Aurender App–Music Player

1. Browser Buttons

The top row buttons, excluding the Folder button, will sort songs according to the information embedded in the music files (metadata). The second row buttons will show the contents of the folders on the Aurender hard disk drive. The folder names are All, Classic, Pop, Jazz, Local, and Misc by default.

2. Contents Window

Will show contents according to the browsing button selections. Press a song to add it to the queue. Keep the song pressed and other options will appear.

3. Search Window

Type the artist, song, or album and the search results will appear as you type.

4. Queue and Playlist Section

Songs selected for queue will appear in this window. To expand the Queue section, swipe the Contents Window to the right. When the window is expanded, the Consume On/Off button will appear. Consume On will delete already played songs from the Queue.

5. Album Cover and Details Section

Shows Album cover and other details. More details are show when the window is expanded.

6. Playback Section

Controls for Play/Pause, Next Song, Previous Song, Repeat, and Shuffle (Random Play)

7. Edit Playlist Section

To expand the Edit Playlist Section, pres the Edit Playlist bar and keep it pressed. To close the window, press the Queue bar and keep it pressed.

8. Settings Menu

Press the gear icon and the Settings Menu window will appear.
  

  

  

  

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Browser Buttons
 

  

At the top of the screen are two rows of buttons. The top row of buttons, excluding the Folder button, will sort songs according to the information embedded in the music files (metadata). The music files need to be properly tagged with metadata for the top row buttons to work properly.

  

  

Song - Lists songs in alphabetical order.

Artist - Lists artists in alphabetical order.

Album - Shows albums covers in alphabetic order.

Genre - Shows songs according to genre (Rock, Classic, etc.).

Composer - Lists composers in alphabetical order.

Conductor - Lists conductors in alphabetical order.

Folder - Lists folders on the Aurender hard disk drive.

User Nameable Folder Buttons

The second row of browser buttons will show all files (All), 5 user nameable buttons (for Aurender with one HDD and 11 for Aurender with two HDDs), and all folders (Misc.).  In case of 11 folders, swipe the 5 user nameable buttons to the left or right and another set of 5 user nameable buttons will appear. The button names can be changed by renaming the folder names on the hard drives.  
* If you use AMM with NAS, one NAS share will be considered as one HDD, which means the folders under NAS share will be used as folder buttons.
          
Up to ten button names can be changed. Users can designate the five (or eleven) folder names by placing square brackets around the folder names – for example, [My Songs]. 
If you press one of this button, the contents under that folder will be shown in the Contents window. If Aurender has two HDDs and both HDDs has a folder with the same name of pressed button, contents on both HDDs will be shown. 
Pressing the MISC button (the last button) will show all the folders except these buttons folders in the Content window.

  

 
Up to ten button names can be changed. Up to five folder names on each of the hard drives will be shown on the user nameable browser buttons. If there are more than 5 folders on a hard disk drive, then first five folder names will appear on the buttons. Users can designate the five folder names by placing square brackets around the folder names – for example, [My Songs]. Pressing the MISC button will show all the folders in the Content window.

Play Random

Press and keep depressed any user nameable folder button (second row browser button), and the "Play Random" button will appear. Up to 500 random songs in the folder will be queued. For random play of Albums, Genres, or other categories, press and keep pressed the Album, Genre or other category and an option for Random Play will appear (from App 1.5.09 /System Software 2.0.41 and above).

For more details on accessing the Aurender hard disk drive and folders, please read the section on Transferring Music.

Please note that if there are no files in these folders, then no files will be listed when the folder browsing buttons is pressed. The folder named Lost+Found on the Aurender hard disk drive is for internal use cannot be accessed by the user. Please ignore this folder.

In 30 Days Button

Press and content added within the last 30 days will be displayed. Keep the button pressed and options for within the last 1, 3, 7, 15, 30 and 45 days will appear.

DSD Filter

Press and only DSD content will be displayed. Keep the button pressed and options for DSD64, DSD128 and Non DSD will appear.

