SoundAbout

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Nov 6, 2012 9:27:44 PM via Website

Now has trial period of Pro features!

This APP (with a service) allows you to:

1) Wired Headset detection - ALLOW or IGNORE the headphone/headset plug in/out detection.
ALLOW it so that plugging a headset in or out will automatically set your phone to use or not use the headset.
IGNORE will cancel the plug in/out event and is mostly used for those with phones that have a faulty headset jack which can cause the speaker and earpiece not to work.

2) Wired Headset microphone - DETECT or IGNORE that a headset has a microphone when plugged in. Only used if the headphone/headset plug in/out detection is set to ALLOW.

3) Notifications to Speaker - Allow notification/alarm sounds play through the SPEAKER as well as the selected media audio setting. This setting can be unchecked so that notifications/alarms only play through the selected media setting.

4) Media Audio - Route the media audio to (External speaker, Wired Headphones, Wired Headset (with mic), Earpiece, Aux Digital(HDMI), Bluetooth(A2DP), Bluetooth(mono), Bluetooth(mono)(dynamic), Dock(Analog), Dock(Digital)).
Media audio includes music, notifications, alarms, ringer.
(Bluetooth, Dock, Aux Digital(HDMI), and Earpiece are enabled for the PRO VERSION only)

MUSIC and NAVIGATION can be routed to Bluetooth (mono) on most phones, but not all.
NOTIFICATIONS CANNOT be routed to Bluetooth (mono).
BLUETOOTH(mono)(dynamic) - Will only send audio to the Bluetooth device when it detect audio is playing. Great for sending to a car's Bluetooh phone profile while the car radio is in use. It stops the radio, plays audio, and starts the radio. May not work for all cars and first second of audio could be missed if used for Navigation.

5) Phone call audio - (Pro version) Route the phone call audio to (Built in Earpiece, External speaker, Bluetooth (mono), Wired Headphones, Wired Headset (with mic), Aux Digital(HDMI)).

6) Bluetooth behavior - (Pro version):
Bluetooth Auto Enable - Automatically enable Bluetooth when Bluetooth output is selected.
(A2DP) Media audio usage - Allow/Deny the connected Bluetooth media device to be the default output for media.
(Mono) Media audio usage - Allow/Deny the connected Bluetooth mono device to be the default output for media. May not work for all phones.
Phone call usage - Allow/Deny the connected Bluetooth mono device to be the default output for phone calls.
(Mono) microphone override - Use the Bluetooth (mono) device microphone for voice input while using audio output set in the Media audio setting.

Disconnect to speaker - Allow/Deny using speaker for notifications(notifications still go to selected media audio output)

7) There is a widget named "Headset Toggle" to toggle the Headphones/Headset on or off.

When installed, the first time you run the app will start the background service. It will then always start on reboot.

If music stops when you unplug a headset, this app cannot prevent it. That is the music app purposely stopping so that audio doesn't not blast through the speaker.

— modified on Apr 5, 2013 2:59:17 PM

Nov 7, 2012 1:34:26 PM via Website

Thanks for posting the app here. I checked it out at the play store and it looks great with stellar user reviews. As soon as I get my Note 2 I'll be downloading this. Thanks again.

Jun 24, 2014 8:41:51 PM via Website

Hello , I have one problem, maybe you can help. I have bought the Soundabout Pro app, and I am running in some trouble. I am using an mk808B android tv stick, with 4.2.2 firmware. I also have one Mele F10 Pro wireless -mouse - remote, wich has build in speaker, headphone jack and mic . The problem,and why I bought soundabout in the first place, is that everytime I restart my android stick. the default sound output is set to mediotek usb etc.. wich is the remote's soundcard. No matter how many times I change to hdmi, it goes back to remote's audio. So I got sound about and problem solved. However, one more problem. I also have a Microsoft live webcam, wich has integrated microphone, and I chose this by default, as sound input (for Skype), but after every reboot, sound input goes back to remote's built-in microphone. The question is, any chance you would release an update or something like that, to make sound about able to do the same for sound input, what it does for sound output ? wich is memorise this setting, so it does not go back to some other input device that the one that I choose by default ? thank you. If it is too much trouble, maybe you could make an in-app purchase, and I will definetly buy it, and I believe there are plenty more people in my situation wich need this, and are willing to buy the "solution".