Android Auto - browse the folders


#1

I wanted to try your app with AA
and also thanks to the connection with the Plex servers
It’s really great !!
I noticed, however, that from the category “artists” you move direct on to the first track on the list
without being able to choose the album
if you fix this little issue I think your app could be perfect
Thank you


#2

This is Google recommendation :frowning:

Adding another layer would nearly all the time trigger the attention lock thing that prevent you from doing anything in Auto for a few seconds :frowning:

If you want to play an album you can use the voice command play the album xxx :wink:


#3

of course
our beloved and dearest block exists in any case
but since there is also the “album” section
it is not better to put them in order by artist
rather than alphabetic?

frankly:
not easy to remember exactly all the titles :upside_down_face:


#4

If the insanely stupid AA validation team accept the changes next version will show albums after artists + an all albums entry to still play all artist.

I guess most users do use Voice when using AA.


#5

Believe me Tolriq
having to take a new HU that implements AA
I’m following many discussions on the subject
and for many users the voice commander is not functional at all
let’s say crappy
many are thinking of moving to Carplay


#6

Yatse have it’s own voice handling I can assure you it works pretty well :wink:


#7

Well, I do not seem to find other topics related to AA so I continue here.
Great work now that you can activate artist then album list. A further big step could be from album then track list and this also in reverse … I ask too much? :sunglasses:

Note: I have noticed that many of the thumbnail images do not load and if I am listening to a track without an image then I go out from AA results without image even on Yatse.
If instead I select the same track through the normal path via Yatse the image is present.

Notice: the above refers to the Plex library at the moment I have no way to have the streaming on Kodi

Thank you


#8

Yes you ask too much this is against AA rules :slight_smile:

Use the damn voice commands :wink:

For the image please open issue with logs.


#9

not entirely true

the only anomaly I found is that in reverse the list starts from the song you listen to

does debugging work with AA too?


#10

The fact that Plex does not respect AA guideline and rules does not change Guidelines and rules you know :slight_smile:

https://designguidelines.withgoogle.com/android-auto/audio-apps/drawer.html

Most apps break the guideline as they are too restrictive for users needs, but the more you break them the more chances the validation reject the application.
Plex is a big company and have easier contact with Google. I do not have those contact and was already forced a few times to remove AA support from Yatse due to their validation bugs.

And yes logs works in AA or I would not ask for them …


#11

I hope I did well

debug-20180731_222329.zip (30.7 KB)


#12

Yep but I don’t see an error, images are missing where?

In the drawer during browsing or during playback ?


#14

images in artist list

images in album list

play “Kind of Blue”

exit from AA while the track sounds

open Yatse player


#15

forgot
obviously via Yatse everything is ok


#16

Hum ok will try to investigate more, can you provide logs while doing exactly what those picture represent? (Same album and everything?à


#17

Surprise: after playing the track in Yatse
the image appears


here the log
debug-20180801_203143.zip (9.7 KB)

Thanks for the valuable support


#18

Well for the drawer it was normal as Yatse only returns it’s cached data. If you never browsed in Yatse cache is not filled.
Next version will use the direct Plex image url in those cases.

For the now playing, I’ve tried all possible things and I just can’t reproduce, the image is correctly downloaded and displayed each times.


#19

I appreciate it

however I believe that at least the back key will not irritate too much our illustrious members of the AA team …


#20

Let me compliment Tolriq
in a few days he completed what others have “in our list” for years

great

Marco


#21

Thanks :wink: Do not forget to talk about Yatse on Plex forums then :slight_smile:

Happy users is the best possible ad for the app.