Bit/Sample Rate Filter

Press and only 24-bit contents will be displayed. Keep the button pressed and a menu for advanced filter will appear, along with filters for 44.1, 88.2, 176.4 kHz, and 48, 96, 192kHz sampling rates. Please note that pressing the Clear x 44.1kHz or Clear x 48kHz will still allow all songs with x44.1kHz or x48kHz to appear in the song list. Please note that sorting by sample rate is usually only needed for systems with Word Clocks, or digital-to-analogue converters with manual sample rate selection (from App 1.5.09 /System Software 2.0.41 and above).

Star Rating Filter

Songs can be rated using a 1-5 star rating system located to the right of the song title. Press the star icon to display your stared content that is rated with one or more stars. To adjust the star rating range, press and hold the star icon to view the menu for selecting content rating. Select range (0-5) using the vertical cursor to choose desired rating range to be displayed. Close by touching screen in another area.
Caution - If you are looking for music that has "disappeared", please check to see that a filter has not been accidentally selected (shaded black). You can tell if a filter is activated as there will be a status message in the Content Window in orange type saying something like "1 out of 5 Albums". De-select the filter (unshaded gray) and select "All" from the Content Window and all available music content should become visible.

  

Album Browsing

Press the Album Button in the top row and All button in the second row and a screen like the above should appear. Under the Album cover will be the Album name and then the Artist name.

Albums can be sorted alphabetically by Album name or Artist name. Keep the Album button depressed until the "Sort by Artist / Sort by Album" button appears. (from App 1.5.09 /System Software 2.0.41 and above)
 

  

For more information on adding album covers to music files, read the Adding scanned album photos section in the Album Cover View page.

  

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Contents Window

Press a browser button and the Contents window will show songs or albums accordingly. To toggle between songs titles and album covers, press the button located next to the "Add all songs" button.
 

  
  

  

Large Album Cover View

To see a full sized album cover in the browser window, long press the album cover artwork and a a pop-up menu will appear. Press the Show Album Cover button and a full sized album cover will appear inside the contents window, along with toggle for Front Cover and Track information.
 

  

Quick Scroll Bar

Scroll through content by flicking up and down with your finger, or for faster browsing, use the quick scroll bar on the right hand side. Just tap the alphabet or number to jump to content starting with that number or letter.
 

  

Adding songs to the queue

Simply tap any song in the Contents window to add it to the queue. The selected song will be marked with a small arrow. Subsequently selected songs will be added to the end of the queue (default setting).

Instant Play

To play songs instantly, tap on the left hand margin of the song you want to play. The selected song will appear below the currently playing song that was played last.

Section Bar

Long press the content section bar (top of the content window) and options for Play Now, Play Random, Replace Queue, Add to Next, Add to End will appear. Pressing any of these options will place up to 500 songs in the queue.

Song Title

Press the song title and keep it pressed. A pop-up menu will appear with various play and queuing options. If there selected song file has any metadata related to Artist, Album, Genre, Composer, Conductor, or is in a folder, then the button will be highlighted in the pop-up menu. Pressing the highlighted button will open up the contents window of that button. This is especially helpful, when trying to find the album or the folder a song, album, composer, etc.
  

  

  

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Smart Search Window

Search for music by typing artists, albums, genres, composers, conductors or file names. The results will appear as you type.

  

With 64bit iPad, you can use "Power search" which allows you to filter your albums with any keywords including song title, artists, composer, conductor and genre.

  

  

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Queue and Playlist

Search for music by typing artists, albums, genres, composers, conductors or file names. The results will appear as you type.
  

  

Queue

Adding songs to the queue

Simply tap any song in the Contents window and it will be added to the end of the Queue, or according to the setting for Song Selection Behavior in the Aurender iPad Application Settings Menu under the General tab (from App 1.5.09 /System Software 2.0.41 and above).

Expanding the Queue window

Flick the Contents window to the right. This will also reveal an Edit and Consume ON/OFF button. To return the window to original size, flick the screen to the left.

Consume ON/OFF

Consume ON will cause songs in the queue to disappear after being played.

Selecting a song for instant play

To play songs instantly, tap on the left hand margin of the song you want to play. The selected song will appear below the currently playing song that was played last.

