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Airplay2 on B&O products reliable?

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HH1971
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HH1971 replied on Sun, Aug 9 2020 8:47 PM

It is frustrating to read that it is technical possible, but B&O ignores it and / or is technical incompetent to enhance the software / firmware.

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IMHO B&O has the best 3rd party AirPlay 2 integration. This is based on my experience with many products. In fact it is one reason I have continued to add B&O speakers to my collection.

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Alsfeld replied on Sun, Nov 22 2020 10:08 AM

Does the new available software version 1.24.41627 handle the meta data issue on the Beosound 35 when using Airplay?

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mbolo01 replied on Sun, Nov 22 2020 12:21 PM
Alsfeld:

Does the new available software version 1.24.41627 handle the meta data issue on the Beosound 35 when using Airplay?

Indeed, It would be interesting to know.

Yesterday, I raised another case with B&O about this topic, particularly about the B&O App not displaying album covers when AirPlay is used against a B&O sound system that definitively has this information, I.e. the reference or link to the album cover. I sent them

a product log that shows all of that so they cannot answer that it is technically not possible ...

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Alsfeld:

Does the new available software version 1.24.41627 handle the meta data issue on the Beosound 35 when using Airplay?

If you ask whether the player shows metadata when streaming through airplay, the answer is no.
I have a difficult time to see what's different. 

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Alsfeld
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Alsfeld replied on Tue, Nov 24 2020 7:21 PM

mbolo01:
Alsfeld:

Does the new available software version 1.24.41627 handle the meta data issue on the Beosound 35 when using Airplay?

Indeed, It would be interesting to know.

Yesterday, I raised another case with B&O about this topic, particularly about the B&O App not displaying album covers when AirPlay is used against a B&O sound system that definitively has this information, I.e. the reference or link to the album cover. I sent them

a product log that shows all of that so they cannot answer that it is technically not possible ...

What way/channel you are using to raise a case?
Perhaps it helps that I and perhaps some other people raise the same case. To increase the demand.
You are going via the helpless customer support?

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mbolo01 replied on Tue, Nov 24 2020 7:45 PM
Alsfeld:

You are going via the helpless customer support?

Yes Big Smile

I now have a case opened and the latest answer is that my request has been transmitted to the relevant team.

I don’t have any hope for a solution soon, but as you wrote, the more cases are raised, the more pressure they have on providing a solution.

I would join to the case one may open a copy of the product notification output while playing an AirPlay source showing the metadata including the album cover URL.

Product notification is obtained via a browser at the following URL:

http://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:8080/BeoNotify/Notifications

Where xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx is the IP address of the product, e.g M5, BS Core, etc ...

Output looks like below, if you search for trackImage you’ll find the link to the image within the product itself:

{"notification":{"timestamp":"2020-11-21T11:32:19.394618","type":"SOURCE","kind":"source","data":{"primary":"airplay:2797.1293039.99999999@products.bang-olufsen.com","primaryJid":"2797.1293039.99999999@products.bang-olufsen.com","primaryExperience":{"source":{"id":"airplay:2797.1293039.99999999@products.bang-olufsen.com","friendlyName":"AirPlay","sourceType":{"type":"AIRPLAY"},"category":"MUSIC","inUse":true,"profile":"","linkable":false,"recommendedIrMapping":[{"format":11,"unit":2,"command":148}],"contentProtection":{"schemeList":["PROPRIETARY"]},"embeddedBinary":{"schemeList":[]},"product":{"jid":"2797.1293039.99999999@products.bang-olufsen.com","friendlyName":"BS Core"}},"listener":["2730.1200316.99999999@products.bang-olufsen.com","2797.1293039.99999999@products.bang-olufsen.com"],"lastUsed":"2020-11-21T11:12:28.125000","state":"play","_capabilities":{"supportedNotifications":[{"type":"SOURCE","kind":"source"},{"type":"SOURCE_EXPERIENCE_CHANGED","kind":"source"},{"type":"PLAY_QUEUE_CHANGED","kind":"playing"},{"type":"NOW_PLAYING_ENDED","kind":"playing"},{"type":"STREAMING_STATUS","kind":"streaming"},{"type":"PROGRESS_INFORMATION","kind":"playing"},{"type":"NOW_PLAYING_STORED_MUSIC","kind":"playing"}]}}}}}

{"notification":{"timestamp":"2020-11-21T11:32:19.395064","type":"NOW_PLAYING_STORED_MUSIC","kind":"playing","data":{"name":"Against the Wind","duration":295,"trackImage":[{"url":"http://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:80/api/stream//tmp/temp_data_airPlayAlbum_cea08dc58f04ad6a11f8c7a2d5e3267a","size":"large","mediatype":"image/jpg"}],"artist":"Ameritz - Tributes","artistImage":[],"album":"Against the Wind - A Tribute to Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band","albumImage":[],"genre":"","playQueueItemId":"airplay"}}}

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Alsfeld replied on Sun, Dec 6 2020 11:01 AM

mbolo01:
B&O App not displaying album covers when AirPlay

It would be great if B&O could display the album cover when AirPlay is used.

Interesting is, when using BeoLiving Intelligence the related BeoLiving iOS App is displaying the album cover when using AirPlay. I do not understand, why the developer of Bang&Olufsen are not able to show the cover, but the developer of Bang&Olufsen khimo are able to show it?

And even more DISAPPOINTING is !!! That when streaming to my Beosound 35 NO meta data and NO cover is displayed in neither app.

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