Prevent ads from being louder than the song that came before it. I know the point of the ads is to annoy us into paying up, but it can be very painful to turn on some relaxing tunes after school/work, turn up the volume a bit to hear the quieter details, and then have a surprise advertisement blaring some awful hiphop crap blast 5 times louder than the song.
This can be implemented by having an internal variable to measure the average volume within the song, and then set the ad's volume to that value. This way, classical concertos are recognized at the lower volume they are, and the next ad won't be 5 times louder than the loudest part of the song. Or just have a "advertisement volume equalizer" checkbox somewhere in the account settings. Or let us turn up the volume for just one particular quiet song within a playlist, so that everything else plays at normal volume.
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!
I'd like the ability to control volume with a slider control in the Spotify Windows 7 taskbar preview window. You already have pause, next song and previous song. Adding a small volume control would be useful. Thanks!
I know this is a really small thing, but that should mean it's easy to implement! One that I hate about the spotify iOS app is that it won't accept volume adjustments via the iphone buttons until after it's started playing a track. This causes issues in a number of situations, but here's the most common/worst: I launch the app and I know that it's going to be far too loud for my headphones because I had it plugged into my receiver last night to enjoy some tunes, so I push the down volume button a dozen times once I launch it. Then I start up a song. I still get blasted at full volume when the song starts, because the app is not catching the down volume button events yet (if I look at the iPhone, I can see that I'm instead adjusting the default system ringer volume). Once the song has started, I can adjust my volume down, but by then my ears are already ringing.
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