LapTimer Failing to Connect to GoPro and Start Recording

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LapTimer Failing to Connect to GoPro and Start Recording

Postby GetBoosted » Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:44 pm

These gopro issues have been plaguing me since I've bought Harry's and it's insanely annoying. 9 times out of 10, harry's will not connect and trigger recording w/ the gopro. The process I run through is below. I'm at my wits end with trying to get this thing to work.

Process:
- Shut down all apps in the task manager
- Enable bluetooth
- Start harry's
- Power on gopro
- Enable wifi
- Goto Race > Timer
- Click Video and change to PiP (3rd option from left)
- Click Done
- Wait for the external camera to connect and it doesn't 9 times out of 10 so die a little inside :evil:

Setup:
- Harry's Laptimer Grand Prix v21.0.11 (Settings: MultiCam Preset: PiP / External Cam: GoPro HERO4 SE/BE / HERO3/3+ Wifi Password: '')
- Google Nexus 5X (Android v7.1.2)
- GoPro 4 Silver (in app mode for the wifi conneciton)
- ELM327 OBD II dongle (bluetooth connection)

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Chris


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Re: LapTimer Failing to Connect to GoPro and Start Recording

Postby Harry » Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:43 pm

Hi Chris,

The process looks fine. One thing introduced in Android 7 is handling of WiFi connections not offering Internet access (like the GoPro WiFi). Once you connect to such a WiFi, Android will show an alert and ask you if you want to connect although the WiFi does not seem to offer Internet. You need to agree here - otherwise the device will disconnect in background. Messages and handling may differ by manufacturer specific Android adoptions. You are fine if you see a WiFi symbol with an exclamation mark in Android status bar.

- Harry


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Re: LapTimer Failing to Connect to GoPro and Start Recording

Postby GetBoosted » Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:04 pm

I am familiar with the message. That is a good point and that did come about w/ the more recent Android versions. I always click to connect anyway on that message when it pops up but I still seem to run into trouble. Any other things I can check?


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Re: LapTimer Failing to Connect to GoPro and Start Recording

Postby GetBoosted » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:01 pm

Bump... any other suggestions?


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Re: LapTimer Failing to Connect to GoPro and Start Recording

Postby GetBoosted » Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:13 am

Bumping it back up.



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