also drag/drop the files to the device somehow?

Ive done the drag drop with an iphone and mac. dont know about a PC havent added any files to the phone in a while. I just use my fiio mostly
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Re: FLAC player app for iphone
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2021, 03:34:59 PM »
Re: Vox, Cloudbeats Pro, and the ability to avoid syncing with iTunes.

Is the only way to transfer the files to the iPhone through a Cloud based account? Can you also drag/drop the files to the device somehow?
I plug the iPhone directly into the computer (I have mac), and use Music which is the new name for the program formerly known as iTunes, then drag and drop.
I have not used "the cloud" to add any of my own music to my phone, though I've purchased a track from the iTunes store a couple of times, as I needed them for other people's projects.

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Re: FLAC player app for iphone
« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2021, 04:24:14 PM »
Onkyo HF Player! If you buy the $10 add on, you then can play 24 bit flac and even DSD files.
Been using this for 5 years now. Files can be added or subtracted via Itunes

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/onkyo-hf-player-hi-res-music/id704139896

I've also been using this for over 5 years. works great

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Re: FLAC player app for iphone
« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2021, 07:50:47 PM »
I plug the iPhone directly into the computer (I have mac), and use Music which is the new name for the program formerly known as iTunes, then drag and drop.
I have not used "the cloud" to add any of my own music to my phone, though I've purchased a track from the iTunes store a couple of times, as I needed them for other people's projects.

Thanks. I should have mentioned I am on a PC/Windows. I'm aware of the iTunes > Music transition, but I think iTunes is still the software interface for Windows. I have a lot of music on the phone currently, but it always seems like a monumental task when it comes around the changing things up, especially on a fresh install of iTunes where you're effectively required to swipe clean the music on the phone to start a new library (aside from 3rd party apps I don't really want to mess with).

Are you iPhone/PC users who are using the above apps avoiding the iPhone's Music app altogether?
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Re: FLAC player app for iphone
« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2021, 09:26:21 PM »
I plug the iPhone directly into the computer (I have mac), and use Music which is the new name for the program formerly known as iTunes, then drag and drop.
I have not used "the cloud" to add any of my own music to my phone, though I've purchased a track from the iTunes store a couple of times, as I needed them for other people's projects.

Thanks. I should have mentioned I am on a PC/Windows. I'm aware of the iTunes > Music transition, but I think iTunes is still the software interface for Windows. I have a lot of music on the phone currently, but it always seems like a monumental task when it comes around the changing things up, especially on a fresh install of iTunes where you're effectively required to swipe clean the music on the phone to start a new library (aside from 3rd party apps I don't really want to mess with).

Are you iPhone/PC users who are using the above apps avoiding the iPhone's Music app altogether?

I avoided the music/itunes app and put everything on VOX and google drive. The music/itunes app was so buggy that I wanted to avoid it. I have all my stuff backed up locally and in the cloud as a side benefit. Not sure how PC/iPhone might function though.

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Re: FLAC player app for iphone
« Reply #13 on: October 27, 2021, 11:26:36 AM »
^ So, the VOX app acts as the player as well, correct? That sounds like a viable method. I have access to a MS OneDrive account so may look into the syncing method that way.
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Re: FLAC player app for iphone
« Reply #14 on: October 27, 2021, 12:03:18 PM »
Vox you upload to their server. Kinda a PITA for large libraries. Cloudbeat player just reads from you OneDrive.

 

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