Jump to content



Photo

foobar2000 mobile kickstarter


  • Please log in to reply
41 replies to this topic

#1 bigmehdi

bigmehdi

    Neowinian

  • 1,144 posts
  • Joined: 11-February 07

Posted 10 April 2014 - 14:56

Today has started a kickstarter related to foobar2000.

They want to port/adapt  this popular player to the most used mobile platform today ( iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone & tablets).

They are offering some rewards (look at the video).

All details here:

http://mobile.foobar2000.com/

 

You can also take a look at their official forum thread:

http://www.hydrogena...howtopic=105304




#2 Nick H.

Nick H.

    Neowinian Senior

  • 11,599 posts
  • Joined: 28-June 04
  • Location: Switzerland

Posted 10 April 2014 - 15:11

Their goal seems quite ambitious. Not only that, but what happens if I donate to the Early Bird Android option but they only raise $100,000? Do I get my money back, seeing as how they won't create an Android app until they hit $200,000? That's my understanding of their plan, anyway.

#3 Pupik

Pupik

    Neowinian Senior

  • 6,195 posts
  • Joined: 09-December 05

Posted 10 April 2014 - 15:14

200k for the Android version? I'm sorry, but no thanks!

There are more than enough free and good players on the android market. Not to speak about the non-free ones, like Poweramp (which is way cheaper than the minimum 50$ that you have to pay to get the player on your device... if it's going to be supported at the end).

 

edit: $25 and not $50. Sorry.



#4 Melfster

Melfster

    Neowinian Senior

  • 1,706 posts
  • Joined: 04-August 05

Posted 10 April 2014 - 15:22

It does seem ambitious, But foobar2000 is probable the best player on any platform. I have not seen anything come close to it.



#5 Obry

Obry

    Intaxity.com

  • 1,023 posts
  • Joined: 27-September 04
  • Location: Winter Garden, FL
  • OS: Windows 8.1 Enterprise
  • Phone: iPhone 5

Posted 10 April 2014 - 15:29

VLC is already doing much better with much less - their goals are way too high.



#6 Pupik

Pupik

    Neowinian Senior

  • 6,195 posts
  • Joined: 09-December 05

Posted 10 April 2014 - 15:35

VLC is already doing much better with much less - their goals are way too high.

You can also stream anything from the PC to your mobile device using VLC Direct Pro (which is free by the way). That's better for me than a cloud service.



#7 DavidM

DavidM

    Neowinian Senior

  • 1,787 posts
  • Joined: 25-January 04
  • Location: Arizona, USA

Posted 10 April 2014 - 15:39

I stream with VLC and Tonido, for movies and music, that said I'd love to have foobar on Android, but $200K?



#8 Romero

Romero

    Neowinian Senior

  • 1,957 posts
  • Joined: 18-November 13

Posted 10 April 2014 - 16:01

Huh, Peter and co. seem to have changed their tune all of a sudden. Back when the Surface was released I sent mails and posted on many program fora requesting the devs to release Metro versions of their apps, both for x86 and ARM. Peter (or was it Kode54) refused outright. Wonder why they're suddenly so interested? Perhaps the opportunity to lay their hands on a nice chunk of change? (To clarify, I think fb2k is an awesome player and these guys have so far done a wonderful job with it.)

$300,000 for Windows Phone and Tablet versions? Does that include Windows RT/ARM support? Regardless this tier looks a bit doubtful and after the crappy VLC experience I'm not sure I want to go through another drama like that ever again. But who knows, if these guys make it they might even release WP and ARM versions (if that's part of the goal) before VLC is ever released on those platforms. :/

Will the final app be free or paid? If the latter I guess they haven't decided how much it'll cost yet? (If it was mentioned somewhere I must have missed it, only skimmed the page quickly.)
 
Edit:
 

There will be two versions of foobar2000 mobile, a free and fully featured premium version. The elements Cloud, Streaming and Social may, or may not have subscription fees attached.

 
Will the free version have ads? As for the "fully featured premium version", is it the free version with the addition of cloud, social and streaming? What if these 3 goals aren't met? I think $500,000, $700,000 and $1,000,000 are really over the top (and 1.3 million dollars for What's in Store? Wow! :o), but who knows. Guess we'll find out in a couple of months.



