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Flacbox Guide: Player

The Player is the main screen of the app where you control the music and other features. Let's explore how to use it.


Accessing the Player

You can get to the big player screen from the small one. On your iPhone, you'll find the small player at the top of the main screen. On your iPad or Mac, it's on the left side. To hide the small player, tap it and swipe down. To fully close the big player, tap the close button in the bottom right corner.

player screen

Playback Controls

At the bottom of the player screen, you'll see buttons for "Play," "Pause," "Next Track," and "Previous Track." There are also some secret buttons like "Next 30 sec" and "Previous 30 sec, which can be uncovered in the app settings. You can fast forward or rewind by holding down the Next/Previous buttons. To jump to a specific part of the song, use the slider.


Repeat and Shuffle

Tap the repeat button to change the repeat mode. You can pick from:

"Repeat all" – for looping all songs in your queue.

"Repeat one" – for repeating just the current song.

"Repeat Stop" – to pause when the current song ends.

"Repeat None" – for no repeating.


For some randomness, use the "Shuffle" option to mix up your song order.


repeat mode settings screen

Volume Control

Find the volume slider below the playback controls. You can change the volume here or use your device's volume buttons. You'll also find buttons for "Google Cast" and "AirPlay" to connect to other devices.


Google Cast

For Google Cast users, you'll see the Google Cast icon at the bottom. Tap it to choose a device and start streaming. Make sure your device and Google Cast are on the same Wi-Fi. Not all audio formats work with Google Cast.


AirPlay

If you prefer AirPlay, look for the AirPlay button at the bottom. Tap it to select a device for streaming. The app supports AirPlay2 for multiple devices.

airplay devices screen

Audio Equalizer

The app has a 10-band equalizer. Tap "Equalizer" on the volume view, then switch it on in the top right corner. You can use presets like Acoustic, Bass Booster, or adjust each frequency band with sliders. Make your own presets or boost the volume with the preamplifier. We have more detailed instruction about how to use equalizer [here].


audio equalizer screen

Player Mode Toolbar

For some player styles like "Antique" and "Classical," there's a toolbar at the top. It has buttons for "Search," "Playback speed control," and "Audio bookmarks."


Player Queue

To see your player queue, tap the player queue button on the right side of the current song. Each song has more actions when you tap the three dots. To move a song in the queue, use the reorder indicator near the title.

player queue options

Options Menu

Each song in your audio player queue has a menu with more actions, accessed by tapping the three dots button near the song title. Available actions for options menu:

Play next: Adds the song to the top of the player queue.

Add to playlist: Includes the song in a playlist, with the option to create a new playlist.

Add to favorites: Marks the song as a favorite for quick access.

Download: Saves the song to local files, appearing in the "Local Files" tab and the "Offline music" section.

Edit audio tags: Opens the built-in audio tags editor to fix missing metadata, modifying the song on your storage.

Show in folder: Reveals the folder where the audio file is stored.

Show in Finder: For files imported from your Mac, this action reveals the folder where the audio file is located on your Mac.

Open in: Exports the audio file to another app.

Delete from queue: Removes the selected song from the audio player queue.

Delete from cloud service: Deletes the song from both the music library and cloud storage (please note that this action is irreversible).

Delete from music library: Deletes the song from your music library, while keeping the file in storage.

more options menu for song screen

Additional Player Actions

Tap the more actions button "..." on the left side of the currently played song title to see additional actions. Continue playback – Resume from where you left off, including queue and media position. This is particularly useful for audiobooks and can be activated in the app settings.

Search – Quickly find a specific track in your audio player queue.

Bookmarks – View your list of created audio bookmarks.

Speed – Adjust the playback speed to your liking.

Recents – Access a list of recently played songs.

Favorites – See your collection of favorited songs.

Audio equalizer – Activate the audio equalizer.

Sleep timer – Set a timer to stop playback after a specified interval. Great for those moments when you want to doze off to your tunes.

Delete queue – Clear your player queue and halt playback.

Settings – Access audio player settings.

Help – Find assistance and guidance.


audio player more options screen

Audio Bookmarks

This feature lets you create multiple bookmarks for tracks in your music library.


To create a new bookmark, follow these steps:

- Begin playing the desired song.

- Open the player screen.

- Tap the "Bookmarks" button on the player mode toolbar.

