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Offline Scott  
#1 Posted : Sunday, September 25, 2011 8:06:47 AM(UTC)
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Jamcast Player for Android Beta
Version 0.9.4


Android 2.1+ Device
Jamcast Server for Windows 1.7+

What's New?
- more bugfixes related to lack of network availability
- fix crash when SSDP device location cannot be determined
- fixed poor handling of non-alphanumeric chars in locator service calls
- fixed crash when alert dialog shown but activity is finished
- playing start refactor, can be interrupted now by stop
- added 4G connectivity detection
- playback buffer sizes now adjustable via preferences
- playback buffer health status to UI
- audio decoder memory optimizations
- improved track stream startup time (zero analysis)
- fixed bug where reconnect to internet IP when now connected to LAN
- fixed FC when attempting to bind to invalid network adapters
- fixed prebuffering issue with small tracks
- fixed Now Playing activity wouldn't apply fullscreen preference
- image loader performance enhancements
- smarter abstraction of url's in playback queue
- added server version check
- switched server compression to OGG
- added proper audio clock interpolation / precision
- zero audio clock when playback contexts are released
- changed User-Agent to "JamcastPlayer"


- native formats supported: FLAC, WAV, AIFF, ALAC, AAC, SHN, OGG, MP3
- gapless playback
- seek tracks forwards and back (native playback only)
- Internet Discovery Service
- remote access security
- smart connect / reconnect
- album art display
- automatic pause/resume when phone in use
- fullscreen mode
- can be used with multiple servers
- configurable browse page size
- action bar
- automatic audio compression when on 3G connection
- configurable playback bitrate
- shuffle playback mode
- repeat / repeat one
- Keyword search entire database
- Voice search
- Android Voice Actions support aka "Listen To"
- car dock support

Jamcast for Android lets you browse, search, and play your media collection from any 2.1+ Android device from anywhere you can get an internet connection. This requires the Jamcast server to be running and configured for remote access (see information on Port Forwarding/NAT below).

Using your Jamcast login, the Jamcast Internet Discover Service helps your device find home from anywhere in the world. Advanced users can of course choose to bypass this service and connect via a static IP or hostname.

When connected via LAN, Jamcast offers native playback of a wide variety of audio formats unmatched by competing solutions. Over the internet/3G/4G connections you can specify of the amount of audio compression used, giving you total control over streaming audio quality and mobile network data usage.

Your media collection can be searched quickly, by either touch or voice input. Jamcast for Android also supports Voice Actions (http://www.google.com/mobile/voice-actions/, Android 2.2+) -- hold the Search button down and say "Listen to <your favorite artist>", or "Listen to Rock" and see what happens!

Known Issues

- out of memory issues on browse track list
- limited local playlist support
- some missing / vague error notifications from audio engine
- SHN seek causes segfault
- playback queue album art not available when not on originating network
- no documentation
- rendering issue on Now Playing seekbar / Samsung devices
- "repeat one" not working

Getting Started

Server Configuration (Network Tab):


It is recommended you use the internet discovery service if you plan on accessing Jamcast remotely over a 3G network (or from a remote LAN). This service utilizes your Jamcast login. If you prefer to use DNS or will not be accessing your library remotely, you can disable internet discovery services.

Enable Android authorization when remote access is enabled, this ensures that only devices that only authorized devices can connect to Jamcast. Security does not apply to LAN-connected devices.

- enable auto-authorization and establish a LAN connection from the Android device to the Jamcast server to authorize it automatically

- from the Devices tab, right-click to allow/disallow remote access for a particular device

Port Forwarding (NAT):


Your router must be configured to pass internet traffic on TCP 58642 to the computer where Jamcast is running. For your convenience, a simple remote access test is available on the Network/Remote Access tab. If this test fails, no device will be able to access Jamcast over the internet.

If you need help configuring your router visit http://portforward.com/e...Jamcast/Jamcastindex.htm and choose your make/model router for detailed instructions.

NOTE: Skip the advertisement on portforward.com! You don't have to buy anything to your router's setup guide!

Device Setup:

A simple setup wizard guides you thru the process of getting connected for the first time. At the end of the setup wizard you'll be connected to your music collection. Or, if no connection can be established or your device is lacking proper authorization, or more than 2 server instances were found, you will be forwarded to the Server List activity.

Crash Reports:

When Jamcast for Android crashes, a crash report will automatically be transmitted to us. This report contains some basic configuration data, a portion of the logfile, and a call stack trace. These reports will be constantly monitored and will given their due attention. Furthermore, should technical support ever request it you can manually send a diagnostic report via Menu/Settings. Crash reports will be optional in the non-beta release of the app.

Thanks & enjoy!

Edited by user Monday, February 10, 2014 5:07:56 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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