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    Many apps do not play sound, also causing video lags in video players. I got some of these apps to work using SoundAbout with headphones plugged in.

    System: I have a new Xiaomi Mi 5s, on which I installed a LineageOS 14.1 ROM (Android Nougat) and gapps.

    Different apps behave differently. For example:
    - Google Photos video player: no sound and choppy video. Only works with headphones and using SoundAbout to route audio via "Wired Headphones"
    - YouTube app: similar to Google Photos, but had to route audio via "Wired Headset (with Mic)".
    - Chrome-embedded YouTube: works without a glitch.

    VLC player may shed some light on the subject: It didn't work at first, but now it works perfectly after I configured it to use "OpenSL ES" instead of "AudioTrack" (Settings => Advanced => Audio output). It works with and without headphones.

    Phone calls, ringtones and alarms work fine.
    I haven't tried bluetooth yet.
    10-21-2017 11:48 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! If any of this happens with preinstalled apps, does it still occur in Safe Mode? How to turn on safe mode on Xiaomi Mi 5
    10-21-2017 01:15 PM
  3. oferei's Avatar
    I don't know what preinstalled apps can play audio. I think "Music" is one, which I now checked and does not play at all. The time counter is stuck between 0 and 1 seconds.
    Safe mode does not help.
    10-21-2017 01:42 PM
  4. oferei's Avatar
    10-22-2017 12:51 AM
  5. oferei's Avatar
    I opened a LineageOS bug report: BUGBASH-1160. They might know something.
    B. Diddy likes this.
    10-22-2017 04:10 AM

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