aMPdroid 1.0.1 Final

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    aMPdroid 1.0.1 Final (finally)
    Android App for MediaPortal

    aMPdroid is MediaPortal for your Android phone or tablet. With aMPdroid you can remote control your MediaPortal HTPC, browse, download or stream your media collection and access all of MediaPortals TV capabilites.

    You can follow the development of aMPdroid on the project page, this forum and on twitter.

    Some important info:
    This version of aMPdroid NEEDS MpExtended Service (not WebMediaPortal) as backend, so you need to install this first. It WILL NOT work with GmaWebservice/Tv4Home. aMPdroid 1.0 is a complete rework of the old (aMPdroid 0.8) version and includes many new features and a new visual design.

    aMPdroid Free/Pro version
    aMPdroid has evolved from a small tool I've written for the fun of it into a full-blown mediastreaming/remote control app that I have spent countless hours on. Especially the rewrite to a user-friendly backend (MpExtended) and the tablet-ready layout using fragments consumed a lot of development time.

    That's why I decided to create a "Pro" version of aMPdroid that is available in the market for €2.99. I thought about this a lot but in the end I felt that this is needed to (at least in some part) justify all the time I spent on this project. The free version is still available and has the same features as the Pro version, it will have some ads though.

    Q: I thought this is open source
    A: It still is, I have sent the source to people asking for it and will create a public github project in the future.

    Q: So why should I pay for it
    A: Because it's not much (one less beer this weekend ;)) and you will ensure that there will be new and awesome features to aMPdroid in the future.

    Q: Can I compile it myself and remove the ads
    A: Yes, I'm fine with that (nothing I can/want to do about this anyways), however I would ask you not to publish such versions. If you do, I'll have to rethink my position and stop releaseing the sourcecode.

    Q: I have no access to the android market and still want the pro version
    A: My experience with alternative markets have shown that there is not much activity/demand on them when compared to the Android market so I won't publish a paid version on them. Please contact me via mail (mediaportal.ampdroid@gmail.com).

    Q: Your app is so awesome, I want to support development even more!!!
    A: Thanks, donations are much appreciated and will help to speed up aMPdroid development. If you want to support a specific feature with your donate, just put it in the comments.
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    Here is a list of some of the main new features
    • Complete Redesign
    • MpExtended as backend
    • MpExtended streaming (more stable, supports ffmpeg and vlc as backend)
    • Supports new WifiRemote features (Map dialogs, show current facade, playlists, ...)
    • Power options (reboot, sleep) with MpExtended tray app (MediaPortal doesn't have to be running)
    • Start/Stop MediaPortal from within aMPdroid (needs MpExtended tray app)
    • New list view loading with fading images (still WIP)
    • Improved layouts for phones/tablets in portrait and landscape
    • New actionbar and slidingdrawer (removed bottombar)
    • Auto-detection of clients in the local network (zeroconf, still WIP)
    Contributors
    Beside myself, a few people helped me with aMPdroid or developed parts of the neccessary backends. In no particular order:
    • Oxan and Mike Lowrey: MpExtended Framework
    • Harry Cats a.k.a Thundercats: New design for remote control
    • Shukuyen: WifiRemote and idea sharing between iOS and Android app
    • Lyfesaver: Testing Server, Feedback and much more
    • All translators/testers and people who share their ideas
    Translations
    The app is fully localizable and uses myGengo to manage translations. The site offers a nice and easy-to-use webinterface for translators to manage their translations without any need for additional software.

    I would much appreciate your help with further translations as it is an important aspect for many users to have apps in their native language. Just go to aMPdroid | String. | myGengo and "request access" to the project (post the language you would like to translate and your forum username in the comments). Also if native english speakers find anything wrong with the english original, please let me know.

    Languages already translated:
    • English (Default)
    • German (DieBagger)
    • Spanish (Aitor)
    • French (Jeff.lu, Sebastii)
    • Italian (dr.megane, sdanix, gianiaz)
    • Russian (dies0irae / strike56)
    • Italian (dr.megane)
    • Polish (MacGyverek)
    • Dutch (Thundercats)
    • Danish (PsyCrow)
    • Norwegian (esas)
    • Lithuanian (arturas)
    • Czech (me2d09)
    • Icelandic (bjarkimg)
    • Chinese Simplified (meedios)
    • Hebrew (lebovitzn)
    • Slovak (mmichalik)
    Troubleshooting
    If you run into problems with aMPdroid, please read the troubleshooting section before posting to this thread -> Troubleshooting - MediaPortal Wiki.


