When I'm listening to Spotify (free) I always get annoyed by the fact that the ads' volume is so different compared to the previous playing song. When I listen to classical music, rachmaninov for example, I like to play it pretty loud, because the outro's of these songs are usually pretty quiet. Then: BOOM an extremely loud ad comes in, almost destroying my speakers! I literally have to run to my faders to save my speakers. So I'd like to suggest the following feature:
A thing that checks the gain/volume on each song but also analyzes the last 30 seconds from a song and then compares them to each other. After the comparison, it should adjust the ads' volume to the results of the analysis. That way, the ads are just as loud as the previous song and it blends a lot nicer!
Hopefully, someone can look at this and thumbs it up, so I can enjoy listening to Spotify more easily!
byB1G_Mac15-03-201206:13 AM - edited 15-03-201206:15 AM
I imagine most people hate hearing advertisements between individual songs when they're listening to an album in its entirety; but of course, advertising revenue is how Spotify survives. So, since an artist's work is already divided into album playlists, I am requesting a 'Listen to Album' feature, in which a longer-than-usual advertisement break (consisting of one long ad or a group of short ones) is played before playback of the album, which then continues uninterrupted until its end. To prevent cheating the system, if the user decides to listen to something else (from another playlist) mid-way through, the 'Listen to Album' feature is, of course, stopped or reset. On a related note, the user will not be able to "skip around" an album without stopping the 'Listen to Album' feature; the tracks must be played in order, which should still satisfy a number of users.
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