[APP][4.1+/Win/RPi][v2.4.1] SoundSeeder - Synced Music Playback (Jan 21st)

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dlnraja

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add more stuf for better entertainement. :)

Coule you add , bluetooth interconection , other wifi direct. Other NFC cconnection like Samsung beam other google bleam. Or an compatibility with Samsung gs4 group play , and an compatibility with airplay product ( freebox server ). Or dlna sync ?. :cool:


Thx

PS : if you need ,i can help you to translate in french.
 
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dancingchemist

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Buffer-cache would be wonderful! =)

Man, you made my day!! =)
Dreamed of such an app ever since I got my first smartphone. Gonna start finally with a few new dance projects today ;)

I'm streaming from an Galaxy Note 1 with JonRom 12.5 to an Asus Transformer Prime with Androwook 2.2. I've got some troubles with breakfree audioconnection. Wether connected to the same network or to the Notes Hotspot - there are very often breaks. Gonna test another Rom today.

Would it be possible to add a bigger cache to buffer the songs - with an already-loaded-status like when you stream a youtube-video? I need them to be breakfree even if 16 phones are connected.

Or could you add an option to let the speaker-app search in the storage of the speaker-device for the identical song-file so that it would not have to stream the whole song and just sync the progress of the song so that everyone can hear to same beat? - as said, I need it for dance-projects, where I need absolutely break-free synchronisation/streaming.

Purchased the premium - Thumbs up for this great app! =) :good:

greetz
dancingchemist
 

ApexPredator01

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Hey guys please add player support for GingerBread, I'll be waiting !
Thus app is Soooooooooo Awesome, Great work Man ...
 

jekatt

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Coule you add , bluetooth interconection , other wifi direct. Other NFC cconnection like Samsung beam other google bleam. Or an compatibility with Samsung gs4 group play , and an compatibility with airplay product ( freebox server ). Or dlna sync ?. :cool:


Thx

PS : if you need ,i can help you to translate in french.

Hey dlnraja,
thank you for your offer! I will keep it in mind and contact you for the french tranlation! :)

Compatibility with airplay would be very nice, you are absolutly right.
But since i don't own any Apple product this was no demand by now and moreover i have no idea how the airplay protocol works... :)
 

jekatt

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Man, you made my day!! =)
Dreamed of such an app ever since I got my first smartphone. Gonna start finally with a few new dance projects today ;)

I'm streaming from an Galaxy Note 1 with JonRom 12.5 to an Asus Transformer Prime with Androwook 2.2. I've got some troubles with breakfree audioconnection. Wether connected to the same network or to the Notes Hotspot - there are very often breaks. Gonna test another Rom today.

Would it be possible to add a bigger cache to buffer the songs - with an already-loaded-status like when you stream a youtube-video? I need them to be breakfree even if 16 phones are connected.

Or could you add an option to let the speaker-app search in the storage of the speaker-device for the identical song-file so that it would not have to stream the whole song and just sync the progress of the song so that everyone can hear to same beat? - as said, I need it for dance-projects, where I need absolutely break-free synchronisation/streaming.

Purchased the premium - Thumbs up for this great app! =) :good:

greetz
dancingchemist

Hey "dancingchemist"

Thank you very much for your support!

So your are the first who wants to take SoundSeeder to the limit... :)
In theory SoundSeeder should be able to support even more than 16 devices, but we haven't ever tested it.
I don't think that your problems with the Transformer are caused by the buffer size.
It would be great if you could analyse this in more detail, is it caused by the player or by the speaker?
Does it help to set the playback priority to "gapless" in the speakers settings?

And please let me know if the new rom brings any improvement for the transformer.

kind regards
jens
 

jekatt

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Hey guys please add player support for GingerBread, I'll be waiting !
Thus app is Soooooooooo Awesome, Great work Man ...

Thank you! :eek:

Regarding the Player and Gingerbread:
Unfortunately Android 2.x has no built-in support for decoding media files, which is necessary for SoundSeeders realtime playback. :(
So we would have to include an external decoding library, which would be more complex and could cause many compatibility issues on different devices...
That was the reason why we splitted the project into two Apps, a Player that needs 4.1+ and the Speaker for 2.2+ devices.
 

Cucoo

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This seems pretty awesome, will be a good opportunity to dust off the ol' Kindle Fire :)

Two things I'd really love to see:

- Last.FM scrobbling! I've only tested with the official Last.FM app, doesn't scrobble there. If it works with e.g. Simple Last.FM Scrobbler, great, if not: pretty please add it!

