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Bluetooth to car display suddenly not working

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I have been using the full Poweramp for a couple of years. No issues. It's great.

I got a Japanese import Honda s660 in November and been using Bluetooth as main audio source. The display in the car displays track info, album and artist all correctly in English despite every car menu being in Japanese.

Now 2 weeks ago it's only displaying Japanese characters and google translate is saying it says "no track info" or unknown.

 

It's limited to just Poweramp. My radio player app works fine and displays channel and dj. Other music amps also work fine, even YouTube displays some info. Just Poweramp not working.

 

It's a HTC u11. Everything to.the latest possible update.

 

I have tried various developer settings in android and Poweramp app settings and nothing changes. Deleted and reinstalled, rescanned. Nothing. I then tried my samsung galaxy tab s8 that I use as an audio source in my other car and that's the same. Only Poweramp doing it since it updated within the last 2 weeks.

 

Is this an update that's caused this?

 

 

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Same for me. It has been working previously, but since a while there is no tag info transferred to my BMW. Other music player just work fine with tag info on the BMW display. My mobile is a Xiaomi Redmi Note 5.This seems to be a bug in PA, but honestly i don't expect it to be fixed. Same with stutter and hick-up problems (mostly in 320kb/s files) since month. All they do is to ask you to change the output settings again and again, which is not solving anything.

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Please update to the latest Poweramp build 838 (available on Play).

As for possible stutter on Xiaomi: is this for BT connection or wired or both? Stutter for unstable BT connection can be reduced by increasing Settings / Audio / Output / your output / Bluetooth / Audio buffer.

Stutter via 3.5 (and/or BT if not related to connection) is related to battery optimization and other apps running on the background (Play updating apps, for example).

You’ll get better results here by adding Poweramp AND Poweramp Unlocker to battery optimizer exclusion list (see here: https://dontkillmyapp.com/xiaomi). I would suggest enabling Settings / Misc / Wakelock as well.

Note that these issues happen “outside” Poweramp app and unfortunatelly can’t be fixed by “fixing” app itself.

Thanks!

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I have the build 838 and still the car audio display doesn't show title/artist info. 

I do not agree that this is an issue “outside” Poweramp app, because all other apps in the phone show the correct info. Poweramp itself did it, until some update spoiled all.

I contacted the app support,  but only had the useless answer to install the version 838 I already had. This is annoying.

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As Lox68 posted, the workaround for this issue is to downgrade to build 828. I tried it and works.

It's great that there're users that can find solutions while the app support don't respond.

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@pamplina I disagree about not responding, as my post is clearly in this topic already 😉 There were issues, but multiple builds were published already so it's hard to guess which one failed previously - due to the recent Android media libs updates issue is not reproducible anymore. I suggest updating to 840 when it's out (839 has unrelated Android Auto issue).

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On 7/31/2019 at 1:58 AM, maxmp said:

@pamplina I disagree about not responding, as my post is clearly in this topic already 😉 There were issues, but multiple builds were published already so it's hard to guess which one failed previously - due to the recent Android media libs updates issue is not reproducible anymore. I suggest updating to 840 when it's out (839 has unrelated Android Auto issue).

I've updated to the build 860 and this bug is still there.

After more than six months, I finally give up and leave Poweramp.

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1 hour ago, pamplina said:

I've updated to the build 860 and this bug is still there.

You haven't said much about your specific issue as yet. In fact nothing at all so far, not even what device, Android version, and car head unit you are using - so there would not much to go on in trying to replicate or resolve your problem.

Have you tried Settings > Misc > Metachanged Intent , by the way? 

Andre

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On 1/21/2020 at 12:14 AM, andrewilley said:

You haven't said much about your specific issue as yet. In fact nothing at all so far, not even what device, Android version, and car head unit you are using - so there would not much to go on in trying to replicate or resolve your problem.

Have you tried Settings > Misc > Metachanged Intent , by the way? 

Andre

I used Poweramp with the same car and it worked well, until some update that messed things.  Downgrading t build 828 was a workaround, but only for some time. It finally crashed and I was forced to update.

Before requesting support, I tried a lot settings in the phone and in the app, none of them worked. I also contacted with the app support via email with all the details, and they gave me only the standard reply about re-installing the last build.

I attached my question to this thread because it was similar to others. For instance, forlau's message describes exactly the same issue, but my car is Toyota instead BMW and my phone is another Redmi series. I don't think this is related to one specific car audio, but perhaps a integration issue with the latest MIUI versions. I'm really tired of this and now I'm using another app that works fine.

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