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"Enable Media Scan" - broken or confused?

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aelfwyne
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"Enable Media Scan" - broken or confused?

I have the "Enable Media Scan" checkbox turned off. But, as far as I can tell, it doesn't *do* anything, or perhaps I am confused about what it does.

So what I *want* is for the dozens and dozens of podcasts I have not to pollute the MUSIC icon on my phone. Yes, yes, I know these are MP3 files, but for heck sake, I don't want to have my music interrupted by 2 hours of Leo Laporte when I'm in the Android Music Player!

Perhaps a more agressive technique should be offerred, such as renaming the files when not being actively played so Android doesn't get play-happy and toss them right into the regular music player.

As of now, this is kindof broken, and having all my podcasts showing up in my Music player has made actually playing music pretty near impossible since I don't want to have to create a playlist everytime I want to play music on my phone!

aelfwyne
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Hmm

Okay, seem to have figured this out. Had to reboot the phone and manually create the .nomedia file for this to take effect. This should be the default setting.

eric
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It's not clear how that preference works

I did add a notification when you toggle that preference that tells you that you need to do a feed update and then a reboot (or sd card mount) to get the .nomedia files to get generated and for android to rescan the sd card. That sounds like what you did, just in a different order.

The next version that hits the market will have this notification...quite a few people have understandably not guessed how that works.

http://mantis.snoggdoggler.com/view.php?id=201

Thanks for the post.

jkarp
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one possibility...

Long-time DC users probably have orphaned directories under /DoggCatcher/EpisodeEnclosures that need cleaning up or their contents will still show even with "Enable Media Scan" disabled. I know I had a bunch.

eric
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Orphans

I actually have an issue for this. This should help to clean those up.

http://mantis.snoggdoggler.com/view.php?id=271

mcamou
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Yes please!

Yes please!

emgould
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Video doesn't play after reboot BUT ONLY FROM Doggcatcher

I lose all ability to play video that has been previously downloaded by Doggcatcher however ONLY from Doggcatcher itself. If I use other programs to scan for video then it finds the videos stored in the Doggcatcher directory and I can play it any one of a number of video players. This happens whether or not I have media scan enabled.

Any suggestions? Given that only doggcatcher itself has trouble playing its own video files it would seem that this is a doggcatcher bug.

Thanks,
Eric

eric
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Ability to play

What do you mean by the ability to play. Are you seeing the video icons for the items or are the green down arrows displayed?

Also, is this just for one feed or all video feeds?

emgould
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I mean the podcast episode

I mean the podcast episode appears as it did before the reboot but when you click on it to play you get a message that it can not play the video.

eric
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Feed

Is this happening with just one feed or more than one? If you could post the urls, I can't test them.