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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by dc2447, Sep 3, 2010.

  1. dc2447

    dc2447 Well-Known Member
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    Listen allows me to logon and all that good stuff, my problem is different.

    I can search and subscribe to episodes however they never download, they are always in the queue. I can try the refresh option but it doesn't help.

    So far in a month I downloaded one podcast.

    Anyone seem similar?
     

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  2. vikingisson

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    Are you on WiFI? By default the subscribed or queued podcasts will only download over WiFI. You can configure to also use 3G or force it to download specific items over 3G. There is also a schedule setting, manual, 8 hours, etc.
     
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  3. dc2447

    dc2447 Well-Known Member
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    Thanks for the response.

    The podcasts were being downloaded on wifi. I reboot seemed to rectify the problem and the queue downloaded.

    I am now giving up on Listen though, it's unbearably slow UI and the search that fails to find my podcasts was just too much
     
  4. Sleuth

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    ^Re: Search not finding your podcasts. The solution is to find them all by googling them on your desktop/laptop and to manually add each podcast's RSS feed to your google reader and use that to drive Google Listen.
     
  5. dc2447

    dc2447 Well-Known Member
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    nice trick

    Dumb question, does listen actually download the enclosures (mp3s)? it seems to be trying to stream them? I'd like them to be downloaded when on wifi for travelling?
     
  6. vikingisson

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    As with nearly any googly apps on the phone you can do it on a pc/browser and it all syncs to the phone OTA without worry. Do the heavy lifting on a real computer first. There are always slicker apps out there but having it all available on one account in a big screen browser is sweet.

    The Listen settings have all the configs regarding how much is downloaded and for how long. Something like 20 podcasts are kept local, FIFO. Yes, your subscribed podcasts can be downloaded on wifi and then listened to later. I usually have several hours worth of listening available. Great in the car, train, travelling, etc. I suppose you could crank up the cache limit and download a lot more for those times when you need a lot.
     
  7. dc2447

    dc2447 Well-Known Member
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    I have a new issue: Playback stutters and pauses.

    Happens when

    * there is very little activity on the phone
    * sending stats to google is disabled
    * playing from downloaded files

    I *think* but can't be sure that streaming in unaffected

    Any thoughts?
     
  8. dc2447

    dc2447 Well-Known Member
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    *bump*
     

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