DAB+ App: (real)zoulou's DAB-Z app (official support thread)

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Flemischguy

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Dec 15, 2014
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Hallo ik heb sinds januari de Pompoen AA0515B-D01 met ingebouwde DAB + module Android 10
De bijgeleverde DAB + App werkt niet goed.
De originele app verdwijnt na 30 sec. , het Gekozen kanaal blijft Actief tot radio uit.
Heeft iemand hier Een oplossing?
is er ook een DAB-Z-app voor ingebouwde DAB + module (geen USB)
Alvast bedankt.
Just try the DAB+ app, and what for antenna did you install, and what IG_Vasilich says, please use English.

De firma dankt u ;)
 

Olikkolik

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Feb 7, 2021
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@Olikkolik
if you post your station list backup file here, i can try to generate logo pack for you.
Thank You . Is so right?
02-28 13:56:34.694 12869 12869 D dabplayer: station list size: 22
02-28 13:56:34.694 12869 12869 D dabplayer: ------:'CRo-C.BUDEJOVICE',12C,fav:false,eid:2005,sid:250d,scids:0,ps:12
02-28 13:56:34.694 12869 12869 D dabplayer: ------:'CRo-DAB PRAHA',12C,fav:false,eid:2005,sid:2f1a,scids:0,ps:16
02-28 13:56:34.694 12869 12869 D dabplayer: ------:'CRo-DDUR',12C,fav:false,eid:2005,sid:2f26,scids:0,ps:20
02-28 13:56:34.695 12869 12869 D dabplayer: ------:'CRo-DVOJKA',12C,fav:false,eid:2005,sid:232e,scids:0,ps:8
02-28 13:56:34.695 12869 12869 D dabplayer: ------:'CRo-JAZZ',12C,fav:false,eid:2005,sid:2f27,scids:0,ps:21
02-28 13:56:34.695 12869 12869 D dabplayer: ------:'CRo-JUNIOR',12C,fav:false,eid:2005,sid:2f25,scids:0,ps:19
02-28 13:56:34.695 12869 12869 D dabplayer: ------:'CRo-KARLOVY VARY',5A,fav:false,eid:2003,sid:2e0b,scids:0,ps:3
02-28 13:56:34.695 12869 12869 D dabplayer: ------:'CRo-LIBEREC',12C,fav:false,eid:2005,sid:2706,scids:0,ps:14
02-28 13:56:34.695 12869 12869 D dabplayer: ------:'CRo-PARDUBICE',12C,fav:false,eid:2005,sid:280c,scids:0,ps:15
02-28 13:56:34.695 12869 12869 D dabplayer: ------:'CRo-PLUS',12C,fav:false,eid:2005,sid:2424,scids:0,ps:10
02-28 13:56:34.695 12869 12869 D dabplayer: ------:'CRo-PLZEN',12C,fav:false,eid:2005,sid:2608,scids:0,ps:13
02-28 13:56:34.695 12869 12869 D dabplayer: ------:'CRo-RADIOZURNAL',12C,fav:false,eid:2005,sid:232f,scids:0,ps:9
02-28 13:56:34.695 12869 12869 D dabplayer: ------:'CRo-REGION',12C,fav:false,eid:2005,sid:243f,scids:0,ps:11
02-28 13:56:34.695 12869 12869 D dabplayer: ------:'CRo-RETRO',12C,fav:false,eid:2005,sid:2f1b,scids:0,ps:17
02-28 13:56:34.695 12869 12869 D dabplayer: ------:'CRo-VLTAVA',12C,fav:false,eid:2005,sid:232d,scids:0,ps:7
02-28 13:56:34.695 12869 12869 D dabplayer: ------:'CRo-WAVE',12C,fav:false,eid:2005,sid:2f23,scids:0,ps:18
02-28 13:56:34.695 12869 12869 D dabplayer: ------:'DAB plus TOP40',5A,fav:false,eid:2003,sid:2fb5,scids:0,ps:5
02-28 13:56:34.695 12869 12869 D dabplayer: ------:'Hlas Prahy',5A,fav:false,eid:2003,sid:2fb8,scids:0,ps:6
02-28 13:56:34.695 12869 12869 D dabplayer: ------:'RADIO 1',5A,fav:false,eid:2003,sid:2339,scids:0,ps:0
02-28 13:56:34.695 12869 12869 D dabplayer: ------:'Radio BEAT',5A,fav:false,eid:2003,sid:2431,scids:0,ps:1
02-28 13:56:34.695 12869 12869 D dabplayer: ------:'Radio PROGLAS',5A,fav:false,eid:2003,sid:2aa1,scids:0,ps:2
02-28 13:56:34.695 12869 12869 D dabplayer: ------:'SAMSON digital',5A,fav:false,eid:2003,sid:2f90,scids:0,ps:4
 