#9 +Boo Berry

Boo Berry

    Neowinian Ghost

  • 3,910 posts
  • Joined: 26-March 05
  • Location: United States

Posted 10 April 2014 - 16:17

It does seem ambitious, But foobar2000 is probable the best player on any platform. I have not seen anything come close to it.

JRiver Media Center. :p



#10 Romero

Romero

    Neowinian Senior

  • 1,957 posts
  • Joined: 18-November 13

Posted 11 April 2014 - 19:35

Expectations have been revised downwards and campaign's been updated accordingly. Windows versions have been unfortunately axed (for now, they say) and Android tier merged with the base iOS one. Social and Cloud stretch goals more realistic now, Streaming and Store goals removed. Personally I'd have kept Streaming and gotten rid of Social. Hopefully the campaign does well. I might donate for the Android version even though I have no real use for it. Waiting for the Metro version to be announced again but looks like they'll not work on it, if ever, before mid to even late 2015 at least going by their announced schedule. :(



#11 Pupik

Pupik

    Neowinian Senior

  • 6,195 posts
  • Joined: 09-December 05

Posted 11 April 2014 - 20:37

I like the new goals better. Still have doubts about it, but will go for the $25 option to support the project a bit.

Hopefully even if the minimum goal won't be reached, we still gonna see foobar2k on android in the future.



#12 Ulpian

Ulpian

    Neowinian

  • 336 posts
  • Joined: 10-July 03
  • Location: Szczecin / Poland

Posted 11 April 2014 - 20:57

I find Peter P. one of the lowest morons I ever met in virtual space. So no, I'll never give him even a penny.



#13 ViperAFK

ViperAFK

    Neowinian Senior

  • 10,848 posts
  • Joined: 07-March 06
  • Location: Vermont

Posted 11 April 2014 - 21:08

Will the free version have ads?

 

The dev said he doesn't want the free version to have ads:

 


I find this quite funny, because I asked about this almost a year ago...!


I did too and received the same "Never!" answer. So what's changed?

1) Can someone clarify whether the Windows Tablet (Metro) version will support x86 devices only or ARM ones too?

2) Will the free version have ads? (Hope not!) How much will the "fully featured premium version" cost?

3) What will differentiate the "fully featured premium version" from the free one? Lack of ads (if any) and the addition of cloud, social and streaming? What if these 3 goals aren't met?

4) I suppose it is way too early to talk about the store, especially since that goal may never be reached? I want to (eventually) know which labels you've tied up with, what will be the formats supported (lossless?), cost per track/album and many more things.



1) I will need to clarify this with the other developers,

2) I hope not also, I push for the free version to be advert free. The cost has not been finalized, it will however be in the same league as similar offerings from competitors,

3) It would miss certain features of the paid version, again not finalized.

 

#14 HawkMan

HawkMan

    Neowinian Senior

  • 21,792 posts
  • Joined: 31-August 04
  • Location: Norway
  • Phone: Noka Lumia 1020

Posted 11 April 2014 - 23:00

VLC is already doing much better with much less - their goals are way too high.


Ummm VLC is a movie playr(primarily) and not a very good one at that sure it played "everything" but it's not nearly the best quality. But for audio... No I would choose something,... Anything, else.

Though foobar2000 for mobile... I really don't see the point. The only market I see it having a purpose is android since they have such a ###### selection of OOB music players, but there's already so many alternatives, so many that it's hard to find the good alternatives in the sea of crap.

But for WP/RT and iOS, no I don't see why you'd go with an over complicated player like this over the built in one. Sure it supports more formats, but that's not really and issue when it comes to music anyway.

#15 Nashy

Nashy

    Neowinian Senior

  • 9,025 posts
  • Joined: 05-September 04
  • Location: Brisbane, Australia
  • OS: Windows 8.1
  • Phone: Samsung Galaxy S5 - SM-G900i

Posted 11 April 2014 - 23:02

It does seem ambitious, But foobar2000 is probable the best player on any platform. I have not seen anything come close to it.

 

Maybe you haven't had your eyes open.