Next song starts somewhere in the middle

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Next song starts somewhere in the middle

douira
Gig Goer

On some playlists (the last one this happened on was "Deep House Relax") when one song ends it starts the next some somewhere in the middle after an unusually long crossfade. 

After some investigation, it seems this is a feature that some playlists have. This behavior should have a setting to disable it as it's quite disruptive to the listening experience in my opinion. (and apparently, also everybody else who joined in on this thread) 

Important: This is not the regular crossfade! This starts songs literally a minute in, not just 12 seconds like the normal crossfade. This behavior seems to appear even with crossfade turned off!

 

 

Family Premium

Germany

macOS 10.13.6 (latest at the time) 

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Re: Next song starts somewhere in the middle

AeroZ
Composer

Hey @douira!

 

This seems to be something new or experimental by Spotify. There's an idea posted to add an option to turn this sort of crossfading off.

 

Hope this helps.

Re: Next song starts somewhere in the middle

douira
Gig Goer

The bug is that the song doesn't start at the beginning. When the current song finishes the nest song starts somewhere in the middle. (like at 1:30 for example)

Re: Next song starts somewhere in the middle

AeroZ
Composer

Yes, it does that and it seems to be intentional. 

Re: Next song starts somewhere in the middle

douira
Gig Goer

That is a very strange feature. Especially because it disappears and behaves strangely like a glitch in the application. As mentioned on the other thread, I think an option to turn off such a controversial feature is necessary, especially because not everybody wants to miss the first part of a song. How does it even determine what songs to start somewhere in the middle and which not?

Re: Next song starts somewhere in the middle

Spooner
Casual Listener

To be honest, this seems to me as a violation of the songs rights. To cut a song like that is akin to mixing it and is restricted. 

Spotify shouldn't be allowed to do that

Re: Next song starts somewhere in the middle

iustinr
Composer

Turn off crossfade in the settings.

Re: Next song starts somewhere in the middle

jfsetlock
Casual Listener

Perhaps you have cross-fade on in settings, causing your songs to begin in the middle rather than start from the beginning...

Re: Next song starts somewhere in the middle

Spooner
Casual Listener
I don't have any cross fade turned on...

Further this is not the case at all. Crossfade is a function that sets a
static fading out/enter for the next song, what's the max value? 15
seconds? The issue here is that in playlists such as "Deep House Relax"
some content manager decided that the song should start in everything
(that I have seen) from 0:06 seconds to well over 1 minute (!?)


Re: Next song starts somewhere in the middle

iustinr
Composer
Can you specify exactly what is happening when you
play the song, does it do anything or does it just play the song from
somewhere in the middle. Have you tried pressing the button to start the
song from the beginning?

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