hubi07

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Apr 20, 2016
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Hello, since January I have the Pumpkin AA0515B-D01 with built-in DAB + module no USB, Android 10
The supplied DAB + App does not work properly.
The original app will disappear after 30 sec. , the Selected channel remains Active until radio off.
Does anyone here have a solution?
is there also a DAB-Z app for built-in DAB + module (no USB)
Thanks in advance.
 

IG_Vasilich

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Sep 12, 2010
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Mayence, Germany
@Olikkolik
it is good now :) I will try to generate the icon pack for the stations you have scanned.

@realzoulou
i have tried to use different sizes of logotypes for stations, and for my HU with 1024*600 screen resolution found, that the logo with max 500 pixels on any side will be shown without empty borders. Can you recommend the optimum logo size to use in DAN-Z without being reduced (i.e. to fill maximum space without getting transparent borders)?
 
Sep 23, 2013
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Hello, since January I have the Pumpkin AA0515B-D01 with built-in DAB + module no USB, Android 10
The supplied DAB + App does not work properly.
The original app will disappear after 30 sec. , the Selected channel remains Active until radio off.
Does anyone here have a solution?
is there also a DAB-Z app for built-in DAB + module (no USB)
Thanks in advance.
DAB-Z app works great in my HU with built-in DAB + module (no USB)
 
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Olikkolik

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@Olikkolik
it is good now :) I will try to generate the icon pack for the stations you have scanned.

@realzoulou
i have tried to use different sizes of logotypes for stations, and for my HU with 1024*600 screen resolution found, that the logo with max 500 pixels on any side will be shown without empty borders. Can you recommend the optimum logo size to use in DAN-Z without being reduced (i.e. to fill maximum space without getting transparent borders)?
Hi, .png icons and what size? I can make them myself, I just don't know where to record them ... Thank you Olik
 

IG_Vasilich

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Sep 12, 2010
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Mayence, Germany
@Olikkolik
here are all logos for czech stations, that are documented to broadcast in DAB. Unzip it, and put the content into folder "DAB\Logos" on your device. Then start DAB-Z, go to "Settings" - "Station logos" - "Import logos" and press the only button "sync" there. After syncing it should report how many logos were accepted, and how many are still missing.
Please report it here if there are some missing logos left.

As realzoulou said, the shown size of logos depends on many factors, so if on your side logos look as having too much (transparent) borders/space from all sides, then, please, also report it here - i will regenerate logos with other resolution (it is a matter of one minute now - everything is scripted here :) ).
 

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Olikkolik

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@Olikkolik
here are all logos for czech stations, that are documented to broadcast in DAB. Unzip it, and put the content into folder "DAB\Logos" on your device. Then start DAB-Z, go to "Settings" - "Station logos" and press the only button "sync logos" there. After syncing it should report how many logos were accepted, and how much are missing.
Please report it here if there are some missing logos left.

As realzoulou said, the shown size of logos depends on many factors, so if on your side logos look as having too much (transparent) borders/space from all sides, then, please, also report it here - i will regenerate it with other resolution (it is a matter of one minute now - everything is scripted here :) ).
Thank You it is OK
 
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Zabzd

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@Olikkolik
here are all logos for czech stations, that are documented to broadcast in DAB. Unzip it, and put the content into folder "DAB\Logos" on your device. Then start DAB-Z, go to "Settings" - "Station logos" and press the only button "sync logos" there. After syncing it should report how many logos were accepted, and how much are missing.
Please report it here if there are some missing logos left.

As realzoulou said, the shown size of logos depends on many factors, so if on your side logos look as having too much (transparent) borders/space from all sides, then, please, also report it here - i will regenerate it with other resolution (it is a matter of one minute now - everything is scripted here :) ).
Good day.
I enjoyed it and the logos are perfect, thank you
:)
 
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Hi realzoulou, i installed your app in my new px5 HU, everything is ok but there is a problem with sound. Many times when I start the app or change through the channels the sound is not heard and the message "no audio,Will retry" appears. I have to select the channel twice to hear the sound.
Here are some logs:
 

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realzoulou

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@patria o muerte Thanks for the logs, it shows well what is the issue.
I plan to release a bug fix version soon. The issue was introduced into beta version 1.8.99 with adding a workaround for some Android 10 devices. This had a strange side effect, which I have no explanation yet, but I found a way to compensate. Please be patient and await the next public beta...
 

