Are music files from SD Card copied to .cache/

Asked by Ruben

I have issues when trying to play music from SD Card on my Aquaris E4.5 (it is not
When I copy the files to internal memory e.g. /home/phablet/music/ , playback works.

I wanted to check for rootcause and searched for logs, when I found that in
/home/phablet/.cache/ most of the songs are stored additionally on internal memory.

Is my asssumption correct that songs get copied to /home before playback is started?
In that case, why couldn't file read directly from SD Card mount?


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Best Victor Thompson (vthompson) said :

Hi Ruben,

To simply answer your question, no, when songs are played from the app they are not copied to the HubIncoming directory. However, if you are opening music files from, say, the Filemanager, then ContentHub will copy the files to /home/phablet/.

Music files that you place on the SD card should work directly in the app. There should be no need to import them again using the Filemanager or any other ContentHub provider. When the files on the SD card are played, they are not copied anywhere.

I hope this answers your question!


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Ruben (r-volkmer) said :

Yes, I selected the song(s) from Filemanager.
Thanks Victor!