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Support and General Use => User Interface and Voice => Topic started by: mookee on February 09, 2018, 04:41:35 AM

Title: bluetooth remote control support for rockbox players!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: mookee on February 09, 2018, 04:41:35 AM
hi

what is the problem with all the devices we got - compared with old cd or md players etc. - there is no remote control!

they gave us everything - we can play up to 1000000 songs in high-res from a tiny device - its so great

than why they didnt gave us the ability to remote controll those devices. why are we still stucked with cables all over our rooms, if it would be so easy - they just withhold that essential feature to us.


SO: CAN SOMEONE PLEASE IMPLEMENT A SIMPLE BLUETOOTH REMOTE CAMPATIBILITY FEATURE TO ROCKBOXPLAYERS THAT ACTUALLY DO HAVE BLUETOOTH.


or isnt it that easy??
Title: Re: bluetooth remote control support for rockbox players!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: gevaerts on February 09, 2018, 05:02:28 AM
or isnt it that easy??

No it's not.
Title: Re: bluetooth remote control support for rockbox players!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: mookee on February 10, 2018, 09:51:04 AM
but worth it!!
Title: Re: bluetooth remote control support for rockbox players!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: __builtin on February 10, 2018, 11:53:24 AM
It's also mostly impossible.
Title: Re: bluetooth remote control support for rockbox players!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: mookee on February 11, 2018, 05:32:23 AM
cn you in 2-3 short sentences explain why? (without spezial language if possible)
Title: Re: bluetooth remote control support for rockbox players!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Bilgus on February 11, 2018, 06:08:07 AM
If two Devs tell you it isn't possible then you can be pretty sure that it is not possible.
Off the top of my head

First would be the Bluetooth protocol in use I know mobile phones support a subset of AT modem commands for simple control
through the AVRCP protocol

However I'm not sure what is most common in players probably the GAVDP protocol  and I don't think it supports two way communication
at the very least you have to flip the source and sink which just complicates matters more not to mention how the sink implements the commands

Finally there are not many players that support Bluetooth so the effort versus reward is a pretty small

But as always if you would like to do the work no one is stopping you.

https://www.bluetooth.com/specifications/profiles-overview

AVRCP
Audio/Video Remote Control Profile

GAVDP
Generic Audio/Video Distribution Profile

Source
The device providing the music

Sink
The device playing the music
Title: Re: bluetooth remote control support for rockbox players!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: gomezz on February 11, 2018, 07:15:59 AM
Not sure I see the need for this anyway.  If the player is in your hand and is connected to the sound system using Bluetooth then there are no extra cables all over the place.
Title: Re: bluetooth remote control support for rockbox players!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: mookee on February 11, 2018, 10:27:03 AM
1. the power supply - again acable

2. bluetooth for high-res - i dont think so..


its too sad. unfortunatly i dont know the first thing for working on it..


but still, this must be a conspiracy to NOT give us what we are used to have had and actually still need, maybe more than ever. this should be made into a political issue .. ,I-



hmm, schade!

DANKE UND LG
Title: Re: bluetooth remote control support for rockbox players!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: __builtin on February 11, 2018, 01:10:37 PM
cn you in 2-3 short sentences explain why? (without spezial language if possible)

Most devices don't have the hardware. On the ones that do have the hardware, nobody has expressed interest in supporting it.
Title: Re: bluetooth remote control support for rockbox players!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: psycho_maniac on April 07, 2018, 01:50:11 PM
just buy wired headphones that have a remote inline. i believe that actually works.