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Bug: Paused content isn't starting where it left off

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jjmartin
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Bug: Paused content isn't starting where it left off

I recently noticed that podcasts that i have paused are not picking up from where they left off but instead are starting over at the beginning.

This is happening when I listen to something higher in the play list after having paused a podcast.

I have the NPR hourly newscast at the top of my podcast, when I get into my car, I force the download of that and start listening. The behavior used to be that it would then pick the next podcast in the playlist from where I left off playing it. Now it seems to start the next podcast over which is not the behavior i want.

eric
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Sounds like a bug

I recently made a change that caused the 'current position' to be forgotten in a few places. I thought I caught them all but it looks like I missed one. I'll see if I can get this fixed soon, it's definitely not the behavior I want either :-)

You may want to try streaming the NPR hourly in the integrated player. They have such a small bitrate that even an edge connection might work.

I created a mantis issue for this - http://mantis.snoggdoggler.com/view.php?id=180

jjmartin
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maybe a new recurrance of

maybe a new recurrance of this has appeared.

eric
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Got it

I wasn't able to reproduce this with auto-play but I was by alternating between pressing on two items in the play list. Every other time or so, an item would get reset and play from the beginning instead of resuming.

The fix for this will be in the release after next.

If you still experience what was happening to you after that release, let me know and I'll take another look, but I'm pretty sure they both had the same cause.

jjmartin
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I had this happen again

I had this happen again yesterday... started playlist from the top after listening partially to a This american life, some other podcasts between got played, but when it got back to This American Life, it started over rather than from where I was.

eric
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Bummer

I thought I fixed all the ways this could happen. I'll take a look and see if I can reproduce it.

Thanks for letting me know.

Karolis
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I thought this was a feature

I thought this was a feature :) Well, not the start-over part, but the fact that playing resumes couple seconds back, so that you can remember where you left off.

eric
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uh, yeah...feature

Sure it's a feature, but not on purpose. :-)

Every few seconds, I save the position...so it doesn't always resume exactly where you left off.