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  1. brafales's Avatar
    Hi,

    Have been following this thread since I recently got myself a Moto G. Tried Google Play Music and I can't have gapless play, equializer on or off, doesn't matter.

    I upgraded to Kit Kat and have Play Music v5.61617P

    Poweramp does it ok. Interestingly enough, the web version of the player doesn't do gapless playback either...
    08-09-2014 03:21 PM
  2. mzanette's Avatar
    Yeah it's dependent on phone version and Google play music. Works with nexus. Annoying to say the least.

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    08-10-2014 05:02 PM
  3. specialsk's Avatar
    Yeah it's dependent on phone version and Google play music. Works with nexus. Annoying to say the least.

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    Non-rooted HTC m8 here and no go on the gapless playback in Google music. Horrible as I'm a huge live music listener, and on a phone that that's supposed to cater to audiophiles.... 😠

    I'm not rooting just to get gapless....Google and/or HTC need to get this fixed.
    08-26-2014 09:34 PM
  4. Danny Holyoake's Avatar
    Can confirm, my brand new Sony Xperia Z3 Compact has no gapless playback at all with Google Play.

    This is enough of an issue for me to return the phone, unfortunately. I've never had any issues before with my Nexus 4 and my Moto E. A real shame.
    09-28-2014 05:05 PM
  5. mzanette's Avatar
    Can confirm, my brand new Sony Xperia Z3 Compact has no gapless playback at all with Google Play.

    This is enough of an issue for me to return the phone, unfortunately. I've never had any issues before with my Nexus 4 and my Moto E. A real shame.
    This really bothers me. I'd like to consider non Nexus phones for my next purchase in the fall of 2015, but gapless playback in Google play music is a must for me. Google needs to fix this crap.

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    09-28-2014 05:21 PM
  6. minori_aoi's Avatar
    I don't know if you absolutely have to use Play Music, but I tried Shuttle and isn't disappointed. Gapless playback works flawlessly out of the box like it does on iOS iTunes (used to have iPhone 5).

    * I listen to a remixed songs, so gapless playback is a must.
    09-30-2014 07:30 AM
  7. mzanette's Avatar
    I don't know if you absolutely have to use Play Music, but I tried Shuttle and isn't disappointed. Gapless playback works flawlessly out of the box like it does on iOS iTunes (used to have iPhone 5).

    * I listen to a remixed songs, so gapless playback is a must.

    I have my music on Google play music cloud so I need to use the app.

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    09-30-2014 05:31 PM
  8. specialsk's Avatar
    I don't know if you absolutely have to use Play Music, but I tried Shuttle and isn't disappointed. Gapless playback works flawlessly out of the box like it does on iOS iTunes (used to have iPhone 5).

    * I listen to a remixed songs, so gapless playback is a must.
    Maybe I don't know enough about Shuttle but from what I saw, you really can't look at it as a Google play replacement it since Play is all about streaming your music library from the cloud and the music service subscription, where shuttle is just a music player for music physically on your device.

    I have Power Amp as my stock music player replacement and it has phenomenal gapless playback as well as different cool fade options when selecting tracks. But it has the same limitations as Shuttle...no cloud access or music subscription.



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    09-30-2014 10:29 PM
  9. mzanette's Avatar
    It's fairly sad that I originally started this thread almost 2 years ago, sent numerous reports to Google, and we're still talking about this issue.
    10-01-2014 03:08 PM
  10. mzanette's Avatar
    You know the drill, a new version of Google Play Music drops, and I play Tool's Parabol and Parabola back to back to see if gapless playback works without having to turn on the Equalizer.

    Play Music Version: 5.6.1609P
    Phone: Nexus 5
    Android version: L preview build
    Gapless playback status : WORKS

    Yes, I don't know if it's due to the new version of Google Play Music alone, or the combination of Music running on Android L preview, but gapless playback once again works without having to use the Equalizer.
    Re-reading this thread, I FORGOT about this. Gapless on the Nexus was working in the Android L preview build. I *wonder* if this is finally fixed in Android L. I've since gone back to KitKat but i'm anxious to try this one out again in a few weeks (or whenever L is ready)
    10-02-2014 01:44 PM
  11. mzanette's Avatar
    Tested latest version v5.7.1717Q (new material design version) on KitKat. ALMOST works..some albums seemed fine gaplessly, but then one skipped between tracks. Have to re-test again once I get Lollipop pushed to my phone.
    10-23-2014 09:59 AM
  12. minori_aoi's Avatar
    I was using Redmi 1S when I made previous post. But now I use Huawei Honor 3C, strangely, Play Music now support gapless playback. Not sure if because a new Play Music version or because Redmi 1S just sucks...
    11-02-2014 10:22 AM
  13. mutterman's Avatar
    It's fairly sad that I originally started this thread almost 2 years ago, sent numerous reports to Google, and we're still talking about this issue.
    I agree, it's sad and bewildering why Google has been unwilling or unable to solve this issue.

    Yeah, hi I'm back. Way back in January I mentioned my own problems about getting proper gapless playback on my Galaxy S4 and how I found the solution using Google Play, all thanks to this thread you started. Well, my google gapless goodness ended in October after Samsung's big firmware update that put Android 4.4.2 on my S4. Okay, to be accurate gapless still works in the Google Player. However, after the update I have noticed that songs now skip a note every 15 seconds or so. And it wasn't just Google. Shuttle music player, which also played gapless flawlessly before the update, also began skipping. It's like I'm back in the 80's and the bad old days of early CDs. There might already be a thread about this new problem somewhere around the forum, I just haven't bothered to look. Anyway, at this point I don't know whether I should be sending unpleasant thoughts in the direction of Google or Samsung. I've been trying other music players from the Play store, but so far they all skip as well. All except one: VLC - and it's a beta version for Android, no less. VLC actually runs fairly stable and to my ears has the best sound quality, next to Google Player itself. Unfortunately, VLC doesn't support gapless playback. Foiled again!
    11-10-2014 01:50 AM
  14. mzanette's Avatar
    Testing live as I post this. Have Lollipop freshly installed on my Nexus 7 (2012)... listening to Tool's Parabol to Parabola...and the verdict is.....

