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[Bug] Bluetooth media control with Android apps and Native apps

asked 2017-11-18 00:14:35 +0200

louisbob gravatar image

Hi there,

It seems that for a while now, media player applications other than the stock Media player are not able to handle next/previous track sent by Bluetooth headsets. This is clearly a missing feature in my daily use of JollaC, preventing me to control my music without getting my phone from my pocket.

This issue has been mentioned in few other post but does not seems to be tracked by Jolla team.

Please up-vote this post to bring Jolla team's attention on this issue that is remaining for a while now. Thanks for the good work!

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I agree, neither trackname/artist gets transmitted to my car's infotainment system nor do the skip buttons in my car work. Very annoying :-( [SailfishX + QuteSpot]

Boltzmann ( 2017-11-26 12:26:05 +0200 )edit

If I have some spare time this week I'll try to dig into the code to find a solution.

louisbob ( 2017-11-26 17:24:22 +0200 )edit

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answered 2018-10-16 01:16:25 +0200

louisbob gravatar image

As suggered on IRC, starting mpris-proxy from the command line is working. Any hope to get mpris-proxy running at startup? (systemd service?)

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It doesn't seem hard:

Just create a file named /home/nemo/.config/systemd/user/mpris-proxy.service with the following content:




call systemctl --user enable mpris-proxy.service and systemctl --user start mpris-proxy.service

jollajo ( 2018-10-16 17:26:11 +0200 )edit

@jollajo: On SFOS the above systemd directory under /home/nemo/.config/ does not seem to exist. Shall I just create it there or look someplace else?

PS: Third line missing an initial "R" perhaps?

Kopekenscheich ( 2018-11-16 14:16:22 +0200 )edit

Yes just create it by mkdir -p /home/nemo/.config/systemd/user.

Oh yes, the missing r is probably a copy/paste error. Actually it's missing on my XA2 as well, so obviously this line is not needed.

jollajo ( 2018-11-16 14:28:42 +0200 )edit

Someone award this man!

Kopekenscheich ( 2018-11-16 21:50:35 +0200 )edit

To expand on that, flight mode seems to cancel the mpris-proxy.service. You have to resuscitate it manually afterwards.

Kopekenscheich ( 2018-11-30 22:56:16 +0200 )edit
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Asked: 2017-11-18 00:14:35 +0200

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