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  1. #11

    Re: USB OTG support

    Understood, but still need guidance...
    Running Android 7.0.

    Add Folder doesn't show the stick in its folder list under Internal Storage.
    Added /mnt to no avail.

    ES File Explorer shows under Local a list:
    [Home icon] Homepage
    [Folders icon] Device
    [Download icon] Download
    [SD Card icon] 0 (Because I have no SD card inserted)
    [USB icon] USB1002 (Will change to USB1003 and so on if I disconnect and reconnect)

    In short: how to add the stick to the library?
    Last edited by pastraga; July 14th, 2017 at 07:47 AM.

  2. #12

    Re: USB OTG support

    Managed (not directly, but through an error message by Solid Explorer) to discover the mount point.
    It's /mnt/media_rw/C0AE-BC1D in my case.
    This is consistent with the information on https://forum.xda-developers.com/app...vices-t3285898.
    Added that path to the Media Library Music folders, but "Access is denied" when I click it in Browse, while /mnt doesn't show media_rw.
    Read that access to such folders require root access but maybe this isn't entirely precise since ES File Explorer can access it.
    Source:
    https://stackoverflow.com/questions/...level-23-witho.

    Noted that (1.0.83) Advanced Settings doesn't have the folder picker choice anymore.

    Still in need of a clue.
    Last edited by pastraga; July 15th, 2017 at 01:39 PM.

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    Re: USB OTG support

    Sorry, cannot confirm /mnt/media_rw/XXXX-XXXX working on my Nexus 5X right now, all I get is "access denied", apparently the app needs root access for this, which is not an option for us.

    As noted in the linked posts, Android's Storage Access Framework is required to access USB storage. We do support it but it's ridiculously slow to index media and hidden by default.
    In order to add a folder via SAF, use "specify path manually", then "use system folder picker".

  4. #14

    Re: USB OTG support

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter View Post
    Sorry, cannot confirm /mnt/media_rw/XXXX-XXXX working on my Nexus 5X right now, all I get is "access denied", apparently the app needs root access for this, which is not an option for us.

    As noted in the linked posts, Android's Storage Access Framework is required to access USB storage. We do support it but it's ridiculously slow to index media and hidden by default.
    In order to add a folder via SAF, use "specify path manually", then "use system folder picker".
    Sure, but if I "Specify path manually" then "Launch system folder pick", the resulting list does not include the OTG drive, even though it's there.

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    Re: USB OTG support

    The system folder picker does list the USB OTG drives on all my testing devices.

    If it doesn't for you, it's probably not even my fault, as it's a system component not something I wrote.

    I'm sorry that I can't help much with this. Be advised that this is not worth the trouble - even if you get it working, media indexing will be crazy slow through Android's SAF.

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    Re: USB OTG support

    Re Windows Phone

    From the next update I'm enabling "add any folder" in Media Library configuration so you'll can access your USB storage devices freely, I'll test USB storage with my own devices to be sure.

  7. #17

    Re: USB OTG support

    Understood.
    Will use only the internal microSD.

    For other users:
    Be warned that Moto G5, running Android 7, has OTG support issues.

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    Re: USB OTG support

    On the Windows Phone subject again-

    What device are you using and what brand of USB stick have you been able to access at all?

    My test devices (640XL, 1020) don't recognize my USB sticks at all over OTG adapter.

    However I've added relevant functionality to foobar2000 mobile so it should work... in theory. Expect major update early next week.

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    Re: USB OTG support

    Relevant Windows Phone fb2k update - 1.0.88 - is out.

    I was unable to confirm on my own devices as neither phone recognizes mass storage over OTG, but you can now add arbitrary folders to your music library as long as the system file picker can see them.

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    Re: USB OTG support

    Follow up on Android Storage Access Framework issues-

    Update 1.0.89 is now available for beta testers. A rather nasty bug has been fixed; I've added some multi threading optimizations specially aiming to improve Android SAF performance.
    USB OTG should be somewhat less painful to use now.

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