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Sonic Stream for iOS now available

Postby heddhunter » Sun Mar 04, 2012 4:59 pm

Hey gang. I am pleased to announce that Sonic Stream is now available in the app store!

Get it here - http://bit.ly/yHciEL

My goal was to create a simple yet powerful interface, in true Apple fashion. I didn't want a ton of esoteric controls. I hope you will find this app to be a great companion to your SubSonic server. This is only version 1.0 so I'm looking forward to getting some great suggestions from the SubSonic community.

I've got 3 promo codes to give away to the first three users to PM me.
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Re: Sonic Stream for iOS now available

Postby heddhunter » Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:30 pm

All the codes are gone now.
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Re: Sonic Stream for iOS now available

Postby Byronnnn » Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:50 pm

First impressions, its definitely fast. On 3g and Wifi, it cues up quickly. A few key things I like in other apps
- Ability to cache songs individually (swipe option or tap/hold)
- "Downloads" section of cached items to have the same Artist/Album structure
- Ability to set the bitrate
- Creating playlists

One other thing I noticed is it appears (I say appears because I may be wrong) to load the list of artists from the server again every time it launches. Maybe implement a pulldown to refresh and keep the list cache from first launch/last refresh (could speed up the already fast launching)

But good work, seems like a promising app. I will try to use it as much as I can and give you feedback.
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Re: Sonic Stream for iOS now available

Postby heddhunter » Tue Mar 06, 2012 6:41 pm

Byronnnn wrote:First impressions, its definitely fast. On 3g and Wifi, it cues up quickly. A few key things I like in other apps
- Ability to cache songs individually (swipe option or tap/hold)
- "Downloads" section of cached items to have the same Artist/Album structure
- Ability to set the bitrate
- Creating playlists

One other thing I noticed is it appears (I say appears because I may be wrong) to load the list of artists from the server again every time it launches. Maybe implement a pulldown to refresh and keep the list cache from first launch/last refresh (could speed up the already fast launching)

But good work, seems like a promising app. I will try to use it as much as I can and give you feedback.


Thanks for the feedback. So for something like individual cache, would you say if the cache setting was off in the settings panel that a long press on a song should cache that song? But if it auto-played to the next song it wouldn't cache that one? That seems simple enough.

Ability to set bitrate, good idea - will do that.

Playlists - if I can come up with a good way to do it, I will. I don't really like the way Apple does it but I don't see an easier way.

Structured download lists is a big job, I will get to that later...
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Re: Sonic Stream for iOS now available

Postby heddhunter » Wed Apr 18, 2012 4:29 pm

Version 1.1 went live on the App Store yesterday. New features are:

- ability to select streaming bitrate (defaults to 128)
- a "disable cache" switch. when the cache is disabled, you can long-press on a track to cache just that one track.

Both features are found under the settings/"gear" icon on the Browse tab.

Enjoy!
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Re: Sonic Stream for iOS now available

Postby ecleese » Thu Apr 19, 2012 12:13 am

I keep getting an API connection error due to a SSL problem. I'm assuming it's due to the cert being self-signed. Are you able to add an option to override self signed errors?
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Re: Sonic Stream for iOS now available

Postby heddhunter » Sun Apr 22, 2012 5:57 pm

ecleese wrote:I keep getting an API connection error due to a SSL problem. I'm assuming it's due to the cert being self-signed. Are you able to add an option to override self signed errors?

Can I ask what URL you are using? Is it like https://somename.subsonic.org/ ?
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Re: Sonic Stream for iOS now available

Postby whimpyjones » Sat May 05, 2012 11:45 pm

I keep getting an API error "A connection error failure occurred"
This is using the http://xxxx.subsonic.org or my servers actual address
Any thoughts?
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Re: Sonic Stream for iOS now available

Postby whimpyjones » Sat May 05, 2012 11:46 pm

Ok
Deleted the http://
Now it is working fine
:)
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Re: Sonic Stream for iOS now available

Postby whimpyjones » Sun May 06, 2012 12:00 am

Not able to play any m4a files however. I get a "The operation could not be completed (os status error 1685348671). No error in the subsonic log. Plays fine on web based and other iOS players.
Any thoughts?
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Re: Sonic Stream for iOS now available

Postby poiter » Sun Jul 08, 2012 2:12 am

Sonic stream will encode m4a (Apple lossless) well, but when trying to stream Apple lossless music over LAN I have the same error as the post above. I have tried with versions 4.5/4.6 on linux mint 13.
Will there be an upgrade to Sonic stream to allow this?
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Re: Sonic Stream for iOS now available

Postby lacy1974 » Sun Aug 05, 2012 7:50 pm

heddhunter
I replaced by freenas.7.x server with Subsonic(4.6) installed on it to Nas4free 9.x with Subsonic(4.6).

Nas4free is the freenas .7 upgrade track that allows Subsonic installation.
I am getting an API error message when I try to brows the folders.

I can use Z-Subsonic and ISub without any problems.

I like the Downloads folder in Sonic Stream.
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Re: Sonic Stream for iOS now available

Postby heddhunter » Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:13 pm

poiter wrote:Sonic stream will encode m4a (Apple lossless) well, but when trying to stream Apple lossless music over LAN I have the same error as the post above. I have tried with versions 4.5/4.6 on linux mint 13.
Will there be an upgrade to Sonic stream to allow this?

Sorry I haven't replied in so long, been busy on other projects.

I just tried M4A (apple lossless) and it worked fine. Subsonic 4.6 on Mac OS X. Can I get a login on your server to see what's going on? PM me the details.
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Re: Sonic Stream for iOS now available

Postby heddhunter » Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:14 pm

lacy1974 wrote:heddhunter
I replaced by freenas.7.x server with Subsonic(4.6) installed on it to Nas4free 9.x with Subsonic(4.6).

Nas4free is the freenas .7 upgrade track that allows Subsonic installation.
I am getting an API error message when I try to brows the folders.

I can use Z-Subsonic and ISub without any problems.

I like the Downloads folder in Sonic Stream.


Can you supply a login to your server? PM me the details and I'll check it out.
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Re: Sonic Stream for iOS now available

Postby heddhunter » Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:46 pm

Version 1.3 is now live. Fixes special character display, and now sorts folders with mixed music/subfolders into folders first, then songs (both sections independently sorted).
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