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

  • 20 February 2015
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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

Yeah i hope this feature returns SOUNDCLOUD,it was perfect.
Otherwise i will move to google play
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!

15.02.02-45 works for me just fine has the cache size and everything. I just tried both to check plus 2.8.3 is from April 2014 vs Feb 2015 definitely fo with the 15.02.02 apk
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

Same here , the cache capability of the app was the only reason for me to use that app .But I guess the magic is over , because the whole music ownership issue is yet to be solved completely .At the end of the day it's not the fault of the dev's .
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?
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.
i can only hope they bring it back. for now though, im on 2.8.3. only problem is the images dont display 😞
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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!

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.
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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

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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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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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?
It doesn't make sense cany u confirm?
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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

You can try my fix at the bottom, reverting to a previous release not as far back may fix your crash issue.
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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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!
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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

Your mobile engineers improved nothing for users who only have access to wifi.
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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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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.
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,
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!
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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!
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.
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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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!
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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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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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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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