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#1 DerrickM OFFLINE  

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Posted 19 June 2019 - 07:50 PM

I hope one day Emby can play music from downloads if a download exists for that song (especially when I only downloaded the songs from within the playlist and don't have all the songs from that album downloaded).

 

So if i am in the playlist view and the download button is ticked (highlighted blue) because i have downloaded that playlist, I would like it to play from the downloaded file.

That way when I drive through a dead-zone my music is not interrupted.


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Posted 19 June 2019 - 10:44 PM

Hi, yes we used to have this. We'll get it wired up again. Thanks.


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Posted 24 June 2019 - 03:54 AM

Ooh yes, this would be excellent. It would be a step closer to the useful Google Play Music-esque behaviour of caching / auto downloading a song to the mobile device when it's played so that mobile data isn't used again the next time the song is played remotely.

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Posted 24 June 2019 - 02:20 PM

Nice idea, one question though:

What would happen if the downloaded file has lower quality than the original one I could stream (assume enough available bandwith)?



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Posted 24 June 2019 - 03:57 PM

We could always make an in-app setting, but usually on a mobile device most are not really going to care.


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Posted 24 June 2019 - 05:29 PM

Well, if the downloaded one has a lower quality, I would just assume you are okay with listening at a lower quality since you downloaded it that way...

 

Alternatively, (not sure its possible) only use the downloaded version if there isn't available network.

 

But id prefer it to always use the download if available because sometimes network is available but not good enough to listen at the original quality anyways. Id rather listen at 128kbps then 320 with occasional skipping.
 

For me, it isn't an issue because my downloads are set to original quality, so the files are the same.



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Posted 24 June 2019 - 05:34 PM

Yes, I agree with all of that. My experience is with Google Play Music - and the downloaded or cached version is the one that always plays, even if it's lower quality. If you don't like that, you delete it manually and it caches again according to your settings. As Luke says - I don't care or really even notice.

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Posted 24 June 2019 - 05:40 PM

I would vote for a selector box similar to:

Prefer local content:
- always
- only on mobile data
- only on mobile data or slow wifi
- never

Possibly with an extra check box to always use local content when quality matches.

Edited by darkassassin07, 24 June 2019 - 05:42 PM.


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Posted 18 July 2019 - 03:50 PM

downloaded the beta version of the android app, any word on this?



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Posted 18 July 2019 - 09:01 PM

Not yet but it is on my list for the near future. thanks.



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Posted 05 August 2019 - 09:59 PM

I would appreciate this feature for the iOS Version, too.





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