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harleymac1
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Downloads showing in music

Some of my podcasts are showing up in Doggcatcher and I find them later under my music player. This is on g1. Anyone know how to stop this? I don't need it in two places.

FunkTrooper
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I haven't investigated this

I haven't investigated this is thoroughly as perhaps I should have done, but I believe that the Music player app (at least the one on my Hero) does not notice MP3 files that are stored in hidden directories (i.e. directories that begin with a dot)

If we had an option for DoggCatcher to use a directory called “.doggcatcher” instead of “doggcatcher”, that *should* solve this problem.

eric
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Hiding media

There's a preference to disable the display of media in the android gallery, just toggle it off and you should be all set - enable media scan.

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I can't find any such setting

I can't find any such setting on my HTC Hero. Of course, this may be because I'm using a Hero with its non-standard Android interface. Still, it would be nice if I could find a way to make the music player ignore podcasts, as it's annoying having podcasts come up when playing in shuffle mode.

So just to be sure, where exactly is this setting meant to be?

ChicagoPete
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In DoggCatcher

I believe Eric was referring to the preference within DC. If you scroll down a little bit in there, at the bottom of the Media Player section, you'll see the option "Enable media scan". If you uncheck this, that should stop your podcasts from showing up in the Android music player - after you update your feeds and after the system rescans. You can force the rescan by rebooting the phone.

eric
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Thanks Pete

Thanks Pete, that's exactly it.

I just created a mantis issue to change that preference to display something intelligible...the current description doesn't really do it :-)

Kodros
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It's still showing up =(

I do have "Enable Media Scan" unchecked and yes, it did work when I first disabled it and rebooted. However, they sneak back in over time. For me, whenever a podcast gets downloaded, it's showing up in my Android Media Player yet the only place that file exists is in a folder with a .nomedia file in it.

Could anybody else test this? If so, it sounds like an Android OS issue unless there is something you can do when downloading something to tell Android to stay away from it. Eric, possibly try the method where you put a period in front of the directories to see if that takes higher priority over the .nomedia when grabbing new media.

eric
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Some coming back

I don't think I'm going to be able to rename the directory, that would cause a lot of things to break.

But, when you described the problem the way you did it made me think of something that I'm pretty sure is a bug that's causing it. Whenever a download completes, DC tells android to scan that file explicitly. Then there's also the times when android scans...considering the .nomedia files. Those two things happen separately. DC should not be telling android to scan newly downloaded files if you have the enable scan turned off, but I think it is.

I created an issue for this - http://mantis.snoggdoggler.com/view.php?id=391

Thanks for posting.

eric
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Confirmed and fixed

It'll be in the release after next.

Kodros
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Awesome, thanks.

Awesome, thanks.

Nidisa
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Happening to me too :(

I read this thread, and went to preferences in DC and unchecked "enable media scan" I rebooted the phone, deleted all feeds that were residing in my "songs" list via media player, and restarted DC. They are redownloading into my media player again! Makes it very hard to scan through my songs when this has added about 40 more entries.
I have a Droid, running 2.0.1.

Anyway to stop this from happening?? DC version is 1.1.1128

TIA

eric
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Update the feeds

Did you update the feeds after unchecking the preference? That is required to create all the .nomedia files, then the reboot is needed after this.

I know this is a bit of a pain. I considered automatically updating the feeds after disabling the preference, but I thought that some people may not want to do that. Maybe I should prompt you after you disable the scan, to ask if you want to update the feeds.

Nidisa
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Fixed!

I went back and redid just as you detailed. And I have no feeds in mixed in with my mp3s :) Thank you so much!

nerys
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easy solution to this. create

easy solution to this.

create a text file empty called .nomedia

it you can't on your computer (some won't let you make a NO file name file) call it 1.nomedia then RENAME on the droid

now you can COPY that file (including on the pc that would not let you make it) into all the folders you DO NOT want the media scanner "scanning"

this has multiple benefits #1 it keeps it from reading your podcasts #2 it GREATLY speeds up the annoying media scanner process since now it will ignore most of your folders since you put the .nomedia file in their by now :-)