Alternative hi-res products that support folder view navigation

(Robert Broed) #1

Hello all!

I am (obviously) a Roon subscriber, and taken for what it is and how it integrates with HQPlayer in particular i appreciate it as it is. However i have been, and still am looking for a (hi-res capable) audio player software that supports some sort of folder view, with little success, in iOS preferably. My digital collection consists of all sorts of music collected and built up over more than 20 years, in a chaotic fashion with regards to file organisation unfortunately, not to mention tagging. I have however applied my own logic to the folder structure, and can enjoy listening to music based on the knowledge of this structure (in a way the folder organisation is a representation of the last 20 years of my music life). Therefore i feel kind of lost using Roon or for that matter any other hi-res capable player i have tried.

Having read about the seemingly unlikely possibility to implement some sort of folder view in Roon, i would like to ask if any of you know of some other player that supports this, and that you can recommend?

I forgot to mention i am looking more for a player/client with some sort of remote or controller app support (otherwise there is of course candidates like JRiver, foobar2k etc.). None of these seem to have apps available with support for folder view.

Thankful for any advise.

(Nick Baker) #2

This has been done to death on Roon and is completely at odds with the whole ethos of the software, a simple search reveals this small thread.

(Andrew Cox) #3

Robert’s not asking for Roon to change though, he’s asking if we know of anything with folder view that has controller app support.

Would HQP itself fit the bill ? It is now capable of remote control (although I haven’t used it).

(Robert Broed) #4

Interesting. I will investigate the HQP remote functionality. Thanks for the tips!


(Aidan Woods) #5

As a new user I wish I had seen the thread referred to about Folder structure. There definitely appear to be at least several ways of approaching your music files. People who love Roon clearly can’t understand why those of us with a well organised file structure on a NAS, for instance, can’t see that structure in Roon. I thought it was just me, and that I had clearly not understood the process. I am afraid that when I listen I go first to the Genre structure I have set up. Despite setting up Roon to prefer my tabs, it doesn’t do it, and frankly the genre structure it has set up is chaotic to my mind. You guys clearly take a different view, which is fine. To answer the question of the original poster, Minimserver and Bubble do the job nicely.

(Paul Moran) #6

+1 for the free MinimServer (excellent lightweight but hugely powerful frontend). I use this with the android app HiFi Cast on my tablet for HiRes music streaming. It supports folder view navigation. Like many, sometimes I may not know the name of the album or track I want to play but I do know where I’ve put it…