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Lightroom Mobile: (iPad only) Store locally fails with video

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Engaged ,
Feb 14, 2020 Feb 14, 2020

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Storing an album locally fails for video file:
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Adobe Employee ,
Feb 14, 2020 Feb 14, 2020

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I cannot replicate this Antoine.
iPhone 11 Pro Max - iOS 13.3
Lightroom 5.2
  1. Select video (.mov file 1080P captured by iPhone 7)
  2. Add to album - "Store Video Locally"
  3. Go to album - "Store Video Locally"
  4. Set to store locally. 
  5. Allow to sync.
  6. Close Lightroom
  7. Turn off WIfi and put in Airplane Mode. 
  8. Open browser to verify offline status
  9. Open Lightroom
  10. Go To Album "Store Video Locally"
  11. Tap on thumbnail
  12. Video appears with Play button
  13. Press Play
Video Plays. 

Did I miss any steps?
Rikk Flohr - Customer Advocacy: Adobe Photography Products

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Engaged ,
Feb 14, 2020 Feb 14, 2020

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Thanks for replying, Rikk!

Just trying to store locally on my phone a video uploaded through LR Web:


https://youtu.be/uf1E7WvDIEE


Despite the video being played without any issue, the album is of 0,0 kB and is not downloaded correctly.

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Adobe Employee ,
Feb 14, 2020 Feb 14, 2020

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What was the source of the video from LrWeb? Format, Device? I want to try to duplicate as closely as possible.
Rikk Flohr - Customer Advocacy: Adobe Photography Products

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Engaged ,
Feb 14, 2020 Feb 14, 2020

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An 25 minutes .mp4 video, 1080p, about 900 Mo. Downloaded from the web. According to specs, .mp4 should be supported, right?

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Adobe Employee ,
Feb 15, 2020 Feb 15, 2020

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I would be very suspicious of a video downloaded from the web and not directly produced by a camera.  Without a sample it is difficult to say.
Rikk Flohr - Customer Advocacy: Adobe Photography Products

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Engaged ,
Feb 15, 2020 Feb 15, 2020

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suspicious of a video downloaded from the web

That’s condescendent, coming from a company developing a full cloud LR and an struggling with so many bugs.

No, it’s not file related. I shot a 4 minutes movie with my phone and it’s bugging the same way on my iPad:




The last screenshot is over 2MB so cannot be loaded here. Same as above.

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Adobe Employee ,
Feb 16, 2020 Feb 16, 2020

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I am sorry you are experiencing this Antoine. It looks like this may be iPad specific but is working on iPhone. At least I cannot replicate on iPhone. Since they are two separate versions of the app, it is possible.

After reading your latest information I:
  1. Recorded a 4:09 video with my iPhone 11 Pro Max. 
  2. Imported to Lightroom mobile
  3. Synced to cloud
  4. Added to Album "Store Video Locally"
  5. Unchecked Store Album Locally.
  6. Rechecked Store Album Locally.
  7. Disconnected WIFI
  8. Put Phone in Airplane mode to disable Cellular.
  9. Go to Album: "Store Video Locally"
  10. Tap on 4:09 Video 
  11. Play
  12. Wait 4:09 for video to finish. 
  13. Pass
Next: 
  1. Allow Album to sync to iPad 
  2. Mark Album to store locally
  3. Allow to download locally
  4. Disconnect WIFI
  5. Tap on Album "Store Video Locally"
  6. Tap on 4:09 Video
  7. Tap Play
  8. Video yields message  "Cannot Load Video" 
  9. Fail
I am logging a bug with the iOS team for iPad only. 
Rikk Flohr - Customer Advocacy: Adobe Photography Products

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Engaged ,
Feb 16, 2020 Feb 16, 2020

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Thanks Rikk!

My original post was on iOS, so I’m not sure its a padOS specific issue. I’ll try again syncing from iPad and testing on iPhone later today.

Cheers!

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Engaged ,
Feb 16, 2020 Feb 16, 2020

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Rikk, I just tested on iOS and it fails too, so it’s not pasOS specific.

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Adobe Employee ,
Feb 18, 2020 Feb 18, 2020

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Antoine,

I have been advised by the team that this behavior is as-designed. I am converting your thread into a feature request. 

I have also asked that we warn on Store Locally selection that videos will not be available for this option and that we update our help documentation.  I am sorry for the confusion this has caused. 
Rikk Flohr - Customer Advocacy: Adobe Photography Products

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Engaged ,
Feb 19, 2020 Feb 19, 2020

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I have been advised by the team that this behavior is as-designed. I am converting your thread into a feature request.

I'm speechless. I facepalmed my self so hard my hand still hurts. How can this seriously be Adobe's official answer. How can Adobe claim this openly. Note I'm not blaming you for being Adobe's voice, by the way, but Adobe for being this way (just to be clear)...

In what way can a function designed to "store an album locally" be DESIGNED not to include video (or any other, supported type) files ? Who would be so incompetent to include this specifically in the specs ? I don't believe this for a second. Albums are supposed to SYNC (isn't that the purpose of LR mobile?) and a feature linked an album not... work on an album. A function linked to an object (here album) should apply tot that object, regardless of it's inheritances. That's good practices 1.0.1. Object.metdod(); function(parameter)... basics! Common sense!

It's not the first time Adobe flips a bug in "as designed", blame it's users for "using it wrong" and is one more proof Adobe treating it's customers like excrements ! I'm honestly -once more- very disappointed, not to say disgusted by the lack of seriousness Adobe is showing ! This is NOT a feature request but a bug !


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Engaged ,
Aug 03, 2020 Aug 03, 2020

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Is there any progress on this? I too am struggling with videos not syncing on iPad Pro. I have a $1,000 device with an HDR screen, and an expensive subscription with Adobe. Is it too much to ask to have videos sync as well as photos? 

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Engaged ,
Aug 04, 2020 Aug 04, 2020

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The bug is “as designed”, or “you don’t understand how the software is supposed to be used”. Adobe is basically thanking you for your money and politely showing what’s in between the index and ring finger. No lube, extra grit and a thank you card.

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