Bluetooth headset, dock connector, iPhone, Music

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Re: Bluetooth headset, dock connector, iPhone, Music

Postby dmwierz » Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:33 pm

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:
WeeeZer14 wrote:Does anyone know if the iOS API gives an app that level of control across different outputs all at the same time?

I do not believe that any app can output over multiple connections simultaneously, it can only be one. I wasn't trying to give the impression one could choose multiple simultaneous outputs.


Not sure if we'd wandered off topic, but I wasn't trying to output to multiple connections from one app - I was hoping to have several apps outputting to separate connections: Waze to the BT headset; Audible.com to the dock connector; iPhone output to the BT headset...
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Re: Bluetooth headset, dock connector, iPhone, Music

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:16 pm

WeeeZer14 wrote:Does anyone know if the iOS API gives an app that level of control across different outputs all at the same time?

I do not believe that any app can output over multiple connections simultaneously, it can only be one. I wasn't trying to give the impression one could choose multiple simultaneous outputs.
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Re: Bluetooth headset, dock connector, iPhone, Music

Postby WeeeZer14 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:29 pm

Does anyone know if the iOS API gives an app that level of control across different outputs all at the same time?
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Re: Bluetooth headset, dock connector, iPhone, Music

Postby dmwierz » Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:31 pm

Alan, thanks. That sorta what I figured - one of those things where you go "Man, would it be useful if I could do this!", then you think "I wonder how/if I could do this?"

Anyone else have any thoughts on the topic?
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Re: Bluetooth headset, dock connector, iPhone, Music

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:09 pm

The sound section definitely needs some more tweaks and options to make it useful. I have not been able to figure out how to give voice commands via headset. I was told by a Waze client dev that using "prefer bluetooth" would allow this to work, but it doesn't. I am pretty sure this option is not yet available to the app. It doesn't open the right BT connection. It it did, I could give commands via my car built-in mic as well.

There need to be options like:

Turn instructions: phone speaker, bluetooth headset, bluetooth streaming
Voice commands: phone microphone, phone line-in, bluetooth headset
Volume controls for:
- Phone speaker
- Bluetooth headset
- Bluetooth streaming
Streaming audio control for turn instructions: pause playback or reduce audio
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Bluetooth headset, dock connector, iPhone, Music

Postby dmwierz » Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:45 am

Hey, my first forum post. So far I'm enjoying using Waze, and it's even dissuaded me from buying a new Garmin Nuvi…but I digress.

My questions concern how sounds get routed from my iPhone 4 through my car's dock connector and AD2P Bluetooth headset (Plantronics M50). Right now, either everything gets sent to the dock connector, or everything gets sent to the BT headset.

What I would like to happen is to be able to send the Waze navigation prompts and phone calls to my BT headset and have my iPhone 4 audio sent through the dock connection into my car's stereo. Can this be done, and if so, how?

I listen to a lot of Audible.com books on my 45 mile one-way commute every day, so the above scenario would be great, however if it's not possible, is there a way to have the Waze prompts pause the Audible.com player during announcements, then have Audible start up after the announcement?

Going through Settings-Sound presents me with a Volume slider first - is this the volume for the Waze prompts, independent of the destination? The second selection, "Navigation guidance" is self-explanatory. The third and fourth are a bit cryptic: "Play sound to phone speaker" and "Prefer Bluetooth". Does this mean if I select "Play sound to phone speaker" to "On" that the sound will be sent to the phone's speaker only, or that the iPhone's speaker will be active in addition to the dock and/or headset? And what the heck does "Prefer Bluetooth" mean? Preferred by whom, or by what? What is the meaning of "On" and "Off" in this case? Does "Preferred - On" mean that, given multiple output streams, Bluetooth will be chosen if it's present? I'm confused.
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