- Select "Add bookmark."

- Choose the bookmark time and tap "Done" in the top right corner.


Editing bookmarks for the current track is easy. Simply tap the "Edit" button in the top right corner to activate edit mode. In this mode, you can rearrange bookmarks, delete them, adjust bookmark time, and even change bookmark titles. This feature is particularly useful for audiobooks, lectures, or when you want to mark specific moments in a track.


More detailed instruction about how to user audio bookmarks available [here]:


audio bookmarks screen

Recents and Favorites

On the player screen, tap the three dots to access "Recents" and "Favorites." You can search, play all, shuffle all, or clear these lists.

favorites screen

Mini Player Window (Mac Exclusive)

Mac users can use a mini player. Move your cursor to the bottom-right edge, resize the window, and tap the collapse button. Keep it on top by selecting 'Window' and 'Show Window Always On Top' in the menu bar.

mini player window mac

Audio Player Settings

To access settings, tap the "more" button on the player screen and choose "Settings.". Here, you'll find various sections:

audio player settings menu

General - These settings cover the fundamental aspects of the audio player, including the playback queue, audio output, and saving the player's state. Available options:

Repeat Mode: This setting lets you choose how the audio player behaves when a track finishes playing. You can select from various options:

"Repeat all" – This replays all the tracks in your queue.

"Repeat one" – It repeats only the current track.

"Repeat Stop" – This pauses playback when the current track ends.

"Repeat None" – It allows your queue to play through without repeating.

Shuffle Mode: This option randomizes the order of tracks in your queue, creating a new sequence for playback. You can turn it "Shuffle off" or "Shuffle on."

Audio Codec: You can change the audio codec used for playing tracks in the application. Your choices include:

"System codec + FFMPEG" – This prioritizes the system's audio codec where possible, enhancing compatibility and stability during playback. Note that pitch correction and audio output sample rate adjustments may not be available.

"FFMPEG" – This forces the use of the FFMPEG codec for all audio files, allowing you to tweak pitch correction and audio output sample rate.


general player settings screen

Audio Output Sample Rate: Adjust the audio output sample rate to optimize sound quality. This feature is useful if you have an external DAC (Digital-to-Analog Converter) connected to your device. You can pick values like "44.1 KHz," "48 KHz," "64 KHz," "88.2 KHz," or "96 KHz."

Audio Output Number of Channels: If you're using a multichannel audio system with an external DAC, this setting allows you to specify the number of channels. Options include "Mono," "Stereo," "Center, Left, Right," "Center, Left, Right, Surround," "ITU BS.775-1," "5.1 Surround," and "SDDS."

Audio Output Mode (iOS Only): This feature is exclusive to iOS and enables you to configure an audio output mixed mode. It allows audio from the app to blend seamlessly with other applications. Detailed instructions can be found [here].

Save Playback Position: This option ensures that the application saves and restores the playback position for songs in your music library.

Save Audio Player State: When enabled, this feature preserves your audio player's state before you close the app. This makes it easy to pick up where you left off. To continue playback, tap the "Continue Playback" button located at the top of the screen when you re-open the app. You can also restore playback for individual files by tapping on the specific track.


Personalization: This section allows you to personalize the appearance and controls of the audio player screen, main screen, lock screen, status bar during audio playback, and skip time controls.

personalization settings screen

Song Loading: During the song loading process, you can adjust the network type used by the application to fetch songs. You can choose between "Wi-Fi" or "Wi-Fi and Cellular data." Additionally, you can set a "Preloading time" to buffer the audio. Increasing this value can help if you have a poor network connection.


Audio Equalizer: This section is where you can customize the audio equalizer settings.


Playback Speed: Adjust the playback speed of the audio player to your liking.

playback speed screen

Pitch Correction: change pitch correction settings using the predefined values. You can also switch between predefined values and precise mode by tapping the button in the top right corner.

crossfade playback screen

Audio Player Cache: Songs in the audio player queue are automatically downloaded to ensure smooth playback. If you manually download audio files, you can disable this option to avoid duplicates. You can also configure the audio player cache size here.

audio player cache settings screen

Sleep Timer: Activate a timer to automatically stop playback after a specified period. This feature can be handy when you want to listen to music as you fall asleep.

sleep timer settings screen

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