Media Utilities

Media Utilities


*** Public Open Beta ***

Updates:
- Crash fix for Google Music
- Android 4.3 support
- Native Support for Zooper, UCCW and minimalistic text. When enabled the following variables are made available without the need for Tasker.
MU_ALBUM - Album name
MU_ARTIST - Artist name
MU_TRACK - Track name
MU_COVERART - Path to Bitmap containing current coverart
MU_ISPLAYING - 1 if playing 0 if not
MU_CURR_APP - Current media app "pretty" name
MU_CURR_PACKAGE - Current media app package name
- Rewrote direct mode from scratch. Should be far more reliable now.
- Added new option to launch music application if Android killed it or it is not currently running. Will launch when user attempt to control a dead music application.
- Added Pebble watch support.


Check out the reviews:
- http://droidhorizon.com/media-utilities-beta-review/
- http://galaxy-note2.wonderhowto.com/how-to/control-all-your-music-apps-from-single-widget-your-samsung-galaxy-note-2-0146583/
- http://www.xda-developers.com/android/take-control-of-multiple-players-with-generic-music-controls/

Other links
https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/107139153057065253112
www.blackbearblanc.dk

Description:
Media Utilities NOT a music player but a collection of widgets, notifications and tasker plugins that works with you media players. Media Utilities automatically determines your current music application and integrates with it providing seamless integration to simplify your life.

Widgets:
Media Utilities provides over 10 widgets each with a different looks and feel and most of them configurable to your specific tastes. Widgets show track, artist, album and coverart for the current music application no configuration required, seamlessly showing information from Pandora to Spotify in a single widget.
Widget configuration:
- Background color (transparency, gradient)
- Border color
- Border width
- Several button skins to match your personal taste
- Show/Hide buttons based on need
- More all the time

Tasker:
Media Utilities provides both state and action plugins to allow you dream up your own applications without having to deal with figuring out how to control each individual music application.
Plugins:
- State – Is playing whenever music is currently playing
- State – Is Not playing whenever music is paused/stopped
- State – Notify when play state is changed
- State – Notify when any metadata is changed. (play state, track , artist, album)
- State – Notify when track is changed but not when play state changes.
- State – Notify when current music application is changed
- Action – Play/Pause – Simulates play/pause for current music application
- Action – Play – Simulates play for current music application
- Action – Play (Smart) – Simulates the action of a play command without doing a play command for current music application
- Action – Pause– Simulates pause for current music application
- Action – Pause (Smart) – Simulates the action of a pause command without doing a play command for current music application
- Action – Next – Simulates next for current music application
- Action – Previous – Simulates previous for current music application
- Action – Current Media – opens the current music application

Notification:
Media Utilities provides notification controls that automatically control your current media application.
Features:
- Configurable buttons and look and feel
- Automatically shows when a music application starts playing
- Optionally only shown for music applications that don’t already have notification controls for example Pandora.
- Behavior is configurable to match your specific needs

Recent changes:
>> Latest Version (152)
- 4.4 KitKat support
>> Version (126)
- Crashfix for Google Music
>> Version (116)
- Added Android 4.3 support
- Performance/Stability fixes
- Icons from Black Bear Blanc
>> Version (104)
- Native Support for Zooper, UCCW and minimalistic text.
- Rewrote direct mode from scratch.
- New launch if dead option
>> Version (97)
- Stability fixes
- Added hidden widget support
- Added Vertical alignment to widgets
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About Media Utilities
*** Public Open Beta ***

Updates:
- Crash fix for Google Music
- Android 4.3 support
- Native Support for Zooper, UCCW and minimalistic text. When enabled the following variables are made available without the need for Tasker.
MU_ALBUM - Album name
MU_ARTIST - Artist name
MU_TRACK - Track name
MU_COVERART - Path to Bitmap containing current coverart
MU_ISPLAYING - 1 if playing 0 if not
MU_CURR_APP - Current media app "pretty" name
MU_CURR_PACKAGE - Current media app package name
- Rewrote direct mode from scratch. Should be far more reliable now.
- Added new option to launch music application if Android killed it or it is not currently running. Will launch when user attempt to control a dead music application.
- Added Pebble watch support.


Check out the reviews:
- http://droidhorizon.com/media-utilities-beta-review/
- http://galaxy-note2.wonderhowto.com/how-to/control-all-your-music-apps-from-single-widget-your-samsung-galaxy-note-2-0146583/
- http://www.xda-developers.com/android/take-control-of-multiple-players-with-generic-music-controls/

Other links
https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/107139153057065253112
www.blackbearblanc.dk

Description:
Media Utilities NOT a music player but a collection of widgets, notifications and tasker plugins that works with you media players. Media Utilities automatically determines your current music application and integrates with it providing seamless integration to simplify your life.

Widgets:
Media Utilities provides over 10 widgets each with a different looks and feel and most of them configurable to your specific tastes. Widgets show track, artist, album and coverart for the current music application no configuration required, seamlessly showing information from Pandora to Spotify in a single widget.
Widget configuration:
- Background color (transparency, gradient)
- Border color
- Border width
- Several button skins to match your personal taste
- Show/Hide buttons based on need
- More all the time

Tasker:
Media Utilities provides both state and action plugins to allow you dream up your own applications without having to deal with figuring out how to control each individual music application.
Plugins:
- State – Is playing whenever music is currently playing
- State – Is Not playing whenever music is paused/stopped
- State – Notify when play state is changed
- State – Notify when any metadata is changed. (play state, track , artist, album)
- State – Notify when track is changed but not when play state changes.
- State – Notify when current music application is changed
- Action – Play/Pause – Simulates play/pause for current music application
- Action – Play – Simulates play for current music application
- Action – Play (Smart) – Simulates the action of a play command without doing a play command for current music application
- Action – Pause– Simulates pause for current music application
- Action – Pause (Smart) – Simulates the action of a pause command without doing a play command for current music application
- Action – Next – Simulates next for current music application
- Action – Previous – Simulates previous for current music application
- Action – Current Media – opens the current music application

Notification:
Media Utilities provides notification controls that automatically control your current media application.
Features:
- Configurable buttons and look and feel
- Automatically shows when a music application starts playing
- Optionally only shown for music applications that don’t already have notification controls for example Pandora.
- Behavior is configurable to match your specific needs

Recent changes:
>> Latest Version (152)
- 4.4 KitKat support
>> Version (126)
- Crashfix for Google Music
>> Version (116)
- Added Android 4.3 support
- Performance/Stability fixes
- Icons from Black Bear Blanc
>> Version (104)
- Native Support for Zooper, UCCW and minimalistic text.
- Rewrote direct mode from scratch.
- New launch if dead option
>> Version (97)
- Stability fixes
- Added hidden widget support
- Added Vertical alignment to widgets

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A Google User
6 days ago
Bad bad
A Google User
6 days ago
Very useful This app is essential for Tasker users. Wish it was still being updated though.
A Google User
Aug 21, 2014
good but.. kills battery too fast with Zooper widget for my taste. thank God Google play music widget been updated.
A Google User
Aug 18, 2014
MU + Tasker + Zooper Ultimate addition to customizing your personal theme. My main issue is when ISPLAYING sends a false positive. Seems set to true whenever the audio channel is accessed at all (e.g. when I'm playing a game even though the sound is muted). Makes triggers/widgets behave not as intended.
A Google User
Aug 16, 2014
Need to work... Track name, Album, artist, album art, etc. Are dissappears while music playing in POWERAMP in my Samsung s4. Plz fix ASAP