What’s New

November 28, 2018 – Version 1.3.4 brings the following improvements:

  • Cover art handling is improved, and an assistant is added which shows exactly how cover art is loaded.
  • You can now use the mpd ‘consume’ function.
  • You can now stop (instead of pause) by double-clicking the pause button.
  • Editing functions for saved playlists are added.
  • Some small visual improvements are made.

November 12, 2018 – Version 1.3.3 adds an improved onboarding experience for new users, plus provides a layout that is compatible with the new iPad Pro models.

October 7, 2018 – Version 1.3.2 brings some smaller improvements:

  • You can now add songs to a playlist from the long-press menu.
  • The appearance of the now-playing view on iPhone X and Xs is improved.
  • If only a single player is detected, it will be automatically selected.

September 24, 2018 – Version 1.3.1 brings the following improvements:

  • A brand-new today widget will give you quick access to the most used controls from the lock screen.
  • The album view now includes a list of other albums by the same artist.
  • The animation for opening and closing the now playing view is improved.
  • A password can be entered when manually adding a player.
  • When using the accessibility feature ‘Smart Invert Colors’, cover art will now be shown correctly. This gives sort-of-a dark mode.
  • Subscribers can now disable gracenote cover art retrieval.

September 4, 2018 – Version 1.3.0 brings radio support using Shoutcast:

  • Browse radio stations by genre.
  • Search radio stations by name, genre or what is playing.
  • Mark radio stations as favorite for immediate access.
  • Manually add radio stations which are not published on Shoutcast.

Other changes include:

  • You can now delete tracks from the playqueue by swiping them to the left.
  • On album and playlist views the number of tracks and total duration is shown.
  • Various graphical refinements are made.
  • Some minor issues are fixed.

August 6, 2018 – Version 1.2.5 brings the following improvements:

  • Understand ‘The’ in an artist name, i.e. show The Beatles under ‘B’ instead of ‘T’.
  • Support is added for sortartist and sortartistalbum tags, to sort the artist list.
  • Playlists based on cue files will be shown when browsing, and can be loaded into the play queue.
  • When displaying the albums for an artist, the year of release is shown for each album.
  • Some minor issues are fixed.

July 23, 2018 – Version 1.2.4  brings the following improvements:

  • By popular demand, browsing and searching on both composer and performer is added (requires a subscription).
  • On iPhone, subscribers can configure the main menu (which entries to show and in which order).
  • In case an incorrect album cover is cached, you can now remove that cover from the cache so it gets reloaded.
  • Support for password protected players is added.
  • Artist and genre album lists can be sorted on title, year and artist.

July 10, 2018 – Version 1.2.3 brings the following improvements:

  • The handling of missing metadata on .wav files is improved.
  • Cover art will now be found regardless of the filename used.
  • In the albums list you can now sort by album title.
  • You can report feature requests via a built-in mechanism.
  • Various minor bugs have been fixed.

June 25, 2018 – Version 1.2.2 brings some smaller improvements:

  • Maintain a list of recent search terms for quick re-use.
  • Ensure proper cover art retrieval from Volumio players when an artist name contains special characters.
  • Some minor bug fixes.

June 18, 2018 – Version 1.2.1 brings some smaller improvements:

  • Better looking album and playlist views on the iPad
  • Improved handling of .wav files to deal with missing metadata in some mpd-versions
  • Improved scrolling on album views
  • Some small bug fixes

June 4, 2018 – Version 1.2 brings the full iPad experience to Rigelian, plus some other improvements:

  • Layout optimized for the larger iPad screen, both in landscape and portrait mode
  • Quick popup-access to the playqueue and all of your players
  • Full support for multi-tasking: run Rigelian side-by-side or on top of another app
  • Cover art retrieval for missing covers from Gracenote (requires a Rigelian subscription)
  • Show artist images on the Artist view
  • Automatic detection of players based on RuneAudio

May 17, 2018 – Version 1.1.1 is a bug fix release.

May 14, 2018 – Version 1.1 of Rigelian adds the following functions:

  • Browse through the raw folder structure (requires a Rigelian subscription)
  • Possibility to manually add a player
  • Option to filter artists by Album-Artist
  • Add possibility to clear the play queue
  • Every 5th day of the month will now be wax-cylinder day

April 29, 2018 – With the initial release of version 1.0 of Rigelian, everything is new. Here’s what you can expect:

  • Browse by Artist, Album, Genre
  • Save and update playlists
  • Immediate access to your most recently added albums
  • Intuitive and fast search function
  • Add music the way you want it:
    • Replace your play queue
    • Add at the next position in the play queue
    • Add at the next position in the play queue and start playing
    • Add to the end of the play queue
  • Play queue editing: move and remove tracks
  • Cross-browsing from the play queue to artist and album
  • Display quality indicator for the currently playing track
  • Automatic detection of the players on your network
  • Easily switch between players
  • Support for all device sizes: iPhone SE, iPhone 8, iPhone 8+ and iPhone X