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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by startac4, Jan 20, 2021.

  1. startac4

    startac4 Member
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    When I play audio in a folder on main storage and press "pause", it keeps its place in the audio file even if I switch to other programs (e.g. Contact or Messages). When I want to switch back, Music program has the audio file still open. And it remembers where it was when I pressed "pause" and resumes from that spot.

    But when the audio file is in a folder on the SD Card, I can't switch back to it. It "loses" the whole file and I have to re-select it from its folder and restart it from the beginning. Apparently this is a bug in Android's handling of SD Card audio files. Has anyone come up with a circumvention to get Android to keep the audio file open - and at the place where I pressed "pause"? Failing that I'll have to keep having all audio files take up space in the main storage.

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  2. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    This is an issue with your music /audio application, nothing to do with how android works.
    Find a different music player that accomplishes what you seek.
    Personally, I use Pulsar + as my default music player, and all of my music files reside on the external SD card. Never an issue what you speak of.
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  3. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    I don't think so. Quite frankly it sounds more like an issue with the whatever it is music app you're using on your phone or tablet.

    When I'm playing songs with my music player(Foorbar2000) I want them to always start at the beginning. On the other hand, when I'm listening to podcasts, I want them to resume from where they left off, and keep their place. I use AntennaPod, and that has no problems if the podcasts are on the SD.
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  4. startac4

    startac4 Member
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    I'm using the Music program that came with the LG cell phone. I don't know what its name is, just that it is Version 5.30.25.
    I expect Pulsar +, which I couldn't find, is the same as Pulsar Music Player, which I did find and seems to be safe to download and install.
  5. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

  6. startac4

    startac4 Member
    Thread Starter

    Thank you Dannydet for pointing out that distinction. I looked at the reviews of the Pulsar Music Player free version and it fails the same way with the exact same problem that I have with the LG Music default program.
  7. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    Yep. The paid version is the way to go.
    Keep in mind that there are plenty others out there, that may be free in the play store
  8. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

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