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Re: No Playlist Info over Bluetooth [#14988]

by martin.bohac » Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:33 am

Added playback indicator ">" to next build 1.3.3.835

Re: No Playlist Info over Bluetooth [#14988]

by andyvee » Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:35 am

I've double checked and the Now Playing(BT) does show 20 each side on BT, but doesn't highlight the track that is playing

Re: No Playlist Info over Bluetooth [#14988]

by Peke » Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:30 pm

Hi,
Sorry, My HU is Android Device and I can use Android Auto on phone over BT or even Android Auto on Device and MMA on phone or on device itself.

Anyway Volume over BT is controlled both by output on Phone and amplified by Volume on device.

Also, you are right AA do not read Gain tag in files.

Re: No Playlist Info over Bluetooth [#14988]

by andyvee » Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:24 pm

But Android Auto isn't using BT, it uses the USB connection to the phone.

Using MMA as the audio player in AA and the volume is quite a bit lower than over BT or any other audio source. Also doesn't seem to take into account volume levelling.

This was just a generic question as using GPM with AA is also lower volume.

Re: No Playlist Info over Bluetooth [#14988]

by Peke » Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:21 am

Hi,
When you connect BT You can increase BT Volume out mormally with Volume Keys so that way HU own volume control is used.

Headphones, BT Speakers usually lower volume on device instead of using its own.

Re: No Playlist Info over Bluetooth [#14988]

by andyvee » Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:32 pm

Hi Martin
OK - didn't spot the new option, I was looking in Developer Options! I've changed to 200 and I will see what happens with the BT browsing.
When BT browsing I see Now Playing(BT) node - 20 previous and 20 next doesn't seem to be as many as I could see, I will double check this though, and it didn't seem to be scrolled to the currently playing track on BT browsing - again, I will double check when I am not driving :)

If you have fixed the Android Auto browsing issues I might go back to that anyway, the only reason I was using BT was the issue with the lists in Android Auto. I'll experiment with different list lengths.

I have one question about Android Auto though - which device converts the audio - the phone or the Head Unit? I have always found the volume level via Android Auto to be quite a bit lower than all the other sources on my HU and no way to adjust it, so have to crank the volume up quite a bit ...... I know this is probably a HU issue, but it has been the same across different phones on different Android versions in to different OEM Head Units in VAG group cars (2 x Skoda Columbus HU, which is basically a VW Discover Pro HU)
Thanks for the detailed and prompt response :)
Andy

Re: No Playlist Info over Bluetooth [#14988]

by martin.bohac » Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:53 am

Hi,
we had to balance between known issues
http://www.ventismedia.com/mantis/view.php?id=15137
and yours https://www.ventismedia.com/mantis/view.php?id=14988
the same API is used for external devices/apps for browsing.

So items are not displayed by default, but you can change setting in Options. There is a new option "Limit list size for external apps" if you had no issue before you can set it to "Unlimited".

Re "Now Playing list", because on Android auto exits an issue with browsing long lists in Playlists, Albums etc., but no issue with browsing long "Now playing list", so we decide to display all items in "Now playing list". This list is scrolled automatically to current track on Android Auto.

Are you saying that you see "Now playing" list with all items? I thought that this is not available for BT devices, so for BT devices, I have added special "Now playing(BT)" node which shows exactly 41 tracks (20 previous and 20 next tracks). Do you see both "Now playing" and "Now playing(BT)" on your BT device?

Re: No Playlist Info over Bluetooth [#14988]

by andyvee » Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:43 pm

1.3.3.0831 has broken this again, anything that is a folder is empty and just shows Play All or Play All Shuffle. Playlists the same.

The new Now Playing shows some of the Now Playing list, and the track that is playing is somewhere in the middle of a list of 300 plus tracks with no icon or indication to show it is the currently playing track.

Re: No Playlist Info over Bluetooth [#14988]

by andyvee » Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:32 pm

Further to the above, if I deselect Disable Mix Content over BT, I don't get any sub menus at all. Re-select it, disconnect from BT, reconnect, and sub menus are back and functional.

Re: No Playlist Info over Bluetooth [#14988]

by andyvee » Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:52 am

I can report back that the 0828 update has fixed this and for the first time the browsing of playlists, genres etc. works. I had disabled the play all shuffle in the developer options, I'll enable it and see if that works as well.

Would be nice to have the Now Playing list available as well over BT.

Re: No Playlist Info over Bluetooth [#14988]

by Peke » Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:07 am

Pie upgrade most likely changed Storage IDs that can cause the problems with cached data and library path links.

If Browsing by Folders you can play tracks then most likely that is the case

Re: No Playlist Info over Bluetooth [#14988]

by andyvee » Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:32 am

Thanks

I'll give that a try, but OnePlus have just released Android Pie for the OP6 and on first impressions it has gone backwards - the list of Albume, Artists, Genres etc. doesn't even dispay anymore, I just get multiple rows of '...' instead.

I haven't tried with Play Music yet as I have only just updated to Android 9.0

Re: No Playlist Info over Bluetooth [#14988]

by martin.bohac » Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:46 am

I have specified an additional flag FOLDER_TYPE for root items to build 1.3.3.0828. So we will see whether it will help.
If not I have also added new option "Disable mix content over BT" in Developer Options (You will get there via Options\About MediaMonkey\tap to MediaMonkey icon). To take effect this option maybe you will have to reconnect BT device, then you will get only browsable items like "Playlists", "Genres" etc. without "Play all shuffle" action.

Re: No Playlist Info over Bluetooth [#14988]

by andyvee » Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:11 pm

martin.bohac wrote:
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:48 pm
This is really strange because you are getting a list of root nodes like "Play all shuffle", "Playlists", "Genres", "Artists", "Albums".
Except "Play all shuffle" all others are browsable items, but MMA gets an event like from "playable" items.
I can see the event from "Playlists", can you confirm that "Genres", "Artists", "Albums" are not browsable too?
None of them are browsable. MMA restarts and automatically sends a bug report. You must have 30+ from my phone now. No difference with the latest MMA update.

Do you think it is because it is a OP6 with only internal storage?

Google Play Music works fine, I can browse artists playlists etc.

Re: No Playlist Info over Bluetooth [#14988]

by andyvee » Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:37 pm

None of them are browsable. MMA restarts and automatically sends a bug report. You must have 30+ from my phone now. No difference with the latest MMA update.

Do you think it is because it is a OP6 with only internal storage?

Google Play Music works fine, I can browse artists playlists etc.

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