The Directory Player
Tired of handling playlists?
1by1 for Windows appears like a file manager while it has all features of a versatile audio player - and much more. Play the tracks in your carfully arranged folders one by one with no need to fuddle with playlists or databases. Enjoy smoothly mixed transitions and the built in powerful audio enhancing. Handle your track collection with smart file tools. Reorganize tracks in different ways. And with Resume play never lose your last play position.
Directory Player: directly plays folder contents
Full Resume play: remembers last track and position
Gapless play · Transition mixing · Audio enhancer
Folder tree file navigation · Directory finder (play a whole drive)
MP3 decoding by ACM or mpglib
BASS library support (OGG, WAV, FLAC, AAC, MP4, CD...)
File utils: copy, move, rename while play, delete, date change
Scalable Big title view · Rename tool · Folder compare tool
Cue sheet support · Playlist support · Bookmarks
Winamp 2.x input plugin support · WAV export
Track logging · HTTP web and streaming server
Highly configurable · Theme presets · Global hotkeys
Very small size · Low resource usage · Portable
Download 1by1Version 1.97 · 2020-08-29 · 197 KB · Simple installer (sfx zip) · Freeware MD5 checksum: e745b75b81c8e0446e5dcbd6e7ab43a7
|1.97||Possible Multiband DSP overdrive fixed · Multiple folder picture names possible · Wrapable toolbar · Descripted button set · Grey button set · Optional toolbar Tab access · Some corrections|
|1.96||Big view below track list option · Cover art display method changed · VU meter corrections · Plugin host adjustments|
|1.95||Overlap/crossfade engine rewritten · DirectSound and WaveOut handling renewed · New Multiband enhancer filtering · Input plugin host rewritten · Config dialog style changes · Intro scan ignoring track change fixed · Lots of improvements and corrections|
|1.94||Ini file strings changed to UTF-8 · Compare folders feature renewed · Bold treeview items on current file path · Bunch of improvements|
|1.93||Improved Soft clip implementation on multiband · Adjustable title limit for RSS feed display · Streaming from https enabled · Some minor changes|
|1.92||Finer mouse wheel volume · 5 band dynamics and limiter · DSP plugin host|
|1.91||Simple fast play · Improved volume control curve|
|1.90||Temporary repeat/stop · Window and title features · Modified icon|
|1.89||Fixed VU meter bug · "Open in new Window" function · Quit after list feature|
|1.88||HTTP web interface and MP3 streaming server · Rewind / Fast Fwd Hotkeys|
Windows or Linux with Wine
MP3 ACM codec (present in Windows) or mpglib.dll
Recommended for many formats: BASS library (see "More")
For exotic formats: input plugins (see doc)
Webradio demo playlist
Add your stations with a text editor. BASS decoder lib needed for Webstreaming.
Toolbar button image sets
Copy the files to the 1by1 program folder. Settings / Control / Toolbar / Button style.
1by1 1.75 (ANSI)
Last version running on Windows 98/ME (156 KB)
FAQ - Frequently asked questions
Almost every common audio format - depending on additional decoder libraries. A "pure" 1by1 plays only MP3 by using the system ACM decoder which is present in Windows and also in newer Wine versions on Linux. To play many more formats like AAC, MP4, WAV, FLAC, OGG, WMA and even Midi and Tracker formats, you should add the BASS library to 1by1's program folder. The download of BASS can be found on the More page. For some types, e.g. AAC, besides the main BASS DLL the corresponding add-on is needed. They are also available at the BASS site. Important: As 1by1 is a 32 bit application, also the 32 bit versions of the DLLs must be used. Once in the 1by1 folder, all supported types are shown on browsing the folders.
For the current track artist and title info from ID3 tags as well as possible cover art is shown in the "Big view" area which can be placed above or below the track list. What exactly the Big view shows can be configured in the settings. Optionally the ID3 title is also shown in the window title. For cover art make sure that the option "Show track/folder related pictures" under Settings / Window style is set. In the file lists scannable informations like titles can be shown in an extra column. This is enabled under "List and Tree".
Shuffled play is only possible for the currently shown list. But you can fill the list with all tracks of a path by calling "Show subfolder contents" from the tree context menu. If this does not work in rare cases, use "Find files" with no search term. The result can be shuffled or sorted as known. Alernatively you can fill the toggleable playlist view with tracks and then shuffle this list. The playlist view will be kept while a modified file list will be overwritten on directory change.
The installer is a selfextracting ZIP file. It simply copies the files to the selected folder and creates a desktop icon. To copy the files to the default "Program files" folder, it is usually needed to run the Installer "As administrator" (right button). No admin rights are needed if you install the program to a folder where you have write access. The files of the distribution can also be extracted with an archive utility (e.g. 7-Zip). A Start menu entry must be created manually. File type associations to the program can be created within the system's file manager. If your system complains about malware and you downloaded the original distribution file, this should be false positive by heuristics. You could try to update the signatures of your security software. To make sure that you have the original distribution file, check the MD5 sum below the download links. You can also check the executable or the distribution file on VirusTotal.
The program tries to behave portable: If it finds write access to its folder, 1by1 will store its configuration files there. If not, the Roaming folder of the user profile is used for the future. To safely prevent 1by1 from using the user profile, the local/portable storing of the settings files can be forced with the option "Force portable settings" unter Settings / System. The option works only with write access to the program folder.
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