Headset inline control problem
This is lingering in an accessories thread, thought I'd try here -- can anyone confirm whether the Epic will pause/skip music using an inline remote button? I've tried multiple players and multiple headsets (including the one that comes with the Epic) and none of them work. Instead of pausing/skipping songs, pressing the inline button will take me to the "last call" phone screen everytime.
No idea what's going on here?
- 09-02-2010, 07:38 PM #2
Can anyone else with an Epic confirm that this works for them? Maybe I have a busted unit?
- 09-07-2010, 11:42 AM #4
Yeah I tried a few other players too but can't get it to work. I'm sure other people must have this issue (and it is extremely annoying). The behavior on my phone is that the headset button does nothing when the screen is off, and always jumps to the call log when the screen is on.
- 09-07-2010, 12:18 PM #5
I can confirm there are a number of my headsets that don't work properly with the Epic. Most do not control the player, others can't even be used during a call at all (the mic won't work at all). The Samsung headset won't control the player either... imagine that!
One more thing, the Samsung wired headset that came with my phone will not work on dupplex mode while on a call ~ I can hear the other party but I can't hear my own voice when I answer back.
- 09-07-2010, 01:15 PM #7
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- 09-07-2010, 11:02 PM #11
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My old iPhone/Apple headset only works as headphones. I've lost mic, play/pause, prev/next and volume control functionality. This is very disappointing since I use my phone as a music player while exercising and for work related phone conferences. The only feature that was lacking on the EVO was the volume control with the same headset. I believe there is an app in the market place to resolve the last issues on the EVO.
- 09-07-2010, 11:24 PM #12
I echo your sentiment, the built-in video/audio software leaves some to be desired for a phone of this caliber. Hope Samsung includes reworked versions of these apps on any upcoming update. However, I suspect the Epic will come to realize it's full potential only through custom ROMs.
- 09-08-2010, 02:07 AM #13
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- 09-08-2010, 10:49 AM #15
Well I went back to the HTC headset and tried it again, I guess I most have been confused at the time but it actually does not control the player at all... just takes you to the dialer app like all the others. Sorry for the confusion.
So as of now, none of my wired headsets can control the player and in a couple of them (Sony) the mic does not work during calls. What a bummer!
- 09-08-2010, 11:29 AM #16
Here is the reply from Samsung:
Thank you for your inquiry. The 3.5mm Stereo Headset that comes with the phone is lightweight and comfortable, this Stereo Headset enables you to carry on conversations while you continue to do other things, including listening to music on the go. This however does not include functions to skip or pause as you may need to do these on the phone itself.
Thank you for your continued interest in Samsung.
Samsung Technical Support
Do the other Galaxy S variants behave in this way? I know they have their own music player while the Epic has the stock Android player, I wonder if that is part of the problem.
- 09-08-2010, 12:07 PM #17
- 09-08-2010, 02:47 PM #19
Not sure if this will work- but there's a free app called Headset Button Fix which says it's for Hero only- but reviews say it works on "Galaxy" phones. This is described as providing player controls to Bluetooth devices- maybe it will help with inline mic buttons as well?
- 09-08-2010, 04:32 PM #20
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- 09-09-2010, 08:15 PM #24
Long press (or multiple presses) doesn't seem to end a call, this doesn't bother me too much though. A long press when a call isn't going on will restart the music app if it isn't running (not the built-in app). FYI using the HEADSETHOOK method above works with the cubed player, mixzing, and double-twist (that's all I tried).
Also I'm not sure if another keycode would have better functionality. I tried MEDIA_PLAY_PAUSE which only paused/played music (even in the stock app) but didn't do anything in the phone app. I don't what keycode the other Samsung phones use. Probably the only solution without rooting is to get developers to modify their apps to listen for the SEND_END keycode sent on the EPIC, or maybe it's possible to write an app to listen for this keycode and broadcast another?