- As someone mentioned earlier: it would be perfect if the app could "forward" sound from e.g. Spotify on rooted phones.

Other than that, the player app is great, nice clean design.
 
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dstruct2k

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How difficult would it be to create a Windows app that can receive the sound stream? I could see this being used as a way to wirelessly play music through a surround system hooked up to a PC, and I have yet to find another way to do so.
 
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sq3htu

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What about Android USB Sticks? I'm trying to stream music from my Galaxy Nexus to MK808. Both connected by WiFi, both blind, they don't see each other. Where's the problem?
 

cuirbear

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Connects with Hotspot, not WiFi

Great app!
Issues: When I connect via WiFi hotspot (activated on my GNex), to my Note 10.1, it works great.
When I try to connect without the hotspot option (just through WiFi), it connects/disconnects continuously.

Any ideas?
 

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What about Android USB Sticks? I'm trying to stream music from my Galaxy Nexus to MK808. Both connected by WiFi, both blind, they don't see each other. Where's the problem?

The discovery of Player and Speaker works via UDP multicast messages. If your devices can't find each other although they are connected to the same Wi-Fi there seems to be a network issue or the MK808 does not support multicast?!
Have you tried to connect the stick to a hotspot hosted by the Nexus?

If this is not an individual problem, we will consider to add a feature that lets you add speakers to the player manually via their IP address. :good:
 

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Great app!
Issues: When I connect via WiFi hotspot (activated on my GNex), to my Note 10.1, it works great.
When I try to connect without the hotspot option (just through WiFi), it connects/disconnects continuously.

Any ideas?

No, sorry, if its not an issue of low signal strength or to much traffic on your wifi, at the moment if have no idea of what this might be... :confused:
 

.:Niko:.

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I tried to connect my GNexus to my nexus 4 but they both don't see the other device! They are connected to the same WiFi.....what can I do?


Edit: now it's working

Inviato dal mio Nexus 4 usando Tapatalk 4
 
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kroewe

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No, sorry, if its not an issue of low signal strength or to much traffic on your wifi, at the moment if have no idea of what this might be... :confused:

I get the same thing connecting several different phones. 2 feet from my router, all three speaker devices rapidly connect and disconnect while connected via wifi.

Sent from my SPH-L900 using Tapatalk 4
 

jekatt

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I get the same thing connecting several different phones. 2 feet from my router, all three speaker devices rapidly connect and disconnect while connected via wifi.

Sent from my SPH-L900 using Tapatalk 4

Have you tried to connect the same phones, using one of them as hotspot?
And please try the new setting for the speaker and set the playback priority to gapless.
 

sq3htu

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The discovery of Player and Speaker works via UDP multicast messages. If your devices can't find each other although they are connected to the same Wi-Fi there seems to be a network issue or the MK808 does not support multicast?!
Have you tried to connect the stick to a hotspot hosted by the Nexus?

If this is not an individual problem, we will consider to add a feature that lets you add speakers to the player manually via their IP address. :good:

Everything works fine when I set up GNex as a Hotspot so my issue is router related ;) Thx for the hint!
 
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    Jan, 21st: SoundSeeder Music Player V2.4.1 released

    This release heavily improves the app performance in speaker mode and removes several annoying bugs.
    And thanks to the awesome support of the XDA community, soundseeder is now available in 16 languages:

    - Russian by @gaich
    - Hindi by @TheImpulson
    - Spanish by @J_M_V_S
    - Croatian by @dugi9991
    - Czech by @novas78
    - Persian by pouriya
    - Chinese by bshu
    - Italian by Enrico
    - Polish by skaram
    - Hungarian by Zityi
    - Indonesian by Ben
    - Slovak by Matus
    - German, with support by @Oswald Boelcke
    - English
    And not yet completed:
    - Turkish
    - French
    - Portugese

    Thank you very much to all of you, espacially the translation team at https://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2069390

    Would you also like to support me with a new or improved localization of SoundSeeder?
    Just let me know or check my translation tool: https://soundseeder.com/localize/
    I'm giving away free premium upgrades for your support!

    Full changelog

    Introduction
    SoundSeeder syncs up your music on multiple phones. All devices play your music in sync as one large sound system.
    - Connect your devices via WiFi and listen to your favourite music together with your friends.
    - Upcycle your old unused Android phones or any Windows/MacOS/Linux computer (incl Raspberry Pi) to build a wireless multiroom audio system.
    - Connect via the portable hotspot of Android or "WiFi direct" to play music simultaneously wherever you want.

