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Stay awake when using MMA and charging

Post by nonob » Thu Jun 23, 2016 2:02 am

Hi,

Is there an option to force the screen to stay awake when using MMA and charging ? I'm thinking about use in car where it is useful to always see my now playing track.

To be perfect, a dimmer could be great.

I didn't found this option in MMA but maybe you know another way ?

Thanks
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Re: Stay awake when using MMA and charging

Post by nonob » Fri Jun 24, 2016 1:50 am

Hi,

I found a solution using android third party app "Stay Alive" https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... live&hl=fr

With this app i can choose to force the screen to stay awake, with or without dimmer, only when selected apps are running : exactly what i needed :)

But i think to another feature i have with another device (Sansa clip+ with rockbox firmware) : the screen stay off but goes on some seconds before the end of a song and while some seconds of the beginning of the next.

Could it be added to MMA ?

Thanks
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Re: Stay awake when using MMA and charging

Post by rusty » Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:21 am

My first inclination is that it doesn't make sense to include this within an app since this type of functionality as more associated with a 'profile': i.e.
- When the device is in mode x (plugged in), keep the screen on (regardless of what app is running)
- When the device is in mode x (plugged in and connected to bluetooth/car), keep the screen on (regardless of what app is running)

Profiles functionality is included natively in various Android versions (Cyanogenmod/Lineage OS/Oxygen, Moto G/X version of Android); Screen on functionality is available in most versions of Android via Developer Options; and various third-party apps (Tasker, Automate, etc.) allow you to set up such profiles; and if you need this for Driving, the functionality is included within Android Auto.

I suppose that it could be added individually to applications, and I'm open to being convinced, but at first glance it doesn't seem to be a feature that belongs within individual applications (unless they're specific to a particular profile/mode of operation).

Thoughts?

-Rusty

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Re: Stay awake when using MMA and charging

Post by nonob » Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:10 am

Hi,

Sorry for my late reply.

I understand and i agree with the fact that the stay awake behavior is more a general behavior that a app specific one, and "Stay alive" app do exactly what i need and it has an "per app mode".
But i think to another feature i have with another device (Sansa clip+ with rockbox firmware) : the screen stay off but goes on some seconds before the end of a song and while some seconds of the beginning of the next


This feature is more specific to audio playing app, maybe i didn't explained well. This is the link to the online manual :
https://download.rockbox.org/daily/manu ... -1400008.4

and the specific setting :

Caption Backlight.
This option turns on the backlight a number of seconds before the start of a new track, and keeps it on for the same number of seconds after the beginning so that the display can be read to see song information. The amount of time is determined by the value of the backlight timeout setting, but is no less than 5 seconds.


What do you think about this specific feature, could it be added to MMA ?
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Re: Stay awake when using MMA and charging

Post by Peke » Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:00 am

Hi,
regarding https://www.rockbox.org/ they are not Android devices for Android it is more system wide and for Services apps.
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Re: Stay awake when using MMA and charging

Post by nonob » Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:26 am

Hi,

Yes Rockbox is for dedicated audio players, but i'm talking about a specific feature :

Caption Backlight.
This option turns on the backlight a number of seconds before the start of a new track, and keeps it on for the same number of seconds after the beginning so that the display can be read to see song information. The amount of time is determined by the value of the backlight timeout setting, but is no less than 5 seconds.

Could it be added to MMA ?

Thanks
Blog "Le Geek du Cerisier" : MediaMonkey
MMW gold (with extensions : Album Art Tagger, CustomFieldsTagger, Discogs Tagger, French translation, GenreFinder, Last.fm Scrobbler, MusicBrainz Tagger, MusicIPTagger, RegExpFind and Replace, Tagging inconsistencies) on desktop PC with OS Windows 7 64-bit SP1, MB Gigabyte M68M-S2P (Socket M2), CPU AMD Phenom II X6 1035T, RAM 4.00 Go Canal-Double DDR2 @ 401 MHz, SSD 111GB KINGSTON SV300S37A12 (C:), DVDWRITER HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GH22NP20 ATA Device, VIRTUAL ELBY CLONEDRIVE CdRom Device.
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Re: Stay awake when using MMA and charging

Post by rusty » Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:33 pm

Not sure if this would be a good idea as it would prevent the device from getting locked when music is playing.

-Rusty

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