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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by Trom, Mar 22, 2020.

  1. Trom

    Trom Well-Known Member
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    I use Pi music player, but the problem I'm having seems to effect them all.. It seems that every player I've tried will automatically start playing the moment I connect to a Bluetooth speaker, remembering what it was playing before, and that is annoying, for me, anyway. Anyone have advice?
     


  2. svim

    svim Extreme Android User

    Please list all the media player apps you have tried. That will save a lot of repetitive suggestions.

    As for the ones you have tried out, have you gone into the settings menu of each of them to see if there are any options regarding automatic playback? Even if the defaults of an app don't do what you want, most of them have options that allow some customization and optimization in their settings.
     
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  3. Trom

    Trom Well-Known Member
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    Foobar, VLC, and Monkey are the ones I've tried, and I've gone through settings of all of them, and unless I'm missing something, I'm just not seeing it.
     
  4. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    what phone do you have? how often do you clear cache? how often do you close background apps? i have never had that problem with any of my note series phones.
     
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  5. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    Your phone settings for Bluetooth needs to be addressed... Not your music player apps..
     
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  6. svim

    svim Extreme Android User

    Try the MX Player Pro app, it has a very extensive settings menu that allows you do a lot of customization if you like to mess around with optimizing your media player app to suit your specific wants. There's an option in the app's Settings >> Player >> Playback menu on 'Resume' with different settings fo 'Yes' 'No' or 'Ask at Startup'
    (... there's a free version that's fully functional but includes a lot of ads and popup ads, the pay-for version is ad-free).
     
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  7. Trom

    Trom Well-Known Member
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    Oneplus7, as far as the cache goes, that's just not something that I should need to do everytime I turn off the player. Also, I've quite anal about closing apps and also clearing ram multiple times a day.
     
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  8. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    was this always an issue? or all of a sudden? did you update the phone recently?
     
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  9. Trom

    Trom Well-Known Member
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    That's what I thought as well, but there really aren't any Bluetooth settings outside of connect / forget (Oneplus7)
     
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  10. Trom

    Trom Well-Known Member
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    Yes, this has always happened, and I just never addressed it before now. For several years with an Honor 8, and for the last half year with Oneplus7
     
  11. svim

    svim Extreme Android User

    I wouldn't bother with 'clearing RAM multiple times a day', that sounds more like a Windows XP kind of thing. The Android memory management is a lot more sophisticated now. By manually interfering with how it functions you're essentially just making your phone work that much harder to compensate.
     
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  12. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    have you tried using other bluetooth devices on the phone?
     
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  13. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

    https://blackplayer-music-player.en.uptodown.com/android

    Problem solved.

    I have been using it for years.

    If you like it, but want a free version without ads, the last stable version without ads is 2.15

    You can get that version from UpToDown, the same app store as in the link above.
     
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  14. Trom

    Trom Well-Known Member
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    No, didn't solve. At first, this was a casual gripe, but as time went on, it was less confusing, and I hate it when software wins.

    So here's what I found.. Many bluetooth devices send a "play" command, or at least a toggle play / pause command to the connecting device, and android keeps track of which app last sent / received media buttons. So the last app that completed a media button response is the first app that android turns to accept the toggle.
     
  15. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    never had any issues like that with any of my Note phones i have owned in the past. i do not think this is an android issue.
     
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  16. Trom

    Trom Well-Known Member
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    Unfortunately, that didn't solve the problem, it did have an option to not autoplay in settings, but it does respond to the button sent by the receiver. I have delved in to this far more than I wanted to, and have learned a couple of things:

    1 - Android remembers who last played media

    2 - Many bluetooth devices send a "play" / "pause" toggle when connected.

    Unfortunately, this "feature" can't be turned off.
     
  17. Rob

    Rob Galaxy S20 Ultra
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    Have you tried removing all audio players as "Default Apps" from Android system settings? You'll then have to hand select Pi Music Player (or another music app) each time but maybe this will help "forget" the last played media and the play/pause command when connected.
     
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  18. Trom

    Trom Well-Known Member
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    Yeah, doesn't work. It's a "feature". I even bought 'Tasker', an app that should hook / grab the play "feature" button, but it doesn't fix it, either.
     
    #18 Trom, Mar 26, 2020
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2020
  19. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

    Black Player will solve this issue.

    Open Black Player.
    Swipe right
    Select Settings
    Select Audio

    Make the proper adjustments there.

    Here you will see a portion of that page which deals with your issue.

    If this does not solve the problem, and your selections match mine (I don't have your issue) then it is not a music player issue.

    Just to be clear, there are sound systems (and I assume some bluetooth speakers) that will do what you are experiencing, but this only occurs to me when I have left bluetooth on (on the phone) and then the siund system is activated.

    This happens to me when we travel, and the car is restarted.
    (As long as music was playing when we shut the car off, and I have not turned bluetooth off on my phone.)

    Screenshot_2020-03-26_12-59-59.png
     
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  20. Trom

    Trom Well-Known Member
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    I appreciate the help, but that did not solve the problem. I did in fact download from the developer site and install manually, but black player indeed grabbed the "play" hook and did so.
     
  21. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

    Did you look at the screenshot I included above?
    It shows you the settings that you need to adjust- in the settings of Black Player.
     
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  22. MrJavi

    MrJavi Android Expert

    Same as @ocnbrze, I also have never encountered this type of issue with any of my androids. Have you tried @Rob 's suggestions? If you do find the solution and I hope you do please post back. Good luck @Trom .
     
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  23. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    I've never seen this feature or issue, not on any phones or tablets I've had. The only thing I've seen is a setting to play music when wired headphones are plugged into the jack, and that's in Foobar 2000, the player I usually use
     
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  24. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert


    Yeah, me either.
    That is why I was wondering if the bluetooth on the phone was always being left on.

    My father and I came home from shopping the other day, and as we pulled into the driveway the radio started picking up my stepmother's phonecall from inside the house.

    Turns out she leaves her bluetooth on all the time.
     
  25. Trom

    Trom Well-Known Member
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    Yes, did not work. I have to wonder if the api changed, as Tasker will also not grab the hook, and there are a plethora of examples of Tasker events doing 3xactly what I'm wanting. I received an android update about two weeks ago.
     
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