When I'm in my car everyday on my way to work, I have my android phone (Lollipop 5.1.1 - Spotify last version) playing downloaded music on spotify using aux-in (not bluetooth). I have no Internet connexion but it's ok songs are "downloaded". But I don't know why, some songs keeps pausing randomly.
When it happens I have to press play button everytime it stops (it can stop a few times on one track). If I listen to the song again, the song pauses at the same positions. But if I listen to the song at home/work using wifi, now it's playing fine.
It's like songs can get corrupted over time. Because it happens randomly to songs that were playing successfuly before.
I found other topics about that specific problem (or similar) but all are set to solved and solutions were not helpful.
I tried to reinstall.
Ok it works, but few days after some songs get corrupted again. This does not fix the problem. It happens again randomly.
I recorded that problem to show how annoying it is. https://youtu.be/CaC9UY6k7Z0
Problem starts at 31 sec and occurs a few times on the track.
Solved! Go to Solution.
I found the cause of the problem. It's a weird bug. The tracks pauses at some time during playback when volume is between 70-100%. The louder I set the volume the more pauses I get on the same track. The pauses seem to occur always at the same timestamp (maybe when there are more bass / heavy sounds I don't know). I couldn't get more information about that problem. Spotify told me they were working on a fix.
As far as I know this only happens on Spotify Android when connected to external speakers with aux-in cable (I tested with 3 diff. cables & headphones are not concerned). This doesn't happen in another app (I tried with stock music app). This doesn't happen only in my car but on my home speakers too (no matter what the volume is on the speakers). I tried to disable the equalizer and the sound effects on the settings of Android. This is not related to WI-FI / Sync / offline mode / corruption of files because this works great with volume at 50-60% (btw I tried airplane mode, 4G, WI-FI, the problem is the same in all cases).
In the meantime I'm using my phone with a volume set to 50-60% and no more problem.