option to set maximum amt. Of storage for downloaded podcasts
Allow the user to specify how much storage to use for downloaded podcasts. When automatically downloading new podcasts and the storage is exceeded, podcasts would be removed according to the autoclean settings.
The end goal is to allow as many podcasts to be stored as storage will allow, without exhausting all storage, and without having to choose arbitrary limits on age or number of episodes.
I'm going to try setting up a partition on my new 512G SDcard when it arrives today, 10G should be more than enough.
Eddie Fletcher commented
Any update on this? I would love to have PA pause from downloading new episodes if there is less than X amount of storage left in the device.
Currently doing this manually by having nothing downloaded and then manually download the next few episodes in my playlist as I go.
I would like the same thing, of my 32 GB storage Podcast Addict seems to be the largest consumer of storage. I like having a supply of podcasts available offline to listen to, but I'd like more control in how much space it usages, or rather how much free space it leaves.
100 MB is not much of a boundry, and often I can't take video or view my photos as the phone's complaining there's too little space. Deleting photos and other files doesn't help much if Podcast addict then soon filles up the claimed space... :/
It's a great app though, and I will keep using it, but this is my one pet peeve with it.
You can select how many downloaded files you want to keep by podcast. If you want to you can also customize this by podcast
Going to have to find an alternative as I can't have this one app filling up my storage because of one simple missing feature. You will be missed pa!
Really need podcast addict to stop filling up my phone... Need to be able to set limits.
I had to uninstall this app in the past because of this issue and may have to do it again.
Can this feature be prioritized?
Glenn Wilson commented
This is a definite need. But please ensure that while users may want this enforced through deletion of old unread episodes I would prefer to put downloads on hold until I manually delete episodes to clear space.
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I'm not sure to understand what the 'default 1GB limit'.
The app can only delete downloaded episodes on its own if you enabled Settings/Automatic cleanup
I am using an HP Chromebook with very limited onboard storage, for this reason I am selecting the SD card storage setting.
If I am reading the setting information correctly, there is a default 1GB limit with no override capability.
My SD card has a 32 GB capacity with ~24 GB remaining.
I would happily dedicate all of the remaining capacity to Podcast Addict. Is there a way to do this?
On two occasions, while downloading podcasts with extensive episode archives Podcast Addict has reset to the default settings and cleared all downloaded episodes.
Could I be tripping a limit and causing automatic reset of the application?
Frédéric Camblor commented
Just voted for this.
I'll provide my use case, which is near the one Chris described previously.
Like Chris, I have a backlog of "podcasts to listen someday, when I'll have time".
Presently, my podcast playlist is about 800Mo, and yesterday, android started complaining I was running out of space. My top storage consuming app was podcast addict, with its 800Mo of pre-downloaded podcasts.
Obviously, having 800Mo of pre-downloaded podcasts is useless for me.
What I image is a quota for downloaded podcast (I don't think hardcoding a limit would be a good thing, every user should be able to define his own quota, and even not enable this quota feature).
New download should be able to start only if it doesn't exceed the quota.
Downloads ordering should be made depending on main playlist ordering (downloading first not-already-download podcast).
This means feature like "allow multiple playlists" (http://podcastaddict.uservoice.com/forums/211997-general/suggestions/4193283-allow-multiple-playlists) would go in the way of current feature.
'was my 2 cents :-)
Chris Thomas commented
Just to be clear, it's not just about limiting the storage. It's really about a feature (or set of features) to support the following listening habits:
- I want to keep my mobile data usage down, so I auto-download over wi-fi, and I don't download on demand when I'm away from wi-fi. This means that I only listen to what has already been downloaded.
- I auto-delete podcasts that have been listened to, but I generally don't have enough time to listen to all the podcasts I download. This means that the backlog of unlistened podcasts grows over time, which also consumes more storage. So there should be some limit on how much can be used by downloaded podcasts (nice if it's user configurable, but the the 100MB hardcoded limit probably works for most people)
- But I occasionally get a lot of free time, and can start listening through the backlog of older podcasts. I want to be able to listen to as much as I have time for, without being limited by an arbitrary max number of podcasts that I had to decide on earlier. It's not obvious what to set it to, because it's unclear what the relationship between the number of podcasts and their size is going to be. I don't want to have to think about it. It's easier & more natural just to say "Use up to 1GB/leave at least 1GB free".
- However, if you do hit download limits (whether it's on number of episodes, or amount of storage used), I'm least interested in the oldest podcasts, so I would prefer that the oldest podcasts get automatically deleted to make room for the newest downloads.
Thanks for listening
There's a hardcoded value in the app that only starts downloading if there's still 100MB of free space once the download is finished. I will later add some settings to tune this
Marius Kruger commented
alternatively have an option to leave at least a certain amount of space open eg. 100Mb