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dsims
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Change download location

DoggCatcher is awesome, but I wish it saved the podcast to the Music directory on the SD card (or even better, let us specify where). Right now, none of the downloaded podcasts appear in the standard android Music player app unless I move them. Why create yet another audio player?

Also, if you open up an mp3 via the web browser, the audio begins to play immediately as it downloads. I would be great if DoggCatcher could do the same.

eric
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Joined: 11/06/2008 - 22:02
Changing download location

Changing dl location - I added this to the future feature list. I think it's a good idea.

The android media player seems to periodically scan the entire SD card for media. My podcasts are visible there. I've read there's a way to trigger this scanning which we may do after a DL completes, then the audio should always be available in the android player.

One of the ideas we are toying with is supporting both our integrated media player for basic playback, and then integrating with the android media player or other third party players. "yet another audio player"...I hear you, completely agree.

Streaming - Yep, lots of people asking for this.

dan1son
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I too have noticed odd

I too have noticed odd behavior with the music player scanning for the podcasts (which was a problem before the slider/remembering location enhancements were in here). It seems as though Android will very seldom scan the SD card for new content no matter where it's located.

However, it appears to scan immediately after removing the device from usb mass storage mode and immediately after rebooting. With my 8gig card full, scanning takes a pretty good amount of time, probably 10 minutes, so the items don't all show up right away.

Maybe there is a way to force refresh of the music apps library (tunewiki appears to use that library as well) through the API... although with the amount of CPU/time it takes it might be a bad idea to do it after every download.

eric
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Scanning

It makes sense that a scan would occur after removing as a mass storage device. I guess the thinking is that it was likely that you just moved media onto or off of the phone.

A couple releases ago, we added a scan trigger after a successful download but it's only for the one media file that was just downloaded, so new media should show up in the android player (or TuneWiki) very shortly after a download completes.