Playing local files without streaming


#1

Hello,

I’ve been using Vox and Loop for a while now and I’m very happy with it.

Recently something changed and I’m not sure if it has to do with the latest update. When I use Vox on my Mac I like how Vox cloud plays my files directly from the hard drive, with no loading, no streaming. It has worked like that pretty well for as long as I’ve been using it. Sometimes Vox “forgets” where the files are and I have to drag the folders to the Vox window so it plays without streaming, which I don’t mind that much as everything is quite organized, but for a couple of days now I haven’t been able to fix this bug. I dragged the files, Vox does the scanning, finishes and the song has to play by streaming. I tried deleting some albums and “uploading” them again (vox checks it already has the files so the process is pretty quick) but when it finishes the process the file is still not connected and it plays using the streaming service. Dragging folders and deleting albums to upload them again where the methods that always worked when this bug happend but no more.

I’d love some help to work this out.


#2

Hi,

Thanks for asking! Streaming is currently set as a preferable option for the playback for stability reasons.

But you can switch this manually by using the following command in the Terminal:

defaults write com.coppertino.VOXCloud _dontUseLocalFiles_ 0

And re-booting the Lopp app, you can actually do this by using the commands, too:

launchctl remove com.coppertino.VOXCloud

Press enter.

/System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Frameworks/LaunchServices.framework/Support/lsregister -kill -r -domain local -domain system -domain user

Press enter.

OR manually, by clicking on the Loop icon in the top bar and selecting “Quit”.

Please tell us how it goes?


#3

Hello,

The commands worked perfectly, now the files play locally.

Now I’m just having to reconnect most of the albums manually as dragging and dropping multiple folders didn’t work for most of the albums. Is not that much of a problem as I’m doing it one by one when I want to listen an album that starts streaming.

Thanks!