[APP][5.0+][v3.6.8.2] BubbleUPnP - UPnP/DLNA/Chromecast Control Point and Renderer

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bubbleguuum

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Why not a TV white icon with the cast waves coming off for tvs? Or a white music note with cast waves coming off for audio?

@Sid32

What about this ? :

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bubbleguuum

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I'm using the latest version of JRiver on Windows 10 to serve up the files. Thumbnails are correct within JRiver itself. All files are stored in a 'Singles' folder below the artist name.

@Mr. Odd

So I can see what the full res album art URLs are for each track, can you send me a log file where you play to the 'Local renderer' at least 2 different tracks (that have different covers) of that aggregate album, with 'Force cover refresh' enabled. See first post of this topic for logging instructions.
 

aangstrom

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I've been using this app since the very beginning and it is mostly wonderful ... but recently it's failing to display artwork (embedded + folder jpg) and takes forever to add a whole genre to the playlist, maybe 4 or 500 tracks.
My library is on my phone, streaming to an AVR. The odd thing is that if I play from the library on my laptop (Bubbleguum Foobar server) to the same avr (controlled by bubbleupnp on my phone), those problems disappear; all artwork is shown correctly and playlists of 3500 tracks are created in no time - but that means keeping my laptop live to access files I already have on my phone.
Does this sound normal? Would a reinstall help?
 

Sid32

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Found a bug. If the playlist is empty and my settings is to play tap item next, if the play list is empty, then nothing happens. Doesn't enqure, doesn't play.
 

KraftwerkElectro

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Slight problem when using the search function in playlist:

When I use a word that appears by predictive text, what I'm searching for does not appear.
If I type the words myself, what I searched for will appear.
 

Sid32

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Also, if those of who stream links, can we have the link auto paste into the link box? And can the link be sent to the Chromecast directly? Right now the links seems to go to phone then Chromecast?
 

bubbleguuum

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Also, if those of who stream links, can we have the link auto paste into the link box?

I suppose you refer to the 'Playlist tab > 3 dot menu > Add URL stream' dialog text field ?
Is what you are asking for, to automatically paste in the URL field a URL previously copied to the clipboard (if any) in another app ?

And can the link be sent to the Chromecast directly? Right now the links seems to go to phone then Chromecast?

The URL points to phone (BubbleUPnP) to determine at playback time if it must be transcoded. If it doesn't, the app sends a http redirect of the original URL to the Chromecast for it to play it.
 

Sid32

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I suppose you refer to the 'Playlist tab > 3 dot menu > Add URL stream' dialog text field ?
Is what you are asking for, to automatically paste in the URL field a URL previously copied to the clipboard (if any) in another app ?

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The URL points to phone (BubbleUPnP) to determine at playback time if it must be transcoded. If it doesn't, the app sends a http redirect of the original URL to the Chromecast for it to play it.
Oh, good to know.
 

bubbleguuum

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Slight problem when using the search function in playlist:

When I use a word that appears by predictive text, what I'm searching for does not appear.
If I type the words myself, what I searched for will appear.

@KraftwerkElectro

Not sure I understand "a word that appears by predictive text". Is it that you type the beginning of a word and choose a word in the list of suggestions at the top of the keyboard ?
 
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bubbleguuum

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I've been using this app since the very beginning and it is mostly wonderful ... but recently it's failing to display artwork (embedded + folder jpg) and takes forever to add a whole genre to the playlist, maybe 4 or 500 tracks.
My library is on my phone, streaming to an AVR. The odd thing is that if I play from the library on my laptop (Bubbleguum Foobar server) to the same avr (controlled by bubbleupnp on my phone), those problems disappear; all artwork is shown correctly and playlists of 3500 tracks are created in no time - but that means keeping my laptop live to access files I already have on my phone.
Does this sound normal? Would a reinstall help?

