Interesting bug on iPhone lockscreen

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tehmark
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Do local tracks sync to the mobile app on MOG?  

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bmj1086
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Not that I'm aware of, but everything I used to have locally is now in their library (it wasn't before) so I've lost the need for that feature. The way I look at it now is, if a new album releases and it's not on MOG yet I'll just wait for it. I already pay $10/month for music so I won't be spending any more money on single albums. 

 

For some, this is probably a deal breaker since record labels are ludicrous enough to exclude themselves from the monthly subscription services, but I now feel that if you are foolish enough to exclude you music from services then you're foolish enough to exclude yourself from revenue. I simply won't pay for it.

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benexclaimed
Music Fan

Quick note: I'm totally with you guys in wanting to switch (for this silly bug that hasn't been fixed in nearly half a year along with a bunch of other reasons), but calling an artist "foolish" for not agreeing to participate in these streaming services is wrong.

 

http://thetrichordist.wordpress.com/2012/06/18/letter-to-emily-white-at-npr-all-songs-considered/

 

Artists get next to nothing for a lot of this stuff (and I believe it's worse with Spotify than others).

 

Anyway, with that said, I really want to switch to Rdio but it seems they don't have any plans to add the ability to sync local tracks and that really sucks.

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richmondn10
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Unfortunately no. However, Mog has more licenses than Spotify and I haven't had any issues finding the music I did have. I listen to a lot of alternative music by the way.

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stealth210
Roadie

Just finally signed up yesterday at Mog. So far, so good. I also can confirm this stupid track bug does not exist on Mog.

 

There are some pros/cons just FYI. The streaming rates for Mog are at 256/320kbps for mobile devices for Wifi-only. Streaming Mog over 3G is supposedly 48kbps AAC+(you read that right, 48), but I'm skeptical that it indeed that low. Of course, being a lover of audio quality, I like the best rate possible. However, in the car, it sounds great. I did side by side comparisons in my car using a common sample track - Spotify/Mog/Spotify/Mog all over bluetooth audio to the stereo in my G37. I could not detect a major difference and both services sound vastly better than XM satellite radio.

 

The interfaces are pretty different and the Mog client is pure HTML5/no thick client. This may be a pro or con to you depending on your preference.

 

So, anyway, once I'm fully moved over, I'll be dropping the Spotify service. No sense in paying for 2 services.

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bmj1086
Music Fan

48k HE-AAC/AAC+ is not what you are thinking. AAC+ is different. It uses lower bit rates, but still has higher quality. The highest quality HE-AAC you can use is 64k.

 

If it was 48k MP3 it would be so garbled it wouldn't even be worth listening to. My best guess is that 48k HE-AAC/AAC+ is comparable to 256k MP3 in a sense (not precisely).

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AaronN322
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This is my first post on this foum. 

 

I too am getting really tired of this bug.

 

I mainly use Spotify at home and in my car. 

 

When in my car (2012 Mercedes-Benz C300) I connect through Bluetooth Audio which uses my phone's (Sprint iPhone 4S) A2DP profile.

 

I get this same error as everyone else. It will show artist and album but then gets stuck on same song name on the car LCD and phone lock screen.

 

This happens on local files as well (both MP3s and AACs I have tried) as that is mainly when I add a whole album into a playlist.

 

I would really appreciate a fix for this. I have converted many of my friends and coworkers to paying Spotify users from telling them how amazing it is, but I have been pretty frustrated lately with it.

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benexclaimed
Music Fan

It's genuinely hliarious that this has gone on as long as it has.

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tehmark
Regular

For a problem that paying customer's are experiencing it certainly doesn't seem to be a high priority at all.  Like many, I'll probably just let it eat at me for a long time until I cancel my service.  

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richmondn10
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That's what I did and I switched to mog. It doesn't have as many features but its works a lot better on the road so I think spotify has connection issues too. I'm about to give rdio a try too. Anyone have any insight?
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