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DoggCatcher appears to not support VBR (Variable Bit Rate)

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deathtoll2001
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DoggCatcher appears to not support VBR (Variable Bit Rate)

Hey there,

I recently converted my audiobook collection to standard MP3 format, but with VBR to reduce file size while preserving quality. Due to the nature of the spoken word, this is often a very nice compression to quality ratio.

However, placing some of these files in my virtual feed results in "This is not supported audio or video". I can play them through many other applications on my Moto Droid (including the stock music app). I can't think of another explanation than DoggCatcher doesn't support VBR. Is this something that could be updated?

I have been very happy with DoggCatcher in general and love the ability to use it to remember progress in any MP3 files. Any help with this is greatly appreciated!

eric
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File extension

What's the file extension on those files? If it's just mp3, then you can email me a sample file that you are having a problem with and I'll take a look (support at snoggdoggler.com).

deathtoll2001
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Trying to play a folder as if it's a music file doesn't work out

I had a realization late last night that proved accurate:

As it turns out, I had placed my nice VBR files in the virtual feed folder... in their own folders! So the feed reader was seeing the folders and bringing in the right name, but was trying to actually play a folder, which doesn't work out so well.

Pulled the files out of the folders, updated the feed, and everything worked great!

Sorry for the confusion! Perhaps you can add a little something that either traverses folders in virtual feeds, or doesn't read in a folder at all. In hindsight, there were a couple warnings:
The folder is named slightly differently than the file and it was the folder name that appeared
The icon was a ? rather than a music symbol, but that could just mean it doesn't like the format.

Anyway, thanks for the quick response and the awesome product!

eric
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That makes sense

I just created an issue to hide the folders and also one to recurse the folders, that's a pretty good idea.

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