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@patria o muerte Oh, you have an Intel Sofia Android 6.0.1 unit. The crashes have nothing to do with what station you select. They have their origin in Android 6 itself.
I see these types of crashes in Firebase Crashlytics reports randomly coming in. But I cannot do anything against this bug in Android 6. A wide range of devices are impacted, all only running Android 6.
Good news for Android 6 devices. I found a way to work around this issue in Android 6. The upcoming release will contain it.
 
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    @ptexas
    windshield-sticked antennas are proved to be bad in most cases. Try to use any other antenna.
    As i have wrote here already - i exchanged my built-in car amplified FM antenna + windshield-sticked DAB antenna with that one https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B073R8KW7F and now I have absolutely no problems in receiving any local DAB stations, and even get stations transmitting over 100km away from here (info for germans - living in Mayence, RP, i get stations from Bavaria and Unterfranken). I hoped it to be better, but haven't expected soooo much difference to sticked antenna...
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    DAB-Z release 1.8.104

    Change log: compared to 1.8.103

    Bugfixes
    * Version history not shown after update to newer version
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    DAB-Z release 1.8.105 BETA

    Change log: compared to 1.8.104

    Changes
    * Corrected layout of station details, reported by @IG_Vasilich in post #3237
    * Enhanced analysis of NoAudio events
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    Maybe realzoulou could add an option to set the priority of DAB-Z for multitasking. I don't know if this is possible in Android.
    I already have done everything I can in order to give all audio threads the maximum allowed priority. Nothing can be improved anymore for me.
    @IG_Vasilich: I assume you have reactived Timeshifting. This continously adds CPU load on top of your Intel Sofia CPU. Maybe you really want to look for a new HU ;)
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    @realzoulou
    small UI glitch: if station name is long, then it will be cut in informational view
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    or, if DLS text is quite long, then the station name can be completely hidden:
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    @ptexas
    windshield-sticked antennas are proved to be bad in most cases. Try to use any other antenna.
    As i have wrote here already - i exchanged my built-in car amplified FM antenna + windshield-sticked DAB antenna with that one https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B073R8KW7F and now I have absolutely no problems in receiving any local DAB stations, and even get stations transmitting over 100km away from here (info for germans - living in Mayence, RP, i get stations from Bavaria and Unterfranken). I hoped it to be better, but haven't expected soooo much difference to sticked antenna...
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    Last updated: 2021-03-29
    Release notes of currently active release on Google Play 1.8.104
    Release notes of currently active PUBLIC BETA on Google Play: 1.8.105
    If you want to become beta user, subscribe in Google Play or open this link from the device : https://play.google.com/apps/testing/com.zoulou.dab

    The app is available in Google Play named DAB-Z with package name "com.zoulou.dab".
    It can be installed in parallel to any original preinstalled DAB+ Player.

    Get DAB-Z on Google Play

    Get previous versions on Apkpure

    Compatible devices:

    all DAB USB dongles with VID/PID = 16C0/05DC (decimal 5824/1500) ("VOTI", "Van Ooijen Technische Informatica", "shared ID for use with libusb", "[email protected]")
    Examples (for sure not complete!)
    XTRONS USBDAB01
    Joying DAB+
    Pumpkin Y0251
    Hotaudio Dasaita DAB+
    (and dozends or hundreds more, they are all quite the same, if not equal)

    NOT SUPPORTED:

    * Any SDR ("Software Defined Radio") devices (e.g. based on Realtek RTL2832U R820T)
    * Fulljoin adapter
    * Dension DAB+U
    * Dasaita DAB box



    For testers that want to actively support me and help everyone to have a better DAB-Z app:

    If you encounter an issue with DAB-Z, I will maybe ask you to provide a) logcat logs or b) raw recordings.

    a) logcat logs are created by pressing the logcat button in DAB-Z Settings -> Info (at the very bottom)
    A zip file is created and you will be able to choose what to do (send via Email, add to Google Drive, etc...). Get this zip file to me somehow.
    If I additionally ask you to enable "OMRI verbose logging", then follow these steps before creating the logcat as above:

