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[Ann] Caustic Meta beta Android app

Hi,

As the title states, this is a beta application for Android that tacks on metadata to a .caustic file.

APK - http://www.teotigraphix.com/caustk/apps/CausticMeta-0.1.apk

Notes

  • After adding metadata and opening in Caustic, once the file is resaved, the metadata is gone.
  • New metadata can be added.
  • Metadata can be updated.
  • Metadata can be removed.

Use

  1. Open the application.
  2. Press the ... browse to .caustic file
  3. Select a .caustic file and press OK to load.
  4. Enter metadata, Artist, Title and Information required, Link text, Link URL optional.
  5. Press Add Meta to tag the .caustic file.
  6. Open in the Caustic 3 app to see your information.

Please post any bugs, feature requests etc on this topic.

Thanks, Mike

On a nexus 7;

And..

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Nice Mike, downloading right

Nice Mike, downloading right away :)

EDIT: I've tried it on a couple of tracks, no hiccups on my end yet.

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Kewl, I have this thing(byte

Kewl, I have this thing(byte logic) unit tested, so it there are bugs, they would be device specific or something like that.

I may eat my words, but that is why I test things, because I always break stuff on purpose. wink

Mike

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Yep, but it's hard to find

Yep, but it's hard to find your own bugs. It's always better to have someone not thinking like you stressing your code, inputting weird stuff and so on. In the end there's always someone pushing the wrong button in a critical moment :D

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And that someone is Paulovski

And that someone is Paulovski

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Splat.

Splat.

VIOLENT NEUROSIS (YouTube) ...https://www.youtube.com/user/ViolentNeurosis

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Slander indeed. I was

Slander indeed. I was pressing all the right buttons. They didn't work  :-) Downloading now.

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Note; I was kicking big

Note; I was kicking big endian butt this morning so I really just wanted to get it up so I didn't look like a flake again.

I know there are some things for usability that could be added, lets see if anybody mentions said features, cause I aill add anything that makes sense.

The file manager I threw together in a couple hours so don't complain about it. smiley You could post feature requests on that as well, its a separate Activity in itself. Passes back the File handle to the main Activity. Hey I could put another file manager up on Google Play! NOT! cheeky

Mike

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When I use it with a saved

When I use it with a saved track that plays when loaded and try to go to my g+ page on the description I entered it crashes. Bug maybe?

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Can you post what you entered

Can you post what you entered. I know I get crashes if the url is not in the form of http://.

So is it crashing when you open in the Caustic app and click the blue text?

Mike

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That's probably it, I entered

That's probably it, I entered www. Instead of http://. And yes the blue text.

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I will need to talk to Rej

I will need to talk to Rej about this, I noticed this crash as well(non http://), so it must have to do with how he is handling the link inside Caustic 3. His app reads the bytes I tack onto the .caustic file.

Mike

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Alright thanks

Alright thanks

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All good here so far. Haven't

All good here so far. Haven't tried the wrong sort of URL though. A minor sizey thing on the ace 2. The add and remove meta buttons are cut in half, but I can get to them. Nice one.

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Yeah, I will have to

Yeah, I will have to experiment with different layouts, I am using wrap content on the button sizes, so I don't entirly get why they would not be expanding to the correct size.

I finally got a 7" nexus to test with (my sons hehe) but I still don't have a 4" phone to test with. Must... use... emulator/design view.... blah.

Mike

EDIT: Paul do you mean the buttons are cutoff verticall? Like you only see the top half?

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Yep. They're a bit low. It's

Yep. They're a bit low. It's not a problem.

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Well it is a problem because

Well it is a problem because others won't have the same opinion as you. :)

I got rid of some text sizes em things I didn't realize were in the layout. When I get the next version up, if you could check to see if it changed on your Ace, that would be kewl.

Mike

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For sure :-)

For sure :-)

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@mike I got it! It has to be

@mike I got it! It has to be like this http://.www."link address here".com

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Just tested on htc one sv lte

Just tested on htc one sv lte.

Using the correct url format for a soundcloud page was fine. The only glitch was that the additional info was cut off. When I get back tonight I will put up a screenshot to show what I mean.

One feature request though. Can you put in standard data like a signature, so you don't have to put inyour url all the time.

 

 

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And bingo, drb nailed the one

And bingo, drb nailed the one usability item I was talking about. Preferred preferences for the text entries.

Witht he url, maybe its a character or length. Length is limited to 128 from Rej, but I will wait for the screenshot.

Mike

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Actually, I am sure you meant

Actually, I am sure you meant http://www.[link address here].com, as there is no period after the http://.

Mike

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screenshot

 

OK I counted 60 characters so I do not think I have reached the word limit. Expect me to make use of this app regularly i  the future, as I get my muse back. I also got a samsung note 10.1 2014 edition over the holiday period so will take it for a spin on that tonight after I have got back from the weekly shop.

 

 

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Yeah, that isn't right and

Yeah, that isn't right and you know, I didn't even try the 128 limit to see, I am stupid. smiley

I need to gets some more facts from Rej. You have to understand that text in opengl is harder for Rej than doing it in native Android UI. So we need to get this stuff worked out.

