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Andrey Pavlenko

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One thing 1.77 is rock solid stable. 1.83 switching from YouTube to TV list and trying to Play Canal Plus for example nothing happeens unles reseting AA - plug unplug phone. I dont install Control farmata IT is corrupting all interface.
VLC engine may hang for a long time when stopping streams, this is a known issue. Try to change the media engine. What do you mean by "IT is corrupting all interface"?
 

Andrey Pavlenko

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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.
 

HofaTheRipper

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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.
Thank you very much! Sadly the long press on the floating button does not do anything for me.

With emulator on PC it works but not in the Car.
 
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HofaTheRipper

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Could you send me the log /sdcard/Android/data/me.aap.fermata.auto/files/Fermata.log?
Tried again... now it was working.... mayby the cold wheather in the morning mad my touchscreen not responsive enough...

is there a way this could be done with the fermata control next/prev buttons long press? So we could use steering wheel controls.
 

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Andrey Pavlenko

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Tried again... now it was working.... mayby the cold wheather in the morning mad my touchscreen not responsive enough...

is there a way this could be done with the fermata control next/prev buttons long press? So we could use steering wheel controls.
Thanks. I don't see any errors related to speech recognizer. Perhaps, the long press was not recognized by UI and, thus, speech recognizer was not launched.

Currently, the steering wheel next/prev buttons are bound to progressive ff/rw. I'll try to implement it for double click in the next version.
 

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emkara

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@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?
 

Andrey Pavlenko

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@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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HofaTheRipper

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@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?
why? there is an official YT Music app which can be controlled via Google Assistent.

but in Fermata Web Browser "music.youtube.com" doesnt work?
 
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gregor1230

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Is IT possibile to fix showing fermata in AA without rooting and AA tweaker on Xiaomi phones? All other apps are visible without any problems. On Xiaomi to see fermata i need to root. I dont want to have root IT makes lot od issues...
Screenshot_2021-10-23-10-20-53-794_com.google.android.projection.gearhead.jpg
 

TheOriginalDrange

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I just wanted to say I love your app. Recently I got my AAWireless device and now it no longer works. I contacted the developer of the device and he said they have no intention of supporting streaming apps. I was wondering if there is something you can do on your end to get it working again? I really miss using your app while I'm waiting to pick my wife up after her work. Thank you for you continued hard work on this awesome app!
I wanted to post an update to this. Using the King Installer to install Fermata Auto the video now works again even through AAWireless. I don't know if it will work for everyone but it works for me now. Oh, I also changed my phone too I don't know if that also has anything to do with it. I'm using a Galaxy Flip 3 now. Hope this helps someone. Again thanks for all your hard work on this great app!!!
 

dlugilong

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My Fermata Auto is working but it shows only menu with catalog, playlist without Youtube, and videos playing only sound. I have pro version and installed new 1.8.5 version. Why is this happend?
 

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    Cloning Fermata Auto v1.8.9 in Lucky Patcher then installing the cloned app with King Installer seems to be working for me. I'm using Android Auto v7.1.614563-release
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    Cloning Fermata Auto v1.8.9 in Lucky Patcher then installing the cloned app with King Installer seems to be working for me. I'm using Android Auto v7.1.614563-release
    Omg thank you so much, i use this lucky patcher for all my third party apps and now all apps can be used in android auto. thank you so much
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    Temporary solution with changed package name.
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    Fermata stop working on 7.0 too were I use few day ago. I think Google blacklisted it, maybe try to rename package name can be a workaround
    Seems like that :( Package renaming works, but I don't think it's a good solution. Google has many ways to block any app.
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    Arm version in zip format.
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    I certify that the latest android auto version (7.1.614524) and fermata 1.8.8 version work without any problems. Download and install the new fermata with AAAD, when I tried to install it on 1.8.7, it gave an unpacking error. I deleted 1.8.7 and reinstalled 1.8.8 with AAAD. Worked perfectly.
    By the way, i have a simple question. It always start, plays where we left off while playing the video. I couldn't find setting it to always start over. How do i set it? Thank you Andrew. Dont give up the fight 🔥
    Set the "Watched video threshold" to zero. You may configure this property either globally, in settings, or per folder (long click on a folder).
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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:


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    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.
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    Temporary solution with changed package name.
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    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
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    Fermata stop working on 7.0 too were I use few day ago. I think Google blacklisted it, maybe try to rename package name can be a workaround
    Seems like that :( Package renaming works, but I don't think it's a good solution. Google has many ways to block any app.
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    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.