Next song starts somewhere in the middle

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Re: Next song starts somewhere in the middle

ccfrank
Newbie

My issue with this is that the transition is NOT SMOOTH!!! It is not a fade at all! Just starts at a random place in the song. I was trying to listen to the Brain Food playlist while studying and this "feature" was so distracting I just turn it off and deleted the app off my Mac. Why fix something that wasnt broke? If a user wants their song to fade they can change their setting to accomplish that. 

Re: Next song starts somewhere in the middle

mackieg84
Newbie

I've just recently started to notice this issue, its a real pain. I checked I never had crossfade enabled and I don't. I also checked it was not the gapless music part and it doesnt seem to be the problem either, I never had it enabled anyway.

 

Can someone please help with this, it's really annoying.

Re: Next song starts somewhere in the middle

diegoogm10
Newbie

Its 2019, and still some playlists have this settings and cannot be disabled. It looks like Spotify's Software is making its own mix and trying to join both songs rithms, causing some songs to start at second 40 or so. Trully annoying.

Re: Next song starts somewhere in the middle

GustavoZH
Newbie

This has been going on for some time now! I seen it happen on Brain Food  and Lo-Fi Beats playlists, which are Spotify playlists, so maybe there is something wrong with their playlists? I don't know, but it is really annoying!

Re: Next song starts somewhere in the middle

teachertom
Newbie

This "feature" ist terrible. I'm listening to Lo Fi Beats while working and it throws me off when this happens. How can u add a feature that messes so hard with the listening experience and not supply the user with a button to turn it off? Smooth? Nope!

Re: Next song starts somewhere in the middle

douira
Gig Goer

I'd like to remind everyone to please vote on the idea to get Spotify to fix this problem. https://community.spotify.com/t5/Live-Ideas/All-Platforms-Playlists-Switch-on-off-crossfade-in-certa...

Re: Next song starts somewhere in the middle

kubasvoboda
Casual Listener

Wow, this is extremely annoying, I seriously thought my app is broken, tinkered with it for quite some time and was dumbfounded since my crossfade was disabled (as has always been).

 

How could anyone ever thought this was good idea, if it's really intentional? I really think this is a bug, since the "crossfades" are totally random and "harsh".

 

I voted for the idea next door, hope it gets fixed!

 

Happened to me in the Brain Food playlist for the first time, as others here also reported. Also I don't think copying the playlist is the best fix, since then it won't be updated with new music, which happens from time to time in these Spotify created playlists if I'm not mistaken? But I guess better than this...

Re: Next song starts somewhere in the middle

axl_magnum
Music Fan

Well, to me this isn't an issue, AT ALL.

It's something Spotify is starting to implement in some playlist... for the time being, only on the ones made by them... the thing is, this feature doesn't fit very well in all playlists (I've been listening to Deep House Relax and the transition is not very well done between some songs).

 

If you listen to Techno Bunker playlist for example, it actually works really well, despite of your will to listen to an intro of a techno song being the same for 1+ minute... If you just want to listen to the entire song and hate this kind of mixing, there's millions of playlists out there made by users.

 

It'll be great if this feature were unlocked for premium accounts. Think of yourself making a mix within Spotify in a playlist format, public or private. Totally amazing.

Re: Next song starts somewhere in the middle

douira
Gig Goer

@axl_magnum If you like the feature that is just fine. We're not trying to take anything away from you. All we want is an option to turn this off, because, as you can obviously see, this is a matter of personal preference and different people have very different experiences with this feature. As you've said yourself, it works better on some playlists and worse on others.

 

The point is, that it's critical that Spotify allows users to make this decision themselves. The workaround of listening only to user-created playlists is not a long term solution as it would seriously reduce the value of the service we're paying for. We would also like to listen to curated playlists but that is obstructed by the sometimes very jarring crossfade into the middle of a track.

I hope you understand this point of view. We are not striving for conflicting goals but rather for an option to choose freely.

Re: Next song starts somewhere in the middle

axl_magnum
Music Fan

Yeah, I've seen the submission you made, and I totally agree with it. Just saying that from what I've read, many users think it's a bug and are reporting it as if it were one, or submitting ideas to encourage Spotify to disable this, without knowing. To make it clear, I really like your idea, I've just pointed to the ones that think this is a real issue instead of thinking that is a preference matter.

 

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