drewinnit wrote:Hi, I have a quick few questions about the new file system. hoping someone can advise me on how to simplify things:
I notice that the System Files Picker doesn't recall the last folder i was in. for example, if I am setting up a Drum Kit I have to do the following steps for every sample
- Select track, bring up Load options
- long press "User Samples"
- select SD card
- select my Samples folder
- Select sub-folders until I am at desired folder
then for the next sample, this whole process of selecting folders must be repeated (very tedious to create a kit!). Additionally, I have no way of previewing the sound before selecting it which is super annoying when combined with the difficulty of renavigating to the same folder.
Further, it seems that Quick Sample Selector on the Sampler no longer lets me scroll between samples in the same folder. Is this a consequence of the new privacy rules?
Am I doing something wrong, or perhaps have a setting set to something which is making this process harder than necessary?
any help appreciated, thanks!
First of all, this behavior only applies to devices running Android 8.0 or higher. I assume this is the case on your device.
All you have to do in order to get the same access to the files as you had before in the older versions, is to copy your samples to the folder "/sdcard/Android/data/<app package name>/files/gstomper/usersamples/". If you store your samples there, you can just load them as you did in the old versions (including quick sample selector, scroll next, and everything else).
The complete guide where to store your own samples on Android 8.0 or higher can be found in the docs at:https://www.planet-h.com/gstomper/docs/html/G-Stomper_UserManual_UserSamples/part4.htm
If you want to move your old "/sdcard/gstomper" folder from the old versions completely, just follow this guide:I don’t like the new File System Handling. How can I get the old Handling back?
But this all requires that you store your samples on the internal storage (except the app was moved to sdcard in the app info).
However, if storing your samples on your additional sdcard is your highest priority, then the only way to access those samples is through the "System Files Picker".
I totally agree, that this is a tedious process, and I don't like it either. But this is what we get from Google, and at the end, we're all forced to use it.
However, what I can say is that it'll get better with the upcoming Android versions. Android Q comes with a "System Files Picker" that allows sample preview in all situations.Concusion:
The best option you have is to use the isolated storage for all your G-Stomper data. To move over, just follow the this guide as mentioned above already:I don’t like the new File System Handling. How can I get the old Handling back?
You might ask, why is Google doing that?
I have my personal guess/opinion of course, but that's nothing I want to share here. It's some kind of a hot potato.
Best is to google for it and then decide what you think about it.