andrewilley Posted February 27, 2021 Share Posted February 27, 2021 Just a random thought I had after trying again to explain the Audio Output options to a new user, but I think the Output menu would make a lot more sense if it was first organised by device rather than by method. At the moment, when you open the Output menu (and this is a bit dependent on your Android/device) you probably see what appears to be three 'methods' and one 'device/method' (OpenSL ES, AudioTrack, Hi-Res, and Chromecast) which is a bit counter-intuitive and especially confusing for new users. I think it would make more logical sense, and be more user-friendly, if that first menu level showed the names of all the possible output devices, with their currently chosen output method (OpenSL, AudioTrack, Hi-Res, etc) indicated underneath. Something like this: Speaker OpenSL ES Output Wired Headset/AUX Active Hi-Res Output USB DAC Hi-Res Output Bluetooth OpenSL ES Output Chromecast Chromecast Other Output Devices OpenSL ES Output Tapping on a device name would drill-down to see the choices of Output method and their Settings icons (or directly into Settings if there are no other method choices, such as for Chromecast). No changes to any actual functionality, just a tweak to the way in which the options are presented to the user. Would other people find this easier too I wonder? It'd certainly be easier for me when explaining to new users. Andre Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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