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post #3571 of 4566
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This just blew my mind. And made my day. I will test on Note 3, Note 2, and HTC One if you want to send me link wink.gif

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Aren't Note 2 and Note 3 already listed in DanielP's thread, as, you don't need UARP, USB OTG works OOTB with audio?

post #3572 of 4566
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Where I need help is, I don't know exactly if Tonido is doing a pure stream or some kind of transcode.  I don't believe it is a transcode, but I can't test for sure.  I know others here have equipment/DACs that can test to see what the output is from Tonido app over USB Audio. (It sounded great to my ears, I will say that.)

 

Easiest way to tell would be to get a bandwidth / data usage monitoring app on your device. Turn everything else off and stream one song. See how much data is transferred and at what rate. Compare this to the size and bitrate of the original file. If your stream is pure untouched flac it would need to be pulling in 700-800kbps minimum, whereas any lossy transcode would be at most 320kbps but more likely less.

 

Btw there are loads of ways to do this -- most PC and NAS based DLNA servers will stream to mobile devices -- and most will offer the option to stream untouched or reencode. I do something similar but I just FTP into my home NAS and copy files to my local storage - on LTE I can download a 20mb file in less than 10 seconds ;)

post #3573 of 4566

FYI - there's another way to do it with 640GB of (trans)portable storage with 10 micro SDXC cards now.

 

We've been talking about how to get some micro-to-mini OTG cables with right-angled connectors on both ends

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/691503/micro-usb-male-to-mini-usb-male

 

Then grab this 2.5" SATA to mini USB enclosure for 10 bucks

 

http://www.amazon.com/MANHATTAN-Hi-Speed-2-5-Inch-Enclosure-130103/dp/B002RMB5C6

 

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Finally import Thanko 55KBDSSD from Japan for 50 bucks for so

 

http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B00GXREJ92

 

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Prices of micro SDXC cards are still dropping so it's gonna be awesome to get 10 of them for cheap.

 


 

Besides, I just wonder if there were a way to integrate that enclosure into a sleek looking Smart Stand Design like this one here

 

http://usb.brando.com/microusb-otg-3-port-hub-with-smartphone-stand_p03242c039d015.html

 

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post #3574 of 4566

ExStream, some feature requests for UAPP. Really UAPP in general, will eventually be asked to include every single feature that dozens of audio play apps already have. Unfortunate that many phone and DAC manufacturers are not on board with USB OTG, but then again, their willful ignorance is the reason there is a UAPP. So those features I'd want are mostly...

 

- See all 50,000 of my music tracks on my NAS over DLNA

- Play them randomly

- And support playlists

 

Beyond that, it would be great if UAPP worked internally in floating point like Neutron does. 

 

And talked to Spotify etc...

post #3575 of 4566

DanBa, do you want to list phones/DACs that are reported to NOT work. e.g. "Report of Anedio D1 (and D2) not able to output USB OTG audio".  Also do you want to report e.g. "Nexus 5 works with CM 11". CM is CyanogenMod, the most popular Android ROM for rooted devices. Some would prefer to root, then install CM11, and have kernel support so that all software can output via USB OTG, than install UARP or UAPP but be limited to that one single audio app. 

post #3576 of 4566
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Originally Posted by Toe Tag View Post
 

DanBa, do you want to list phones/DACs that are reported to NOT work. e.g. "Report of Anedio D1 (and D2) not able to output USB OTG audio".  Also do you want to report e.g. "Nexus 5 works with CM 11". CM is CyanogenMod, the most popular Android ROM for rooted devices. Some would prefer to root, then install CM11, and have kernel support so that all software can output via USB OTG, than install UARP or UAPP but be limited to that one single audio app. 

All the CM11 ROMs for the Nexus 5 are unofficial ports right now. Every AOSP rom I've tried that adds features is buggy atm. Give it time.

 

I had a Nexus 4, so it is nice having USB OTG working on the 5 without needing separate power.

post #3577 of 4566
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Originally Posted by Sonido View Post
 

Tonido doesn't detect any files on my phone. Do I need to create an account and connect with my PC for it to work?

 

What I did was install Tonido to my PC and set that up (and it gives you a URL to put into your app and you also create an account), and then you install Tonido app and put your URL and account info in and go.

post #3578 of 4566
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Originally Posted by Toe Tag View Post
 

DanBa, do you want to list phones/DACs that are reported to NOT work. e.g. "Report of Anedio D1 (and D2) not able to output USB OTG audio".  Also do you want to report e.g. "Nexus 5 works with CM 11". CM is CyanogenMod, the most popular Android ROM for rooted devices. Some would prefer to root, then install CM11, and have kernel support so that all software can output via USB OTG, than install UARP or UAPP but be limited to that one single audio app. 

 

I'm the king of trying custom roms/kernels with my devices to get USB Audio, but even I think that list could get messy if it is reporting anything other than pure stock and UARP/UAPP.

 

I hate UARP for our purpose and unless UAPP will provide some kind of network access to my entire FLAC collection, I probably won't use it either.  So I'm with you, but for you, you should search here and also research on xda forums to find kernel/rom combos that work for your device.  If you've seen my posts as of late, you know that Steve Kondik is suggesting that CM11 will provide USB Audio support to most devices without the need for UARP/UAPP.

