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DC Fails to play most episodes on virtual feed populated from get_iplayer

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Alistair
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DC Fails to play most episodes on virtual feed populated from get_iplayer

I have a script I run periodically on my computer that uses the Linux get_iplayer tool to download radio programs and save them to a dropbox folder that is replicated on my phone. That folder is set up in DoggCatcher as a virtual feed.

The problem is that DoggCatcher refuses to play most of the programs I download. On the last download, there were 10 programs, only 2 of which would DoggCatcher play. They will all play fine in VLC.

Has anyone else had similar problems where DoggCatcher fails to play files that other players have no problem with?

WayneC
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VLC is designed to playback must, if not all media formats, DC uses the Android media player for audio & video playback and is limited to the Android supported formats (See Android Dev supported formats site https://goo.gl/CW8k9N ) so the app (DC) will not playback all media formats VLC is able to play.

You can the use VLC as a external player within the app (DC Navigation Menu>Settings>Audio Player>Audio Player) then allow VLC to open by default from your device settings (Device Settings>Apps>All Apps>VLC) or for playing back individual media files from the episode screen or the audio/video tabs press the context menu (Hamburger right of the Episode Title) select “Play in external player” press VLC and enable “Use as default app”.

The problem could also be a playback issue that affects some devices running custom roms or the latest update of Android

See FAQ post "Audio only plays about 1 second every 10 seconds or so" http://www.doggcatcher.com/node/6605

See FAQ post "Playback Problems" http://www.doggcatcher.com/AudioPlaybackProblems for devices running Android Marshmallow 6.0+ or Nougat 7.0+