Aurender App Guide
NEW FEATURES on iOS 2.5.33
& Aurender 4(5).5.91
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.