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KoTiX2

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OK Logos loaded no problem with TC, an app I have never had installed before.

I take the new button size code is yet to be uploaded to PS? Below is an image of how the button looks now (A) and below (B) is how it used to look. The text was aligned before and the logo bigger. A and B buttons
Ok. Now we know that total commander method work and that the problem come from the Google file chooser. But it's not only that: in my app the logos are intended to be loaded from internalSD not from USB. Specifically from "radioLogos" folder on the root of internal sdcard.
This because USB can be removed, because it is slower and not reliable as internal.
I fixed the code today to make it load the logo from USB correctly but then I got errors broadcasting it to make it show on external widgets ( like FCC or agama ones).
So my point is: please copy those 8 files in radioLogos folder on internal disk. You can also create a subfolder in it like "mylogos"...
In the while I'll see if I can make some kind of advertisement or copy them automatically.

I'm sorry but the buttons never looked like at your B example. You can look at the pictures on first post of this thread or at the PlayStore NavRadio page to see how they always has been.
 

HatManSan

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@KoTiX2

Thank you once again for your continued support. Below are two links to images. The first one is 2.14+ and the one below is 2.10+.

2.14+
2.10+

As you can see the button sizes are completely different. There is a logo in the second image I just didn't get it in frame. You wrote the app, so I will gladly accept my mistake reference logo and text alignment. However is it something you can do. I am of the opinion it looks a lot neater. Incidentally I have just been to kotixworld but cannot find the donate button.
 
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KoTiX2

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Version 2.15:

- Fixed 1024x600 220dpi for mtc and s32f0
- Fixed 1280x480 240dpi view
- Some more fix for manual logos assignements

@HatManSan I set only for your resolution an height of the buttons bar of 200dp instead of 170dp I hope it's enough for you. Let me know.
 

BigManni

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Hi,
first thanks to KoTiX2 for this Program.
Runs perfectly, looks cool.
I do have one small beauty flaw.
I have a RV5754 PX5 with android 10.
When the headlight of the car is switched on or off-.
Change day or night theme then the radio sound stops for 1 sec. it is only on Navradio.
Is this only the case with me?
thx
 

KoTiX2

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Jul 10, 2010
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Hi,
first thanks to KoTiX2 for this Program.
Runs perfectly, looks cool.
I do have one small beauty flaw.
I have a RV5754 PX5 with android 10.
When the headlight of the car is switched on or off-.
Change day or night theme then the radio sound stops for 1 sec. it is only on Navradio.
Is this only the case with me?
thx
The day/night switching in NavRadio is made in a different way from the MTC other apps.
In my app i use the android day/night modes that need a restart of the activity, while MTC use 2 custom themes to apply it.
Anyway I will check and try to fix it.
Tnx for reporting it. ;)
 

roras

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Hi, could you not create a power button in the bottom bar in the next update that will end the radia process?
radio_LI.jpg

The radio can only be terminated via this menu.
radio_LI (2).jpg


If the radio does not end, it will start automatically the next time it starts.

S32F0

Malaysk ROM​

 

KoTiX2

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Hi, could you not create a power button in the bottom bar in the next update that will end the radia process?View attachment 5425837
The radio can only be terminated via this menu.View attachment 5425839

If the radio does not end, it will start automatically the next time it starts.

S32F0

Malaysk ROM​

My app can be terminated with the back button.
Back button functionality can be changed in NavRadio settings, you can choose between single or double tap or long click.
There is no need to add another power button.
 

RazvanMoise

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First i want to thank to the developer. Amazing app! But do you know how can uninstall/disable the original FM apk și when i touch the radio button from the panel of my HU to open the navradio+ instead of the old app?
 

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    Version 2.14 is coming out today:

    - Fixed all resolutions and displays density (i hope for last time)
    - Fixed "only logos" view for USA

    I now use many different folders (sw***dp) for each resolution.
    The formula used to determine the DP value of the folder is:
    "Smallest width in px" *160/DPI density
    For example for a 1024*600 240dpi display we apply the formula 600*160/240=400
    So the dimensions folder for this display will be sw400dp.
    The problems start if somebody use non standard density values. Malaysk in his roms for example force set a 220dpi density value,
    some other guy set 242dpi...
    I tried to preset the correct dimensions for these special cases too but I cannot know all of them, so please report me the correct display sizes and DPI values if you still have problems.
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    Hi, I am trying to have my radio unit show the radio station logos in one row at the bottom, but every time I try to do it the app crashes, any ideas?🤷 (same thing happens with my other radio unit with a screen resolution of 1280X720)View attachment 5415689
    Oops... I forgot to add the only logo view for USA. Sorry about it. :(

    I'll add it in next release.
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    @KoTiX2 Got some video for you. Like an idiot I mess up with uninstalling and installing the same app version in my video at the end, so forgive that please. Can you PM a copy of an earlier NavRadio+ version for comparison as I have done with the free version in the video?

