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Synced music - Random pauses while playing a song on Android (mobile)

rguisewiterguisewite Posts: 14Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

I have synced music playlists and I've noticed that a few songs in, my music will randomly just stop playing. Looking at the player, it still says that it is "playing", but the current time in song does not change. Jumping back within the song, or skipping forward (with either the buttons or the slider) does nothing. Toggling the play/pause button does not fix the situation either. The first time it happened, I just skipped to the next song and it picked back up playing. When it did it again last night (which is only the second time I've played synced content since setting it up), I toyed with the jumping back and forth within the song without luck. Didn't try skipping to the next song, I just turned it off. Running on a Nexus 6P. Anyone else have this issue or a possible solution? I did do a complete data wipe of the app between the two times this happened (for a different reason), and that appears to not have had any effect.

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  • rguisewiterguisewite Posts: 14Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Aha, just got it to happen again. Three songs into my synced playlist it died again. . Shows that it is still "playing". Song is stuck at 4:25 of 4:57. Going back 10 seconds did nothing. Going forward 30 seconds did nothing. Toggling play/pause did nothing. Skipping to the next song started playing again. This is going to be very annoying on the long drive I'm about to take if I have to manually press the skip button every 3 songs... bangs head against desk

  • rguisewiterguisewite Posts: 14Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    After skipping to the next song and letting it play, it made it to the fourth song from the skipped song before stuttering and failing again (that is, it played 3 full songs, then died on the fourth) at 02:29 of 03:29.

  • d2freakd2freak Posts: 210Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    This is happening also on not synced music. Very big problem. Has been like this for a while now.

  • rguisewiterguisewite Posts: 14Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Yuck. That's annoying. I tried it on iOS and this issue is NOT present (at least not in the half hour or so I listened attempting to replicate the issue there.

    d2freak, what phone/Android version are you running? I'm on a Nexus 6P, running Android 7.1.1 (Build N4F26I)

  • robertwhitakerrobertwhitaker Posts: 4Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    edited February 16

    I am having the exact same issue as rguisewite, running Plex for Android 5.4.3.131 (33cdd463) on Pixel XL with Android 7.1.1 (Build NMF26U). Very annoying. Skipping to previous/next track is the only way I can get it to play without stopping the playlist and starting over.

    I have been streaming music from the server for months without any issues. It is only happening for me on synced music.

    EDIT:
    More info available here:
    https://forums.plex.tv/discussion/239738/audio-stops-playing-after-10-or-15-minutes-for-local-music-files
    https://forums.plex.tv/discussion/242365/plex-player-pauses-music-at-random-during-playback

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