    1. Enable Developer Menu: tap 7x on Settings->Info->Version , then go back, a new menu item appeared "Developer options" at the very bottom
    2. Enable OMRI verbose logging
    3. Close DAB-Z
    4. Reopen DAB-Z
    ... reproduce the issue ...
    5. Create the logcat DAB-Z Settings -> Info (at the very bottom)

    b) raw recording are created by this procedure:

    raw recordings are done using this procedure:
    1. Enable Developer Menu: tap 7x on Settings->Info->Version , then go back, a new menu item appeared "Developer options" at the very bottom
    2. Enable OMRI raw recording (you don't need to activate verbose logging)
    3. Close DAB-Z (raw recording enable/disable requires a restart of DAB-Z)
    4. Reopen DAB-Z
    ... reproduce the issue ...
    6. Go to DAB-Z Settings and disable OMRI raw recording. Restart DAB-Z again.
    Afterwards, files with ending .raw exist in /DAB/rec/ folder
    Download them all from the head unit, zip them and send to me.
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    Release ZOU-DAB+171119 "Master Piece"

    Release of the "Master Piece" version of the DAB+ App mod.
    ZOU-DAB+171119

    Download: REMOVED

    ZOU-DAB+171119-Flip-AutoHide.gif

    Credits for translation to Norwegian goes to again to XDA member @[email protected]
    Credits for translation to Italian goes to china-rns.com member John Dai

    Changes (see also Changes.txt from the download):

    New:
    - Station logos
    Station logos can be downloaded from Volkswagen for >20 countries across Europe and automatically installed to a User accessible location. More than one country can be installed. User can add own station logos in subfolder "<extStorageDir>/DAB/logos/user" in JPG or PNG format. No width/height restrictions for the logo. The app will automatically scale to fit.
    Settings allow to enable/disable showing station logos in station list and in Slide Show area. Scaling can be limited to 1x,2x,3x if needed.
    Settings list any issues in finding a matching logo for a certain station. The search is based on the station name. If no exact (substring) match can be found in the list of logo files, then a default logo is presented. The User has to fix this by renaming logo files or adding additional logo files outside(!) of the DAB app using a File Manager.
    - Layout:
    * new button icons
    * button bar moved from left to right side to gain more space for the slide show area
    * Changed the "logic" of the favorites button: Shows what will happen when pressing it, not what the current status is.
    * new "radio.png" logo. Using now a new DAB logo used in Germany (www.digitalradio.de)
    * the background boxes are not disabled by default. Can be reactivated in Settings.
    * General layout optimization for
    - 800x480 @ 320 dpi
    - 800x480 @ 240 dpi
    - 1024x600 @ 320 dpi
    - 1024x600 @ 240 dpi
    - Removed the previously added "Large SLS" activity. Replaced with an animated fade out of the station list.
    - Added an option to automatically hide the stationlist after a selectable timeout.
    - Added Audio format (MP2 or AAC) and Sample rate (44,1 or 48 kHz) to Station details. As before in the Large SLS, still accessible via "flipping" the slide show picture.
    - Added an option in Settings to move the App to background when the DAB App was started by the "USB device attached" event. Useful eg. when using certain launchers.
    - New logo in the notification bar.
    - Settings->Info shows the reason why the DAB App is running: Either started by "LAUNCHER" or "USB DEVICE ATTACHED"
    - Settings->Info shows the screen resolution and density (e.g. 1024x600 @ 160 dpi)
    - When scanning with type "update", old stations no longer received are now deleted. The favorite setting will be kept.
    - Added Italian translation. Thanks to John Dai @ china-rns.com

    Changes:
    - Replaced old "Connecting..." behaviour with a completely new implementation
    - Audio recording now stored in <extStorageDir>/DAB/rec/ (instead of <extStorageDir>/dab_rec/)
    - Fixed: Channels "10N, 11N and 12N" not shown in station details
    - for developers: BroadcastIntent generation is now disabled by default. Can be reactivated in Settings.
    BroadcastIntent definition has changed w.r.t. "artist", "track" and "playing". See change documentation in BroadcastIntent-definition.txt

    Note that the high pitch sound issue is not fixed in the 171119 release.

    Video tutorial for station logo download from Internet:
    http://youtu.be/zVTGYbXsG7I

    Video tutorial for adding own logo pictures :
    http://youtu.be/Bux3LEJoML8
    16
    Release ZOU-DAB+180804 "Master Piece Maintenance Release 5"

    Release of the "Master Piece Maintenance Release 5" version of the DAB+ App mod.

