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Post by andrewritson747 » January 6th, 2014, 4:29 pm

Hi all, as most would be aware librivox has an android app for phones I highly recomend this it can have issues from time to time but it leaves alot of the other audio book apps in it's dust :thumbs: and its a good way of supporting librivox and it's volunteers :D .
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Post by TriciaG » January 6th, 2014, 5:05 pm

It doesn't support LibriVox at all. It's a third-party app. :)
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Post by andrewritson747 » January 6th, 2014, 10:49 pm

Why allow it to use the Librivox name ?
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Post by TriciaG » January 7th, 2014, 7:09 am

Because we can't stop them from doing so, for one thing. :)
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Post by RuthieG » January 7th, 2014, 9:56 am

To elaborate a little, LibriVox is not a legal entity and the name isn't trademarked or anything like that. We should prefer app producers, or anyone else, not to use the name without making it 100% clear that it is nothing to do with us, beyond their use of our public domain recordings. Apart from anything else, we wouldn't receive so many complaints or requests for help on apps that we know nothing about ;).

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Post by andrewritson747 » January 8th, 2014, 5:01 pm

Really that is so cheeky and there is nothing you can do :shock: , I shouldn't be shocked but am in this case :hmm:
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Post by ekzemplaro » January 8th, 2014, 6:00 pm

Hello Andrew san,

Welcome to LibriVox. Your feedback is always welcome.
andrewritson747 wrote:it can have issues from time to time
Can you elaborate about these issues?
Is it possible to reproduce the issues?
Usually information are fed from librivox.org. So several issues can be fixed only at librivox.org.
For example, misspelled titles, misspelled author names etc.
Recording problems can be fixed only at librivox.org.
For example, big noise, long silence etc.

Please just remember that several problems can't be fixed at librivox.org.

Cheers,
Masa

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Post by RuthieG » January 9th, 2014, 4:46 am

andrewritson747 wrote:Really that is so cheeky and there is nothing you can do :shock: , I shouldn't be shocked but am in this case :hmm:
We believe in the public domain, but others prefer to profit from it - look at the hundreds of print-on-demand "publishers" who profit from Project Gutenberg and Internet Archive books. In the case of apps (and indeed of those who sell our recordings in CD format on Ebay for very small profit), we are extremely pleased that third parties make our recordings available in more formats than we can, though we should prefer that they make it clear that it is not financially to LibriVox's benefit. Caveat: some of the app producers do, I believe, make donations from time to time, but I have no detailed information on that.

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Post by Brewerpaul » May 13th, 2019, 9:11 am

I've been using the paid version of this app for a couple of months. However, recently (possibly after an Android update) it has begun pausing frequently in the middle of play. I use audiobooks in the car and I obviously can't open the app to hit PLAY while I'm driving. Anyone have a fix for this?

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Post by TriciaG » May 13th, 2019, 1:17 pm

Brewerpaul wrote:
May 13th, 2019, 9:11 am
I've been using the paid version of this app for a couple of months. However, recently (possibly after an Android update) it has begun pausing frequently in the middle of play. I use audiobooks in the car and I obviously can't open the app to hit PLAY while I'm driving. Anyone have a fix for this?
I'd suggest you contact the app developer. We don't own, endorse, support, or benefit from the "LibriVox" app.
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Post by Brewerpaul » May 14th, 2019, 5:04 am

I realize that this app is not made by Librivox and have tried to get information on how to fix the bug which apparently many people have experienced. I tried to contact the developers but have not received any useful advice. There are a lot of other players out there, so I'll keep trying more of them

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Post by annise » May 14th, 2019, 5:16 am

is this the email you are trying - support AT bookdesign.biz ? I was given it last time there was a problem, I'm not sure it's the right one though.

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Post by Brewerpaul » May 14th, 2019, 6:14 am

I think so but I can try again. Thanks.
Now that I think hard about it, maybe I didn't write about this second problem. :oops:
Anyway, the only suggestions I found,either in an email or online, was to turn off any data or battery saving settings.
I didn't want to do this since I do want to save data and battery. After poking around in settings, I realized that I can turn
these off just for the Librivox app. I've just done that,and I'll check it out later.

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Post by Brewerpaul » May 15th, 2019, 5:24 am

Success! After making the setting changes mentioned above,I listened to an audiobook for several hours yesterday without a glitch :clap: . I'm a very happy camper!

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