Next song starts somewhere in the middle

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Re: Next song starts somewhere in the middle

douira
Gig Goer

Manually starting the song from the beginning works fine but that's not the point. The problem is that I'd like to hear all the songs on a playlist that does this ("deep house relax" for example) completely and not starting somewhere between 6s and 1minute in. If I use the next song button or just let the song finish it starts the next song somewhere in the middle and not at the start. If this behavior is a feature it would be really nice if there was a setting to disable this behavior because it feels more like a bug to me.

Re: Next song starts somewhere in the middle

meningmedlivet
Newbie

I got the exact same problem on the exact same playlist as OP.

Crossafade is turned OFF as well.

 

Spotify, can you pls take a look at this?

Re: Next song starts somewhere in the middle

Motakaru
Casual Listener

Open your playlist so that you see all the songs, then click on the song with the issue.

Then pause and play it from the list a couple of times, this should fix your problem.

This worked for me after a couple attempts. 

 

Hope it helps.

 

Re: Next song starts somewhere in the middle

douira
Gig Goer

That is not the point. I know I can start songs from the beginning if I click on them in the playlist individually. My problem is (as it is apparent from reading this thread) that when I play the playlist normally (without starting each song individually) it crossfades the songs to start up to a minute into the next song. It would be really nice to have a setting to turn this behavior off as it feels very disruptive to the listening experience in my opinion. (and as I can see plenty of other people think so too).

Re: Next song starts somewhere in the middle

Motakaru
Casual Listener

I had the same problem as you, then i did what i posted above and it solved the issue for me.

It kept starting in the middle, until i paused and played the specific song a couple times on the playlist it stopped happening on auto playing.

Re: Next song starts somewhere in the middle

douira
Gig Goer

I tried your method and it doesn't work for me. All songs in this playlist have this behavior. The point at which each song starts seems to be fixed for each song but random in respect to the other(non-zero) starting points.

Re: Next song starts somewhere in the middle

douira
Gig Goer

They've started an "idea" to add a setting to turn this feature off here: https://community.spotify.com/t5/Live-Ideas/All-Platforms-Playlists-Switch-on-off-crossfade-in-certa...

You can vote on it to show that you also want this problem fixed.

Re: Next song starts somewhere in the middle

Motakaru
Casual Listener

If it's not a personal playlist, have you attempted to unfollow then re follow?

Is it a downloaded list or are you streaming it each time, try uninstalling the list or entire spotify from your unit. 

 

I've only had issues with a song here and there, never many at the same time.

Re: Next song starts somewhere in the middle

douira
Gig Goer

I think this behavior is an actual feature of this playlist. The first post in this thread says "This seems to be something new or experimental by Spotify" which I interpret means that is is not a bug but a feature. The automatic ahead crossfades only happens when I use the next track button or just let the song end. This playlist has it: https://open.spotify.com/user/spotify/playlist/37i9dQZF1DX2TRYkJECvfC?si=AdV2YB4fRdKIvLcxysRSuA

The "bug" part of this problem is the fact that an option to disable it is missing.

 (Note that the web player does not exhibit this behavior)

Re: Next song starts somewhere in the middle

blindmouses
Gig Goer

This isn't a bug and all of you sound like bunch of  lost puppies.  

 

Your cross fade settings have nothing to do with this "issue." The starting point of the next song is meant to be intentional to make a smooth transitioning playlist. If you don't like the playlist,  then search for something else. 

 

This seems to be a spotify corporate only feature for the time being. Next step up for spotify is to release this feature for premium members only.

 

https://open.spotify.com/user/spotify/playlist/37i9dQZF1DX4eRPd9frC1m?si=kse3xYJ4RiSF5zsTsub9ig

 

 

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