my two major findings from B130 remain with B132:
Seaching for “Artists”: Only Artists “123 - C” are shown and when I go to any of these shown artists, only some of the albums are shown …
and the Roon ARC App with AA on my Canton stereo in my skoda sedan is much quieter than the official qobuz app with the same music played. I have to increase the volume to 30-40% to achieve equal volume.
Phone is a Samsung Galaxy 8+ with LineageOS 19.1 and Gapps and the car is a 2020 Skoda Octavia RS sedan with Columbus radio and Canton sound system.
Thanks for your report!
In terms of researching this problem, I would ask you a few questions: @Michele-User, @Daniele_Piancastelli What is your connection type (Bluetooth\wired) and what is your car brand? @Stan_Jones What is your connection type? Bluetooth or wired?
Is there a connection to the Core, or is ARC in Offline mode?
This information may help us in our investigation of this problem.
Roon ARC showed up and played a Qobuz album. Playback was faultless, but I did notice that not all of the tracks showed their playing in realtime. In fullscreen, the time played/track time showed as 00:00/xx:xx constantly, and on the smaller screen the timing ring never registered playback progress.
Surface Duo 2 (Android 12) > Skoda Enyaq iV 80, with version 3.00 of the auto’s software.
Android Auto seems to require a wired connection and that is when ARC does not appear (but other apps do). I use ARC with Bluetooth but then everything must be controlled from the phone itself. I can play ARC when connected by wire but again only if controlled from the phone itself, not from the head unit as with other apps.
ARC is connected by wireless to the core and as noted does play just fine via Bluetooth.
I agree on the ‘start from scratch’ suggestion. I was having unusable scrolling/loading issues with ARC in later versions - and continually updating to the latest version did not help. I full deletion and reinstallation of ARC fixed it for me at the time.
As for current ARC AA issues - in the latest B132 - my cover art is super low res both in the now playing screen and in the sidebar screen in AA Coolwalk (prev was ok in the now playing). Playback and connection are similar and workable.
First of all, congratulations on the huge progress leap made so far on Roon 2.0 and ARC, I’ve recently totally fell in love with Roon thanks to this!
Some remarks on the lates beta (B130)
Phone: Google Pixel 6a (With all latest updates)
Android Auto on phone: Build 8.7.630214
Android Auto on BMW x5 45e (2021)
ARC: Build 100132
Was able to get the ARC on my car screen via android auto, initial loading was hanging but once it started after ± 1 minute all became very stable and fluid.
Scrolling and starting playlists and albums works as a charm, sound quality was excellent as usual.
Album art is missing in album and playlist overview
Once a playlist or album is selected low res album art is being displayed
The Really bad:
I’ve noticed whenever my GPS is giving instructions, or whenever I receive a speedtrap warning, etc… the music comes to a full stop (takes second after the message to continue again too) instead of just lowering the volume.
I seem to remember early version of Spotify used to have this same behavior, but now whenever I am listening to Spotify or Tidal via AA the sounds gently moves to lower volume while there are other messages coming into the system.
In my opinion this is quite crucial for the in car experience! In morning traffic there are almost every 5 minutes some messages about traffic jams, speedtraps, etc… and the music coming to an abrupt stop for each message is really killing the experience for me.
Is this music coming to a full stop as designed or should the sound normally fade to lower volume when messages come in?
Anyway, thanks for everything and don’t hesitate to ask questions for tests, it’s the least we can do to help you guys and girls with the development
The version of Android Auto that I have splits the touchscreen of the Enyaq into two display zones, one 1/3 of the screen width and one 2/3 of the screen width. I can swap (for example) the display of Google Maps and Roon ARC between these two zones. That’s what I meant by fullscreen and smaller screen - not quite accurate, I’m afraid; I should have said larger and smaller…