Play audio scriptures offline

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Play audio scriptures offline

Postby deansprague » Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:37 pm

I downloaded the Book of Mormon audio using the gospel library app on my iPhone. But I can't find a way to use the downloaded content. When I bring up the gospel library app and play the scriptures using the controls at the bottom of the screen it works fine as long as I have a cellular connection but when I lose coverage the scriptures stop playing.

This leads me to believe that I'm streaming the content, not playing from a local copy. Is there a Gospel Library control that directs the playback to the local copy in stead of streaming? Should I use a different app instead of Gospel Library? Where is the content stored on my iPhone so I can access it with the built-in iBooks app or something else? Are there 3rd party iPhone apps that will play the audio scriptures?

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Re: Play audio scriptures offline

Postby sbradshaw » Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:29 pm

Do you see the chapters you downloaded under Settings > Downloaded Media?
Did you switch to a different audio voice after downloading the scriptures?
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Re: Play audio scriptures offline

Postby deansprague » Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:43 pm

No there is no downloaded media under settings (At least I can't find it) my iPhone 7 is running IOS10.2.

No I haven't switched voices ever. But what I downloaded was the audio not the text. So I would not expect text-to-speech to even enter in here.

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Re: Play audio scriptures offline

Postby sbradshaw » Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:48 am

There are two sets of audio recordings / voices for the English scriptures – one set has a male narrator as the main voice, and the other has a female narrator as the main voice. The voice can be chosen by clicking the more options ("...") button in the audio player, if you're running the latest version of Gospel Library. If you downloaded all of the male recordings, then switched your audio setting to the female voice, it may cause the non-downloaded female recordings to stream. It doesn't sound like that's the case for you, though...

What version of Gospel Library are you running (it should say under settings)?

If the audio you downloaded doesn't show under Downloaded Media, chances are that either an update cleared the downloaded media, or the download never completed. In either of those cases, you may need to download the audio again.
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Re: Play audio scriptures offline

Postby jetmom7lds » Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:30 am

I have the latest update for Gospel Library app on my Android. I downloaded the audio scriptures and Ensign mag. Used the "downloaded media" option within "settings".

I was in my car all day. The so-called download used ALL my month's data in one day!! Am I wrong to expect a "download" to playback off-line? What gives?

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Re: Play audio scriptures offline

Postby sbradshaw » Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:38 am

Are you able to play the audio in airplane mode? If not, then it didn't finish downloading or something went wrong with the download process.
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