I am dealing with an insane winter in NH, snow storm after snow storm and the high today while working out side clearing everything was 3F/-16C. Damn cold.

SO I am a bit slow to get some updates but I plan on getting this and some site stuff updated next week.

Mike

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BTW, you know you can have 8

BTW, you know you can have 8 lines right? So you could for now do 8 lines of 60 characters and it should fit.

Mike

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Hmm, it doesn't seem like 128

Hmm, it doesn't seem like 128 would fit. maybe I increased the font size after I had set the limit. I'll see about this issue and the http: thing 

Until now hardly anyone had used it so it hasn't gotten much shakedown.

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Well consider us shaking the

Well consider us shaking the tree man. smiley

I have a feeling your descriptor popup is going to get used now.

Mike

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Just my 2p's worth. I think a

Just my 2p's worth. I think a 60 character limit over 8 lines would make sense. I don't think you can get away with making the text smaller. Is there any way that you can set a limit like you would with form validation in php for an overall amount of characters and then make a split at the spaces closest to the 60 limit.

I really must get my motivation back to learn android programming, then I could be a bit more helpful than just testing. Will try on the Samsung tonight.

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Well man, the app is

Well man, the app is opensource and here is the MainActivity.

https://github.com/teotigraphix/CausticSDK/blob/develop/CausticMeta/CausticMeta-android/src/com/teotigraphix/caustic/meta/MainActivity.java

Its all there in Android project bliss.

Mike

 

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I though about doing auto

I though about doing auto line splitting, but in the end this is fluff and I'd rather the descriptor app(s) do this kind of work.

Go for it drb, dust off your programming fingers!

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BTW, yes auto split would be

BTW, yes auto split would be easy. I was just giving people a way that they could have control of their formating (inserting their own newlines).

Either way it can be fixed.

Mike

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Joined github, downloaded the

Joined github, downloaded the repository, loaded it up into eclipse...

This is a bit more complicated than my only other foray into android, and java is a bit different to php so any me being any use may take a bit of time. I will have a go at trying to work out where and how to put in my splitting subroutine over the next week, but I don't advise anyone to hold their breath. 

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Feel free to email me with

Feel free to email me with any questions. The project is a "bit" more complicated than a standard Android project but not much.

You should start with a couple hello world android tuts just to get your feet wet.

Mike

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Thanks for the support Mike.

Thanks for the support Mike. It's been about a year since I have paddled in the programing puddle so I think going back to basics might not be a bad idea. I'll track down a few god tutorials and if I panic I will drop you a line. I have an idea for a very simple project of my own which might help get my4 head round the basics before I jump in  here.

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Cool Mike, I just downloaded

Cool Mike, I just downloaded this, and will try to integrate it into something soon, so you will have a bunch of testers to feedback on it.

 

 

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Awesome I just found my self

Awesome I just found my self a song notepad, thanks :)

At the fundemental level everything is frequency, music truly is life :)

 

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hey guys is a meta for the pc

hey guys is a meta for the pc version? im using my laptop for alot of my caustic tracks.

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There is a Windows version

There is a Windows version Rej made, I don't remember the post at the moment that has the exe.

Mike

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no prob mike i will keep

no prob mike i will keep looking :)

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Very nice and thanks Mike. Will come in very useful should I share my work. ^_^

 

Nothing but a creative experimentalist with a website at http://emjmee.x10.mx/ who ditched FL Studio Mobile for the music maker that slays all other music makers, Caustic user since the 23rd April 2014.

 

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I'm using TECNO L3 Android

I'm using TECNO L3 Android version is 4.1 it's not showing any add button or where to add link even in Android 2.3 maybe you should remake it again or fix that. thank you

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How many people use this? Is

How many people use this? Is it worth updating and releasing on Google Play for a free utility?

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Not working on Galaxy Nexus

Not working on Galaxy Nexus running SlimKat

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I use it a lot for caustic

I use it a lot for caustic and other apps

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> Not working on Galaxy Nexus

> Not working on Galaxy Nexus running SlimKat

I probably need to recompile it using the latest SDK, this apk was created about 9 months ago.

Ty, can you keep a look out for this thread to be updated, I will announce when i get an new APK to test.

Mike

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Thanks!

Thanks!

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Sorry Mike, I haven't used it

Sorry Mike, I haven't used it yet even though I intend to. But always forget about it. I'll try to remember for my next upload though :).

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I'll be glad to test it! I

I'll be glad to test it! I hope Caustis 3.2/4 Comes out! I really want to be up to date so I am using this version and 3.1 incase I get into a crash or error.

 

 

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I'd say its worth releasing.

I'd say its worth releasing. I think it'd be cool if it gave the option to have multiple pages (sort of like the first-run intro thing).


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Can't, Rej has a text limit

Can't, Rej has a text limit that caustic expects when it loads the .caustic file and reads the bytes.

So what is there right now is the limit.

Mike

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