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How do i change the size of the mobile audio cache on android?


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The new Soundcloud app on android looks good, taking googles material design into effect, but it seems to be missing some features. Specifically the option to chose the size of your mobile audio cache for playing audio offline. Is there a way to change this, or is it removed completely? Will it be added back in the future?

This is not related to the question above, but I've also noticed that the people you follow on pc show up as unfollowed on the android mobile app. This should probably be looked into.

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Hi SPCE,

The caching on previous versions of the app is not a feature of the current app. It was only available to deliver content quicker to the user and allowing a more streamlined experience. Our mobile engineers have since improved the technical capabilities and therefore limited its capacity.

I hope that clears that up for you.

Cheers,
Mathis
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Hi Guys, what Mathis is trying to say in a polite way, is that that feature that all Soundcloud users liked best, the possibility of cache streaming, it does not exist anymore. That's very bad, this way you can only listen to the mixes or podcasts or whatever, only if you are connected online. THERE IS NO OFFLINE CACHE STREAMING ANYMORE!!!! It started just like SPCE said, with taking out the option of sizing the cache memory; I remember having it very high 100%, so I could store hours of music and playing back when I was in No-wifi zones. This only makes it very clear on how Soundcloud wants to procede on this confrontation between the free access to the information and shared music and the big corporations. What is very unfortunate in this picture is that this is advantaging only the Telecom networks and providers and goes against the free access to music info's and sharing, that once it use to represent and defend, what they once stand tall against. Shame on you ... The ones who forget where they came from, are doomed to vanish just like their short memories ...
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I need to find a previuos version of Soundcloud app for Android and disable all the software updates ..
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I was able to listen to 20minutes of offline cached music today. compared with something like 20hrs tha I use to do before... ridicolous ...
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But you can't install a previous version from Google Play, in order to do that you need to use a PC or Mac platform and go through and external installation process for Android called Android SDK .
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...or go from your mobile, directly to the site that stores the .apk installation files of that particular Souncloud app version with that feature; identifying the right version is the hardest task, actually. In here I am not sure I can say what that site is, but a quick search will reveal it.
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Anyway, for whom who might be interested in this very important feature of Soundcloud, recently very unfortunately removed in the updated versions of the app, the version you are looking for is Ver.2.8.3. Just install it, it still runs with the latest Android (but they will change that, probably), and you'll be back to the good all days of the Soundcloud stream cache size option. Have good listening Folks!
Gianfranco Dell'Olio wrote:

Anyway, for whom who might be interested in this very important feature of Soundcloud, recently very unfortunately removed in the updated versions of the app, the version you are looking for is Ver.2.8.3. Just install it, it still runs with the latest Android (but they will change that, probably), and you'll be back to the good all days of the Soundcloud stream cache size option. Have good listening Folks!


that's what i am looking for
thanks mate
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Gianfranco Dell'Olio wrote:

Anyway, for whom who might be interested in this very important feature of Soundcloud, recently very unfortunately removed in the updated versions of the app, the version you are looking for is Ver.2.8.3. Just install it, it still runs with the latest Android (but they will change that, probably), and you'll be back to the good all days of the Soundcloud stream cache size option. Have good listening Folks!


It's a pleasure to help, I know what you went thru probably, like I did, it's a shame that the Soundcloud developers or whoever makes these kind of decisions, took that feature out of the new versions; and they did it progressively, shortening the cache size a bit by bit, every new version. Unbelievable. Cheers.
Mathis wrote:

Hi SPCE,

The caching on previous versions of the app is not a feature of the current app. It was only available to deliver content quicker to the user and allowing a more streamlined experience. Our mobile engineers have since improved the technical capabilities and therefore limited its capacity.

I hope that clears that up for you.

Cheers,
Mathis


Your mobile engineers sucks! Give us back the old soundcloud!
Mathis wrote:

Hi SPCE,

The caching on previous versions of the app is not a feature of the current app. It was only available to deliver content quicker to the user and allowing a more streamlined experience. Our mobile engineers have since improved the technical capabilities and therefore limited its capacity.

I hope that clears that up for you.

Cheers,
Mathis


true, this sucks,
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Yeah brutal move SoundCloud devs.

I used to be able to walk from my house to the train and have enough music buffered until I arrived at work (and visa versa). I don't even make it down the stairs before it cuts out.

I spent a bit of time this morning trying to isolate the right keywords to find the issue "increase streaming cache", needless to say SoundCloud you've certainly pissed off a mass amount of your mobile users.

I would look to correcting this issue ASAP. I'm going back to 2.8.3 in the meantime.
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Removing cache options from soundcloud mobile is a mistake.