@aangstrom

Is it the loading (display of content) of a folder genre in the Library that takes forever ?
Are you navigating to this folder via the 'Music > Genres' folder hierarchy, or something else ?
 

bubbleguuum

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I suppose you refer to the 'Playlist tab > 3 dot menu > Add URL stream' dialog text field ?
Is what you are asking for, to automatically paste in the URL field a URL previously copied to the clipboard (if any) in another app ?

Yes

@Sid32

Ok, I've added that for next app update. It will populate the URL textfield with any http:// of https:// URL present in the clipboard. Currently you can of course do it manually with long-press in the textfield > Paste.
 
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JPZ14

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Sometimes when streaming a song using the app from a Foobar server through the Bubbleupnp server it will abruptly skip playback to the next song. Usually it happens somewhere towards the end of the song. If I play the song again it will play fine.

Wondering what could be causing this?
 

bubbleguuum

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Sometimes when streaming a song using the app from a Foobar server through the Bubbleupnp server it will abruptly skip playback to the next song. Usually it happens somewhere towards the end of the song. If I play the song again it will play fine.

Wondering what could be causing this?

@JPZ14

Difficult to tell. You can if you wish send me ([email protected]) the 'BubbleUPnP Server' log file (BubbleUPnPServer.log.0) located in the installation directory, just after such situation happened (play a track that cuts before the end). Please mention the title of the track it happened.
 
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svefn

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Hi there, using the android app and f2k on a PC connected via DLNA, when I download selected songs from a playlist, it puts them each into a folder named 'playlist (number)' instead of directly downloading the song into the targeted folder that is chosen in settings, I don't have preserve folder checked.

It is meant to be this way? Should it not create a folder with the playlist's name (instead of 'playlist (number)') and place all these selected songs from that playlist into the same folder, instead of creating multiple playlists with only 1 song in it.
 

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    I am using NAS Seagate GoFlex Home. It is only support SMBv1. So i cannot add it to Bubbleupnp.
    @bubbleguuum Can you please add SMBv1 to your app? Thanks.

    @tranphu

    No plan for SMBv1 as it is super old and the library I use only support v2 and v3.
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    Found a bug. If the playlist is empty and my settings is to play tap item next, if the play list is empty, then nothing happens. Doesn't enqure, doesn't play.

    @Sid32

    Indeed. Will fix in next update.
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    Any idea why my Philips tv (55OLED804) keeps re-appearing in BubbleUPnP Android's renderer list, even though it should remain hidden?

    After a while both the tv's UPnP renderer and built-in Chromecast always make a comeback. After re-hiding them, they disappear for some time. This is specially annoying, because BubbleUPnP auto-selects the tv instead of my HTPC's foobar2000 renderer.

    I guess I could circumvent it by setting BubbleUPnP to auto-select the last active renderer (i.e., foobar2000), but I also sometimes use the UAPP renderer, so it's not the best solution.

    @Uoppi

    They could reappear if their UDN (Unique Device Identifier) changes after a while for some reason (for example if their ip address changes). You can display the UDN (and ip address) of a renderer in Now Playing > Cast icon > 3 dot menu on renderer > Info > UDN. So you can check if it has changed when a hidden renderer reappears in the list.
    If the UDN has changed, look if the ip address has changed too.
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    Hi @bubbleguuum,

    I've found a little issue when enlarging album artwork served by MinimServer. If the first disc of a multidisc album contains a %discsubtitle% tag and that disc has custom artwork, then when clicking on the album artwork in the header section when viewing the album's track listing it actually displays an enlarged version of the artwork related to the first disc. See the attached image to give some context.

    @simonMBUK

    Thanks for the report.
    Will be fixed in next update.
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    I suppose you refer to the 'Playlist tab > 3 dot menu > Add URL stream' dialog text field ?
    Is what you are asking for, to automatically paste in the URL field a URL previously copied to the clipboard (if any) in another app ?

