1by1 - small and fast audio directory player with many features

the directory player


Tired of handling playlists?

1by1 is a small, fast and handy audio player which is not only small: it provides a smart and versatile environment to handle your file collection and listen to your tracks - with no need for playlists or databases.


  • Directory Player: directly plays your folder contents
  • Full Resume play: remembers last track and position
  • Gapless play · simple crossfading · Audio enhancer
  • Folder tree file navigation · Directory finder (plays whole drive)
  • MP3 decoding by ACM, MP3 and MP3 by mpglib
  • BASS library support (OGG, WAV, FLAC, AAC, MP4, CD...)
  • Winamp 2.x input plugin support
  • File utils: copy, move, rename while play, delete, date change
  • Folder compare tool · Rename tool · Big title display
  • Cue sheet support · Playlist support · Favorites
  • Audio scrobbling support · Unicode support
  • Very small size · Low resource usage · portable
  • View screenshots

Current version

1.86 · 2015-10-30 · Recent changes:
  • Improved theme preset selection
  • Dark medium thin button symbols added
  • Scrobbling function disabled (last.fm stopped support)
  • Keeping search result destination button for default
  • Some minor corrections

Download 1by1

177 KB · simple installer (selfextracting zip) · Freeware


  • Windows or Linux with Wine
  • MP3 ACM codec (present since XP) or mpglib.dll
  • Optional: bass.dll, input plugins

Previous updates

  • 1.85:  New themes and button symbols · Layout changes · Big view improvements
  • 1.84:  Track and folder history lists · BASS crash fixed · Modernized icon
  • 1.83:  Bug fixings
  • 1.82:  Bug fixings · Convert to WAV feature · Restore folder option
  • 1.81:  Flat style, white buttons, preset themes · Natural numerical ordering
  • 1.80:  Track info browse · Now playing info copy · File lock bug fixed
  • 1.79:  Better icon resolution · Crash with BASS fixed · 2GB size limit fixed
  • 1.78:  Global Hotkeys definable · Cue sheet improvements · Sort Logfile list
  • 1.77:  RSS download bug fixed · Direct Sound enum bug fixed
    Time/info scan in own thread · Command line problems fixed
  • 1.76:  Nicer startup · Rename by label edit · File copy or move by dragging
    ANSI (98/ME) compatibility removed · Logfile cleanup · High resolution icon
  • 1.75:  Support of bass.dll · Go home on track change option · Saving sort methods
    Big title RSS viewer · Systray current track list menu
  • 1.74:  File list hilite bug fixed
  • 1.73:  All main functions changed to Unicode · Overlap on manual track start
    File finder ignore field · Log file export · Force portable option
  • 1.72:  Full width sliders, adjustable split · Middle button on Systray for Stop/Resume
  • 1.71:  Custom toolbar buttons · New internal button style · Extra track info column
    New Settings dialog navigation · Mute and Soft mute · More Big view options
    System folder hide options · Adjustable track background color
  • 1.70:  Scrobbling · HTTP connections · Beat counter · Go to dialog

1by1 for Android

Version 0.71, 2014-11-13
  • APK file for direct install (53 KB)

  • Features:
      Resume, Home, Sort, Shuffle, Internal playlist, Bookmarks,
      Directory finder, Month colors, Playlist support, Webstreaming.

  • Changes:
    • 0.71: Better streaming support, registering audio filetypes for 1by1,
      share file option, showing MP4/AAC types again
    • 0.70: Dark button theme, internal playlist, sort and playlist button,
      bookmark and previous button removed, multi track selection,
      long press functions definable, volume key handling option,
      playlist export, directory finder
    • 0.62: Optional sort by bookmark, optional menu icons, bugfixes
    • 0.61: Optional fast scroll, month sort issue fixed
    • 0.60: Settings view, selectable click action, adjustable font size

  • Android version: 2.2 or newer. Permissions:
    • Write on sdcard (track delete feature, playlist export)
    • Read phone state (stop playback on incoming call)
    • Internet (web streaming)

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