IDK. I was hoping to skip Audible.Audible's player can play non-DRM audiobook files it finds in the iOS Books app, can the Android version?
One of the things addressed in the beta I released a few days ago is a better login screen so would love to know what it was you found frustrating about the setup so I can try and make it even better before release.I purchased the Booksonic Android app (cost me $1 w/Google promotion). Setting up the network connection was frustrating ... and I'm only looking at LAN for now
The freezes are a bit odd, that shouldn't happen, if it happens for you again please send me a log file and I'll see what might be the problem. As for the play buttons. There is no play button that takes you back to the beginning but if you select a track it will start to play that track from the beginning even if there is a bookmark available for the track, this will be fixed. You are right that there are to many play buttons and that they can be confusing, the new beta should make this a whole lot simpler.Several freezes, and too many "play" buttons, one of which seemingly takes me back to the beginning.
Correct however in the new beta cache has been renamed to download and there is only one type (the none permanent one)No clear download option... although I suspect "permanent cache" is that... in contrast to "cache" which I assume loses the "permanent" feature.
Your bookmarks are available in the drawer (left menu) but you need to enable that in the drawer menu under settings. In the new beta this has been changed so it is enabled by default.I tried bookmaking, but can't find my bookmarks.
I installed the beta copy. The interface is much improved, though the extra play buttons are still present throughout. For example...Your bookmarks are available in the drawer (left menu) but you need to enable that in the drawer menu under settings. In the new beta this has been changed so it is enabled by default.
Hmm, the top right one should be removed, good catch. The play icon on the cover is for starting to play that book (if a bookmark is present it will start from that) while the play button at the bottom is for what you are currently listening to. That said I have some other ideas I am experimenting with and the big play button on the cover will probably end up being removed as well in a later beta.I installed the beta copy. The interface is much improved, though the extra play buttons are still present throughout. For example...
Good catch, I'll look in to this.FWIW, the pulldown controls in dark mode (I am using Android 10) has a minor visibility issue.
That's really interesting. If you have any files left that has this issue, would you mind sending me a sample file at [email protected] and I'll see if I can find a fix for it.The stability issues I had now seem related to a specific mp3. It exhibited a number of issues:
I've reencoded/uploaded that book and will try again (preliminary tests with an alternate book were quite good).
- It would not retain or update bookmarks
- When holding the forward button, it would advance from 1 minute to about 5 minutes, only to return to 1 minute and continue that cycle.
- When I tried to move the play point ahead, it would snap back to the beginning
Correct, mp3 doesn't have this. Personally I usually just split the file at 15 minutes intervals but I know a lot of people like to split every chapter into their own file.I don't believe you can advance by chapter with mp3... is that correct...as I don't see a chapter list.
Audio books are the only kind of media not beeing supported good:I can recommend Plex for any media consumption but I haven’t tested it with audio books.
Figured as much. Guess Plex team would broadcast it by now if something like that is possible.Audio books are the only kind of media not beeing supported good:
- current track of an album is not stored
- current position in the track is not stored
- i am not even sure if books are supported
Basicly a nightmare, if you consider that audio books easily can have more than 100 individual files with almost identical names. Impossible to pickup your audio book where you left it.
For every other media type: fully agree with Rusty!