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  2. What OS version is it running?
  3. What happened?
  4. What did you expect to have happened?
  5. What steps reproduce the issue?

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Under review

Restore fails to restore stations

deaddmail 5 years ago • updated by Jona (Lead Developer) 5 years ago 2

I have manually entered stations.  And have done the backup procedure.

I have then restored from the back and had the stations disappear from the favorites.  I have taken the backup.dat and opened in a NOTEPAD to see the stations but the dont show in the app under favorites

Jona (Lead Developer) 5 years ago

So you are having issues restoring your previous backup? You won't be able to see anything when opening the .dat file on notepad. It's a database type file.  Could you email me the backup so that I can take a look to try to figure out what is going on?  Send it here: jona@visualblasters.com


XiiaLive v3.0.2.3 - release notes

Jona (Lead Developer) 5 years ago • updated 5 years ago 0


- Station shortcut setting to avoid opening the app.

- New auto connect to FREE WiFi/Hotspot. Powered by Boingo!


- Modified player volume sensitivity.

- Improved accessibility support for blind people.

- Improved compatibility with older Android devices.

- Player more options popup height too small for higher density devices.

- Beta local file playback.

- Lockscreen control PREV/NEXT comply with player ctrl settings.

- Minor changes to SCAN stations feature.

- Updated Facebook SDK to latest version.

- Added support for latest Twitter APIs.


- Playback restarts when seeking on Nexus4 and Samsung Galaxy Nexus.

- Fixed few crash issues.

- Station editor does not save changes when adding a new station via Add URL wizard.

Not a bug

XiiaLive does not work when connected using Bluetooth Tether

Charlie Su 5 years ago • updated by Jona (Lead Developer) 5 years ago 3

When my device is connected to the Internet through Bluetooth tether, It won't connect to any stream as if there's no Internet connection. Other apps, such as browser, youtube, play store, etc. works normally.

I have a nexus 7 with CM10.1 4.2.2

Thanks for your continuous support and excellent work on this app!

Jona (Lead Developer) 5 years ago

Hey thanks for the feedback! Are you using the FFmpeg stream engine? If you are can you test with the Android stream engine? If you aren't using FFmpeg stream engine could you try streaming AAC and MPEG content so see if any of those formats are played correctly?

Also, are you able to search for stations while using BT tether?

Under review

Bug -- screen locked in "off" mode using Xiialive Pro on Galaxy S4 (sprint, android 4.4.2)

phreich 3 years ago • updated 3 years ago 2
New Xiialive Pro user on Galaxy S4 (sprint), having a problem causing partial freezing of phone.

Here is the environment and the symptoms:
1. The phone is running on battery power, is running the latest android update for the phone (sprint CDMA version, currently 4.4.2), is a 16gb version.
2.  While playing a station, and turning off the screen, after a while, the screen will no longer come on when the lock/unlock button is pressed.  The stream continues to play, and the volume control works, the "home" button seems to be recognized, and the "back" and "menu" button light up and may be recognized, but the screen will stay off -- no matter what.  The only option when this occurs is to press and hold the lock/unlock button long enough to power down the phone, and then reboot the phone.  The screen just won't come back on unless I reboot the phone.

The odd thing is that the screen will come on for the first few minutes after it is turned off, but later, somehow freezes in the "off" mode.

This only happens when I am using Xiialive Pro -- not in any other app, so I don't think it's a phone issue.  I do have "media control" turned on, and "lock screen controls" turned on.  I also set the stream engine to "android" in the hope that it will reduce power usage (your help screen says it will).

Are there any logs or other files you would like me to send?

Do you have any suggestions?
Under review

Android JellyBean & Bluetooth Metadata not works

ans ris (ansris) 2 years ago • updated by Rodrigo (Developer) 2 years ago 1

Hi, i tried on my phone xiialive when i hade jellybean firmware and the metadata were not transmitted over bluetooth, then i update firmware to kitkat and it works! for some reasone i had to get back jellybean and it effectively not works... same version of xiialive app... why ?

Under review

bluetooth streaming sudden stop

Baseer Balazadeh 5 years ago • updated by Jona (Lead Developer) 4 years ago 0
I'm on version 3.0.2. Samsung note 2.

I'VE notice bluetooth streaming suddenly stops. I'll have to force close the app before bt streaming works again. While this is happening I've tested winamp and Pandora just to make sure its not the phone. They work fine.
Jona (Lead Developer) 4 years ago

Sudden stop you are saying that audio stops being routed to BT device and possibly you are hearing it on your phone? When this happens do you see the XiiaLive that is actively playing?