    Yes

    @Sid32

    Ok, I've added that for next app update. It will populate the URL textfield with any http:// of https:// URL present in the clipboard. Currently you can of course do it manually with long-press in the textfield > Paste.
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    BubbleUPnP on Google Play [current version: 3.6.8.2, released on July 4th 2022]
    BubbleUPnP on Amazon appstore [current version: 3.6.8.3, released on July 13th 2022]
    BubbleUPnP latest APKs, Google Play version (notably for side-loading on Android TV)
    BubbleUPnP latest APK, Amazon appstore version (notably for side-loading on Fire TV)
    BubbleUPnP 'Audio Cast' Xposed Module (current version: 1.1, released on April 28th 2021)
    BubbleUPnP Server home page (download and documentation) [current version: 0.9-update43, released on March 24th 2022]

    BubbleUPnP home page

    Stream all your music, videos and photos to various devices in your house:

    • Chromecast
    • DLNA TVs
    • gaming consoles: Xbox, Playstation (from XMB)
    • UPnP/DLNA renderers: XBMC, WDTV Live, other Android devices, ...
    • various HiFi gear from Sonos, Denon, Pioneer, Onkyo and many more
    • local Android playback

    BubbleUPnP can access your media from a lot of sources, including:

    • UPnP/DLNA media servers: most NASes, XBMC, Plex, Twonky, Serviio, Windows Media Player and many more
    • local media stored on your Android device
    • cloud media: Google Drive, Dropbox, Box, OneDrive, Google Music, Google+
    • SMB Shares
    • WebDAV (ownCloud, NextCloud, webserver...)
    • media from other apps such as web browsers and file managers, using Share/Send
    • captured audio from most other apps. Requires Xposed (root)
    • Shoutcast radio (with XiiaLive)

    BubbleUPnP is a versatile app packed with many features for you to discover, some of which are:

    • extensive Chromecast support: play incompatible Chromecast media with transcoding (*), subtitles, audio/video track selection (*)
    • fast and secure Internet access to your home media while on the go, from mobile and WiFi networks (*)
    • playback queue, editable playlists, scrobbling, sleep timer, various shuffle modes
    • integrated full screen image viewer and controller
    • media download to your SD Card
    • ...and much more!

    (*) Some features are provided by BubbleUPnP Server, an optional software that can be installed on any machine on your local network to provide additional services. To learn more about BubbleUPnP Server, visit https://bubblesoftapps.com.

    Some features are restricted and can be unlocked by purchasing the BubbleUPnP License app.


    If something is not working, you can record a log file and mail it to me at [email protected]:

    - launch the app
    - go into More > Gear icon > Control
    - Enable "logging to file" (at the end of the page).
    - IMPORTANT: Exit the app (More > "X" bottom left icon)
    - restart the app
    - run the app and trigger the problem to troubleshoot
    - exit the app
    - email me the files found on internal storage:

    On Android 10 and below:

    /Android/data/com.bubblesoft.android.bubbleupnp/log.txt
    /Android/data/com.bubblesoft.android.bubbleupnp/prev_log.txt

    On Android 11 and higher:

    /Documents/com.bubblesoft.android.bubbleupnp_log.txt
    /Documents/prev_com.bubblesoft.android.bubbleupnp_log.txt (if present)

    You can access them with a file manager app and share them to your email app for sending them.

    IMPORTANT: Make sure to not restart BubbleUPnP until you have sent or saved the log file as it is overwritten on app startup.
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    BubbleUPnP 1.6.8 and BubbleUPnP Server 0.6.5 are available

    Thanks to everyone who contributed suggestions, bug reports, logs etc.

    BubbleUPnP 1.6.8

    Video transcoding enhancements with BubbleUPnP Server (requires upgrading to BubbleUPnP Server 0.6.5)

    • transcoded video preserve embedded subtitles (mostly found in MKV). MX Player must be configured to use the H/W+ or S/W decoder to allow to select subtitles
    • when playing a transcoded video, ability to choose interactively audio/video streams to be included in the transcoded video (when there is more than 1 audio/video stream)
    • added ability to download transcoded videos (as MKV), preserving all audio/video tracks and subtitles of the original video
      Transcode quality can be set in "Settings > Network And Settings > Video transcoding", in the "File downloads" transcoding section.
      Requires licensed BubbleUPnP.

