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Hello,

 

I currently have an annoying problem. First of all I pause my playing music from Spotify due to my pause press on my earphones or by putting them out of my ear. After that I want to restart the playback of Spotify by pressing again or taking my earphones back into my ear but instead Poweramp starts playing.

 

Even if I keep Spotify open and replay it with the buttonpress on my earphones it starts Poweramp. I am currently running android 12 and the build 930 of Poweramp on an OnePlus 9 pro. Everything is up to date. I added a screenshot from the last processed commands if I pause Spotify and restart the playback.

 

I was tinkering a lot with the settings but couldn't find any solutions. Maybe someone of you could help or otherwise it would be a nice fix in the future. 

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Best regards

Mario Rippl

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@.Shadow if you have Keep notification options in Poweramp enabled, try to disable those. Probably Poweramp gets priority for some reason over Spotify. (Normally Poweramp unloads and looses priority in 5 sec while not playing/in background).

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9 hours ago, maxmp said:

@.Shadow if you have Keep notification options in Poweramp enabled, try to disable those. Probably Poweramp gets priority for some reason over Spotify. (Normally Poweramp unloads and looses priority in 5 sec while not playing/in background).

Thank you for your fast answer. Unfortunatly this setting was already disabled. However if i disable the option above it (show notification) it works properly with spotify in this direction of actions. But if i hear music on Poweramp than pause the music and than wait like 5 sec like you said i cant restart the playing of the song without opening Poweramp manually. The Poweramp app is running in the background and is not closed at all but isnt activly open on the screen. Both are problems which require you to pull out your smartphone and restart spotify or Poweramp.

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Unless you keep the notification present, when you pause playback and close PA, it is no longer "running" in the background, it quickly unloads and become a recently used app. You used to be able to configure this using PA Settings > Misc > Keep Service, but that got depreciated on more recent versions of Android and the only way to keep it active now is via the Notification. So by turning that off, you are telling PA to do the same as Spotify atready does.

Max, by default where do button events get sent if there isn't a live media player running? I thought it was to the most recently used application, but maybe I've misunderstood?

Andre

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50 minutes ago, .Shadow said:

Both are problems which require you to pull out your smartphone and restart spotify or Poweramp.

How is your phone supposed to know which player to start if you have both stopped? I guess it depends on the OS version, but isn't there a default media player setting that would at least start that app if nothing else is active and you trigger a remote play command?

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4 minutes ago, MotleyG said:

How is your phone supposed to know which player to start if you have both stopped? I guess it depends on the OS version, but isn't there a default media player setting that would at least start that app if nothing else is active and you trigger a remote play command?

In Android 11 it knew it by saving the last used player which played music. There it worked seamlessly, the problem started existing with the update to Android 12.

And a default media player setting is only available in google assistant and is for executing voice commands for playing music

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11 minutes ago, MotleyG said:

Gotta love being told what you want. 🙄

ohh sorry didnt mean it that way 😬 that was just the only thing that i know where something like this exists

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9 minutes ago, .Shadow said:

ohh sorry didnt mean it that way 😬 that was just the only thing that i know where something like this exists

No not from you, I meant Google! Telling us how we want our devices to work when they already had a better solution in the past.

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45 minutes ago, MotleyG said:

No not from you, I meant Google! Telling us how we want our devices to work when they already had a better solution in the past.

Ahh ok, yeah thats often this way and kinda sad

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Ok so I found out that if you close the players notification through the x on it in the notification section it works fine. The only problem ist that if both music notifications are active simultaneously Poweramp keeps getting prioritized. Would be a wonderful little fix in the future if it's possible :)

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2 hours ago, maxmp said:

@.Shadow the priority is managed by Android OS. On firmwares close to AOSP it should be the last player active gets priority, but some firmwares (e.g. Huaweis) change those priorities a lot.

That's unfortunate. Normally OnePlus OxygenOS was pretty close to stock android but the kinda merged with oppos os so this could be the problem that oppos os is changing this priority 😅

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