Deleting songs from the queue

Lightly flick the song title in the queue to the left or right and a red DELETE button will appear . Or, press the EDIT button located at the bottom of the Queue window.

Editing the queue

Swipe the Contents window to the right to expand the Queue window and then tap the EDIT button. A minus sign will appear. Tap the minus sign and the three horizontal stripes on the right side of the window will change to a DELETE button. To rearrange the order of play, drag the 3 horizontal stripes up or down. After editing is finished, press the DONE button.

Clearing the queue

Tap the CLEAR button located in the bottom of the Queue window. All songs will be deleted. To delete all songs, except for the currently playing song, press the CLEAR button and keep it pressed. The button for "Clear except currently playing song" will appear.

  

Playlists

Making a playlist

To save the songs in the Queue to a playlist, press the SAVE button located at the bottom of the Queue window. A pop-up menu will ask you to enter a name for the playlist. Choose a name for the playlist and tap SAVE.
  

  

  
Recently Played 500

This playlist is automatically made by the Aurender and is always at the top of the playlist. (from App 1.5.09 /System Software 2.0.41 and above)

Adding songs to the playlist

Keep the song title pressed and an "Add to a playlist" button will appear. Press and select a playlist and the song will be added. This will work for both the Queue and the Content windows.

Viewing playlists

To see playlists, tap PLAYLIST located at the bottom of the screen. Select a playlist and it will appear in the queue and start playing.
 

  

Editing playlists

Tap PLAYLIST at the bottom of the screen. Then, tap the blue circle located on the right of the playlist title. The Edit Playlist window will expand and the playlist contents will be displayed. Tap any song in the Contents window to add it to the playlist.

To re-arrange the order of songs in the playlist, press the EDIT button at the bottom of the screen. A minus sign will appear on the left and three horizontal lines will appear on the right side of the song title. To rearrange the order of play, drag the three horizontal lines up or down. After editing is finished, press the DONE button.

To delete songs, tap the minus sign and the three horizontal lines on the right side will change to a DELETE button.
  

  

Deleting playlists

To delete a playlist, tap PLAYLIST at the bottom of the queue, flick the playlist name to the left or right and a DELETE button will appear.

  

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Album Cover View

To open the Album Cover view, tap the album cover picture just below the playback controls.
  

  

Viewing Front and Back Cover

Front and back covers can be viewed by flicking left or right.
 

  

Adding Album Covers

Album covers are usually downloaded from online song databases using CD ripping software. Album covers may also be scanned and placed into the album folders manually. This will enable them to be viewed using the Aurender App. When scanning front and back album covers, a resolution of 1600×1600 is recommended. The scanned files should be named "front.jpg" for the front cover and "back.jpg" for the back cover. Copy the files to the folder where the album is located.

When the Aurender searches for album covers, it first searches for the "front.jpg" or "cover.jpg". file. If there is none, then it searches for the "folder.jpg" file. The extension could be png instead of jpg. If there is none, then it searches for the album cover in the song metadata. If there is no embedded cover, then the default cover will be used.

  

Album Cover View

Tap the Album Cover and various options will appear. At the top of the screen are playback functions and at the bottom are three viewing options.
  
 


  
Exit Album Cover View

Press the arrow on the left to change the screen from Album Cover view to normal view.

Front & Back Album Cover View

Press the dots in the middle to toggle front and back album cover views.

Album Contents & Queue Contents View

To view the Album tracks, tap the icon with THREE BARS on the bottom right of the screen. Songs selected from here will be sent to the end of the queue.

  

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Playback Controls

  

Other playback options

Long press the Play button and a pop-up menu will appear with options for standby and power off will appear.
For other long press menus, long press a song or album in the Queue or Contents window and a blue pop-up screen will appear.
 

  
Play Now - Songs are queued for immediate playback.
Add to Next - Songs are added to the queue after the current song
Replace Queue - Clears and replaces current queue with selected songs
Add to End - Songs are added to the end of the queue.

  

The touch and hold function also works for specific artist, album, genre, composer, conductor, index bar, and even categories.

Note: 500 is the maximum number of songs possible in a queue or playlist. Only the first 500 songs will be added, if the selection contains more than 500 songs.

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