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Bluetooth Media Quirks (iPhone)

Discussion in 'Model X: User Interface' started by hazart, Apr 28, 2018.

  1. hazart

    hazart Member

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    Wondering if anyone else experiences this issue or oddity:

    I stream a lot of podcasts that I listen to on my phone through my MDX. It connects fine and picks up right where I left off, but the "album art" it displays for them are so wacky and strange that I have no idea where the car is sourcing them from. It's almost as if someone did a Google image search after smashing their fist on a keyboard. It's totally random.

    Anyone else experience this issue? It's definitely a nit to pick, but it seems odd that since all the other functions (streaming, lowering volume/pausing when entering/exiting car) works so well and seamlessly that it's kind of puzzling that something as simple as the image for the podcast doesn't come through.
     
  2. dprisoner

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    Oh, you mean like The Curly Shuffle by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band? IMG_6238.jpg
     
  3. hazart

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    Yes. That would qualify. Though my screen isn't as blurry as yours...
     
  4. Legolad

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    I don't have my Model X yet so I can't test this. I have, however, seen similar behavior in a recent rental car. On podcasts and music files that did not have album art embedded, the car's display would pull an image from somewhere else.

    I suspect that the car was pulling it from a cache of generic images stored in the car's memory for just this purpose.

    Once I get my Model X (June??) I can create a set of sample files, some with and some without album art and do a proper test.
     
  5. dprisoner

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    There are songs I know have images embedded, but are not being displayed. It is pulling all those images through it's own service.
     
  6. caesartheday

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    I just noticed it yesterday when I started listening to Audible audio book. Every time I start it it fetches some obscurely random album art - it's actually quite amusing as frankly I don't care about album art - but when you're listening to music and songs - I'm sure it can be frustrating.
     
  7. cvoltage

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    Wondering if there is way to change this "album art." It is distracting and the image that is consistently shown is somewhat offensive.
     
  8. DriverOne

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    Been that way since 2012 or so. I guess they can’t tell if the phone is playing music or podcast, and their album art service has no clue about podcasts, so... I listen to some astronomy podcasts with Dr Pamela Gay. The album art gets rather lewd, sadly.

    Quirks that annoys me; be not playing anything at all. Call comes in; it’s spam so tap end call on the steering wheel. Music/podcast/recent source starts playing!
     

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