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Fermata Media Player - audio and video player for Android Auto

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Feb 8, 2009
Hi I have a problem with TV channels (m3u). When I want to see TV channel on the car screen it is working, but after few seconds it is skipping to teh next channel and then after anotehr few seconds it skipps to the next channel. Any solution for that? There is the same problem when tried to watch channels directly on my phone

Andrey Pavlenko

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Apr 8, 2020
It works scrolling one to one. When you have long list the problem is to return at begin. shoud use left, right, down or up of Rotary for move as Android auto do (Spotify for example). Of course YouTube not works
I can add page up/down buttons on top (in the tool bar). Is it possible to move frocus from the list to the tool bar buttons without scrolling to the first item in the list?

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    • Added support for voice (speech recognition) search.
      The voice search is activated by the floating button long press.
      To enable this feature, use phone (not AA) and go to
      Settings > Interface ( > Android Auto)* > Floating button long press action
      select "Voice search". Grant the RECORD_AUDIO permission.
    @Andrey Pavlenko Voice search button works great for me. Fermata becomes a full featured android auto player. Great work. Do you consider to add YouTube music support (or YouTube videos with only sound), to conserve bandwidth?
    If there is an official Youtube Music API, perhaps, in future releases, I'll add support for it. But I have not investigated it yet.
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    Fermata Media Player is a free, open source audio, video and TV player with a simple and intuitive interface. It is focused on playing media files organized in folders and playlists.

    Supported features:

    ⚫ Play media files organized in folders
    ⚫ IPTV addon with support for EPG and archives
    ⚫ Youtube and web browser addons
    ⚫ Support for network folders: SFTP, SMB (CIFS), Google drive
    ⚫ Remembers the last played track and position for each folder
    ⚫ Support for favorites and playlists
    ⚫ Support for CUE and M3U playlists
    ⚫ Support for M3U playlist URLs
    ⚫ Support for bookmarks
    ⚫ Shuffle and repeat functions
    ⚫ Playback timer
    ⚫ Audio effects: Equalizer, Bass Boost and Virtualizer
    ⚫ Configure audio effects for individual tracks and folders
    ⚫ Configure playback speed for individual tracks and folders
    ⚫ Sort tracks by name, file name, date or randomly
    ⚫ Customizable titles and subtitles
    ⚫ Support for Android Auto
    ⚫ Pluggable media engines: MediaPlayer, ExoPlayer and VLC
    ⚫ Video player with support for subtitles (VLC Engine only)

    There are two version of the player:

    1. The first one has support for Android Auto as a media service. This version is available on Google Play - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=me.aap.fermata
    2. The second one provides the same functionality, but can be launched as an Android Auto application, i.e. with its own interface:



    To install this version, you may either use the Android Auto Apps Downloader (recommended) or, for manual installation, follow the instructions below. Before the installation, make sure that the "Unknown sources" option is enabled in the Android Auto settings. To enable this option, open AA settings on your phone and go to the "Developer Settings" section.

    Manual installation
    Installing with KingInstaller (attached):
    • Download and install the attached apk.
    • Open KingInstaller.
    • Select Fermata-auto.apk, downloaded from Github.
    • Press the install button.
    Installing from PC (adb utility is required, does not work for Android 11+):
    • Install adb - https://www.xda-developers.com/install-adb-windows-macos-linux/
    • Connect device to USB
    • Open console and run the following commands:
    • adb push fermata-XXX-auto-universal-armXX.apk /data/local/tmp/fermata.apk
    • adb shell pm install -i "com.android.vending" -r /data/local/tmp/fermata.apk
    • adb shell rm /data/local/tmp/fermata.apk
    Installing from Android (ROOT is required):
    • Install the downloaded apk.
    • Download and install AIO Tweaker - https://github.com/shmykelsa/AA-Tweaker/tags .
    • Start the tweaker, open the apps list, select Fermata Auto in the list, return to the main screen and press the PATCH button. Reboot the device.
    Before connecting to Android Auto:
    • Install the fermata-auto-control apk. This application is only required if you need support for steering wheel media buttons.
    • Start the player, grant permissions and add folders.
    New in 1.7.0 Beta https://github.com/AndreyPavlenko/Fermata/releases/tag/v1.7.0b :
    Youtube web view.
    Basic web browser with support for bookmarks and full screen.
    Gestures support by video and control panel view:
    - Vertical scroll - volume up/down
    - Horizontal scroll:
    1 finger - emulates rw/ff button click (skip 5 seconds by default)
    2 fingers - long click on rw/ff button (skip 20 seconds)
    3 fingers - long click prev/next button (skip 5%)
    Swipe left/right - play prev/next track
    Swipe up/down - play prev/next folder
    Double click - play/pause
    Unfortunately, for both situations (checked or not) netflix gives only sound no picture 😔
    I'll update webkit in the next version. Perhaps, it will help.
    Please update the app to work on AA6.5
    In the new beta version https://github.com/AndreyPavlenko/Fermata/releases/tag/1.6.0 I've implemented support for network folders. Currently only SFTP is supported. In further versions I'm planning to implement support for SMB/Cifs, Google drive and WebDav.