MMA and android auto integration

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MMA and android auto integration

Postby FlyingMarmotH » Mon Jun 12, 2017 3:35 am

Hi,

First, i have to thanks for your soft & application, i'm a happy user of them since 2 years.

starting to use the app in my new car with android auto integration and got 2 problems :

- Is it possible to add an "album's artist" sorting in Auto Mode ? or maybe give the possibility to choose between "artists" and "album's artist" ?
=> I got a lot of electro mix and I manage my tags to get the right artist name for every track and put the name of the mixing DJ in "album's artist" to cover the entire DJset. With this config I got 383 "album's artists" it's a big pool but it's ok for me. When I'm stuck with "artists" only it's almost 1600 entry... realy to much to find something in less than 5 minutes !

- trying to bypass my "album's artist" problem, I have made playlists in MMW based on "album's artist" and sync it in MMA. MMA in "normal mode" could play the playlists, but "Android Auto Mode" can't charge/play them (bug report generated each time)

Thank's for reading / sorry for poor english /
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Re: MMA and android auto integration

Postby rusty » Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:19 am

Re. 'Artists' vs 'Album Artists': I'm not sure--we're trying to limit the menu items in AA. Any other opinions on the subject.

Re. failure to Shuffle playlists in AA, that's tracked at http://www.ventismedia.com/mantis/view.php?id=13575 and should be fixed in the next build.

Thanks!

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Re: MMA and android auto integration

Postby FlyingMarmotH » Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:53 am

Hi,

Thanks for your reply.

I have to admit that too much sorting options is not security compliant. In another point of view, the real responsability is on the driver side. Perfect exemple is car manufacturing, did the manufacturer limit their engine to force people to respect the speed limit ? NO because it's driver responsability ;)

Don't forget that a car with android auto is also USB and bluetooth compatible, a strong limitation is a risk to see people stop using MMA in AA mode and just use USB/BT because limitation doesn't exist on them...

The best compromise could be adding a MMA AA menu configuration option where user could choose 3 to 5 item. (Like the "customize home screen" option but with a limit to the max item selectable) Making this, you don't got too much option, and you let the user decide witch item is best for him...
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