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This tool allows you to manipulate foobar2000 mobile's music library contents, without specialized software or cables. All you need is having your device connected to your local wifi network.
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== Overview ==
  
== iOS ==
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FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol. It is the most widely supported way of manipulating files on a remote device, or a network server.
You have full read/write access to foobar2000's documents folder and can freely manipulate its contents.
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iTunes music library cannot be accessed in any way.
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foobar2000 mobile FTP server allows you to manipulate your music library contents without cables or specialized software. All you need is having your device connected to your local wifi network.
  
== Android ==
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== Basic usage ==
Android versions 4.x and older let you freely manipulate device contents without any special workarounds.
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Android versions 5.x and newer restrict write access to storage folders. foobar2000 mobile currently does not support writing to storage folders on such devices. A workaround will be available soon.
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Once the server is active, foobar2000 mobile will show you an ftp:// address that you can enter into an FTP application on your computer. If you do not have any FTP application installed, you can just put the address in Windows Explorer's address bar and transfer music with Windows Explorer (copy/paste etc).
  
Note that Android does not let foobar2000 take port 21 which is the default for FTP connections. We use port 2100 by default instead.
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The FTP server can only be accessed from within your local network, not over the internet. Both your mobile device and your computer with the FTP client must be on the same local network for this to work.
  
== Windows ==
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The FTP server will shut down once you navigate away from the relevant page in foobar2000 mobile.
Full read/write access to any folders indexed by foobar2000.
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Your device will forcibly stay awake (screen on) for as long as the FTP server is running, so make sure to shut it down once finished.
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== User & password ==
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The default FTP user is "anonymous", with a blank password. This allows most FTP applications to log in without prompting for credentials.
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You can input a user name and a password to guard the FTP server against unauthorized access, in case you don't trust other users of your local network.
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== Security ==
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It is advised to run foobar2000 mobile FTP server on your own network only. Do not use it on public wifi networks.
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== Platform specific information ==
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=== iOS ===
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iTunes music library cannot be accessed in any way.
  
On Windows Phone devices, there's also private foobar2000 music folder residing within foobar2000's application data; it is not accessible to other apps.
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=== Android ===
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Android does not let foobar2000 take port 21 which is the default for FTP connections. Port 2100 is used by default instead.
  
Due to Universal Windows Platform restrictions, the FTP server cannot be accessed from the device running it, only from another device. You cannot test if it works or browse it from your local computer running it.
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=== Windows ===
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foobar2000 is currently unable to prevent power saving from kicking in while the FTP server is running.
  
Currently we can't prevent Windows from putting foobar2000 process to sleep while the FTP server is running, you might want to temporarily change device's sleep settings before using this feature.
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== References ==
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Standalone version of foobar2000 mobile FTP server is available as a Windows command-line app: [https://perkele.cc/software/PPFTPD PPFTPD].

Revision as of 08:11, 7 May 2019

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Overview

FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol. It is the most widely supported way of manipulating files on a remote device, or a network server.

foobar2000 mobile FTP server allows you to manipulate your music library contents without cables or specialized software. All you need is having your device connected to your local wifi network.

Basic usage

Once the server is active, foobar2000 mobile will show you an ftp:// address that you can enter into an FTP application on your computer. If you do not have any FTP application installed, you can just put the address in Windows Explorer's address bar and transfer music with Windows Explorer (copy/paste etc).

The FTP server can only be accessed from within your local network, not over the internet. Both your mobile device and your computer with the FTP client must be on the same local network for this to work.

The FTP server will shut down once you navigate away from the relevant page in foobar2000 mobile.

Your device will forcibly stay awake (screen on) for as long as the FTP server is running, so make sure to shut it down once finished.

User & password

The default FTP user is "anonymous", with a blank password. This allows most FTP applications to log in without prompting for credentials.

You can input a user name and a password to guard the FTP server against unauthorized access, in case you don't trust other users of your local network.

Security

It is advised to run foobar2000 mobile FTP server on your own network only. Do not use it on public wifi networks.

Platform specific information

iOS

iTunes music library cannot be accessed in any way.

Android

Android does not let foobar2000 take port 21 which is the default for FTP connections. Port 2100 is used by default instead.

Windows

foobar2000 is currently unable to prevent power saving from kicking in while the FTP server is running.

References

Standalone version of foobar2000 mobile FTP server is available as a Windows command-line app: PPFTPD.