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How can I prevent an app from interrupting audio playback of some other app?

You can set TAKE_AUDIO_FOCUS permission of that app to ignore: appops set <PKG_NAME> TAKE_AUDIO_FOCUS ignore Using Permission Manager X (PMX) this can be done conveniently for any app: ...
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What can play Ogg Opus on Android?

According to the Supported Media Formats page Opus is supported natively since Android 5.0, but only in the Matroska (.mkv) container. The Xiph.org wiki and IETF draft state that the mime-type for ...
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Stream music from Android phone to PC over WiFi

There is a program that does this for the iPhone call shairport4w. It basically uses the air play feature of the iPhone to play all audio through a wifi router to a pc running this software. Edit: ...
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Stop Media Playback through adb

Use KeyEvent to do the job. adb shell input keyevent 85 85 corresponds to KEYCODE_MEDIA_PLAY_PAUSE. More keycodes can be found here or here. Alternatively, if the activity featuring Play/Pause ...
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Images have disappeared from gallery, but still in "My Files" (Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, 5.0.2)

Updated answer: Check if you have a hidden file named .nomedia (double check also for uppercase name) on device memory (storage folder) and delete. Go to Settings > Apps -> ALL -< Media ...
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Possible to transfer songs from iTunes (on Mac) to Android phone?

Of course, it's trivial to transfer the non-DRM music. There are lots of apps on Google Play that effectively sync iTunes with Android in an iTunes-iOS way. Personally, I really like iSyncr used ...
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How to stream music from one android device to another?

This app could do the trick: Bluetooth Music Player Free You need to install it on both Android devices and pair them. Then put the tablet in ListenMUSIC over Blueetooth mode and the the phone in ...
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Images have disappeared from gallery, but still in "My Files" (Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, 5.0.2)

This same thing has happened to me and I've only had my s6 Edge a little over a week. I went through each file in my files and device storage and deleted ".nomedia" files. All of my pictures are now ...
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How to play 5.1 audio direct to speakers

There are many ways you can get the audio out. Through wire: Head phone jack - you clearly said it can deliver only two channel audio. USB - You can use an OTG adapter and plug in a 5 channel USB ...
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What can play Ogg Opus on Android?

AIMP play opus on Android.....
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Android 5.0 (Lollipop) music equalizer?

That option is removed in Lollipop. If you want to use other equalizer, you have to disable default equalizer from Settings -> Applications-> All -> MusicFx -> Disable. When you opens the equalizer ...
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Prevent apps from pausing Google Play Music

The behavior is determined by Play Music, which gets notified when another app requests audio focus (as per the documentation). Unless there is an option in Play Music's settings to disable this ...
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Direct Music Player audio to Caller

You cannot Media Playback developer documentation says (emphasis added) You can play back the audio data only to the standard output device. Currently, that is the mobile device speaker or a ...
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What can play Ogg Opus on Android?

It's an old question but it's hard not to mention Foobar2000 (that has finally been ported to mobile) for Opus support.
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Use VLC (desktop) to play music while phone is plugged in

Right, I have done some playing around and I think I know the answer problem. On older Android devices (I'm sure my old Desire HD worked like this), when you connected your device to the PC it showed ...
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Music stored on the External SD Card is removed from playlists at reboot

After more experimentation, I've made a breakthrough. Ultimately, this all happens cause Android's Media Scanner will scan the internal SD for media at startup. When it finds Playlist files it ...
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Album art doesn't change

Yeah, album art caching sucks.. I know exactly what you're going through. But I'm pretty sure I have a working solution for turning off auto-relation. You may or may not need root, depending on if ...
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Can I connect android through headphone jack to car stereo's USB?

Most likely not, but it depends on the technical details of the components in question. Most importantly, Is the adapter simply a passthrough wiring change? Or is it an active device that actually ...
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"Unknonwn Artist" only on Google Music with corred ID3 tags

Bit late, but maybe I can help someone else who finds this. I also had this apparent problem and in my case it seemed to be related to album art. I managed to fix the relevant files by re-saving the ...
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How can I mute the YouTube app while playing music on another player?

You can play video in browser instead of youtube app. In browser you can mute the audio. If your browser launched youtube app when clicked on video link, you need to copy the url and paste it inside ...
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How do I play MP3s from my Dropbox?

PowerAmp seems to be able to scan the file system automatically. At least when I opened it, all my offline available sound files (regardless of format, I have many WAV and M4A files) were playable, ...
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Stream music on Android to Desktop speakers

Yes you can. No additional soft or hardware required. Android 4.4.2 and WinXP. Like this: enable BT on both devices, make sure under Windows' BT Configuration->Local Services you have 'Headset' ...
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Skipping audio track using headphones

Double tapping on the button with two little dots works for me
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Why can't my phone find pictures or music files suddenly?

This issue has been driving me insane. It's happened previously on Samsung Galaxy S4 and again on my S6 edge. Issue: Images missing from Gallery app or Music missing from music player app. Having ...
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Stream music from Android phone to PC over WiFi

Use VLC direct. Using this app you can watch movies, play songs, view pics on your PC screen via VLC player. Requirements: VLC on PC After installing VLC on PC, you need to run a script which can be ...
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Stream music from Android phone to PC over WiFi

If your computer has Bluetooth capability, it may be easier to use this for streaming the audio. You need to enable A2DP on your Bluetooth settings (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), then you ...
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What rights do I have with music purchased through the Play Store?

Albums bought through Google Play show up in the Play Music app by default. The files from the Play Music app can only be played through that app itself, and can't be extracted. However, you can ...
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How to stream music from one android device to another?

Apart from "Bluetooth music player" (mentioned in above answer), you may also try SoundSeeder speaker or SoundSeeder Music player. As i remember, at first you should pair the devices. From the ...
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How to get max of sound quality for music listening?

Sound purely depends on phone make and model and the headsets too. Most of the phones support 5-band custom Equalizer (you can tweak them just like that) and some phones only support the given presets ...
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