    ZOU-DAB+180804

    Download: http://bit.ly/2Kqp7HB
    (Please only share the bitly link with others)

    Changes (see also Changes.txt from the download)

    - BroadcastIntent: added slsBitmap which contains currently displayed logo or DAB slideshow picture
    Goal: Allow launchers (e.g. FCC Car launcher) to display album art
    INFO: DAB App now also has a fairly complete implementation of Android's android.media.browse.MediaBrowserService interface
    This allows for using pure Android APIs to view metadata instead of using the proprietary BroadcastIntent
    - Add buttons for PREV and NEXT to Notification and use Media style notification
    - PREV/NEXT steering wheel behavior can be swapped in Settings->General
    - Fixed: Volume adjustment in Settings->Audio is lost after station change
    - Fixed: After several station scans, App completely fails to work until re-install.
    - Fixed: Duplicate entries in station list
    - Removed feature to delay the USB connection on automatic start, which was introduced with ZOU-DAB+180210
    - Removed option to avoid that DAB App is started twice from Settings->General. This is now avoided by using Android manifest launchMode=singleTask
    - Removed feature to download a country-specific station logo zip file and automatically extract it.
    Note: You can still copy an extracted folder of such station logos to /DAB/logos/ folder and after pressing "Sync" button in Settings->Station Logo the logo files will be scanned for a match between filename of a png/jpg file and the name of a station.
    13
    Release ZOU-DAB+180618 "Master Piece Maintenance Release 4"

    Release of the "Master Piece Maintenance Release 4" version of the DAB+ App mod.

    ZOU-DAB+180618

    Download: REMOVED

    Changes (see also Changes.txt from the download)

    - Fixed: Adopt Station Logo download to new VW website
    - Add a button to Settings->Info to show hints picture about how to use the UI
    12
    Release ZOU-DAB+170909

    Release of my next major version of the DAB+ App mod.
    ZOU-DAB+170909
    This is not the "master piece" release yet.

    Download: REMOVED

    There are (again) two versions of the App:
    a) the "normal" one
    b) one with no usb_device_filter.xml included, which makes Android remember already granted access of DAB+ App to the USB DAB device.
    However, Android then also starts the DAB+ App whenever it finds the USB DAB device as newly connected, which is the case when you power on the
    head unit.
    Some people don't want that the DAB+ app starts automatically when the DAB USB device is detected at startup. This is the reason why this version exists.
    Note: When running on Android >= 6, this version will most likely ask for permission to access the USB device at *every* start of the app.

    Credits for translation to Norwegian goes to XDA member @[email protected]

    Changes (see also the Changes.txt from the download):

    New:
    - Most (not all) of the texts are now available in: English, Deutsch and Norsk bokmål
    Credits for translation to Norwegian goes to XDA member [B @[email protected][/B]
    - Swipe to right in station list shows a delete button. On swipe left again, delete button disappears. On click on delete button an alert dialog appears to allow the user to confirm. Deletion of stations cannot be un-done. A new scan is needed to get the station back.
    - Additional info (channel and ensemble name) in station list can be deactivated via Settings->Layout
    - "Service Following" feature can be activated in Settings->General. NOTE: This is treated as "Experimental". This activates the original app functionality, which was always in the app, but was not connected to the UI. Do not blame me if you find it not working.
    - Audio recording button can be activated via Settings->General
    - The borders around the slide show picture and around the station list can be deactivated via Settings->Layout
    - A click on the slide show picture creates a large version of the picture. I call this "Large SLS".
    - Swipe left or right on "Large SLS" switches between the picture and some detailled info about the current station.
    - When starting a re-scan one can choose now between "Replace all stations" and "Add new stations"
    - The app sends out broadcast intents containing all information that you can also find on the screen.
    The definition of the intent is in file "BroadcastIntent-definition.txt"

    Changes:
    - Fixed: no audio after standby when using NoKill mods.
    - Fixed: when USB connection suddenly drops, the App remains active but with no audio. My fix is to close the app.
    - Settings layout improved
    - Notification now contains station name instead of "Make DAB+ great again ..."
    - A second way to enter the settings screen is via the "Large SLS" screen
    - Optimization of memory allocations. Results in less Garbage Collector runs, which is good for overall performance.


    Main.PNG Large_SLS.jpg
    ChannelDetails.PNG Credits.PNG

    Videotour through the DAB+ App:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHVRfX5n8eM
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