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[APP] BSRemote 1.2.7 update

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18th May 2011, 09:47 PM   |  #1  
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New version released.

BSRemote 1.2.7


Control BSPlayer from your armchair!

BSRemote is a BSPlayer remote control application for Android smartphones. It allows you to
- control the volume (mute)
- control playback status (play, pause, stop)
- seek movie position
- browse and select a movie file for playback
- manage a playlist
- load subtitles

Additionaly, it features
- full screen toggle
- timed host computer shutdown
- recent played videos list
- start BSplayer on first command
- exit BSplayer

There are two components to BSRemote: the Android application package (.apk) and the host server application. You can download both of them on our home page or use the Android Market for the smartphone component.


Change log (1.2.0):
- added sort by date/name
- added ascending/descending sort
- more elegant way for switching panels
- added support for audio files
- added few new options in settings panel
- fixed few bugs

Change log (1.2.1):
- server autodetection
- support for aspect ratio
- buttons for next and previous item in playlist
- optimized usage of battery
- fixed few bugs and other stuff

Change log (1.2.2):
- fixed bugs

Change log (1.2.3):
- fixed connection bug

Change log (1.2.4):
- playlist bugfix
- disconnect bugfix
- misc bugfixes

Change log (1.2.5):
- added control for aspect ratio
- added control for panning
- added option for keeping the display always on
- added option to switch between hosts
- fixed playlist bugs
- fixed connectivity crashes

Change log (1.2.6):
- fixed subtitle loading

Change log (1.2.7):
Application changes:
- global volume up/down (main system volume control)
- unicode file name support (update BSPlayer to latest beta version)
- RAR file support
- bugfixes

Server changes:
- new, configurable, install system
- autoupdater
- crash reporter
- network and removable drive support
- dropped separate 32/64 bit binaries


If you have any problems with application or server please visit our forum

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19th May 2011, 04:22 PM   |  #2  
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WOW! I've been using TeamViewer to do this until now!

Thank you very much! Gonna try it as soon as I get home and post the results!
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Didn't get around to posting last night, but here's a quick review:
- in the ~15 minutes I played around with it, it behaved really well!
- I only once got disconnected (but that was probably the network's fault), but soon afterwards it reconnected normally
- I really like all the options present (congrats for including all the normal stuff we do with our video players ), but if I may, I have a suggestion: when going from one interface to the other, the user has to slide a finger on the screen... if he/she isn't careful, then upon sliding, the volume will get turned down instead of the new screen appearing. Also, the user has no way of knowing that there are other screens present... so, I would make use of the tabs interface present everywhere in Android (this would also sort the sliding thing).
Even better, I would merge the first two interfaces, maybe keep the slider for seeking and use a "volume increase" (that triangular thing made of bars) graphic for the... volume part , as well as make the play/pause a toggle rather than two buttons.

I hope this helps... thank you again for your work and once again: great stuff!
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22nd May 2011, 09:59 AM   |  #3  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sholimar

WOW! I've been using TeamViewer to do this until now!

Thank you very much! Gonna try it as soon as I get home and post the results!
____________________________

Didn't get around to posting last night, but here's a quick review:
- in the ~15 minutes I played around with it, it behaved really well!
- I only once got disconnected (but that was probably the network's fault), but soon afterwards it reconnected normally
- I really like all the options present (congrats for including all the normal stuff we do with our video players ), but if I may, I have a suggestion: when going from one interface to the other, the user has to slide a finger on the screen... if he/she isn't careful, then upon sliding, the volume will get turned down instead of the new screen appearing. Also, the user has no way of knowing that there are other screens present... so, I would make use of the tabs interface present everywhere in Android (this would also sort the sliding thing).
Even better, I would merge the first two interfaces, maybe keep the slider for seeking and use a "volume increase" (that triangular thing made of bars) graphic for the... volume part , as well as make the play/pause a toggle rather than two buttons.

I hope this helps... thank you again for your work and once again: great stuff!

I agree with everything said above... ESPECIALLY how good this app is
I use BSPlayer for all Tv Shows and this comes in SO handy.

wonderful job!

I know I'm jumping way forward but it just occurred to me now that you could also use the same interface for different media players in the same app. all the user has to do is choose the media player he'd like to control and.. voila!

I'm willing to beta test of course.
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22nd May 2011, 07:44 PM   |  #4  
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Amazing! Thankyou! I alternate between BSPlayer and GOMPlayer, as I find GOMPlayer easier to control remotely, but this may cause me to switch

I particularly love how smooth browsing folders and files are (one point: I have a folder with 800 unsorted files in it, and this caused the server software to crash, which is no biggie really, considering the strain I put it under!)

I ditto the comments above, and will add that I did not find the second interface until I saw this post. Also, I cannot find out how to launch BSPlayer, and cannot launch files until I've opened BSPlayer (which means I can't dump the mouse just yet!).

Also, there's inconsistencies in how the Back button works, which means I sometimes end up exiting the app when actually I just want to go back to the first interface.

(also I do agree on merging the main interfaces, or finding additional functions to make two screens necessary).

But overall, and for a first release, THIS IS AMAZING!! THANKYOU
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23rd May 2011, 02:52 PM   |  #5  
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Thank you for all this feedback.

I will fix all bugs you noticed and redo design a little so it will be more user friendly and more obvious for new users.

New release coming soon =)
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25th May 2011, 08:12 PM   |  #6  
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I particularly love how smooth browsing folders and files are (one point: I have a folder with 800 unsorted files in it, and this caused the server software to crash, which is no biggie really, considering the strain I put it under!)
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Can you describe a little more how you managed to crash server?

And does it happen always on that folder?
28th May 2011, 03:40 PM   |  #7  
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New version of application is available on market.
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8th June 2011, 02:23 PM   |  #8  
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Hey, Few recommendations.

1. Increase the size of the playng title.
2. unify 2 of the screens - have the volume, seek bar, play, pause and stop on the same screen (it's just so much more intuitive) and keep the playlist on another.
3. add an option to control multiple hosts by searching the LAN for the server. there are many homes with more than one media playing computer.
4. add a feature to load the imdb page (mobile browser)/imdb page (imdb app) of the currently played (or in the playlist) movie/tv show.

I love this app.
Thank you.
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oh oh, also, if you could add an option to change the aspect ratio.. it would be nice.
9th June 2011, 07:49 PM   |  #10  
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Thank you for recommendations.

1. will be done
2. Well basic idea for 2 separate screens was that most basic controls play/stop/pause and volume are separated from others just to make pressing buttons simple. So you don't mistakenly press something else.
3. In next version autodetect for server will be implemented and in case of multiple detected servers user can choose where to connect.
4. Do you know how to get full title of a movie out of a file name that is not always name of a movie?
5. Will be added in next release

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