Dock Setting - Use Wired Headphones for Media?

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Dock Setting - Use Wired Headphones for Media?

Post by jadz on Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:12 pm

I have a Samsung Note (original) with the Samsung Dock. After installing Cyanogenmod it was suggested that SoundAbout could restore the ability to route audio to the car dock when plugged in.

This is working nicely, but I have to manually change "Media audio:" to "Wired Headphones" in order to get the audio to come out of the dock (and into the aux input in my car).

As I understand it, another option that I have is to use the widget, which will allow me to toggle the wired headphones setting more easily.

Is it possible to be able to update the "Connectable devices" > "Dock Settings" to have a "Wired Headphones" option instead of just the Analog Dock audio usage and Digital Dock audio usage?

If it is not possible to have this as an option for "Connectable devices" > "Dock Settings", is it possible to use an android intent in order to automate the media audio routing using a 3rd party application?

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Re: Dock Setting - Use Wired Headphones for Media?

Post by SoundAbout on Tue Mar 31, 2015 1:16 am

How does the phone plug into the dock? Does the phone's micro USB plug into the dock or do you have to plug something into the phone's headset jack?
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Re: Dock Setting - Use Wired Headphones for Media?

Post by jadz on Tue Mar 31, 2015 7:31 am

The dock is an official Samsung dock, which uses a USB connection. On the back of the dock there I'd an audio Jack and USB for power.

SoundAbout does pick up the Dock event (I can see in notifications that it mentions Dock when I plug it in and have one of the Dock settings configured).

I think all I would need is a third option on the Dock config page.

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Post by jadz on Tue Mar 31, 2015 6:32 pm

Is there any reason that you don't expose the android intents to allow switching audio routing using a 3rd party tool like llama or tasker?

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Re: Dock Setting - Use Wired Headphones for Media?

Post by SoundAbout on Tue Mar 31, 2015 10:53 pm

It might be chaotic if an outside app was to call an intent to route audio one way, but the app itself was trying to route audio another way. I think there could be issues that I would have to prevent first.
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Re: Dock Setting - Use Wired Headphones for Media?

Post by jadz on Tue Mar 31, 2015 11:15 pm

I really think that it would offer a lot of flexibility for users though. It is too hard to accommodate all the combinations of scenarios that cab be handled by some of these existing frameworks.

To solve my particular problem, is it possible to get an additional dock option?

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Re: Dock Setting - Use Wired Headphones for Media?

Post by SoundAbout on Tue Mar 31, 2015 11:39 pm

When you use the dock, does the phone plug into the dock using the phone's micro usb?   Does the dock have an output wire that plugs into the car's AUX 3.5mm jack?

I'm surprised that the Analog dock settings isn't routing it and the wired headphone is.

I just put a new Beta out there last night.  Can you give it a shot?

http://soundabout.userboard.net/f8-download-beta-versions


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Re: Dock Setting - Use Wired Headphones for Media?

Post by jadz on Wed Apr 01, 2015 7:16 am

Like I said, the dock only has micro USB connecting to the phone. Then on the back of the dock there is a 3.5mm audio jack.

I will try the beta for you and report back.

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Re: Dock Setting - Use Wired Headphones for Media?

Post by jadz on Wed Apr 01, 2015 10:50 am

The Camera Dock





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Stage 1 - Phone not plugged into the dock.


Stage 2 - Phone plugged into the dock, SoundAbout recognizes this, but no audio comes out of the 3.5mm jack in the back of the dock.


Stage 3 - I manually override the Media Output to Wired Headset - Audio now comes out of the dock.

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Re: Dock Setting - Use Wired Headphones for Media?

Post by jadz on Fri Apr 03, 2015 8:05 pm

Think the extra dock audio output option could make it into the next beta?

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Re: Dock Setting - Use Wired Headphones for Media?

Post by SoundAbout on Wed Apr 08, 2015 12:29 am

Sorry, been extremely busy at the 8-5 job. I only get a little time at night to look at emails/message board.

Try the latest beta for the dock issue:
http://soundabout.userboard.net/f8-download-beta-versions
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Re: Dock Setting - Use Wired Headphones for Media?

Post by jadz on Wed Apr 08, 2015 8:30 am

Well you flag this issue as fixed. As of Beta Version 2.6.1.1.3 my Samsung Galaxy Note I717 now automatically routes audio through the Samsung Car Dock when using Cyanogenmod and SoundAbout, just like when using the old OEM ROM.

Thanks so much!

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Re: Dock Setting - Use Wired Headphones for Media?

Post by SoundAbout on Mon Apr 20, 2015 11:58 pm

Excellent,

I created a new Beta version with some more fixes.
http://soundabout.userboard.net/f8-download-beta-versions
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