    SoundSeeder for Android
    • The SoundSeeder Music Player is available for phones and tablets running Android 4.1+. Use it like any other audio player or connect it as speaker to another running SoundSeeder Music Player. Note: SoundSeeder is a freemium application. You can use the free version as long as you want to. It includes ad, is limited to two connected speakers and auto-disconnects speakers every 15 minutes.
    • The SoundSeeder Speaker application adds support for old smartphones (Android v2.2 – v4.0). This is a “Speaker-Only” version of SoundSeeder and can be connected to the SoundSeeder Music Player app.
    SoundSeeder for Windows/Linux/MacOS
    • SoundSeeder Speaker for JavaSE is an application to connect any PC as speaker to the SoundSeeder Music Player Android app.
      It supports Windows, Linux and MacOS PCs and single-board computers like the Raspberry Pi.
      javaspeaker_v2.jpg

    Overview
    New: In cooperation with the App "Hify" soundseeder can now be used as Spotify connect device!
    This way you can use multiple devices as speaker to play your Spotify Premium Music simultaneously.

    Feature list:
    • Full featured Music Player
    • Synced music playback on multiple devices (Party mode)
    • DLNA Browser and Renderer
    • Google Play Music support
    • Spotify Connect support in cooperation with the Android app "HiFy"
    • 25.000+ radio stations included powered by Dirble.com
    • USB audio and microphone support
    • Media Library sorted by Album, Artist, Title, Folder, Genre, Playlists
    • Supported Media Formats: mp3, mp4, m4a, aac, 3gp, ogg, flac
    • Equalizer support
    • Sleep Timer
    • Autostart on boot
    • Playback of custom http streams
    • Create / delete playlists
    • Plug & Play: autodiscovery of SoundSeeder devices via Wi-Fi
    • Remote control playback and volume of all speakers
    • Portable hotspot and "WiFi direct" support (no access point or internet connection required)

    USB audio support
    SoundSeeder supports the internal microphone and USB soundcards.
    You can stream music from external audio devices (like TV, CD player, …) by connecting them via the line-in (AUX) port of an USB soundcard. (Hardware support required)
    externalusb_v2-e1501705669235.jpg


    All soundseeder applications are attached to this project. For more information visit https://soundseeder.com/downloads

    App store links


    SoundSeeder on youtube

    XDA references
    - SoundSeeder on the XDA TV: http://www.xda-developers.com/andro...ic-on-with-soundseeder-apps-xda-developer-tv/
    - SoundSeeder on the XDA Portal: http://www.xda-developers.com/android/share-the-music-with-soundseeder/


    XDA:DevDB Information
    SoundSeeder Synced Music Playback, App for the Apps & Games

    Contributors
    jekatt, giftkugel

    Version Information
    Status: Stable
    Current Stable Version: 2.4.1
    Stable Release Date: 2019-01-21

    Created 2015-11-03
    Last Updated 2019-01-21
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    SoundSeeder Music Player V2.0 release

    Hello XDA community!

    After more than a year of silent work I'm finally back and ready to release a new version of the SoundSeeder Music Player!

    Soundseeder was completely redesigned and rebuilt from scratch.
    You can get the new version on Google Play and its also attached to this thread.

    Here are some screenshots of the new UI:

    music_sources.png
    material_design.png

    night_theme.png
    online_radios_stations.png

    speaker_management.png
    remote_control.png



    And the changelog:
    - Completely new user interface
    - Heavily improved usability
    - Material Design
    - Day and Night Themes
    - Improved connectivity and stability
    - Android Wear support
    - Improved DLNA browser
    - Updated speaker apps for Java and Android 2.x
    And much much more...

    What do you think?

    cheers
    Jens
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    Java Speaker / Updates / News

    SoundSeeder changelogs:

    v2.4.1 [21st January 2019]
    Improved speaker performance
    Stop playback on headset disconnect
    Fixed app crash on animations
    Russian translation - Credits to @gaich
    Croatian translation - Credits to @dugi9991

    v2.4.0 [7th January 2019]
    Speaker connections are now more reliable
    DLNA mode stability improved
    Fixed Samsung aac codec crash
    Hindi localization added - Credits to @TheImpulson
    Spanish localization improved - Credits to @J_M_V_S
    Czech localization improved - Credits to @novas78

    v2.3.3 [30th December 2018]
    Improved radio streaming
    Android Pie playback fixed
    Bugfixes

    v2.3.2 [12th December 2018]
    Optimized resource loading
    UI/UX improvements
    Several bugfixes

