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theartolater
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Podcast time not working

This might be a compatibility issue with my phone. I have a ZTE Axon 7, on Android 7.0, MiFavor 4.2 Build #A2017UV1.1.0B15. Running Doggcatcher 1.2.4147 (Paid)

Ever since updating, a podcast will play as normal, but the time tracker will not update. So if I'm in the middle of a 50 minute podcast, Doggcatcher still shows it at 0:00, and I cannot restart in the middle. It also impacts navigation of the podcast itself, as fast-forward does not work and rewind will typically toss me back to the beginning of whatever I'm listening to.

Not sure if this is a known issue, but it's fairly frustrating. It's not the files, as this has happened with multiple shows from different feeds, and I do not appear to be having this issue with other programs like Spotify.

WayneC
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Playback Problems

See the "Audio playback problems" post under "Playback Issues" http://www.doggcatcher.com/AudioPlaybackProblems and try Google’s Android experimental media player for 6.0+/7.0+ devices and see if that resolves the problem.

ZTE may also be using a custom ROM version of Android 7.0, see "Audio only plays about 1 second every 10 seconds or so" post http://www.doggcatcher.com/node/6605

theartolater
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This looks like it may have

This looks like it may have solved it, will come back if it doesn't.

An FYI, I get an error message saying that variable playback is always enabled on Marshmallow. Doesn't look like that's an option I can toggle anymore.

Thank you!

WayneC
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The second solution is only

The second solution is only if the experimental media player didn't resolve the problem, switch back to the default player and then disable the variable speed feature.

Sorry..I should have made that more clearer on my original response.

PhilthyM
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Variable speed

Hi Wayne, the variable speed can't be turned off on mine, it says it's always enabled for Marshmallow and newer.

PhilthyM
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Same since Nougat update

Mine was working fine on my Lenovo P2, I did the Nougat update this morning and now it's got the same problem as described by the OP.

It does play correctly using the Android Play option and I get a level of control via the progress bar, but nowhere near as good as the inbuilt DC player. Any thoughts on when we might see a fix, please? Thanks.

PhilthyM
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Ignore the above message!

The inbuilt player is hopeless! There is no ability to skip backwards and forwards, but worse, it doesn't keep your position. Completely unusable!

WayneC
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Variable Speed Enabled (is on

Variable Speed Enabled (is on by default on Lollipop 5.0 & up ) because of a playback issue
with the Android media player on Lollipop 5.0 devices (http://www.doggcatcher.com/LollipopMediaplayer or http://www.doggcatcher.com/node/6605) and can’t be disabled on 6.0+/7.0+ devices

The “Variable Speed” (Stable Speed Library) feature used by app (DC) may not be compatible the Nougat Android media player...maybe because it natively supports variable speed or similar bug issue that affected the 5.0 player, so the Android experimental media player for 6.0+/7.0+ devices (DC Navigation Menu>Settings>Advanced) is the only option to resolve some of the playback issues you’re experiencing on your device.

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Or give up!

I have switched to Beyond Pod