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Release Notes / new iOS beta version 2.4.2 is now available
« on: August 15, 2018, 09:07:40 am »
iOS beta 2.4.2 of Walkout Song DJ is now available. 

Changes for this release:
-added support for iPhoneX screen layout
-reduce delay between announcement & walkout song in before mode
-fix number sequence bug in inc/dec of cue time
-silence the stutter in first Apple Music song playback after app open

If you are not currently on the Apple beta list and would like to test the new features, PM me here with your Apple ID email address and I can add you to the list.

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions / Re: Does software work with Spotify
« on: August 01, 2018, 04:12:03 pm »
Are you using Android or Apple and where are the songs you were hoping to use?

General Discussion / Re: Android announcer voice
« on: July 26, 2018, 04:37:40 am »
Most people will just find a coach or parent with a good voice and have them record announcements for each player either within the app or with a third party voice recorder and then import the files.

There is also the possibility to have a professional do them... Casey Motter is the stadium announcer for the Atlanta Braves and he has a little side business making announcements for apps like this.  His contact info is on Facebook at AllstarIntros.  You just give him a call to negotiate a price, send him a screen shot of your team, and he will email back the announcements for you to import.  i think he charges around $4 per player.

Release Notes / new Android beta version 2.4.1 available
« on: July 25, 2018, 02:40:03 pm »
Android open beta release version 2.4.1 is now available. If you would like to participate, you must opt-in at this link

If you find issues or have suggestions from the beta, please message via the facebook page.

What's new in this release?

- move/copy players to other teams
- stop button during announcements
- auto repair music file links if file is moved on the device file system
- help text when file browsers are blank
- alphabetic index to song file browser
- allow selection of text-to-speech engine and improve selection of voices
- allow setting of text-to-speech voice pitch
- help text when text-to-speech engine or voices are not installed
- twitter page link for support
- assorted bug fixes and stability improvements

Issue Reporting / Re: Cue time delay
« on: July 22, 2018, 06:46:48 am »
Does this happen with all songs or just one in particular?

Is it Apple or Android?

What is the source of the music file?

Issue Reporting / Re: Songs not playing properly
« on: July 14, 2018, 06:51:50 am »
That sounds like you are now using songs from An Apple Music subscription?  The player that Apple provides for those is quite buggy and inconsistent.  I implemented many workarounds to smooth out the bugs, but the things you mention still happen occasionally when you first start a session and if your device has any issues with marginal internet connectivity.  If those hiccups are unnacceptable, I would recommend returning to imported songs or just purchasing songs individually from iTunes.  With those types of songs, the app has direct access to the audio data and I can use a much better player that I designed.

I suspect Spotify support will be years away if ever.  Spotify just does not seem to care for third party apps.

On the settings page the two default duration settings only apply to the walkout song page and the between inning page.  On the other pages, the default duration is full length of the song.  Does that explain the duration issue you described?

Issue Reporting / Re: Is Napster compatible with this app?
« on: June 06, 2018, 07:12:10 am »
No, I'm afraid it is not...

Napster, like all the other subscription music services, encrypts and hides the song files on your device to prevent theft of songs you are basically renting.  Napster does have an interface for third party apps to integrate with for song playback without access to the files, but they will not allow integration with commercial apps like Walkout Song DJ without written approval.  I requested that approval back in February, but have heard nothing back at this point.  If they ever approve it, I will definitely do the work to integrate.  Perhaps you could let Napster know you would like to see that integration to see if that might stir them to respond to me.

Issue Reporting / Re: Announcer import
« on: May 31, 2018, 10:11:35 am »
I'm not sure what defaults you mean that are not set?   Have you tried just opening the file manager on the device, looking in the music files, tap on the trimmed file?  That should bring up the open with walkout songs option.   If it does not bring up that option and just opens the file in some other app, then you do have a preference set that you should be able to clear with the settings app like I described in my last response.

As for an add file to the imported announcement list...  I suppose I could add that in the future.  I will add that to the feature request list.

Since you are combining the song and announcement to one file, have you tried just adding your file as the players song rather than announcement?   Since Best mp3 editor adds the trimmed song to the Android music library, you should see the trimmed song in the Android music files.

Issue Reporting / Re: Announcer import
« on: May 31, 2018, 07:29:00 am »
I suspect what happened is that at some point you opened a music file with some other app and selected the 'always' button so it no longer presents a choice to open with Walkout Song DJ. 

You can test that by going to your settings app, choosing apps or application manager, then tap the three dots on the top right and select "reset app preferences"

Issue Reporting / Re: Announcer import
« on: May 31, 2018, 06:50:22 am »
The option to share the file should only be based on the file type and the app you are trying to share it with.   

What app are you using to share the file with?  Is it the same app as you used the first time?

If you can email the file that is not working to, I can try it here and see if there is anything prohibiting Android from recognizing it as an audio file.

Issue Reporting / Re: Announcer import
« on: May 31, 2018, 06:31:17 am »
Is this issue with the Android or iOS version?

When you say you can't import the rest... at what point in the process does it fail?

Release Notes / New iOS beta 2.3.21 available
« on: May 21, 2018, 06:47:57 am »
New version 2.3.21 of the iOS Walkout Song DJ app is ready for beta test.  If you have the app and are interesting in trying out the new version before everyone else gets it, please send me your email address and i will set that up for you.

new stuff for version 2.3.21
- Work around iOS problem causing announcements to be silent before and after Apple music songs over some bluetooth devices
- Avoid cue view and settings unreadable when device large font selected
- Player and number sort buttons now available on iPhone screen size
- New sort button for pregame, situation, between inning views
- Team name added to walkout table header

No, still no response from Spotify.  As soon, as I get a response from Spotify, I will post it here.

 I would recommed sending a request to Spotify saying you would really like to use your Spotify subscription with Walkout Song DJ, but the developer is still waiting for their approval.

Definately could be some disconnect between what songs are in a playlist and those actually on the device.  Going song by song and making sure each are in the iTunes library and downloaded before adding to the app is the way to go.  I will do some testing around your theory and see if I can figure out what goes wrong and how I can avoid or at least warn others when they get into this confusing state.

Thank you for your patience and help figuring a workaround!

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