 

If you already have your phone rooted and bootloader unlocked and want to accept the risks of flashing (As I do), and your device has an unofficial CM11 rom, try it and report back please.  I've already reported USB Audio working with unofficial CM11 roms, subject to caveats of my posts.  It continues to work for Nexus 5 (but if you unplug, plugging back in gets you nothing and you need to reboot).  I can also report it works for Nexus 10 with unofficial CM11, but not all dacs.  I think on Nexus 10, they need to have their own power.  On Nexus 10 with unofficial CM11, my Fiio E07k worked perfectly.  My hifimediy sabre did not work on Nexus 10 at all.

 

If you want to wait for some kind of official CM11 rom directly from the CM guys, that should be coming fairly soon (couple of weeks?).  And as I posted before, there is a Google+ post that you can comment on from Steve Kondik (and he replies!) where you can discuss with him CM's support of USB Audio.  He's one of the founders of CM and he's into USB Audio (on that Google+ post, he showed a pic of him using CM10.2 on his phone using a PICO USB dac/amp.


Edited by pappy97 - 12/1/13 at 10:11pm
post #3579 of 4566
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I'm the king of trying custom roms/kernels with my devices to get USB Audio, but even I think that list could get messy if it is reporting anything other than pure stock and UARP/UAPP.

 

Pappy, in your experience which manufacturers seem to NOT need UARP or CM. It seems like Samsung gets 50% of their phones to support USB OTG audio. But Google is like about 0%. 

 

Probably most people are like, oh I have this phone, does it work OOTB or do I need an UARP or CM. Some smaller group of people buy the phone on purpose because they figure out ahead of time it supports it OOTB. 

 

I happen to have a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (good) and a Google Nexus 7(2013) (bad). It sounds like the CM11 roms (are those 4.3 or 4.4?) are not fully cooked yet?

post #3580 of 4566

The CM11 ROMs are still very early alpha builds on pretty much all devices. The Google Nexus devices will likely be more stable / complete than Samsung, HTC etc as the device source is released to AOSP, whereas ROMs for other manufacturer's devices have to be hacked to make work with the hardware, which takes much longer.

 

People's experience in this thread suggests that there are no manufacturers that reliably support the majority of USB audio devices consistently. Even different versions of the same device (eg Galaxy SIII Qualcomm vs Galaxy SIII Exynox) differ in their USB device support.

 

I'm currently holding out on buying a new phone because confirmed USB audio support is pretty much the killer feature for me. I'm hoping the progress continues with CM11 on the Nexus 5, and that will be the next phone I buy.

 

Btw I had USB audio (FiiO E07K) working perfectly with a gen 1 Nexus 7. It required a custom kernel and a small patch that I found on xda-devs, but it worked with any CM10.x based ROM.

post #3581 of 4566
I installed cm-11-20131125.0619-SKANK-jflteatt.zip on my AT&T GS4 (SGH-i337) ... and USB AUDIO WORKS FLAWLESSLY.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2385360

THANK YOU, Steve Kondik!!!!!!

KitKat is running great. <3

Going to experiment more using BSPlayer or Neutron to play music over a SMB share. Any comments on favorite approaches here?
post #3582 of 4566
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Going to experiment more using BSPlayer or Neutron to play music over a SMB share. Any comments on favorite approaches here?

I just use ES File Explorer, and whichever music app it launches, and it works fine. I don't use playlists however, I just play album by album. So I can't comment on that portion of it.

-Erik
post #3583 of 4566
Erik,

You need to mount the share first, if you go with this method. I've used CifsManager to good effect before, but for whatever reason, it's not wanting to mount my shares today [on this rom?].

(Btw, Solid Explorer is my dreamy file manager of choice.)
post #3584 of 4566
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Originally Posted by Toe Tag View Post
 

 

Pappy, in your experience which manufacturers seem to NOT need UARP or CM. It seems like Samsung gets 50% of their phones to support USB OTG audio. But Google is like about 0%. 

 

Probably most people are like, oh I have this phone, does it work OOTB or do I need an UARP or CM. Some smaller group of people buy the phone on purpose because they figure out ahead of time it supports it OOTB. 

 

I happen to have a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (good) and a Google Nexus 7(2013) (bad). It sounds like the CM11 roms (are those 4.3 or 4.4?) are not fully cooked yet?

 

I agree with another poster, that you can't say one manufacturer is better about it.  Phones even varied by version, like when I had a Verizon Samsung Galaxy note 2, I still don't know anyone getting USB Audio without UARP from that specific model, that device really drove me nuts.

 

CM 11 = Android 4.4.  It is still unofficial and you should keep that in mind. If you are already rooted and bootloader unlocked on your devices and want to experiment, go ahead, and while I've had no problems with CM11 on Nexus 5, I can't speak to other devices and for any device they are not technically stable, although I am finding them quite stable.

 

If you don't know what you are doing, I wouldn't suggest rooting/unlocking and slapping on these custom roms/kernels at this point.  If you are in that boat, wait for official CM11.

post #3585 of 4566

Does an SD Card for the Galaxy Note 3 have to be formatted "fat32" to work with the Fiio E18 (or other external DAC/Amps)?

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