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Lower Volume on Short Audio Focus (Bluetooth->Navigation) [Please Developer Answer]

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Hello, this has been already many times asked in this Forum. I'm talking about 'Short Audio Focus' and Poweramp. Actually the only way that Poweramp handles 'Short Audio Focus' is pausing the song. This is actually nice if you have headphones connected and you don't want to listen to your song on the external loudspeaker when a message or whatever arrives. Ok, till there everything is fine.

 

But it's not the same while connected via Bluetooth to your car head unit. So in combination with a Navigation app (Let's say TomTom for example) + Poweramp, every time the navigation says you should turn, the music just stops playing, and after finishing talking the music resumes. This is deadly annoying when you're driving inside of a city, then the music sounds like a scratched CD from the 90's.. stopping every 5 to 10 seconds. The proposed solution is always disable the 'Pause Song while Short Audio Focus', then the song keeps playing while the navigation app is talking.. but the song loudness is as loud as the voice talking, so you end up being unable to understand what the navigation system is saying, so it gets annoying again.

 

 

FEATURE REQUEST:

-> So again, I would like to request as an option to enable 'Song Volume Lowering on Short Audio Focus'.

 

 

There are a lot of topics in this forum asking about this feature, and there are even some of them where the developers even answer.

http://forum.powerampapp.com/index.php?/topic/5610-volume-ducking/ 

http://forum.powerampapp.com/index.php?/topic/5848-lower-volume-of-music-when-google-maps-prompts/

http://forum.powerampapp.com/index.php?/topic/2873-mute-or-lower-volume-during-google-navigation-speech/

http://forum.powerampapp.com/index.php?/topic/4591-lower-volume-on-notifications-short-audio-focus-change/

http://forum.powerampapp.com/index.php?/topic/4468-volume-duck-instead-of-pause-while-playing-with-google-navigationwaze/

http://forum.powerampapp.com/index.php?/topic/8287-audiofocus-option-for-lowering-volume-during-notificationsnavigation/

 

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The developers said:

 

While this is technically possible, this won't work on majority of devices (like Samsungs) as they forcibly enable speaker when notification comes. Such option is in our todo list though (for the minority of other devices)).

Thanks.

 

 

For a workaround for this issue, it could be a Bluetooth only feature (So it would work on Samsung and in others) and the annoying problem would be gone and everyone happy.

 

I hope I'ill get a response from the developers, I would like to know if they would consider implementing this possibility or if everyone should stop asking about this feature (which the android stock player has by default).

 

Greetings.

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Devs can add this feature for Samsung device (majority of Android device..) but they don't want apparently ? :-/

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Please I'm waiting for this also. It is not a minority... A good number of people use their phones as GPS, I myself use a Samsung and would like to have this feature while driving...

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+1

I don't understand why the stock android player, google music play, and also some other players have this feature but Poweramp (and to be fair - some other 3rd-party music players as well) don't.

Poweramp already have an equalizer with a preamp that can lower its volume without (?) affecting the operation system, so why not simply use it temporarly to lower the volume...?

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BTW,

While this is technically possible, this won't work on majority of devices (like Samsungs) as they forcibly enable speaker when notification comes. Such option is in our todo list though (for the minority of other devices)).

This has nothing to do with notifications sounds.... We are talking about the navigation guidance which does work with the BT-Audio, and not foced to the speaker by any means.

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Still waiting for a reply from the developers about this topic..

No news if this will be implemented or no.

Are the devs scared of this feature or what? On all the topics.. No damn reply. 

 

In case they're too lost with the code.. It shouldn't be so difficult to implement:

http://developer.android.com/training/managing-audio/audio-focus.html#DUCK

and turn the "Pre-Amp" down 65% during the audio focus event.

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I gave up on this... I think the dev has too much on his plate with 3.0 and doesn't care about adding features to 2.0

 

The good thing about Android is that you have a lot of alternatives, and more will come... waiting for my favorite PC music player to go mobile ;)

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There is a lot of work going on with v3.0, and I understand that most feature requests (as opposed to bug fixes) will most likely not be added to the current version, but to v3 once that's released.

Andre

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Is there some sort of Eta for V3.0? 1 month, 2 months?

or when will there be a beta available?

Sorry, can't really help you on that. The last timeframe I heard earlier in the year was "summer", but I know it's not ready for even alpha testing yet.

Andre

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The fact that there is absolutely no reply from the team is very sad. Feels like they just don't give a *uck about us, don't care enough to even reply.

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I replied earlier in this thread, saying that this is unlikely before v3 is released. Sadly I can't give you an ETA on that though.

Andre

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Volume dipping during notifications should now be implemented in Poweramp v3 Alpha-test #2, if anyone wants to test it:

Reminder, this is an alpha test so make sure you backup your current system first in case you want to roll back.

Andre

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