I use soundcloud mobile on my tablet exclusively due to its large storage capacity and long battery life. For the past year and a half I've used soundcloud mobile to listen to music while on road trips and on airplanes by making sure I had cached music before I left.

Now almost nothing is cached unless I start playing something while on wifi and pause it before I leave.

If caching is not restored I'll just develop my own GPL app to cache songs from my likes. Screw you guys.
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Mathis wrote:

Hi SPCE,

The caching on previous versions of the app is not a feature of the current app. It was only available to deliver content quicker to the user and allowing a more streamlined experience. Our mobile engineers have since improved the technical capabilities and therefore limited its capacity.

I hope that clears that up for you.

Cheers,
Mathis


Your mobile engineers improved nothing for users who only have access to wifi.
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Hey everyone affected by the recent updates, I began rolling back versions and it seems "SoundCloud 15.02.02-45 APK" (release from Feb 4th, 2015) has corrected the issue (at least for me).

I had no trouble today walking (2 minutes on my LTE) to the underground with a consistently cached stream for 40 minutes.

A quick Google of the version and you should be able to find it. APK4Fun worked for me. Be sure to remove your current SoundCloud app, install the back version and then remove automatic updates in your Play store.

Hope that helps some people!
Mathis wrote:

Hi SPCE,

The caching on previous versions of the app is not a feature of the current app. It was only available to deliver content quicker to the user and allowing a more streamlined experience. Our mobile engineers have since improved the technical capabilities and therefore limited its capacity.

I hope that clears that up for you.

Cheers,
Mathis


and the version that i find online that does have cahce function, crashes......
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Mathis wrote:

Hi SPCE,

The caching on previous versions of the app is not a feature of the current app. It was only available to deliver content quicker to the user and allowing a more streamlined experience. Our mobile engineers have since improved the technical capabilities and therefore limited its capacity.

I hope that clears that up for you.

Cheers,
Mathis


You can try my fix at the bottom, reverting to a previous release not as far back may fix your crash issue.
It doesn't make sense cany u confirm?
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people who want to have a streaming cache can easily get it back by reverting to an old version of the soundcloud app so why remove such a well liked option?
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled I HATE THAT YOUR APP FOR ANDROID DOES NOT HAVE THE CACHE CAPABILITY!~!!@ BRING IT....

YOU NEED TO BRING BACK THE CACHE CAPABILITY! YOUR COMPANY IS STUPID FOR TAKING IT AWAY! YOU ARE FORCING US TO USE DATA ON OUR MOBILE DEVICES!
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Mathis wrote:

Hi SPCE,

The caching on previous versions of the app is not a feature of the current app. It was only available to deliver content quicker to the user and allowing a more streamlined experience. Our mobile engineers have since improved the technical capabilities and therefore limited its capacity.

I hope that clears that up for you.

Cheers,
Mathis


I hate this version of soundcloud. Cache feature was one of the best things about this music app. Now I am forced to be connected to the internet and use data. You guys made a horrible decision and are really incompetent for it.
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Myles wrote:

Hey everyone affected by the recent updates, I began rolling back versions and it seems "SoundCloud 15.02.02-45 APK" (release from Feb 4th, 2015) has corrected the issue (at least for me).

I had no trouble today walking (2 minutes on my LTE) to the underground with a consistently cached stream for 40 minutes.

A quick Google of the version and you should be able to find it. APK4Fun worked for me. Be sure to remove your current SoundCloud app, install the back version and then remove automatic updates in your Play store.

Hope that helps some people!


I really doubt that, I ve tried before, the most recent version an mine is the Ver.2.8.3, as I said before, Ciao.
i can only hope they bring it back. for now though, im on 2.8.3. only problem is the images dont display :(
Mathis wrote:

Hi SPCE,

The caching on previous versions of the app is not a feature of the current app. It was only available to deliver content quicker to the user and allowing a more streamlined experience. Our mobile engineers have since improved the technical capabilities and therefore limited its capacity.

I hope that clears that up for you.

Cheers,
Mathis


Agreed. Totally useless change which makes the app unusable for the millions of people who commute by subway. Since that was the only time I used the app, uninstalling it.
Mathis wrote:

Hi SPCE,

The caching on previous versions of the app is not a feature of the current app. It was only available to deliver content quicker to the user and allowing a more streamlined experience. Our mobile engineers have since improved the technical capabilities and therefore limited its capacity.

I hope that clears that up for you.

Cheers,
Mathis


So how should I listen to soundcloud every morning in the Tube. There's no coverage underground you know! Just sad. :(
It takes 40 min to get to work. You're definitely not bringing back this feature?

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