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Poor transition between tracks when using PLEX in SONOS APP

DKAZSiegristDKAZSiegrist Posts: 8Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

When playing music via the PLEX media option within the SONOS APP there is an issue with the transition between tracks. It happens every time between tracks/songs. The best way I can explian it is that it sounds like right at the end of the track it picks up a .5 second portion of a track (not sure what track - last, next, other) plays it and then lauches into the next track. It happens between every track transition and is just a bad way to start off every new song. I am running the latest version of the SONOS app and PlayBar firmware. PLEX media server is on my LAN.

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  • AffraeAffrae Posts: 7Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    That's funny. I just posted about this too

  • JosefKnechtJosefKnecht Posts: 3Members ✭✭

    I have the same issue...

  • syncretistsyncretist Posts: 2Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    …same…ALAC files.

    So annoying, as I love just being able to stick with Plex for recent plays, recent additions, etc.

  • jjrossjjross Posts: 418Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    This happens for me to but not all the time. I think you can mitigate it by turning on cross fade in the Sonos app settings. That seems to have helped. I know some purists might not like it but I've found it noice to have the songs cross fade between themselves.

  • virgiliomivirgiliomi Posts: 58Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    I think crossfade is just covering up the problem, since the next song is starting at 0 volume, allowing the erroneous audio segment to not be heard.

  • jjrossjjross Posts: 418Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    @virgiliomi said:
    I think crossfade is just covering up the problem, since the next song is starting at 0 volume, allowing the erroneous audio segment to not be heard.

    Totally agree, that's why I said mitigate and not fix.

  • iversoniciversonic Posts: 2Members

    I too have this issue with Apple Lossless (MP4) files. It doesn't seem to happen with MP3 files.

  • stehohrhasestehohrhase Posts: 211Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    This Problem happend with Flac and Apple Lossless. I reported 6 Month ago. Nothing happend. No Response.

  • DKAZSiegristDKAZSiegrist Posts: 8Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Yep - I'm using Apple Lossless. Appreciate the recommendation to mitigate the issue but would love a fix soon.

  • elavendersmithelavendersmith Posts: 1Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    edited March 2017

    same problem here with apple lossless files. is it the transcoder? is there a way to turn off music transcoding in plex?

  • eyeballtickler7eyeballtickler7 Posts: 153Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Any sign of a fix?

  • chewmullchewmull Posts: 9Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Same issue here, ALAC files..

  • MintwoodMintwood Posts: 8Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    I’d settle for Plex just working with Sonos as a first step. Many people, including me have posted about Sonos seeing the songs, but “unable to play”. I’m using Google Chromecast in the meantime, miss seeing the better UI with Plex and Sonos. It will be on my Xmas list.

  • johnsackjohnsack Posts: 1Members

    Me too. Also Apple Lossless files.
    (I have a few MP3 files. I'll see if any of them show the same problem.)

    Because my music library is > 65,000 tracks, I have to use Plex.
    And this kind of "stutter" or crosstalk is a deal breaker for a classical music listener.

    Is any work going on on the Plex/Sonos "beta"?

  • andycarverandycarver Posts: 65Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    @johnsack said:
    Me too. Also Apple Lossless files.
    (I have a few MP3 files. I'll see if any of them show the same problem.)

    Because my music library is > 65,000 tracks, I have to use Plex.
    And this kind of "stutter" or crosstalk is a deal breaker for a classical music listener.

    Is any work going on on the Plex/Sonos "beta"?

    Me too plus doesn’t play recently added stuff
    Come on Plex. Make this awesome!

  • GKHerpingGKHerping Posts: 3Members ✭✭

    Same problem for me. Please let us know if anyone finds a fix! Turned on crossfade for now.
    My library is pretty much exclusively lossless / Flac

  • wwwizzarrdrywwwizzarrdry Posts: 299Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    edited January 21

    @johnsack said:
    Me too. Also Apple Lossless files.
    (I have a few MP3 files. I'll see if any of them show the same problem.)

    Because my music library is > 65,000 tracks, I have to use Plex.
    And this kind of "stutter" or crosstalk is a deal breaker for a classical music listener.

    Is any work going on on the Plex/Sonos "beta"?

    No.

    Just get a Roon subscription and support a company that actually gives a **** about the quality of their product.

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  • ewellingerewellinger Posts: 10Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    I'm seconding this as well. All my music is lossless and this is happening way too frequently. C'mon Plex!

  • dherrickddherrickd Posts: 3Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Yeah, I notice this all the time. WAY TOO OFTEN. This is completely unacceptable, waiting for the next song to start then getting a shock-affect that it's chopped off or starts glitched out and loud. Just terrible.

  • dchilton340dchilton340 Posts: 52Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    I also have this problem. Any word on a fix? Mine is with FLAC files. I have not checked though with the latest update today and I noticed now there is direct play of FLAC files.

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