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#1 Saviq OFFLINE  

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Posted 13 August 2019 - 04:48 PM

Hey all,

 

I know this has been talked about a couple times, but over and over I stumble on this change… Most recently I realized I won't be able to control my synced music playback through Android Auto. Unless/until Emby gains Auto integration / certification at least.

 

I understand the reasons behind the change to use the Download Manager, there's no point in reinventing the wheel. But maybe there's a third option? I'm sure Emby gets notified of successful downloads, couldn't it then move the downloaded files to a location accessible to other apps? Basically treat the app-only data directory as temporary storage for in-progress downloads?

 

That, or use the DownloadManager's API to download to a public location, enabling MediaScanner, too?

 

Thanks for listening :)



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Posted 15 August 2019 - 03:30 PM

We're building our own custom download manager for the next app update, so more flexibility might be possible. But still, it will need to be a folder that the app has permission to write to and that will be limited.



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Posted 15 August 2019 - 03:43 PM

Well, as long as it is one of the "public" areas that other apps can read, that should be fine :)

 

Thanks, looking forward to it. Shame the system one isn't cutting it.


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Posted 17 August 2019 - 01:18 AM

There are improvements in the app's beta channel if you'd like to help test those out:

https://emby.media/c...wnload-manager/

 

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Posted 17 August 2019 - 03:15 PM

Hey,

 

I got the beta app and can say it probably behaves better downloading, but my problem above isn't solved - it still downloads to Android/data/…, which isn't accessible to other programs (and/or scanned by MediaScanner).



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Posted 17 August 2019 - 05:28 PM

That wasn't the point of this particular update. Thanks.







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