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Video ads way too loud

cons7
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Listening to my music at a reasonable volume and then all of a sudden a video ad will come blaring on, seemingly at least twice as loud as my actual music volume. Loud enough to ****ing literally hurt my ears. This needs to fixed immediately. This latest update is just a mess. The lead developer and anyone who OK'd the update should be fired. The update should be rolled back until someone competent, and who also values user experience, is put in charge.
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pcman
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I listen to Spotify on various computers and my mobile smartphone using the app on each device. I noticed that on one computer at work, the volume of the adds was a lot louder than the music. I started looking for a solution as the noise level from the adds was seriously annoying in an office environment.

 

I searched for a solution but did not find anything online that actually worked for me. I started comparing my Spotify settings on each device since I only experienced this issue on one computer. Turns out you need to leave the volume level in Spotify on full and instead control the volume via Windows or from the speakers or mobile device volume control. On this particular problem computer, I had lowered the Spotify volume to about half level. So when the adds played, they ignored the volume setting in Spotify and instead played like it was set to maximum. However Spotify cannot override the volume settings in Windows or on your speakers.

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luthierone
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This problem was amplified (no pun intented ha) by the fact that I often listen to a genre of very quiet music like classical guitar, lute, vihuela, etc.  I've jumped out of my chair several times at work when an ad has come on after the quiet and soothing music.  It makes my blood boil every time!  I found a chrome extension (I listen to the web player) that can automatically set the volume lower on the ads in spotify.  I'm not sure I can post a link to it or not but you can easily enough search for the extension.  Here's what the extension's developer says about it:

Too loud Spotify ads? This extension help you!
You can control Spotify ads volume.

IMPORTANT! Only works with online spotify player!" 

 So far it works a treat and has made the listening experience enjoyable again.  I think spotify owes the developer of this extension some dinero haha.

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Hey there folks,

 

Thank you for your posts in this thread.

 

We recommend that you head over to this thread that we actively use to report such cases.

 

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Joebobent
Casual Listener

This was posted two years ago, and the issue still exists?? What is going on?! Seriously, every time I listen to music with my headphones, I have to toss them off before destroying my ears when an ad comes on! I don't even hear the ads because of this, but then I end up missing part of the next song, which is a HUGE annoyance! This NEEDS to get fixed ASAP, PLEASE!!!

Also, keeping the volume setting at 100% with Spotify isn't a solution. I often watch tutorial videos that I have turned up so I can hear instructions, and the music volume on spotify set low to play in the background when I pause the tutorial to take notes. Having Spotify at 100% all the time means I have to constantly adjust my computer's volume settings, which doesn't work for me. I'd be better off using a different service if this is the case. Please Spotify, get this fixed already, it's really off putting that it hasn't been fixed yet in the past years!

Sp4zc0r3
Casual Listener

Nothing like hearing the screaming phrase "...**bleep** TRAFFICKING..." when my young kids walk in the room, thanks Spotify! Some of us listen to jazz and classical, which has limited/non-existent limiter/compression compared to these ads. It's like getting kicked in the temples, thanks! (BTW, it's easy to tell when my visual EQ starts CLIPPING when the ad starts).

Sp4zc0r3
Casual Listener

HAHAHA They automatically censored the word on this forum BUT NOT FROM THE AD SCREAMING IN MY CHILDREN'S EARS!!!

Jashu
Casual Listener

 

Ads are way too loud and i don't like having my hand forced into subscribing, i will if i enjoy the services, and i'm not enjoying spotify.

 

edit: nvm, i google'd this issue and found a fix in 2min using a block extension and updating the filters so it doesn't play ads anymore. I wouldn't mind if they weren't so loud.

Thanks for your help.

phobosbox
Newbie

Most users on spotify have alternatives as to the source of music, one of which is regrettably piracy. This sources don't have preposterous loud ads.

This being said, would you kindly match the volume of ads with that of songs?

 

PerryMeison
Newbie

My solution was simple, block all ads.

What a surprise when i discovered now the volume goes up at the begining of EVERY song.

