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Facel

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JRemote (IOS) Basic functionality missing
« on: June 10, 2024, 02:50:13 pm »

I would like JRemote to be able to play audio files stored on the Iphone ... like Foobar 2000 app does !!

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Re: JRemote (IOS) Basic functionality missing
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2024, 02:55:58 pm »

Not possible I'm afraid, JRemote doesn't support offline playback nor does it support importing files located locally on the device and playing those back. Supporting import and playback of local files is out-of-scope for remote apps like JRemote. None of the remote apps on both iOS and Android allow playback of local files except JRiver for Android.

The only remote for MC that I'm aware of that supports offline playback on iOS is MO 4Media but it does NOT support local playback of files already local on the device like some media player apps. One other thing to note is the MO 4Media app on iOS may be EOL now. If interested in MO 4Media's offline playback feature, which is probably not what you're looking: https://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php/topic,119879.0.html
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Re: JRemote (IOS) Basic functionality missing
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2024, 05:32:20 am »

what's stopping you / JRemote IOS, from supporting the import and reading of local files ?
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Re: JRemote (IOS) Basic functionality missing
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2024, 12:42:13 pm »

It's not what it's designed for, it's a remote.
If you want a good free player for local files on the iDevice I'd suggest the Cs Player
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Re: JRemote (IOS) Basic functionality missing
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2024, 03:13:13 am »

Does thet mean that JRemote's initial design had a number of shortcomings ?

What I want is simple and logical.

I want an application that can
 - access JRiver Media library and monitor any renderer (DLNA, JRiver, ...)  (ie  be a Remote)
 - access JRiver Media Library or any DLNA Library and play the music on my Iphone  (as Foobar does)
 - access local Audio Files stored on my Iphone using iTunes and play them on my Iphone (as Foobar does)
 - manage and play on my Iphone Internet Radio (as foobar does)
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Re: JRemote (IOS) Basic functionality missing
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2024, 06:40:20 am »

FYI, to avoid any potential confusion above, I don't work for JRiver, I'm just another user like you. Bob, however, does work for JRiver and is one of the JRemote app developers.

That said, I can tell you that JRemote does exactly what it's designed for and there's no shortcomings in its initial design as you're assuming. It's not meant to be a general purpose media player app that supports import and playback of local media, it's only meant to be a remote app and requires JRiver Media Center running on another device like a PC or Mac in order to use it. It's purpose is to either a) use it was a remote to control JRiver Media Center running on a PC or Mac it's connected to or b) allow media to be streamed from a JRiver Media Center server to the remote (e.g. playing music from a JRiver Media Center server to JRemote on your phone) and that's it. Making it into a general purpose media player app is completely out-of-scope for what it's intended to be and I don't honestly ever see JRiver adding local playback functionality to any of their own remote apps. I would be HIGHLY surprised if they ever did that as it makes no sense at all. This applies to both JRemote on iOS and JRemote2 on Android, along with Gizmo on Android and Panel in web browsers. The only JRiver app that supports local playback of media is JRiver for Android.

Unfortunately you'll have to use multiple apps to achieve what you want and I suspect that's not ever going to change.
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