iPhonePickMedia .m4p

Todd Little tikilittle at gmail.com
Tue Feb 28 15:14:48 CST 2012

Hi Tom,

Thanks for articulating this catch-22. It's something that I had a gut
sense of, but am now slightly reassured that there are others with similar

We will keep you updated if we get any new ideas.


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> Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2012 08:40:30 -0500
> From: Thomas McGrath III <mcgrath3 at mac.com>
> To: How to use LiveCode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>
> Subject: Re: iPhonePickMedia .m4p
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> Todd,
> I had a different problem with iPhonePickMedia but not with .m4p files.
> For me the problem was that certain songs could be listed in the library
> but not really be there physically and yet they were not available to
> download via iCloud either. It was as if they were in-between being
> downloaded from i-cloud and living on the device. They could not be deleted
> either.
> These songs would cause the app to quit after choosing a playlist or group
> of songs that included one of these files. The solution was to turn off
> iCloud on the device and then turn it back on and then the offending songs
> were gone. The icon on the song in the device was the downloading icon
> (outside circle with a square in it).
> The reason I am posting this here is that it is very hard to release an
> app knowing there is a case where it will crash and yet if you reveal that
> particular issue during the publishing process you will be rejected. If you
> don't then people will give poor reviews because you didn't let them know
> about the condition beforehand. A catch 22?
> With this in mind I do not think the iPhonePickMedia, as it is now, can be
> used in any apps that are to be published on the App Store. This therefore
> is a blocking issue although it works on 'normal' downloaded songs and
> 'normal' iCloud songs.
> -- Tom McGrath III
> http://lazyriver.on-rev.com
> 3mcgrath at comcast.net

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