lessons keep disappear when i need them

July 16, 2013, 04:06 AM posted in General Discussion

Why the lessons I downloaded disappear when I don't have internet access.  I travel very frequent, mostly to China, spending around 14 hours on the airplane.  It is a perfect time to learn chinese lesssons.  But there is no internet connection on the plane and most of my lessons just disappear.

Is there anyway to keep it longer?  It takes a lot of time to download those lesssons and they just disappear.

As soon as I have internet, some of them come back.  

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July 16, 2013, 04:03 AM

I forgot to mention that I download to my iPhone5, iPhone 4S and iPad.  I have to download to all of them, because maybe each of them still have some lessons around. 

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July 16, 2013, 02:45 PM

Wow, that sounds awful. I have a PC, and I still have my lessons even if I don't have access to the Internet. Maybe things are different if I use a smartphone to listen to lessons..... I don't know.

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July 17, 2013, 04:33 AM

this option works for android havent tried the IOS version

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July 17, 2013, 04:46 AM

A recommendation - only download the dialogue mp3s.

Everything else is pretty much a waste of time, study wise, anyway.

Once, you have them downloaded, mp3s won't disappear on you, and they include the dialogue text in the lyrics field.

There is nothing else you (really) need.

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July 17, 2013, 10:58 AM

This is a known bug that has been in the CPod iOS app for a long time now, even in the updated version.  They know about it but have not made a priority of fixing it.  I have the same situation as you.  For your plane trips you can preserve the audio files by downlaoding them as podcasts in iTunes. You won't get all the other features of the app, but at least you can listen to them.  You might also want to print out the pdf files to take with you on the plane.