    [6th December 2018]
    v2.3.1
    New: Change Google Music audio quality (Premium feature)
    Improved auto discovery
    Full Android Pie support
    Many bug fixes
    Improved and new localizations
    EU GDPR compliance

    [15th November 2018]
    v2.3.0 alpha

    [26th August 2018]
    SoundSeeder V2.2.0
    New: Add your own Radio Stations to soundseeder
    New: ‘Spotify connect’ support via dlna & the 3rd party app: ‘HiFy’
    Improved playback via bluetooth speakers
    Full Oreo support
    And many further bugfixes

    [27th March 2018]
    V2.1.5
    - New DLNA renderer mode
    - New meta data dialog
    - Audio sync improved
    - Shuffle/Repeat reset fixed
    - OxygenOS Volume fixed
    - DLNA Media Server listings fixed
    - Radio Stations sorting fixed
    - New rewarded ads to increase the timeout limit of the free version

    [7th August 2017]
    SoundSeeder V2.0.1
    - Brand specific bugfixes (Huawei, Lenovo & Xiaomi)
    - Memory consumption reduced
    - Several minor bugs fixed
    - Change: “Record Audio” permission not required for app start anymore
    - Amazon IAP fixed for international app stores

    [2nd August 2017]
    SoundSeeder V2.0 release
    - Completely new user interface
    - Heavily improved usability
    - Material Design
    - Day and Night Themes
    - Improved connectivity and stability
    - Android Wear support
    - Improved DLNA browser
    Please note: This update breaks the compatibility with SoundSeeder V1.x. Please update all your devices to the latest soundseeder version.
    - SoundSeeder Speaker for Android 2.x updated to v1.2.0
    - SoundSeeder Speaker Java Edition updated to v0.6.1


    [5th June 2016]
    - SoundSeeder Speaker for Android 2.x updated to v1.1.2
    - SoundSeeder Speaker Java Edition updated to v0.5.1
    These updates improve the stability and the support for media files with variable bitrates.

    [25th May 2016]
    SoundSeeder Player v1.6.4
    - ogg vbr playback improved
    - .pls playlist loading improved
    - Improved playback controls
    - 15.000+ Radio Stations
    - Several bugfixes

    [18th January 2016]
    SoundSeeder Player v1.6.3
    - Google Music album track oder fixed
    - ogg support (device-dependent)
    - Several bugfixes

    [30th December 2015]
    SoundSeeder Player v1.6.2
    - 10.000+ Radio Stations (credit to dirble.com)
    - dlna/upnp album track sorting improved
    - Several bugfixes

    [11th November 2015]
    SoundSeeder Player v1.6.1
    - ATM chipset support ('playback failed' error fixed)
    - Playlist file encoding fixed
    - Bugfixes

    [2nd November 2015]
    SoundSeeder Player v1.6.0
    - Microphone & line in (AUX) support
    - USB soundcard support (“USB host for audio” required)
    - Android M support
    - Improved connection handling
    - Google Music import fixed
    - UI and usability improved
    - Bugfixes

    [29th June 2015]
    SoundSeeder Player v1.5.0
    - Google Music radio station support
    - Google Music automatic and shared playlist support
    - Google TalkBack support
    - Portuguese localization added
    - Hungarian localization added (Thanks to ZityiSoft Team)
    - Reduced storage usage
    - Improved song loading time
    - DLNA compatibility issues fixed (Logitech Media Server)
    - Several bugs fixed

    [8th June 2015]
    SoundSeeder Player v1.4
    - New: Google Music support (Account and Google Play Services required)
    - Improved usability
    - Turkish localization
    - Several bugs fixed

    [24th May 2015]
    SoundSeeder Player v1.3.1 and Speaker v1.1.1
    - New: Auto re-sync speaker (see settings)
    - Improved buffering and connection stability
    - Reduced memory usage

    [17th May 2015]
    SoundSeeder Player v1.3.0 and Speaker v1.1.0
    - New: Autostart speaker on device boot
    - New: Autopause player when last speaker disconnects
    - Dirble Radio API updated
    - Minor bugfixes and improvements (connectivity and dlna support)

    [28th April 2015]
    SoundSeeder Player v1.2.2
    - Dirble api updated to v2
    - Minor bugfixes

    [15th April 2015]
    SoundSeeder Player v1.2.1
    - New: Sort current playlist by artist, title, filename, ...
    - Minor bugfixes

