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Better bluetooth headset support RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm astonished that I had to use external utilities to redirect the sound to my helmet's bluetooth headset (handsfree profile).

    Using such utilities the stream is always on and it is power consuming.

    Why not integrate the default redirection of every system sound towards bluetooth hands free headset when connected?

    Obviously the possibility to disable such redirection if needed or even to redirect the sound to bluetooth while also the phone speaker remains activated would be appreciated.

     

    Tuesday, September 25, 2007 8:15 PM

Answers

  • Thanks a lot for your suggestion. Currently Windows Mobile 6 supports A2DP. A2DP is the standard Bluetooth profile that will allow you to stream stereo audio. To take advantage of this feature your Bluetooth headset needs to support this profile. It appears to me that your headset doesn't support A2DP so you are forced to piggyback on HFP(hands free profile). Piggybacking on HFP is just a hack to work around your headset not supporting A2DP. Doing this has some bad consequences like excessive power consumption. I will recommend you to get a Bluetooth headset that supports HFP and A2DP.

    Friday, September 28, 2007 5:46 AM

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  • Thanks a lot for your suggestion. Currently Windows Mobile 6 supports A2DP. A2DP is the standard Bluetooth profile that will allow you to stream stereo audio. To take advantage of this feature your Bluetooth headset needs to support this profile. It appears to me that your headset doesn't support A2DP so you are forced to piggyback on HFP(hands free profile). Piggybacking on HFP is just a hack to work around your headset not supporting A2DP. Doing this has some bad consequences like excessive power consumption. I will recommend you to get a Bluetooth headset that supports HFP and A2DP.

    Friday, September 28, 2007 5:46 AM
  • An application called "blue music" does exactly what you want. But, there is a drawback in that application. If you turn the device off, the soudn is re-routed to the device speakers. So, everytime you want to get the sounds mounted to the BT headset, you must activate it through blue music on the device
    Friday, September 28, 2007 8:07 PM
  • Where do I get this "Blue Music"?

    Monday, November 5, 2007 10:11 AM
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    There is a company called Teksoft that produces BlueMusic. You can find it here, They also provide a trial version of it, but it only plays 2minutes of streamed audio. Unfortunately, it is enough to get you hooked if you don't have an A2DP enabled head set.

     

    http://www.teksoftbluemusic.com/

    Saturday, July 19, 2008 2:45 AM