    New features

    • added Google Music auto playlists: "Thumbs up" and "Last added" (needs a Sync to appear)
    • added exit button to rich JB notification. Exit the app the same way than Menu > Exit
    • added option Settings > Library > Play displays Now Playing. If enabled, play actions in Library immediately switch to the Now Playing screen
    • added option Settings > Now Playing > Keep screen on. If enabled, the screen is kept on when device is plugged to power and on the Now Playing screen. Enabled by default
    • added "Music > Artists > All Albums" local media server folder, listing all albums sorted by album artist
    • added "Show metadata" action in context menu of album folders in Library (useful to see long titles)
    • added instructions for playing tunein radios from the Android web browser, in Settings > About/Help > Tips > Interacting with other apps
    • added ability to edit an item's metadata (title, album, artist) with context menu > Edit metadata in the Playlist tab and in a saved playlist folder (in Library).
      Useful to rename items having missing or incomplete metadata that have been sent to BubbleUPnP from third party apps (ex: tunein). This feature must only be used for items that will be added to a saved playlist. It *does not* modify metadata on the server
    • show album composer in album lists in Library, if composer is present and Settings > Display > Item size is set to Medium or greater
    • downloading a video also downloads the external subtitle file if present
    • local folder search also searches album name and artist instead of just title

    Bug fixes

    • fixed subtitle URLs sent by recent versions of Twonky (7.x) not recognized
    • fixed download of non-media items (such as subtitles) giving an error
    • fixed Stop (long-click on Play/Pause button) sometimes triggering playback of next track
    • fixed "Settings > Display > Multiline items" not working properly in Library album folders
    • fixed lock screen controls not showing when playing videos to external renderer
    • fixed current LAN renderer lost when network connection switches from WiFi to mobile data or no network
    • fixed error when playing podcast sent from Share action of Doggcatcher
    • fixed broken playlist track advance on some Roku renderers
    • fixed images displayed from Wild Media Server being low resolution (workaround WMS bug)
    • fixed Search action not available on phones, in Library folders containing items only, such as playlists. Now available under menu > Search, allowing local search of these folders
    • fixed possible crash when playing a video to a remote BubbleUPnP instance
    • fixed obscure crashes, some of them involving old versions of Android


    BubbleUPnP Server 0.6.5

    • added support for transcoding videos to MKV instead of MPEG-TS in a number of cases. MKV is automatically used when embedded subtitles must be preserved, and
      for transcoded video downloads (both require Android BubbleUPnP 1.6.8+). ffmpeg must have been compiled with MKV support
    • fixed proxy media servers not discovered by Windows Media Player
    • added option -useNumericIpInStreamURL to force the server to return numeric ip stream URLs instead of a hostname.
      This may be required for some specific renderers to accept to stream from a media server via tethering. This setting is forced if the browsing
      client is a Samsung TV, which requires it
    • fixed small CPU spike every 30s on slow NASes
    • fixed stream URLs becoming invalid if browsing large number of items (more than 3000)
    • fixed Sony SA-NS310 renderer recognized as a media server instead of a renderer
    • fixed proxies not carrying the X_MS_MediaReceiverRegistrar service
    • libshine is used for mp3 transcoding if compiled in ffmpeg (useful on slow NASes as it uses way less CPU than libmp3lame)
    • added missing Standby action support for OpenHome renderers (simply stops playback)
    • fixed transcoded images rarely failing to load due to low read timeout
    • Windows installer: updated ffmpeg to 1.2, added ffprobe, updated Java installer to 7u21
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    Finally, it's there!

    BubbleUPnP 1.8.0 is available on Google Play, bringing Chromecast support.
    BubbleUPnP Server 0.8 is available as well, providing transcoding support.

