I’m making some fairly fundamental changes to where Mizuu’s data files are being stored in the next update. Because I don’t want anyone to lose all their downloaded cover art, backdrop images and such, Mizuu will be moving all your current data files to the new location on your device at the very first launch. This can’t be cancelled and will run in the background.
You’ll be alerted of the move process by a status bar notification, and the process itself can take up to several minutes depending on the read/write speed of your device as well as the number of movies and TV shows you’ve got in your library.
You won’t be able to use Mizuu while the process is running, but the application will automatically start once it’s completed.
So, why did I make this change? Well, when I started working on Mizuu almost two years ago, I wasn’t really that knowledgeable on Android and its API’s. I decided to use a non-standard location for storing all application data, because I thought it’d be impossible for users to see the stored content if I went with a system standard location for storing the data.
As it turns out – I was wrong. So, with this update I’m making up for that and Mizuu will now store data in the standard location. On my devices that location is sdcard/Android/com.miz.mizuu/.
The biggest advantage of doing this is that Mizuu’s data will be removed if the application gets uninstalled, thus leaving no trails behind, and you should now also be able to use third party backup applications to make backups of the content in Mizuu.
TL;DR: The next update will move some data files at the first launch. This may take several minutes, and Mizuu will start automatically once completed.