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[Wiktionary] 'Listen-in' feature does not cache sound files
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Author: wmf.amgine3691

Description:
Sound performance report on Galaxy Nexus 4.0.3 suggests sound files are downloaded each time they are clicked (and pronunciations tend to be clicked over and over again as someone tries to memorize it.) This is both a performance issue and a data use issue.


Version: unspecified
Severity: enhancement

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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Medium.Nov 22 2014, 12:21 AM
bzimport set Reference to bz36501.

wmf.amgine3691 wrote:

Assigning to Tony Cheng

hy.cheng wrote:

Yeah, the media is being downloaded and played every time as i figured the audio files for a single word in .ogg was never going to be that large. I could get audio to be stored in some kind of cache.

wmf.amgine3691 wrote:

(In reply to comment #2)

Yeah, the media is being downloaded and played every time as i figured the
audio files for a single word in .ogg was never going to be that large. I could
get audio to be stored in some kind of cache.

Yah, I don't think it's huge for downloading, but it is causing a performance issue for people on slow networks. The complaint was about sound quality due to the downloading issue, not bandwidth. But a cache solves both.

bugzilla wrote:

(In reply to comment #2)

Yeah, the media is being downloaded and played every time as i figured the
audio files for a single word in .ogg was never going to be that large. I could
get audio to be stored in some kind of cache.

It's not *that* large, but the audio I've been recently adding clocks in at approx. 280kbps. Single words measure about 30-50 KB and longer phrases (such as those in the phrasebook) can be 2-4x that size.

These are relatively small sizes compared to streaming video, but large enough that the latency on cell networks makes repeated listening painful.

[Merging 'Wiktionary App'&'Wikisource App' into 'Wikipedia App', see bug 41922]

Aklapper lowered the priority of this task from Medium to Lowest.Mar 7 2015, 4:47 PM
Aklapper added a subscriber: Aklapper.

Boldly declining this task as per discussion and arguments in T205727: Decide on future of Android Wiktionary app. The way to got forward should be T165495: Generic MediaWiki Android app. If someone plans to take on development responsibility again, feel free to change the task status back to "Open".