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Author Topic: MO 4Media - remote control and player (iOS) with CarPlay support  (Read 20294 times)

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Re: MO 4Media - remote control and player (iOS) with CarPlay support
« Reply #100 on: June 09, 2022, 04:27:54 pm »

I will add some more settings for audio bookmarks.  Perhaps 1)"Do not use when older than N days" where the user specifies the number of days and 2) "Always use for Media Subtypes" where the user can specify "Audiobook" or other types?

I will have to try to reproduce this problem with playing downloads.  Are you using CarPlay when this happens?

Those settings would be great.

Yes always using CarPlay when it happens.  But don't really play music with it any other way so not sure if it would or could be an issue in other modes.

Only other way I use it is as remote control while playing in house to stereo system.

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Re: MO 4Media - remote control and player (iOS) with CarPlay support
« Reply #101 on: June 16, 2022, 02:14:24 am »

Seem to have found a new issue.  I have been collecting a lot of DFF / DSD albums recently.  When listening on iPad via headphones I decided to try out some of the high quality conversion options available since the iPad obviously can't play DSD encoded files.

Unfortunately it seems when converting to any of the desired conversions (Tried Wave 24, Wave 16 and even MP3 high) the times are all messed up on most songs.  On some songs it will only show a fraction of the length of the song and then abruptly skip to the next song.  On some songs it will show the full length of the song but then it will stop short in the middle of the song somewhere and not proceed to the next song.  in the latter example the song can be rewound any amount of time (Tried everything from 5s to up to several minutes depending on the length of the song) and it will stop again at the exact same place.  When it works it sounds great.  But most songs will not play the full song because of 1 of the 2 examples given above.

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Re: MO 4Media - remote control and player (iOS) with CarPlay support
« Reply #102 on: June 16, 2022, 03:00:41 pm »

Are these the same files that were converted for download that you are having offline playback trouble with?  Maybe it's the same conversion problem?
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Re: MO 4Media - remote control and player (iOS) with CarPlay support
« Reply #103 on: June 16, 2022, 03:48:04 pm »

Are these the same files that were converted for download that you are having offline playback trouble with?  Maybe it's the same conversion problem?
Please note that I have over 54,000 songs.  I rarely play any of them more often than about once every 3 months.

This may be part of the same issue.  But in this case I am asking MO 4Media to transcode them live as I am playing them.  the issue is quite pronounced I can't believe that you are not able to duplicate it on your end?  All you need to do is play several DSD / DFF files in a row to experience the issue.  I guarantee you it will appear within the listening span of a single album with 6 or more tracks.  Mine are played over a network where the source is my Synology NAS in case that makes any difference.

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Re: MO 4Media - remote control and player (iOS) with CarPlay support
« Reply #104 on: June 16, 2022, 08:01:27 pm »

This may be part of the same issue.  But in this case I am asking MO 4Media to transcode them live as I am playing them.  the issue is quite pronounced I can't believe that you are not able to duplicate it on your end?  All you need to do is play several DSD / DFF files in a row to experience the issue.

I don't have any DSD/DFF files so that could explain it.  Note that the transcoding happens on the MC server and not in MO 4Media so there could be something wrong with the transcoding.  Maybe you could post a file that is consistently having problems somewhere?
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Re: MO 4Media - remote control and player (iOS) with CarPlay support
« Reply #105 on: July 11, 2022, 05:34:12 pm »

v1.5.6 is now available which adds some audio bookmark options as well as the option to display the DVR schedule.
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Re: MO 4Media - remote control and player (iOS) with CarPlay support
« Reply #106 on: July 26, 2022, 10:41:38 am »

v1.5.6 is now available which adds some audio bookmark options as well as the option to display the DVR schedule.

Loving the app so far!  My only issue is one that's possibly not yours to solve: if I start the app while near my home Wi-Fi, and then drive out of range, I wish it would non-interactively attempt to reconnect with the server over the cell connection.  I shouldn't be reaching for my phone to reconnect to the server.  I'm just getting in the habit of not selecting music until I leave the vicinity, or turning off Wi-Fi in advance of leaving.

On the subject of audio bookmarks: I use media subtype to separate audiobooks and podcasts, yet enabling this feature bookmarks still seem to be applied to all entries.  Perhaps I'm doing something wrong?

