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Synchronized media location (e.g. Android Auto playback)


Saviq
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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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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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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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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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