How to use the built in equalizer with xiia without loosing volume sound for music

Rockcvn71 3 years ago • updated 3 years ago 0
Ok what I find happens when I adjust my equalizer on xiia app...I notice the current loud-Ness of the music is substantially lower if I move any of the Bass through treble bars up .I'm certain it hasn't always been like this.I've owned quite a few smart phones from epic to note 3.I noticed it on the Samsung note 2 .This is all while I'm using the player and say listening to groove salad station ect.I do have power amp installed and life vibes music fx on my note 3.
Under review

how about auto share scripts info songs execute over facebook,twitter

javahelpers 5 years ago • updated by Jona (Lead Developer) 5 years ago 0

it`s better if their are in option to execute some scripts info over android..since android it is linux platform

Jona (Lead Developer) 5 years ago

Could you explain a little more about the script? Are you saying allow the user to edit a share script? The more details the better! :)


howard 101.5 will not connect

dildo 6 years ago • updated by Jona (Lead Developer) 4 years ago 2
Im using 3g on my samsung galaxy s because i have no wifi available,but pirate station and crystal one both connect with no problem
Under review

Stream Drops Twice on Start of Playback

Thomas Forrester 4 years ago • updated by Jona (Lead Developer) 4 years ago 2
XiiaLive Pro (paid) v3.1.0 (I think - your "about" screen should say what the version is, but doesn't. Ah, there it is - found it on the Apps listing on the device; yes, it's 3.1.0) on AT&T carrier version HTC One running Android 4.3.

It used to work perfectly.  Then a couple of updates ago, XiiaLive Pro started dropping the stream (a shoutcast internet radio station) a couple of times within the first 5 to 10 minutes of streaming.  This seems pretty consistent and happens regardless of buffer settings.

Current settings: 
Stream engine: Andriod.
Stream cache length: 5 min
Pre-buffer length:  12000ms
buffer length: 12000ms
connect timeout: 12000ms
read timeout: 12000ms

So what happens is, the stream starts playing, then a couple of minutes in, I hear the "theme" noise as the stream drops.  It is silent for up to 30sec, and then it just starts playing again without another theme noise sounding.  Playback will continue normally, but will then drop again anywhere up to about 10 minutes later (usually 5 to 8 minutes) for another few seconds to around 30 seconds.  Once it recovers from this second drop, it is typically solid after that.

I am on WiFi when this happens.  As the owner of the internet radio station (Girls Rock Radio on SHOUTcast) that XiiaLive Pro is connected to, I can tell you without reservation that there is no buffering at the source.  I also know that other devices on the WiFi network (i.e., laptops, etc) are not experiencing any buffering issues so that eliminates the WiFi router as a source of the problem.

Is there any guidance you can provide in correcting this issue?

And, a small aside - I noticed some people complaining in bug reports here that they loose a stream when driving "out of range."  I think that might be happening to me now, too, and I should add that after first purchasing XiiaLive Pro that NEVER happened.  To get around the issue, I use a power management app that has "themes" like "Home" and "Away" which allows me to set the state of WiFi, bluetooth, mobile network, etc.  So I created a "Car" theme that enables bluetooth, turns off WiFi and turns on the Mobile Network.  If I start XiiaLive Pro with the "Car" theme switched on, I don't have the problem since the device doesn't loose WiFi since it was on the Mobile Network right from the start.  But again, XiiaLive Pro used to always handle the loss of WiFi and switch to Mobile Network just fine.  It was the ONLY App that did, and a BIG reason I purchased the Pro version in the first place.  Any chance of just going back to how things were a few versions back?

And BTW, I am extremely happy with my purchase decision for the Alarm function alone.  XiiaLive Pro has successfully woke me up every day for over a year now and I LOVE it for that.  I just would like to purge this 2x stream drop in the first 10 minutes bug.
Jona (Lead Developer) 4 years ago
Thanks for the great feedback! I really appreciate that you took the time to write us. 

We really stride to try to make the stream engine as solid and robust as we can. The issue you are now seeing with WIFI to network data switch off not recovering properly is an issue since we do expect it to properly recover and make it feel seamless.

The drop issue you see after 10minutes could potentially be various things. Does that drop happen while you are in one place or moving?  

It would help if you can reproduce those two issues separately and right away do a bug report from XiiaLive->Settings. I say right away so that the logs don't get overwritten.

Now the exciting stuff...we have recently released a beta version of XiiaLive on GooglePlay. This new version has a brand new and a lot smarter stream engine. I'm work on it as hard as I can to make it the best! It would be great if you can try it out and see if these issues still happen and if it works better overall for you. Take care!