Kontroller

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Starting from v0.4, the package name changed. Please uninstall and reinstall the app to update. Settings should not be lost in the process.

This application is a remote control for kodi, intended to be mainly used for « blind » use, where kodi screen is not needed to operate (ie, to play music without switching on the tv).

It can also be used as a standard remote (with haptic feedback).

It tries to follow sfos interface guidelines as much as possible.

Source code is available on github: https://github.com/Julien-Blanc-tgcm/kontroller

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Application versions: 
AttachmentSizeDate
File harbour-kontroller-0.5-1.armv7hl.rpm294.25 KB01/04/2020 - 19:37
File harbour-kontroller-0.4-1.armv7hl.rpm291.27 KB15/03/2020 - 11:50
File kontroller-0.3-1.armv7hl.rpm323.21 KB14/03/2020 - 13:49
File kontroller-0.2-1.armv7hl.rpm316.18 KB11/01/2020 - 17:05
Changelog: 

v0.5

* translation to russian included (thanks to sdiconov for this)
* home screen and nearly all pages now works in landscape mode, apps will honor device orientation
* add support for volume keys (phone keys change kodi volume if app is active)

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sdiconov's picture

I can test on JollaC and Inoi T8. I can also translate it into Russian. There is one feature missing in both Kodimote and Kontroller - support for .cue files. The desktop Kodi transparently handles .cue and dislays tracks, but both remote apps show flac and cue files instead. Even if kodi does not allow to see tracks, cue might be parsed on the phone side. When the user chooses a track, the app can play the image file and rewind to the start of the chosen song.

JulienBlanc's picture

Thanks for the translation. Version 0.5 should fix most of the landscape issues, let me know if you still have some (outside the "remote" part which need a complete rework)

JulienBlanc's picture

I don't speak a word of russian, but translations are very welcomed. I’ve uploaded the source code to github - https://github.com/Julien-Blanc-tgcm/kontroller , but it’s still in an early stage (i need to add qjsonrpc as submodule and provide a better working compiling environment). Once this is done, PR for translations should be quite easy.

For cue files, i'm reluctant to add a cue parser into the remote : cue files are well handled by kodi. However, this is an interesting use case to have, i'll think about a solution (probably for v0.4, i want to release v0.3 soon).

sdiconov's picture

This app lacks ability to set kodi username and password (FIXED). It could not connect unless login/password is cleared in Kodi. Besides it has two different port entries. A short help text is needed to explain the meaning of the port entries and what options must be set in Kodi (FIXED).

Other problems:
1) The app fails to adapt its main page layout (the one with big rectangular buttons) in landscape mode. Some buttons go off-screen.

2) the remote control page lacks play-stop-pause controls and has low-res icons. Looks bad on a tablet screen (Tested with Inoi T8).

3) In file mode album covers are often not shown (Kodi does show them while browsing those same files. The covers in this case were stored as "cover.jpg" files). It would be better to use bold or colored text to mark directory entries instead of [brackets]. 

JulienBlanc's picture

Thanks for your feedback. I’ll add some fields for user / password (i've reworked the settings page, i'll add that for v3). Since i don't use them i never had the issue.

As for the landscape and tablet issues, indeed the app is not designed to work in these modes, it is only tested on jolla 1 and xperia X / XA2 phones. I guess there are a lot of other issues (tablet would need a dedicated interface to take advantage of the bigger screen imho).

File mode currently show covers for files that are also in the library. I'll check how it can be improved for files not in the library.