    My Radio Logos to check

    Video v2.0.4 vs v2.0.7

    Latest v2.1.3 paid version. Resolution request in this video

    Thank you
    Thank you very much for the videos and for your explanations. They were very useful and I see well now the problems :)

    First thing you should try is to rename your logo images without spaces in the name, like "BBC_radio2.png" and not "BBC Radio.png"
    (Android, like Linux, don't like the spaces in the file names. This should fix the logo assignment.)

    May I ask you why don't you download the logos provided with the app?

    Regarding the resolution problem, I'm trying to find a way to have all resolutions supported but when I fix one i mess another one so I can only ask you to have some patience until next release when I hope I'll have all sorted out.

    I also have to explain something about the double click on the icon in the "about NavRadio" section.
    Doing that you enable a kind of "service mode" where the app:
    - show the infos that you see on the left side (device, detected model, etc)
    - enable the NR_service icon in the apps drawer that let you run NavRadio in background mode
    - show some additional toast notifications that i use for debugging
    This service mode can be disabled simply double click again on the icon in "about NavRadio" section.
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    @KoTiX2 I used a different font to make them easier to see. I also wanted the same shape and a larger icon within the set size you quoted. My logo naming worked before but I shall indeed remove the spaces as you suggest. I will let you know if that changes anything. Thank you.
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    Just testing 2.1.4. The buttons are still the same, too narrow and I still cannot use the logos I did before. I have renamed the logos as you instructed with _ instead of spaces and saved them as .png. No joy. Is there anything else I can try or send you to help?
    Well i need a new picture of how it look now. I have no other idea to make it match your resolution.
    It does look ok in all my emulators and in my 800*480 PX3 MTC unit.
    I will try to load on my unit your logos to check them out..
    Edit: i just tried on my phone and your logos are loaded without problems, even with original names with spaces.
    Please try using a file manager like total commander to select the PNG file instead of the gallery. Google gallery need to be refreshed sometimes to update its cache and it could show files that aren't really there.
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    After releasing my NavRadio+ for Allwinner and IntelSc9853 devices in december, i finally ported it successfully to MTC/HCT based devices (PX3, PX5. PX6 and PX30).
    I paste here the first post of my other thread as a presentation of my work:

    I have been working since July 2019 this radio FM application originally created by Omega2008 (dipcore) from 4pda and I published it on playstore (with his permission of course) after some beta testing on allwinner and intel sc9853 units.

    A FREE VERSION FOR XDA USERS IS AVAILABLE TO ACCOMPLISH THE XDA RULES AND TO LET USERS TEST THE COMPATIBILITY BEFORE BUYING IT.
    YOU CAN FIND IT HERE: DOWNLOAD NAVRADIO FREE
    IT DIFFER FROM PAYED VERSION JUST IN TERMS OF USER CUSTOMIZATIONS OPTIONS AND NO LOGOS SUPPORT.

    If you are sure that your unit is compatible with the app you can get it on playstore, here:
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.navimods.radio

    Here you can see a sample video of my working progresses:
    Sample Video
    Here a demonstration video of the automatic assignment of Logos, station name and alternative frequencies:
    Demo
    and here a review from a friend:
    Review

    It's widely customizable in the graphics and layouts:
    - Wallpapers: Presets (about 30), system wallpaper, solid color, from personal images
    - Color themes (20 predefined or personal adjustments)
    - Night mode on / off, timed or automatic with car lights (MTC only)
    - Resizable text elements and Font choice
    - 3 view modes:
    Vertical List (Left/Right and5,6 or 6 buttons)
    Horizontal Grid (1x5, 2x3, 2x4, 2x5, 3x3, 3x4, 3x5)
    Fullscreen (double tap or timed)
    - Selectable inactivity timer for fullscreen activation
    - Toggable StatusBar in fullscreen mode
    - Toggable Clock and GPS speed in fullscreen
    - Toggable Frequency slider
    - Automatic and manual assignement of Logo images to the stored radio stations based on RDS id and station name scraping.
    - Logos can be downloaded from internet DIRECTLY IN THE APP or sideloaded.
    - Station lists can be sorted by name or frequency and saved/restored in a Json format
    - Improved RDS AF function with automatic storing and merging of alternative frequencies found
    - Notifications Toasts
    - Selectable Radio Region
    - Station editable elements : Position, Frequency, Name, Logo, Favorites
    - 2 Homepage Widgets, horizontal and vertical design
    - Floating widget
    - Autostart on boot option
    - Support 800x480, 1024x600, 1280x720 and 1920x1080 display resolutions
    - Resizable Texts elements
    - App full settings backup/restore function


    List of available Logos by nationality, in Bold the ones with automatic Logos assignement functionality (by RDS id):

    EUROPE: Albania, Andorra, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belarus, Cyprus,Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Lithuania, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Monaco, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, South Korea, Spain, Turkey, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Kingdom

    SOUTH AMERICA: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Perù

    USA: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Canada, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachussets, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Virgin Island, Washington, Washington DC, West Virginia, Winsconsin, Wyoming

    CHINA, JAPAN, MALAYSIA, PHILIPPINE
    MOROCCO, TUNISIA
    AUSTRALIA, NEW ZAELAND

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    NavRadio+ is now available on playstore here:
    [url]https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.navimods.radio[/URL]
    With full support for all MTC devices.
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    SOME TIPS:
    TOGGLE SCREEN NORMAL/FULL:
    - Double Click on the station information toggle fullscreen on/off.

