U-Disco - Entertaining Lights in the Illumination Bar - now also for SP

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rundgong

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I have added support for Xperia SP to U-Disco so I figured I will mention that in here too.
The original thread is over in the Xperia U forum http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1970167

It will give you different light patterns in the illumination bar.
Some of them require music to work, other will light up anyway.

It only works on Xperia U, Xperia P or Xperia SP, and it also requires ROOT to get individual access to the LEDs.


Get the free version here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rundgong.udisco

The pro version has more colors and can run in the background. Otherwise they are the same.
Get the pro version here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rundgong.udiscopro


I have not tried it on SP myself but let me know if you find any bugs. I'll try to fix them.

Thanks to @DooMLoRD for describing the leds in another thread, and @sagar29 for testing it on SP
 

rundgong

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I made an update with tweaks to the leds on SP.
Hopefully it will make the lights a bit more smooth.

Let me know if you think it is better or worse.

Version 1.6 is out on google play now.
 
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I made an update with tweaks to the leds on SP.
Version 1.6 is out on google play now.

Hi, leds on SP are surely better supported now: the "preview" during choosing the color works now, and I guess it starts for example the strobe a bit faster (still over 1 second delay after setting the color).
Rainbow and others where we can't choose a color are running instantly.
 

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Hi! Thanks for the great app. There's an issue though. Just copying my own review from Play Market:
Doesn't work in Walkman with headphones plugged in. If you plug out the headphones and then plug them in again, LEDs begin to flash until a song changes. Would be great if you could fix the bug. Best regards.
I have the latest firmware installed (254); no sound mods. Tried to soft/hard reset the phone also, but that hasn't changed anything. Discolight by Sagar Kar has no such issue (but seems a bit buggy in general, that's why I'd like this app to be fully-functional). Can anyone confirm the bug? Or that's me who's so «lucky»?
 

rundgong

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Hi! Thanks for the great app. There's an issue though. Just copying my own review from Play Market:

I have the latest firmware installed (254); no sound mods. Tried to soft/hard reset the phone also, but that hasn't changed anything. Discolight by Sagar Kar has no such issue (but seems a bit buggy in general, that's why I'd like this app to be fully-functional). Can anyone confirm the bug? Or that's me who's so «lucky»?

I don't see that behavior. But there will be strange effects if both the walkman app and this app writes to the LEDs at the same time.
There may be flickering and maybe odd colors as well. Otherwise I think it works.
 

Midgardsormur

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I don't see that behavior. But there will be strange effects if both the walkman app and this app writes to the LEDs at the same time.
There may be flickering and maybe odd colors as well. Otherwise I think it works.

Thanks for replying!
OK, I got it. Today I had reinstalled FW from SUS with full wipes, then installed ES Explorer and U-Disco. As a last step I disabled "Music beat light effect". The general order of actions is following: 1. I launch U-Disco, choose a Coloured beat with any colour, and Speakers as an Audio source; 2. I launch Walkman and play any song – LEDs are flashing; 3. I stop the playback in Walkman and open any other song in ES Explorer – it works as well; 4. I stop the song and quit U-Disco, plug in headphones, then repeat the first step; 5. I launch Walkman and play any song – nothing happens; 6. I switch to ES Explorer and try my luck there – no success; 7. Then I return to Walkman, start playback and then plug the headphones out – LEDs still aren't flashing; 8. I simply switch to any other song inside Walkman and voila! Everything works as a charm again even after plugging the headphones back in! 9. But when I switch the song once more with the hp's inserted – LEDs flicker several times and die out. I've tried any possible variations, different headphones. Tried to reset the phone after installing and so on – nope.
What can be the reason of such a behaviour? Something is obviously not working as it should (quite possibly it's my phone) if you experience no such issue, but what? I would be endlessly thankful for any ideas or suggestions.
 

