Playlist skips 20-30 seconds into each song

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Playlist skips 20-30 seconds into each song

coolbackyard
Regular

Plan

Premium

Country

USA

Device

iPhone 6 in combination with Windows 10 desktop player

Operating System

iOS 12 / Windows 10

 

My Question or Issue

I connect my bluetooth headphones to my phone to play music at work since my work computer doesn't have bluetooth.  Then I use the desktop app as a "remote" to control playback through the phone.  I have done this for months.  Today while listening to the "Brain Food" playlist, spotify started skipping 20 to 30 seconds into each song after the previous song was done.  This essentially makes Spotify unusable.  I've never seen this behaviour before.  I'm guessing there is a bug having to do with crossfading, which I have disabled.  If it crossfaded the songs, but then actually failed to blend the songs and just started the second song where it -would- have been 100% that song after crossfade ended.

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Re: Playlist skips 20-30 seconds into each song

Rock Star 15
Rock Star 15

Hey @coolbackyard and welcome to the Community.

Hope you're doing great!

 

This is an expected behaviour on some playlists made by Spotify where songs are crossfaded.

 

However, if you don't like this, I’d suggest starting a new thread in the Community Ideas Exchange.

This’ll allow users, Stars, and Moderators to vote and comment on it :)

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Re: Playlist skips 20-30 seconds into each song

coolbackyard
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No, this is not expected behaviour.   It isn't crossfaded.  When one song ends it just skips 20-30 seconds into the next song with zero crossfade.

I suggest you read my comment again.

Re: Playlist skips 20-30 seconds into each song

Rock Star 15
Rock Star 15

Hey @coolbackyard,

 

To clear the things up, in this playlist songs get skipped different sections of time into each other and don't start where they're supposed to when your crossfade option is on or off?

 

Thanks!

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Re: Playlist skips 20-30 seconds into each song

coolbackyard
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Correct, songs get the first 20-30 seconds of them chopped off.  I have crossfade disabled.

I mentioned a bug with crossfade thinking a spotify developer could see that and know where in the algorithm to start looking for a bug.  It appears that it "thinks" it needs to crossfade the songs, but then just starts the next song where a 20 to 30 second crossfade (which is a huuuge crossfade) would end and just the current song remains playing.

Re: Playlist skips 20-30 seconds into each song

Rock Star 15
Rock Star 15

Hey @coolbackyard,

 

Sorry for the delay :)

 

Could you check this playlist on another device or with another account to see if the same thing happens?

 

Also, would you mind sharing the link to it?

 

Please note that as I already mentioned some of playlists made by Spotify have this type of crossfade by default and it's tweaked by Spotify so there's no option to turn that off and this playlist you're listeting to might be one of them.

 

Thanks :)

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Re: Playlist skips 20-30 seconds into each song

Scottyboy002
Newbie

I've also noticed this issue, for example with the Spotify playlist "Brain Food" skipping the first 10-25 seconds of songs. I've used this playlist for the last few years and never noticed this before. It's also very interesting to me that this ONLY happens on some of these playlists. It's like there was an attempt to crossfade it, but as others mention, it just cuts off the beginnings of songs.

 

* Platforms:

        MacOS  - v1.1.5.153.gf614956d

        Android - v8.5.3.716

* Cross-fade disabled

Re: Playlist skips 20-30 seconds into each song

coolbackyard
Regular

Like I mentioned, the playlist is Spotify's "Brain Food" playlist.

https://open.spotify.com/user/spotify/playlist/37i9dQZF1DWXLeA8Omikj7?si=vJarbeZeRzeHx3O04VMHrw

As the other commenter corroborated, it only happens with this playlist.

This occurs on both mobile and the desktop app.

Re: Playlist skips 20-30 seconds into each song

wytekassle
Newbie

I'm encountering this same issue on my iPhone XS Max with the Lo-Fi Beats playlist as well. It will play a song until it's end and then the next song starts playing by skipping the first 20 seconds in and not from the beginning. I just listened to this playlist yesterday and it was NOT having this issue

 

iOS version 12.2

Spotify version 8.5.2.666

 

EDIT: I just updated Spotify to version 8.5.3.784 on my phone and the issue persists. Have also encountered the issue when trying it on my Desktop app as well.

Re: Playlist skips 20-30 seconds into each song

jaffze
Casual Listener

I recently started experiencing the same thing in "Lo-Fi Beats". Sometimes it skips 40 seconds into the next song, with some crossfade for approximately 3-5 seconds. Happens both on my Mac and on my Android device. I used to have crossfade set to 1 second, and now I've turned the option completely off, and it still skips way into songs cutting them off.


I've gone through a few songs and they systematically cuts off the intro to the songs, so this does seem to be an intentional feature.

 

Here's a way to reproduce it:

Open the playlist [Lo-Fi Beats].

Go to this song [chapter], skip to the last few seconds and experience it skipping to 35 seconds into the next song [Proud of You] even if you have crossfade explicitly turned off.

 

Could we get an option to turn this feature off?

 

[Lo-Fi Beats] https://open.spotify.com/user/spotify/playlist/37i9dQZF1DWWQRwui0ExPn?si=6kFzME-GTNmjEViUUOlH7w

[chapter] https://open.spotify.com/track/79e0IMV7d0IgXrKQmCPspS?si=z86ITESORoGhAzIVK3uPlQ

[Proud of You] https://open.spotify.com/track/6mRmaBAb8ysO3pcGDaegL2?si=kXqQHIC7RHWnkKgTDItEng

 

 

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