    NORMAL SCREEN:
    - Long press on the station information popup the "ADD Station" dialog window if the station is not in your station list. If it's already in your list, it will focus the relative station button.
    - Long press on a station button bring up the "EDIT Station" dialog window
    - Single press on screen arrows <> does a small frequency step fwd/back
    - Long Press on screen arrows does a quick search fwd/back

    FULLSCREEN MODE:
    - A Single press of the arrows <> switch to next/previous station
    -A Long press on station information(center of the screen) bring up the "EDIT Station" dialog window.
    - In interface settings you can remove the big frequency in background if a logo is available.
    - In settings you can hide status bar, activate the clock and a speed gauge

    STEERING WHEELS CONTROLS:
    - The steering wheels commands act exactly in the same way as the fullscreen arrows, they just need to be setup in the correct way in carsettings application.

    FAVORITE LIST:
    - The FAV list is the result of merging FM and AM favorites, so you can have both frequencies in the same list.
    - FAV stations can be edited within the fav list but cannot be added. You need to be on fm or am list to add a station and set it to favs.
    - Deleting the FAV list will just remove the fav flag from the fm/am stations but will not delete them.
    - Deleting AM/FM list it will delete the FAV list too.

    LOGOS:
    - you can use your own station logos, you just need to know where you have them stored and browse for them when editing a station.
    - To get the stations Logos from the app you have to set the nationality of the logos in the interface menu, download and extract them.
    Once they are extracted you have to edit each saved station to assign the logo image to it.
    - The automatic assignment of the Logos is based on the RDS id of the radio stations (pi code) and the search of the logo by RDS name.
    The first method (by id) is faster and more precise but it needs that the name of the logo contain the picode of the station and for this purpose i renamed them for some of the available countries. Of course i cannot make them all and the functionality of this method depend of the availability of correctly named logo images for your country.
    The second method (by name) is less accurate and it work comparing the RDS name with all available logos. If the rsult of the comparison is 100% correct the logo is autoamatically assigned. If the result are more then one logo, a dialog window popup asking you to choose it.

    AF (Alternative Frequencies) handling: (Doubleclick to switch between stored AF)
    AF service allows the radio tuner to tune in to an alternative frequency when the signal becomes too weak. The minimum level signal can be set in factory settings (Auto Search Stop) and has been found
    that around 30 db is the best choice.
    To improve even more this service I added an automatic storing of the alternative frequencies so that every time a new frequency is received, it's added in a list.
    After an autoscan some radio stations can be found on different frequencies, NavRadio+ have an option (in Settings/radio) to automatically merge the frequencies in just one button populating the AF list
    The frequencies available in this list can be selected using the station editor or switched one by one DOUBLECLICKING on the station button.

    NOTES:
    I'm the only developer of the app and I work on it every single day for some hours a day.
    I try my best to develope the app at best of my possibilities and I wish at evey release that it is bug and crash free.
    This is very hard to achieve, even if I have some very good friends that help me testing it.
    I'm really thankful to them for their help and support.

    Thank everybody who beleive in my work and thanks for understanding. :)
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    Some more news for this week (the image should be self explanatory):
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    Then there some more countries with automatic logos:
    Belgium, Czech rep., France (tnx @Timpuli), Hungary, Croatia
    Italian logos are still worked out and I'm waiting for friends to prepare the German and Spanish logos (they are really too many).
    I'm fixing again Agama metadata for no RDS users and liveRDS.
    Other minor bugs are fixed too.
    Next week i'll concentrate on after sleep resuming and AF alternative frequencies.
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    Then please go ahead and write such app for yourself, if you think that it's so easy and cheap to do.

    There's nothing wrong with asking some money for a good software. Things don't have to be for free and I'm pretty sure that @KoTiX2 so far put more hours of work into this project than it payd back, if you look at it at a monitary basis. There surely also is a lot of enthusiasm in this project.
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    Ok guys, most of the requested fixes are coming out with v1.56 release:

    Fixed AudioFocus when using mic in navi app (this was a very old request)
    Fixed for MTC the problem that app wasn't killed after source change and with AF or TA enabled it was starting back on itslef (tnx @emre33 for report)
    Fixed widget controls unusable after 40sec (tnx @ Al Ferro)
    Added double click to switch between alternative frequencies of a station
    Changed statusbar Notifications with new icon and better layout (tnx @the-unknown)


    FCC integration will come probably next week or later, sorry ;)