A few (pretty major) issues with MMA

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Re: A few (pretty major) issues with MMA

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Still having troubles? Hope the battery issue is fixed for you too.
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Re: A few (pretty major) issues with MMA

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Battery issues are still present unfortunately. I hope it gets worked out soon because otherwise this is an amazing app...
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Re: A few (pretty major) issues with MMA

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sirandar wrote:If you are running Android 4.1.1 you will have issues with battery life with any player if you have a big library especially on a microSD card. The issue is that the native Android program "mediaserver" (which Android uses to catalog files) has a huge bug in it and it chokes when it tries to catalog alot of MP3s. Very often it will also corrupt a microSD card causing mount errors and wiping the card. As mediaserver tries and fails to catalog your MP3 is slows down your phone and drains the battery.
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Take home message. MMA is pretty much unusable for anyone on 4.1.1 unless you have hardware unaffected by this very serious bug.
Thanks for this info. I don't have a huge library on my external card, but that is where I keep my tracks, and I am seeing 20% battery consumption for Media server; only 6% for MediaMonkey. This on a Galaxy Tab 2 w/ 4.1.1. I was surprised to get updated to any flavor of Jelly Bean; I don't expect to see it updated further.

I think "pretty much unusable" is a gross overstatement, tho. I can usually go two days without recharging unless I'm doing extensive reading with it. I suppose it would be worse if I had more tracks loaded.
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Re: A few (pretty major) issues with MMA

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Have you checked for corrupted tracks? The mediaserver on my skyrocket was killing it until I started checking regularly. The file may even play normally but a corrupted header is enough to get the media service stuck.

mount your phone on the pc as a drive and use this.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/mp3check/

hopefully it helps
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Absoluteg0
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Re: A few (pretty major) issues with MMA

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A new problem has come up- I'm not sure if it's MMW or MMA that's behind it but I think it's the newest MMW.

Wireless sync works perfectly- but only for the mediamonkey app. Other apps (poweramp, player pro etc) can "see" the .m3u playlists but they always appear with 0 songs.

Also, MMA can still see and play the playlists after deleting them from the phone with Total Commander.
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Re: A few (pretty major) issues with MMA

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Absoluteg0 wrote:Also, MMA can still see and play the playlists after deleting them from the phone with Total Commander.
I'm pretty sure MMA is using database playlists rather than .M3U files. In other words, you shouldn't expect the deletion of an .m3u file to cause a playlist to go away in MMA. You would have to delete the playlist from within MMA or from some other app that accesses Android's mediastore (like another player or something like the Playlist Backup app).
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Re: A few (pretty major) issues with MMA

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I was getting the 0 sized play lists when my syncs would not complete. I think it creates the playlists last. What version of MMW are you using?
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Re: A few (pretty major) issues with MMA

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BigInJapan wrote:I'm pretty sure MMA is using database playlists rather than .M3U files. In other words, you shouldn't expect the deletion of an .m3u file to cause a playlist to go away in MMA. You would have to delete the playlist from within MMA or from some other app that accesses Android's mediastore (like another player or something like the Playlist Backup app).
Yeah deleting them from MMA works, I figured that was the case.
bettertthan74 wrote:I was getting the 0 sized play lists when my syncs would not complete. I think it creates the playlists last. What version of MMW are you using?
I'm using MMW 1643. I figured out the problem though, at least it's working for now. Under playlist options in the device profile I set it to use linux folder separator "/" instead of "\" and manually writing in "/playlists/" as the destination directory.
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Re: A few (pretty major) issues with MMA

Post by rusty »

Hi,

I've been able to replicate a couple of the items raised in this thread with build 156:
failed MTP sync for ratings: http://www.ventismedia.com/mantis/view.php?id=11132
playlists synced via Wi-Fi don't appear in other apps: http://www.ventismedia.com/mantis/view.php?id=11134

Thanks.

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Re: A few (pretty major) issues with MMA

Post by urlatenow@gmail.com »

I have MMA Pro 1.04 installed on a Galaxy S4. I've noticed that all Album plays are apparently locked in "continuous" play over and over. My music albums have 12 or more pieces and will not play thru the album list one after the other. Is this another thing that requires Win sync to work or is this a bug? Comments?
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Re: A few (pretty major) issues with MMA

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It plays what you add to the Now Playing. You may have Repeat All enabled (tap Artwork in Now Playing screen and disable Repeat All).
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