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Best Answer Redshirt , 11 November 2013 - 08:05 PM

I would like to do something here. It won't be until after 1.0 though.

 

Also... I was actually using my phone as a mp3 player with my client, but the screensaver, while neat on an android mini-pc connected to a TV is just a battery drainer when on a mobile client.

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#1 Blue Kachina OFFLINE  

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 11:21 AM

I would like to see the android client allow for playback to continue whenever the screen shuts off (including when the device gets locked).

I should also point out that I do have task killers etc... installed on my device, so it's possible that the app is already capable of this, and that it's a 3rd party app interfering.


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Posted 27 October 2013 - 11:40 AM

I would like to see the android client allow for playback to continue whenever the screen shuts off (including when the device gets locked).
I should also point out that I do have task killers etc... installed on my device, so it's possible that the app is already capable of this, and that it's a 3rd party app interfering.

Use Watchdog Lite (or similar) instead of a Task Killer.

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 11:51 AM

Thanks for the recommendation CBers;

Can you clarify whether or not the app continues playback for you when you lock your device?

 

I do have a standard task-killer type app (ZD-box), but it's set to manual killing only.

I also have an app similar to Watchdog Lite (greenify) installed, but I haven't set MediaBrowser to be greenified.

 

In short, I don't think my device's 3rd party apps are the root cause of the problem, but I'm not going to rule that possibility out completely.



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Posted 27 October 2013 - 12:28 PM

It doesn't.

I did ask a while back for this feature.

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 01:24 PM

We're talking purely for music here right?



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Posted 27 October 2013 - 01:30 PM

Music is the main reason I'd want it... possibly music videos also, but that's definitely not a priority for me.



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Posted 27 October 2013 - 01:32 PM

I'd prefer it for everything.

When watching a movie/TV episode, sometimes I might want to check out IMDB to see more about an actor, whilst playback is ongoing.
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Posted 11 November 2013 - 07:30 PM

It might be useful for video too if the HDMI output can continue. Right now you have to leave the screen on which eats battery unnecessarily (if it's technically possible to continue HDMI output).



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Posted 11 November 2013 - 08:05 PM   Best Answer

I would like to do something here. It won't be until after 1.0 though.

 

Also... I was actually using my phone as a mp3 player with my client, but the screensaver, while neat on an android mini-pc connected to a TV is just a battery drainer when on a mobile client.


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Posted 07 December 2013 - 07:00 AM

Redshirt, to piggy back off this, could there be a "keep alive" option set even when the video is buffering. I still playing with the bit rate setting to get that "sweet spot", but I notice if a video takes longer than normal to buffer, my screen will lock and that seems to kill the buffer process. Sent From "The Beast"

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 01:35 PM

That sounds more like something else is happening. I'd like to see the client and server logs for when that happens please.



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Posted 07 December 2013 - 04:11 PM

That sounds more like something else is happening. I'd like to see the client and server logs for when that happens please.


Okay, should I just PM them to you?

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 04:13 PM

Ok.







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