Export very touchy in Android

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Export very touchy in Android

Post by svtdoug » Tue May 08, 2018 11:34 pm

When exporting/Overlay a video file, the process is very intolerant of anything else being done to my Android phone - LG G5. If I turn off the screen and back on, it disrupts the export. If a call comes in, or text, it disrupts the process. If I change to another app, it disrupts the process. Can this process be made to be more tolerant of other things going on with the phone? Shouldn't the process be able to run in the background?

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Re: Export very touchy in Android

Post by gplracerx » Thu May 10, 2018 1:06 am

Shouldn't the process be able to run in the background?
Video processing is very resource intensive. So no, it's not something that can run in the background. In fact, HLT doesn't run at all in the background and releases all resources far as I know.
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Re: Export very touchy in Android

Post by svtdoug » Thu May 10, 2018 1:54 am

Ok, no background processing, but shutting off the screen for a moment and then back on?
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Re: Export very touchy in Android

Post by gplracerx » Thu May 10, 2018 11:16 pm

svtdoug wrote:Ok, no background processing, but shutting off the screen for a moment and then back on?
Isn't that the definition of background?
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Re: Export very touchy in Android

Post by Harry » Fri May 11, 2018 7:20 am

Both sending the app to background (pulling another or Springboard forward), and sending the phone to sleep has the same effect: the app is resigning active state. For LapTimer, this means the app will interrupt standard processing and release all resources.

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Re: Export very touchy in Android

Post by ereynold60 » Wed May 16, 2018 8:56 pm

I would love the ability to do overlays on a PC, possibly running under some Android emulator. So, export lap data and re-link video files, then run batch overlays using "Laptimer" code. (Yes, I know there is RaceRender for this, but I find the gauges and layout to be a bit cartoonish). I do prefer the cleaner overlays produced by Laptimer.

I know, this is "feature" request...
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