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Nope, don't need to purchase the app first. But if you participate in the beta (and provide feedback) I'll send a promo code to get the app store version for free (or an equivalent iTunes credit if you already bought FLAC Player)
This beta is primarily to test the new features (Playlists and organization), the audio quality or DAC compatibility would not have changed since 1.1.1.
I expect there will be a few betas released, turned over in a week or so. The beta copies will expire in a few months, but long after the final version is released. The development has been stable for a while now.
Did some testing of 1.2 today. Overall operation was good as was SQ. I was playing out through an Algorythm Solo.
I set up a play list in the app for the first time and I had a few slight delays/skips. I hadn't noticed any when I was playing from a "collection". I shut down all my other apps and still had one skip during playback, but I noticed that I had push mail activated. I plan to reload my tracks, I've just been upgrading versions and haven't done a reload of FLAC tracks. I'll also shut down mail pushes to see if it gives a little more processing power to the player to avoid those skips.
Does this mean that Collections can be viewed & navigated by an "Artist->Album" hierarchy in the new version?
That would be preferable to the current album-only view.
As a fresh user of your app I'd like to say thanks for a great app for playing high-res flac on iOS! WiFi sync works a charm on iOS 5!
I'd be happy to help test if you need, but would also like wish for a feature: CompactPlayerMode.
A mode where my screen turns into a big Next, Previous and Play/Pause button. So I can use it in the car while driving w/o having to stop to change songs. I know the buttons are at the same place all the time, but having a very big next or pause button would be a great addition (IMHO).
Here's an update, since I haven't responded to the last couple of people to contact me about the beta.