This app works great for books with separate files for chapters but fails hard for books where the entire book is one file. It seems like once you pause or bookmark a book it stops downloading or something. I had a 16 hour book cut off at 6 hours yesterday and now I can't even get it to refresh back to the correct duration. This is the second time this has happened. It's extremely frustrating.
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Hmm, it should keep downloading even if you pause or bookmark. I will look in to this, thanks for letting me know. If it happens again it would be great if you could send me a log file directly after it happens. You can do that from Settings->Support->Send log
I used this app for some years over 3 phones because I wanted a Server component that I could host myself. However I recently switched to Syncthing + Smart Audiobook Reader because booksonic is just too unstable to be comfortable. Specifically with large files or single-file audiobooks the interface regulary hangs or freezes. Its a pain It works well with small files but even so it doesnt have as much features as similar apps.
The server software works great, however the android client not so much. It especially seems to have issues with large files, it often won't remember positions within a book, it fails to download properly, I can't even scrobble to a location in the book because it'll just not do anything. It's essentially unusable unless your book library is split into much smaller mp3's. Could you at least add a download progress so we know if anything is happening?
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Sorry to hear that.
I will try and replicate the problem with large files and if I can I will get a fix in the next version.
When a file is downloaded you get a notification showing the progress, the percent that has been downloaded will also show next to the filename. Contact me at email@example.com for help if this is not showing up for you.