    IT WORKS!!!


    Now to go onto further testing with Pink Floyd...


    Dark Side of the Moon tracks blending nicely, no gap


    I'm thinking this bug seems fixed FINALLY (although I've said that before). I'll continue to test with other gapless albums to see if anything hiccups.. so far I'm pleased.

    Ah nevermind....equalizer going back on
    11-12-2014 01:40 PM
  15. mzanette's Avatar
    Seems worse than ever now. Not sure if the Google Play services update affected it but now I can't even play gaplessly WITH the equalizer on. This sucks.

    This is such a pathetic joke at this point. My old iPhone had this feature working flawlessly over 4 years ago.
    11-19-2014 01:28 PM
  16. create_username's Avatar
    Yeah, on my Nexus 5, since upgrading to Lollipop, gapless playback is even more broken than ever. Doesn't matter if equalizer is on or off. Most of the time it just skips a small part the end of songs altogether. Also tried Shuttle, to no avail now. Starting to regret that update...
    11-26-2014 07:45 PM
  17. mzanette's Avatar
    Yeah, on my Nexus 5, since upgrading to Lollipop, gapless playback is even more broken than ever. Doesn't matter if equalizer is on or off. Most of the time it just skips a small part the end of songs altogether. Also tried Shuttle, to no avail now. Starting to regret that update...
    I want to "report" the bug to Google but I have no idea how to submit an official bug to them. I keep using the "Send feedback" link in the menu for the app, but I have no idea if they actually read that or care at all. I guess if a lot of people submit feedback about gapless playback maybe they'll finally look at the issue?
    11-28-2014 08:34 AM
  18. Dave Evans4's Avatar
    Google switched to the experimental NuPlayer with the new versions of Play Music and these have a bug with gapless playback (resulting in a glitch between each track). To fix: Settings, About Phone, keep tapping on Build Number to enable Developer Options. In there you'll find an option to stop using NuPlayer and revert to the older Awesome Player. This fixes gapless bugs...
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    12-10-2014 02:19 PM
  19. mzanette's Avatar
    Google switched to the experimental NuPlayer with the new versions of Play Music and these have a bug with gapless playback (resulting in a glitch between each track). To fix: Settings, About Phone, keep tapping on Build Number to enable Developer Options. In there you'll find an option to stop using NuPlayer and revert to the older Awesome Player. This fixes gapless bugs...
    Wow! How did you find this out? I love you by the way! Thank you!!
    12-12-2014 08:45 AM
  20. Dave Evans4's Avatar
    Not bad for my first post eh?

    I'm familiar with the Developer Options menus because I'm always trying/flashing various ROMs - saw the option for Nu/Awesome player so gave it a go (as gapless glitches were driving me mad) and it appears to fix it (with no need for other "hacks" like enabling EQ etc).

    Hope that it works for others too.
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    12-12-2014 09:11 AM
  21. mzanette's Avatar
    Not bad for my first post eh?

    I'm familiar with the Developer Options menus because I'm always trying/flashing various ROMs - saw the option for Nu/Awesome player so gave it a go (as gapless glitches were driving me mad) and it appears to fix it (with no need for other "hacks" like enabling EQ etc).

    Hope that it works for others too.
    Yeah you're right. It fixes gapless for me, no equalizer needed (Nexus 5). Now that I know about this Nu Player option in Dev Options I can test it in the future when new versions of Lollipop are rolled out to see if they finally fix gapless with Nu player as well. Thank you again!
    12-12-2014 09:14 AM
  22. Tigermave's Avatar
    Yeah you're right. It fixes gapless for me, no equalizer needed (Nexus 5). Now that I know about this Nu Player option in Dev Options I can test it in the future when new versions of Lollipop are rolled out to see if they finally fix gapless with Nu player as well. Thank you again!
    I don't suppose there is a fix for pre-5.0 huh? I gave up and accepted defeat a year ago and can't believe its still an issue...
    02-22-2015 01:37 AM
  23. specialsk's Avatar
    So after getting the vzw 5.0 update and praying this would fix, alas, no.

    Tried the developer option as well of turning off nu player and no.

    Appears this will not ever be addressed as long as I have my stock vzw M8. Pretty poor.

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    03-07-2015 09:49 AM
  24. paulgj's Avatar
    Yeah you're right. It fixes gapless for me, no equalizer needed (Nexus 5). Now that I know about this Nu Player option in Dev Options I can test it in the future when new versions of Lollipop are rolled out to see if they finally fix gapless with Nu player as well. Thank you again!
    Hi Zee, I also have a Nexus 5 and hassles with gapless. In my testing just now I found that gapless playback can only be achieved with the equalizer *on* regardless of the developer setting. I am running Android 5.1 on my Nexus 5.

    Can you see if you get the same results?, I would really prefer to get gapless playback without having to remember to turn on the equalizer.

    Thanks!

    *edit* also notice that even with the equalizer on, if you dial down the bass boost and surround sound to the lowest possible setting then gapless playback is lost again, you need at least a small amount of those settings apparently.
    03-21-2015 02:32 AM
  25. mzanette's Avatar
    So i've recently switched to the Sony Xperia Z3, and gapless is a no-go (at least with Play Music). i'm sure gapless would work if I copied my music locally and used the Walkman music player, but really, who wants to do that?
    06-12-2015 08:41 AM
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