    [9th April 2015]
    SoundSeeder Player v1.2.0
    - New: Sleep timer
    - Several crash bugs fixed

    [4th April 2015]
    SoundSeeder Player v1.1.7
    - Improved dlna/upnp compatibility
    - Several crash bugs fixed

    [30th March 2015]
    SoundSeeder Player v1.1.6
    - Fixed startup crash on Android 4.x
    - Improved error handling

    [17th March 2015]
    SoundSeeder Player v1.1.5
    - Fixed skipping at end of tracks (Mediatek chipsets)
    - Improved support for Android 5.x

    [9th March 2015]
    SoundSeeder Player v1.1.4
    - Amazon AppStore support
    - Minor bugs fixed. Thanks for reporting!

    [1st March 2015]
    SoundSeeder Player v1.1.3
    - DLNA compatibility improved
    - InApp purchases on Android 5 fixed
    - Radio Station sorting and menus fixed

    SoundSeeder Speaker v1.0.1
    - Fixed startup crash on some JellyBean devices

    [17th February 2015]
    SoundSeeder Player v1.1.2
    - Fixed song titles in saved playlists
    - Improved stability. Fixed crash bugs

    [2nd February 2015]
    SoundSeeder Player v1.1.1
    - Fixed loading via upnp, if song duration is unavailable

    [1st February 2015]
    SoundSeeder Player v1.1.0
    - DLNA/UPnP support - Select and play music from your media servers and NAS drives
    - New setting to throttle UPnP download rate to improve speaker connections
    - Playback with bluetooth speakers improved
    - Several minor bugfixes.

    [8th January 2015]
    SoundSeeder Player v1.0.1
    - Streaming via https
    - Improved Youtube support via semperVidLinks
    - Several minor bugfixes

    [29th December 2014]
    SoundSeeder Player and Speaker v1.0
    - New Online Radio Mode with more than 4500 Radio Stations (by Dirble.com)
    - Player and Speaker App merged
    - YouTube support via semperVidLinks
    - Landscape Mode
    - Navigation Bar added
    - Advanced settings to change buffer size
    - Google Music support restored (GM v5.5 and older)
    - Improved Playlist support
    - Android 5 (Lollipop) support
    - Connection and sync errors fixed
    - Faster caching of streamed media files
    - Improved Playback Synchronization
    - New Windows and Linux Speaker Application (Raspberry Pi support)

    [29th December 2014]
    SoundSeeder Java Edition v0.4b
    - Java based implementation
    - Tested on Windows and Linux
    - Raspberry Pi support
    - Available for download on www.soundseeder.com
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    SoundSeeder v1.4 - Google Music support

    Here is SoundSeeder v1.4 with fully integrated Google Music support.
    You can now import your online library into SoundSeeder and select Google Music tracks the same way like locally stored files.

    Screenshot_GM1-250x444.png
    Screenshot_GM2-250x444.png


    Screenshot_GM3-250x416.png

    If you want to use the old (cast to SoundSeeder) feature with the Google Music Player 5.5, please don't update SoundSeeder to v1.4.

    SoundSeeder now supports 4 different media sources:
    - Locally stored music files
    - Online Radio Stations
    - Upnp/dlna network storages
    - Google Music

    Also new in v1.4:
    - Turkish localization added
    - Improved usability (UI and menus)
    - Lots of minor bugs fixed

    All links and more infos are available in the opening post.
    Please let me know what you think about the new features!
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    SoundSeeder v2.4.1

    Here is the next update for the SoundSeeder Music Player: Version 2.4.1

    This release heavily improves the app performance in speaker mode and removes several annoying bugs.
    And thanks to the awesome support of the XDA community, soundseeder is now available in 16 languages! :laugh:
    - Russian by @gaich
    - Hindi by @TheImpulson
    - Spanish by @J_M_V_S
    - Croatian by @dugi9991
    - Czech by @novas78
    - Persian by pouriya
    - Chinese by bshu
    - Italian by Enrico
    - Polish by skaram
    - Hungarian by Zityi
    - Indonesian by Ben
    - Slovak by Matus
    - German, with support by @Oswald Boelcke
    - English
    And not yet completed:
    - Turkish
    - French
    - Portugese


    Thank you very much to all of you, espacially the translation team at https://forum.xda-developers.com/marketing-analytics/localization

    If anybody else is interested in translating SoundSeeder, please let me know! I will send you free upgrade codes for the premium version for your support!

    Greets,
    Jens