thanks for your detailled review! We have done some improvements to the bluetooth integration in the current BETA. Will be available in release 2.52.
We addressed bluetooth speaker support:
– improved (more robust) connection when first time connecting bluetooth speakers (pairing and connect where not working for some speakers)
– changed connection status detection to bluetoothctl (sometimes bt-device ran into error on multiple connect/disconnects)
– added „-B“ option in Squeezlite to work with bluealsa: Squeezelite now checks the status of the bluetooth connection and sets „power off“ on disconnect and „power on“ on connect. With this you can seamless start playing by just powering up your bluetooth speakers. Make sure to remove „-C“ option in Squeezelite Options as this is not compatible.
Hope you like it 🙂
All the Best