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Old 10-11-2017, 02:24 PM   #31
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Just trying Hoopla for ebook on Android. How do you get from the open ebook to the hoopla screen or configuration screen? Should be obvious, but I've tapped every place on the open book screen and nothing happens. Finally found swipe up to get my android back/home buttons and I found how to change text size, but nothing to get back to the hoopla home screen.
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Old 10-13-2017, 03:17 AM   #32
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Just trying Hoopla for ebook on Android. How do you get from the open ebook to the hoopla screen or configuration screen? Should be obvious, but I've tapped every place on the open book screen and nothing happens. Finally found swipe up to get my android back/home buttons and I found how to change text size, but nothing to get back to the hoopla home screen.
I'm pretty sure that I just used the Android back button to get to the main screen. My problem has been that my font-sizes don't always "stick," and I get a huge font and the page is larger than the screen. I finally found by trial & error that if I move to a different chapter, the font snaps back to what it should be, and I can then go to where I left off reading. Getting to the font adjustments screen has been trickier: sometimes you tap and it moves a page ahead or back (which is pretty consistent: tap on the right edge to go forward, left edge to go back);you need to tap in somewhat random places to switch it between the mode that shows the page number and the mode that allows for font adjustments.
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Old 10-13-2017, 06:52 AM   #33
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I'm pretty sure that I just used the Android back button to get to the main screen. .
Thanks, but my back button only gets me to the picture of the book and a read button. No settings, nothing else. Guess I won't be using this app in the future.
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Old 10-21-2017, 03:36 AM   #34
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I may have misunderstood your question. The back button does take you to the picture of the book & the read button. If, while reading a book, you want to change the font settings, you tap various places on the screen ( it doesn't seem all that consistent) until the bottom bar changes from a page-number and percent-read display to one with a few other symbols on it. Those will get you to font settings. It might give you more general settings or you might need to hit back-button to the book-image, then again to the app main screen. I don't have a book currently checked out, so I can't easily check and am going by memory. I certainly agree that as an ereader app it leaves a lot to be desired.
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Cool I've had Hoopla for about 5 years, on maybe 4 devices...

...and never liked it. I don't think a single playback - audiobook or film, downloaded or not - ever was satisfactory. Hiccups, pauses, various mess-ups... that's all I've ever gotten. What video moments I do see also never rise above bad on the clarity scale. So finding this thread today has been reassuring. It's not just me.

Well, erm, now there is a better service connected to public libraries nationwide, Kanopy. It's video only, via a website or through a standalone free app.

Each member library authorizes a certain number of films a month. You can put more than one library card into your one account. Playback via the app has been pretty smooth; via the kanopy.com website, not so much. My wifi is on the low end, so better internet access ought to make the website option work OK. (Guessing.) But again, using the Kanopy app and the same wifi, playback is quite good.

Beware some limitations (in my experience):
- After hitting the player's pause button you can return to your movie later as you'd expect, not so if you log out of either the app or your device. You'd use up the one "play" for that month.
- The player is minimal. No frills, there's only a pause button, a time indicator, and a 30-second backup.
- There is a Wishlist, but nothing else in the way of notetaking about the available films. A film will remain on your list after you finish seeing it. (I have not figured out a way to help me avoid repeat plays - which consumes my allotments accidentally.)

FYI one of my libraries funds 7 Kanopy films/month, the other 8. So I get 15... not bad for zero dollars. I have no personal or business connection to the Kanopy enterprise.

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Well, erm, now there is a better service connected to public libraries nationwide, Kanopy. It's video only, via a website or through a standalone free app.
How funny, I just now noticed Kanopy as a new source at one of my libraries. Thanks for the info.
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