    Feature Request
    Even if I don't reply and discuss all feature request I read through all posts and will then decide what I want to add next. The forum is a really messy place for feature requests so I created a project for aMPdroid on the feature voting system UserEcho.

    If you want a new feature, post a new "Idea" to this site. If you like an existing idea, vote it up. Ideas with many votes might (read: MIGHT) get implemented sooner. Try to post ideas seperately (not post ten ideas in one request) and check if the same idea has been already posted before.

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    Version 1.0.1 (2012-04-06)
    • Bugfixes
    • Improved tablet Layout
    • Added Slovak language (thx mmichalik)
    Version 1.0.0 (2012-03-27)
    • Switch to MpExtended
    • New Design
    • MpExtended streaming (more stable, supports ffmpeg and vlc as backend)
    • Support ICS and Honeycomb devices
    • Better support of external video playback
    • Supports new WifiRemote features (Map dialogs, show current facade, playlists, ...)
    • Power options (reboot, sleep) with MpExtended tray app (MediaPortal doesn't have to be running)
    • Start/Stop MediaPortal from within aMPdroid (needs MpExtended tray app)
    • New listview loading with fading images (still WIP)
    • Improved layouts for phones/tablets in portrait and landscape
    • New actionbar and slidingdrawer (removed bottombar)
    • Auto-detection of clients in the local network (zeroconf, still WIP)
    • Add new language: Chinese Simplified
    • New Crash-Reporting (crittercism)
    Older Versions (open)

    Version 0.8.2 (2011-07-29)
    Added Google Analytics
    Fixed out-of-memory error
    Fixed MEDIA_DIED_ERROR when tuning tv channels
    Fixed more crashes reported by BugSense
    Update translations (added cs/it/is/ru)

    Version 0.8.1 (2011-07-17)
    Bugfixes and some more bugfixes
    Version 0.8 (2011-07-17)
    Published app in market
    Streaming of media and live tv with on-the-fly transcoding
    Playlist support (play entire albums/seasons)
    Improved donwloads and notifications
    Redesigned QuickActions
    Menu Icons
    Wake on LAN

    Version 0.7 (2011-05-29)
    Better handling of client configuration (simple and advanced)
    Add fast-scrolling and first-letter poput to listviews
    Add new languages: French, Danish, German, Dutch
    Fixed live streaming of tv with vPlayer
    Default views for all lists
    Configurable number of preloaded items
    Changed to new GmaWebservice (supports proper sorting)

    Version 0.6
    First preview release
     
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    *Reserved*
     
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    Congrats! Looking foward to finally having a tablet controller - and on Ice Cream Sandwich, to boot!
     
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    AWESOME!!!!

    I got so much good stuff to say about this version I am at a loss for words and don't know where to start.... =)
     
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    Nice one DieBagger, certainly worth the small price for all the hours in code and in forum replies that you invested into this app.
     
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    very nice, i want to buy a tablet specially for this app - any minimum requirements? (android version etc.? )
     
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    Hi,
    I just installed your final 1.0 version, first of all thank you very much!!:)
    However, I still have the same issues like in the alpha version:
    When I open "TV" and select e.g. "EPG" I get the channel List, but after a few seconds the app crashes.
    Same with"TV/Channels", "TV/Recordings"
    Videos+Series is working well
    I am using a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (7500), Android 3.1
    Latest MPextended version

    Logs of MPextended attached.
    cheers
    joystick
     
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    I need the logs from your phone... Are you sure it is crashing? I don't see any reports from the channel/epg views in the crash reporting tool...
     
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    WOWOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

    great app :)

    working perfect with my zenithink zt-280 upgrade 1GB ICS 4.0.3

    just a question is not possible to timeskip on recordings ?

    because it is quite useless for watching recording if there is no way to skip commercials and /or prerecording time.

    Is it possible to buy ampdoid using paypal ?
     
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    It is definately crashing :) with Android error message.
    Find the logs of my tab attached.... thx!
     
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