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Dogg Daze
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Playlist "mutes" after first episode

DETAILS:
DoggCatcher Version: 1.2.4152
Device: Galaxy S7 Edge
Android Build: R16NW
Carrier: Verizon USA

SUMMARY: Sporadically, but I'd guess at least half the time, playing a playlist of n>1 episodes, after the first episode there's no more audio. It's not always episode 2 that goes mute, either. But by manually sliding the elapsed time/time remaining slider back to elapsed time 0:00, play then resumes with normal audio volume. I've tried everything I can think of, including uninstalling and reinstalling DC, but the problem persists.

STEPS TO REPRODUCE:
1. Start DC
2. Select a playlist
3. When there's no more audible audio, examine currently playing episode.
4. Slide elapsed time slider to 0:00
5. Audio resumes at normal volume.

WHAT HAPPENS: As described above

WHAT SHOULD HAPPEN: Subsequent playlist episodes should play at same audio level as first episode.
FREQUENCY: 50-75%
SEVERITY: Frustrating

WayneC
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Try switching to Google’s

Try switching to Google’s Android experimental media player for 6.0+/7.0+/8.0 and up devices....see the "Audio playback problems" post under "Playback Issues" http://www.doggcatcher.com/AudioPlaybackProblems..

If you experience this issue while also using a bluetooth device....try deleting the Bluetooth pairing of your headset and/or vehicle BT audio/head unit and Android device and re-pair the devices again, then reboot your device (Phone/Tablet)

Dogg Daze
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Results

I tried a dozen different episodes from a dozen different feeds. Not a single one worked when launched in external player. All returned an error message with the filename followed by "... exposed beyond app through Intent.getData()". I don't know what that means but they all play fine when started in DoggCatcher.

After unpairing and re-pairing the Bluetooth speaker I am using and restarting the phone I still had the problem. So I got other Bluetooth speakers and headsets, and none of them exhibit the "muting". So that leads me to believe the problem is either with the Bluetooth speaker I want to use, or something in the way DC communicates with that particular speaker. Unless there are some other thoughts, I'll let this go here, and try to attack the problem from the speaker side. Thanks for your help.

WayneC
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Did you also try switching to

Did you also try switching to Google’s Android experimental media player?

Dogg Daze
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Perhaps I Misunderstood

I thought selecting "Launch in external player" was supposed to invoke the experimental player? I guess I didn't do something, or I didn't do something correctly? How does one switch to it, then?

(Yes, I had enabled the experimental media player in Advanced Settings first.)

WayneC
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Seems this is an issue with

Seems this is an issue with the device, found a Android Central forum post:

Galaxy S7 audio cuts out, how can I stop this?
https://forums.androidcentral.com/samsung-galaxy-s7/675608-galaxy-s7-aud...

I would contact Samsung support https://www.samsung.com/us/support/service/ or your carrier support and see if you can get your device replaced or repaired