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ﬁdata Music App is an OpenHome-compatible control app engineered by ﬁdata in Japan to bring the ultimate level of ease of use to network audio.
The user interface, which has been meticulously designed for maximum convenience, goes beyond track selection to allow users to freely switch servers and playback devices. Used with ﬁdata's HFAS1 series, it provides a pleasant, PC-less environment whose functionality extends to hardware settings and manipulation of music ﬁles on storage devices.
Example display on an iPad
Example display on an iPad
Engineered by ﬁdata in Japan to support the OpenHome standard, this ﬁdata app can control OpenHome-compatible devices as well as audio players that are capable of controlling UPnP AV and DLNA renderers.
The app features a flexible user interface that lets you select tracks with a variety of gestures, including taps, long presses, and drag-and-drop operation.
You can freely change the size of artwork and move the boundary of the two-pane display (when using the app on a tablet in landscape orientation), and a customizable screen layout ensures users who are used to other apps can get started right away using an interface they're comfortable with.
Enjoy your own music while browsing or reading an eBook.
The app is designed to switch among servers instantly so that users can choose tracks stored on multiple servers.
You can also switch among multiple renderers (players) without leaving the main screen.
Use the CD Ripping UI to choose which tracks to rip and edit their metadata prior to ripping.
Then monitor the status with the app’s icon.
When using an OpenHome device that supports repeat and shufﬂe playback of playlists, the On Device Playlist function lets you continue playback even if the ﬁdata Music App is closed.
*If using a player that does not support this functionality, you will need to keep the app open.
iOS version needs to stay open the app and the device, and the Android version needs to connect the terminal to the internet.
You can check status information such as IP address, storage space use, and active interface for HFAS1 series units and call up detailed settings right there in the app.
conﬁguration and status check
The app lets you copy ﬁles over the network between multiple HFAS1 series units and export and import tracks to and from connected USB external storage.
You can also manipulate ﬁles by the folder or by the track. In addition, you can perform ﬁle actions such as renaming and deleting music ﬁles.
The app provides functionality for editing tag information (metadata) for music ﬁles stored on an HFAS1 unit. WAV, FLAC, and DSF tags are supported. Since you can edit metadata, the edited data for those tracks will show up in other media servers and player.
*1 HFAS1 ﬁrmware requires the latest version.
Save local playlists from the fidata Music App on your fidata Audio Server in the m3u format. Then access your playlists and play music from players other than the fidata Music App and from other fidata Music Apps via the fidata Audio Server’s playlist category.
(1) Save your local playlist as an m3u file.
(2) Enter a filename for the playlist, choose the server to which you wish to upload it, and click “Upload” to save it.
(3) Your playlist will be registered as a playlist on the server.
Music data stored on the fidata HFAS1 series can be downloaded to smartphones, and the tracks can be exported. It allows you to play music data you have exported directly on your smartphone or play the music you have exported on your audio system on the go.
Downloaded to smartphones
Use the fidata Music App’s media server function to play the tracks in the iTunes (iOS), Music folder (Android) or CD RECO stored on your device on a network player or USB-DAC that’s connected to your fidata Audio Server. (This function is disabled by default.)
(1) Enable the Media Server function on the device with the tracks in the iTunes (iOS), Music folder (Android) or CD RECO you wish to play.
(2) Choose “This device” on the server pane, find the tracks on the device you wish to play, and play them just as you would fidata Audio Server content.
[Caution] Distribution of Apple Music, Google Play Music and other content protected by digital rights management (DRM) is not supported.
Using the fidata Music App, you can easily export audio data stored on the fidata or ripped from CDs to a USB storage device or digital audio player (USB Mass Storage class/MTP device) connected to the fidata Audio Server.
(1) Connect a USB storage device or digital audio player to the fidata Audio Server (only USB Mass Storage devices are supported).
(2) Tap and hold the album or song you wish to export on the server pane and choose USB Export.
You can now play music from a control device by setting the fidata Music App’s playback renderer to the Android-based DAP or smartphone (Android or iOS) being used to control the system.
This capability allows you to listen to music by using the control terminal as a local player. When used with the HFAS1’s local server function, it also allows you to play songs stored on the control device (songs managed using CD Reco or official music players).