[Web Player] Songs stop for about 5 seconds 9 seconds into every track

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[Web Player] Songs stop for about 5 seconds 9 seconds into every track

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Premium

Country

USA

Device

Acer Chromebook 14

Operating System

Chrome OS

 

My Question or Issue

Reposting this since https://community.spotify.com/t5/Desktop-Windows/Chromebook-Song-stops-randomly/m-p/4780289 was wrongfully marked as solved.

 

When playing Spotify tracks in the web player (only option for Chrome OS, yes happens in the PWA as well), every track will stop for 3-5 seconds 9 seconds into the track.

 

This does not happen on my Android device on the same network, even when I clear the local storage to make sure it's streaming from the network. It only happens when I use the web player on Chrome OS. I could try as well with my Macbook web player tomorrow if that's desired.

 

To be clear, I do not exaggerate when I say every single track will pause at 9 seconds. This is reproducible at a 100% rate on my machine.

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Re: [Web Player] Songs stop for about 5 seconds 9 seconds into every track

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I fixed it. Here is what I did:

 

I went to chrome://flags and enabled two options.

Smooth Scrolling

New Tab Loading Animation

I restarted my chromebook after this to apply the features, and it somehow fixed it.

Hopes this helps

 

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Re: [Web Player] Songs stop for about 5 seconds 9 seconds into every track

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Hey folks,

 

Sorry for not getting back to you sooner on this!

This seems to be the same issue as the one described by users in this thread.

Since this appears to be related to users' individual network settings, we suggest that you reach out to your network admin.

We've provided an official response in the above-mentioned thread which you can check out.

Thanks again for your patience! Take care 🙂

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Hey @captaintaihu,

 

Thanks for reaching out to us about this!

 

Just to be sure this is not an issue with the network, specifically with the web player (versus the Android app), do you mind trying to re-connect on the same device using the web player, only this time with a different network? 

 

It would also be useful to know if this is happening on the same account, but on a different device, so if you could let us know how it goes on your Macbook, that would be great.

 

Thanks! Keep us posted 🙂

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Re: Songs stop for about 5 seconds 9 seconds into every track

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It's not the internet. Multiple times I would listen to my music at home and at school, and both times it would stop at 9 seconds. 

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Re: Songs stop for about 5 seconds 9 seconds into every track

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I did note in the original post that this does not occur on my Android device using the same account. I tried it on my Macbook with no issues on the same network as well.

 

I just tried tethering my Chromebook to my phone connection (not the fastest, I know, but all I had to test). Still the same issue. It is not my home network that is the source of issues.

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Hi.  I've been getting this on and off for the last few weeks.  Currently 'on' at the moment : (  Spotify webplayer on Chromebook running 78.0.3904.50

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On a different network this weekend.  Issue still persists.

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I am having the same problem. I play Spotify at home and at school. Everywhere I play Spotify it stops at 9 sec. I can't believe they have not fixed this. It has been going on for a long time. It is defiantly not the network. Please fix this.

Device: HP Chromebook 11 G4

Operating system: Chrome OS version 76.0.3809.136 (Official Build) (64-bit)

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Hey all,

 

We've received reports that for some people music still stops after 9 seconds. If you are experiencing this issue, please leave a vote with the following:

 

  • Device
  • OS version
  • Browser and version

Here's some troubleshooting you can try in the meanwhile:

 

  • Clear cache and cookies
  • Reboot device
  • Try a different network

Don't forget to hit +vote if you are experiencing this issue.

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I managed to fix it. I have no idea how I did it, but I fixed it. Here is what I know though.

I went to chrome://flags and enabled two options.

1. Smooth Scrolling

2. New Tab Loading Animation.

This is all I did, but it fixed it. Comment if it helped you guys.

 

 

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I didn't change those flags, but it seems the issues is....moved to the start of the song. I've been letting it go for a while so make sure it can buffer ahead of time. It also shows the end time of the previous song as the current progress, but the correct total time during this pause. Not sure if it was a Chrome update or Spotify update.

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