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Re: MO 4Media - remote control and player (iOS) with CarPlay support
« Reply #107 on: July 26, 2022, 01:39:57 pm »

if I start the app while near my home Wi-Fi, and then drive out of range, I wish it would non-interactively attempt to reconnect with the server over the cell connection.

On the subject of audio bookmarks: I use media subtype to separate audiobooks and podcasts, yet enabling this feature bookmarks still seem to be applied to all entries.  Perhaps I'm doing something wrong?

It should automatically reconnect but will require you push the play button to restart playback.  At least that is how it works on Android - I'll try to test on iOS.

What settings are you using for audio bookmarks?
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Re: MO 4Media - remote control and player (iOS) with CarPlay support
« Reply #108 on: July 28, 2022, 01:48:07 pm »

What settings are you using for audio bookmarks?

"Use audio bookmarks" is on, "if not older than.." is: all, and "Always use for media sub types is: audiobook; podcast

It picks up the bookmarks that exist on all my music, regardless of subtype.

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Re: MO 4Media - remote control and player (iOS) with CarPlay support
« Reply #109 on: July 28, 2022, 02:16:06 pm »

"Use audio bookmarks" is on, "if not older than.." is: all, and "Always use for media sub types is: audiobook; podcast

Change "if not older than..." to 1.  Then, only music that you listened to that day will use the bookmarks.  Audiobooks and Podcasts will always use the bookmarks regardless of when you last listened to them.
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Re: MO 4Media - remote control and player (iOS) with CarPlay support
« Reply #110 on: May 30, 2023, 01:47:12 pm »

v1.5.7 is now available with the following changes to match the Android version:

- Add Divert option in Zones menu.
- Add swipe left/right to change tabs and option to hide tabs.
- Add Spotlight (MC) access to file context menu.
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Re: MO 4Media - remote control and player (iOS) with CarPlay support
« Reply #111 on: June 02, 2024, 02:44:35 pm »

Is this still in development or at least maintenance?

It can play back HVEC which it seems JRemote can't.

 
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Re: MO 4Media - remote control and player (iOS) with CarPlay support
« Reply #112 on: June 02, 2024, 02:52:48 pm »

I occasionally do a build to bring in new changes from the Android version.  I will probably do one soon.
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Re: MO 4Media - remote control and player (iOS) with CarPlay support
« Reply #113 on: June 03, 2024, 08:12:21 am »

Good to hear.

I've been away from it for a while, but have recently started using it again (with Carplay as well).  It's working fine for the various hvec encoded video I've thrown at it so far, and Airplay to ATV is working too.

Is there any customization possible on the displayed titles for e.g. videos?  For example, I use a dynamically generated field in MC for the title that incorporates some minimum amount of information into the title such as format (BD, UHD, 4K, etc...), which makes selecting from a list where multiple versions are available much easier.

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Re: MO 4Media - remote control and player (iOS) with CarPlay support
« Reply #114 on: June 03, 2024, 08:59:05 am »

Is there any customization possible on the displayed titles for e.g. videos?  For example, I use a dynamically generated field in MC for the title that incorporates some minimum amount of information into the title such as format (BD, UHD, 4K, etc...), which makes selecting from a list where multiple versions are available much easier.

Yes.  See the first post, the Custom Library Fields section.
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Re: MO 4Media - remote control and player (iOS) with CarPlay support
« Reply #115 on: June 07, 2024, 09:44:50 am »

Custom fields worked - thanks!

How difficult would it be to port a native version over to AppleTV?  With CarPlay, iOS, iPadOS all working well now - ATV would complete the ecosystem

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Re: MO 4Media - remote control and player (iOS) with CarPlay support
« Reply #116 on: June 07, 2024, 04:49:53 pm »

How difficult would it be to port a native version over to AppleTV?  With CarPlay, iOS, iPadOS all working well now - ATV would complete the ecosystem

I don't have an Apple TV but I think it would be significant work.
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Re: MO 4Media - remote control and player (iOS) with CarPlay support
« Reply #117 on: June 08, 2024, 06:19:43 pm »

I have unfortunate news.  I went to upload the update and it was rejected because it has to target the iOS 17 sdk.  To do that I need to update XCode which means I need to upgrade macOS from Monterey.  The 2014 Mac Mini I'm using to develop (very generously donated by TheShoe) cannot upgrade past Monterey.  I am not making near enough on subscriptions to justify the purchase of a new Mac.  So, I am sorry to say there will probably be no new updates to MO 4Media on iOS.
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