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davidwilliamros...
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Kindle fire SD cards

I have just purchased doggcatcher for the Kindle Fire 7. I don't seem to be able to download podcasts to my sdcard; each time I try to download I get a download failure notification. I have selected a folder in the settings and created a new folder on my sdcard and both these attempts have failed. Any ideas?

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Kindle fire SD card

Since the release of Android KitKat 4.4.2/4, Lollipop 5.0/5.1 & Marshmallow 6.0  DC can only write to a specific limited directory on external SD cards. The current version of the Fire OS is based on Lollipop, on the “Storage Directory” screen (DC Menu>Settings>Miscellaneous) is there a listed external directory highlighted in orange “Limited”?
Examples
/storage/ext_sd/Android/data
/storage/SD card1/Android/data
/storage/extSdCard/Android/Data
/storage/6562-6463/Android/data

Press on /storage/SD card1/Android/data or equivalent>Then press "Yes' on the dialog box - this will auto-fill the storage directory box down below - on the second dialog box press OK - DC will restart

For virtual feeds (See posted User Guide article http://www.doggcatcher.com/node/1810

If the above solution doesn't work and since Eric (DC developer) currently doesn't have one of the new Kindle Lollipop devices with SD Card support, there isn't a way for us to troubleshoot this issue (See his posted response from another user with this problem http://www.doggcatcher.com/node/6485#comment-16238)

davidwilliamros...
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This appeared to work.

This appeared to work. However, the playback was intermittent. I think I'll contact amazon for refund, which is shame. Thanks for your help.

WayneC
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The current release of the

The current release of the Kindle Fire 5.1.1 OS is based on Android OS Lollipop 5.1.X which has a memory leak bug issue, this can cause playback issues

See Android Open Source Project - Issue Tracker Memory Leak on Lollipop crashing Apps
https://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=79729

Also see Android Authority article about this issue
http://www.androidauthority.com/fix-lollipops-massive-memory-leak-coming...

The next update of DC for the will be released soon, this version will have the ability to disable the "Variable Speed Enabled" (DC Menu>Settings>Audio Player)

In the meantime change the player for DC from “Integrated” (Internal) to “External” (DC Menu>Settings>Audio Player) Press “Audio Player” change to “External Player”