    All the details in this G+ post


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    BubbleUPnP 1.6.10 will be shortly available on Google Play:

    1.6.10

    • support for playing "All Access" tracks. For All Access tracks part of a Google Music playlist to be playable, the track must be part of your Google Music library
    • better buffering when the local renderer is using its own decoders (FLAC on older Android, ALAC, WAV, LPCM) to avoid potential audio skips
    • the local media server "Filesystem" folder now lists and loads supported playlist file formats (m3u and many others) as folders
    • added Settings > Local Media Server > Allowed remote clients, to specify clients that can remotely browse based on ip address
    • added Settings > Now Playing > Scale cover to fit > On (Keep aspect ratio). Will scale cover to fit to width or height, keeping aspect ratio
    • "Show metadata" context menu action on a video item now shows long description sent by some media servers (for example, movie summary)
    • Display > Show track numbers now apply everywhere a track title is displayed (Now Playing, notification, widget)
    • Display > Show thumbnails doesn't show the "no cover" image in Library when disabled (makes more room for the title on super small screens)
    • added UPnP search query listing all tracks whose artist match the query string
    • trim additional whitespace between words in UPnP search queries (useful with some custom keyboards adding extra whitespace)
    • the local media server "Filesystem" folder lists .mpo files (associated to image/mpo)
    • workarounded again Xbox 360 100% volume bug on track change, hopefully for good this time
    • fixed UPnP device discovery not working with bluetooth network connectivity (tethering) and failure to fetch devices from BubbleUPnP Server on bluetooth
    • fixed " and ' characters not displayed correctly on some renderers (T+A, Pioneer)
    • fixed some Sony BDP devices not listing BubbleUPnP as a media server in all media sections
    • fixed local media server "Filesystem" folder not listing some subfolders in some cases
    • fixed a few crashes
    • other minor changes
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    BubbleUPnP is available in the Google Play store:


    1.6.0

    • 4x1 and 4x2 widgets resizable horizontally on ICS+
    • rich notification on Jelly Bean with volume control
    • gapless playback (beta) support for the local renderer. Requires Android Jelly Bean. Must be explicitely enabled in Settings > Local Renderer. Changing this setting requires an app restart. The local renderer will play gaplessly if controlled by a gapless aware controller: BubbleUPnP 1.6.0+, JRMC, foobar2000 (foo_upnp 0.99.41).
    • support for controlling gapless renderers (all Android versions). tested renderers: local renderer (locally or remotely controlled), JRiver Media Center, foobar2000 (foo_upnp 0.99.41). Can be turned off in Settings > UPnP Tweaks > Enable gapless control
    • OpenHome local renderer (beta). Allow to control the local renderer remotely without requiring the Control Point to remain running for track advance (the playback queue is stored on the renderer side). Must be enabled in Settings > Local Renderer > OpenHome renderer. Appears on the network with the same name than the local renderer, with (OpenHome) appended
    • video subtitles support for local and external video renderers. For Android playback with subtitles, MX Player is required for either local or remote playback. For important information on this topic, refer to Settings > About/Help > Tips > Video and subtitles
    • support for third party equalizer / DSP apps applied to local renderer music playback (Now Playing > Menu > Equalizer)
    • slideshow to external renderer through the fullscreen image viewer, now able to control external renderers and providing a better UI for this purpose
    • added ability to exclude folders when the Local Media Server is browsed remotely (Settings > Local Media Server > Content > Exclude remote folders)
    • reorganized Settings screens
    • Now Playing screen uses cached covers on mobile connection
    • improved D-PAD navigation (GoogleTV)
    • improved accessibility
    • attempt at a workaround for error 501 on some Sony renderers
    • fixed app sometimes exiting after inactivity delay while local media server is busy streaming files
    • fixed Local Media Server and Renderer possibly disappearing after 30 mins in some external Control Points
    • fixed thumbnails sometimes not displaying (most likely happened on fast devices like the Nexus 7)
    • fixed searching local media server for videos not working
    • fixed local renderer and local media server not being disannounced on the LAN on Android shutdown or reboot
    • fixed layouting bugs
    • fixed rare ANRs and crashes
    • many other fixes and UI tweaks