rundgong

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Thanks for replying!
OK, I got it. Today I had reinstalled FW from SUS with full wipes, then installed ES Explorer and U-Disco. As a last step I disabled "Music beat light effect". The general order of actions is following: 1. I launch U-Disco, choose a Coloured beat with any colour, and Speakers as an Audio source; 2. I launch Walkman and play any song – LEDs are flashing; 3. I stop the playback in Walkman and open any other song in ES Explorer – it works as well; 4. I stop the song and quit U-Disco, plug in headphones, then repeat the first step; 5. I launch Walkman and play any song – nothing happens; 6. I switch to ES Explorer and try my luck there – no success; 7. Then I return to Walkman, start playback and then plug the headphones out – LEDs still aren't flashing; 8. I simply switch to any other song inside Walkman and voila! Everything works as a charm again even after plugging the headphones back in! 9. But when I switch the song once more with the hp's inserted – LEDs flicker several times and die out. I've tried any possible variations, different headphones. Tried to reset the phone after installing and so on – nope.
What can be the reason of such a behaviour? Something is obviously not working as it should (quite possibly it's my phone) if you experience no such issue, but what? I would be endlessly thankful for any ideas or suggestions.

Good description. Now I can reproduce it also.
I have no idea why it behaves like that though. It's not like that on Xperia U.
It might be a bug in the audio framework, but I really don't know.
 

rundgong

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Version 1.7 is out.

It adds some effects that use the camera flash instead of the illumination bar.
Using the camera flash does not require root, and it will also work on most other devices as well.

The new effects are are a flash strobe light and also lighting the flash according to the beat of the music.
 
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Would you please add the features Wich are in discolight app like music pulse & random pulse color?

Sent from my C5303 using XDA Premium 4 mobile app
 

rundgong

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Would you please add the features Wich are in discolight app like music pulse & random pulse color?

Sent from my C5303 using XDA Premium 4 mobile app

Yeah, it's a bit like my current music patterns, so it should be possible. I'll have a look when I get some time over
 

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Good description. Now I can reproduce it also.
I have no idea why it behaves like that though. It's not like that on Xperia U.
It might be a bug in the audio framework, but I really don't know.

It seems like the LEDS only work when music goes out throught internal speaker. When you have Headphones or bluetooth speaker connected, no LED will light up. With and Without U-disco
 

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    I have added support for Xperia SP to U-Disco so I figured I will mention that in here too.
    The original thread is over in the Xperia U forum http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1970167

    It will give you different light patterns in the illumination bar.
    Some of them require music to work, other will light up anyway.

    It only works on Xperia U, Xperia P or Xperia SP, and it also requires ROOT to get individual access to the LEDs.


    Get the free version here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rundgong.udisco

    The pro version has more colors and can run in the background. Otherwise they are the same.
    Get the pro version here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rundgong.udiscopro


    I have not tried it on SP myself but let me know if you find any bugs. I'll try to fix them.

    Thanks to @DooMLoRD for describing the leds in another thread, and @sagar29 for testing it on SP
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    @rundgong Could you please make an app that runs with Walkman , have a basic rythmic lightning, no bells and whistles like the 3 led control and other light effects just a simple app with color chooser and which runs in background for free.
    You could even add ads in the app.
    Thank in advance.
    Waiting for reply.
    Bullet

    Can't you get that functionality from this app?
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    Version 1.7.2 out on google play now. It fixes an issue on some custom roms
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    I know but dont want to root (yet)...

    Well, that makes your previous post irrelevant.

    Sent from my C5303 using Tapatalk now Free
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    Actually I would have loved to buy the app but Google play doesn't support maestro cards :-/ that's why I was wondering if you could just make a toned down app with minimal functionality of running in background and rythmic lightning with ad support and without the 3 led support and different premium patterns. The least features which were supported on stock rom and nothing else.

    Probably not. I don't have that much free time currently.
    Especially since it is probably a quite small group of people that it would be relevant for.
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