Now i do not use spotify at all ... not anymore.

illecoco
Casual Listener
Ads on spotify are ridiculously loud. Yes it's your program, and yes you decide what kind of sound comes through. BUT I DECIDE THE VOLUME!!!!! Get that through your fcking head you capitalist pieces of dung! **bleep** you, i hope the person for this responsible will get deaf in one ear like i am now. Suffering from neverending high pitched tones and ringing in your ear for the rest of your fcking life. Im getting a tattoo in my neck under my ear saying "Spotify adds is the reason i am deaf" .. you think im joking yes? Contact me and i'll show you my new hearing device which cost a **bleep** ton on money.

nopeeputteboy
Newbie
I was just sleeping and some ad started play so loud that it scared me awake. I hate this annoying **bleep** and now i can't get sleep anymore 🙂 thanks spotify

ruttolomeo
Casual Listener

I have the same problem....it's insane. They try to push you to subscribe to get rid of ads. I'll never upgrade to premium because of this policy. Do they think we are like Pavlov's dog?

I'm defenetely unistalling this sw.

benxander
Music Fan

Here were are again. 

 

Listening to some relaxing instrumental Christmas tunes, and all of a sudden:


"YOU NEED TO ASK YOURSELF. BLAH BLAH BLAH IT'S EASY WITH SAGE ACCOUNTING TOOLS"

 

I know I'll never go near Sage accounting in the future. Well done, Spotify. 

 

destinybudd
Casual Listener

All, unfortunately this is not a complete fix but this did help for me.

 

From a previous post:

"Turns out you need to leave the volume level in Spotify on full and instead control the volume via Windows or from the speakers or mobile device volume control. On this particular problem computer, I had lowered the Spotify volume to about half level. So when the adds played, they ignored the volume setting in Spotify and instead played like it was set to maximum. However Spotify cannot override the volume settings in Windows or on your speakers."

 

Essentially I have my volume on my laptop down to nothing (2 out of 100) and spotify all the way up. The ads no longer scream in my ear. Hopefully this helps some of you!

www139
Regular
Spoiler
 

This is ridiculous. I absolutely hate Spotify. They air ads too often. Video ads are aired too often and WAY to loudly. I have ditched Spotify in favor of Amazon Music and Sound Cloud. For those of you looking for a better, free music service, I suggest switching to Sound Cloud. They don't have as many songs available but their ads are much less fequent and far less obtrusive. Also, I'd sooner pay $100 per year for Prime (which includes two million songs, and a lot of other benefits) rather than paying $10 a month for Spotify. If you calculate, Spotify actually costs more than Amazon Prime -- imagine that! Anyone using Spotify Premium is wasting money. I also have reason to think their entire application (desktop and mobile) is HTML/JavaScript/CSS based. It must be programmed inefficiently because while Amazon Music and Sound Cloud function well on my devices, Spotify hogs memory and processing. Very dissappointed. Making money is one thing but "money making" has been carried way too far. Something to point out is Spotify has more songs available than any other music provider (well, Apple Music is close). However, I'd rather have fewer songs available and have a pleasant experience. Spotify may consider having more paid account options. One account gives you all songs, one down offers fewer songs but at a lower cost, and then keep the free option available with ads (though less introsive than current).

andreademez
Casual Listener

I just had my ears destroyed by a f***ing ad. How do they think this helps to promote anything??

fred_aspberg
Music Fan

I won't publish real solution for they maybe will ban me or somehow try to delete it, but I'll throw a tip for ya pals: add some addresses to your hosts file and keep calm, wink wink.

fred_aspberg
Music Fan

Audio-ads topic is closed, so I'll post here. My premium expired sev. months ago and I didn't have this bullcrap audio ads until last week, only got banners 'till then, what is it, some bug or is it Spotify politics? If I don't find the way to block this **bleep** ads I'll go to the other services, 'cause that's it. First lyrics, then notifications, then this sh;t, better port my artists' library to deezer, that's the only important stuff I've got here.

darkspectrumsxd
Regular

Is your loudness equalization on m8? Just wondering

Lutherniel
Casual Listener

I like how we got no official word regarding this problem even though it has already reached 14 pages. Way to go Spotify team!.

darkspectrumsxd
Regular
Their not getting money from us so why should they care? .-. that's probably what their saying. Its getting ridiculous. I love Spotify and I'm a everyday user. They really don't have good customer support if this is how their dealing with these problems. To them we must not even be customers.

Joebobent
Casual Listener

They are getting money from us, through the ads! 

darkspectrumsxd
Regular
The problem will never be fixed

lskeys777
Regular

The only thing that saves my ears and equipment is the easily reached and tapped mute button on my headphone preamp. I don't listen near as much as I would if the ads were kept a reasonable volume, but when I do, I mute every ad.

Kinda sad for Spotify (and the ad buyers) to realize their users may never hear whatever they are advertising.....not someplace I would reccommend purchasing airtime.

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