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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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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 have two applications play sound simultaneously?

Samsung's SoundAssistant does this and allows you to adjust the volume of both apps separately. Not sure if Samsung's app store (Galaxy Store) or the app itself is available for non-Samsung devices, ...
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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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How to know, which app is playing music in the background?

Try this command inside adb shell dumpsys media_session | grep -E "Media button session is.*userId=0" It will output like this blueline:/ $ dumpsys media_session | grep -E "Media button ...
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How to play 5.1 audio direct to speakers?

In stock Android, it's not possible to have more than two audio channels (stereo) via USB as documented here. The 3.5mm jack, as well as Bluetooth, do not support more than 2 channels either (although ...
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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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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 can I prevent an app from interrupting audio playback of some other app?

If you have a Samsung phone then Sound Assistant has a Multi Sound option that can allow specific applications to be able to play audio at the same time as other applications. Once you toggle it on ...
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Where (and how) does Android store music playlists?

I found a post from XDA Developers. If anyone reading this doesn't find it on the directory listed above, try this one instead: /data/data/com.android.providers.media/databases/external-{{some hex ...
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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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Why do my headphones stop working on my LG Android?

After THREE YEARS of searching for a fix... I think I just found a solution - and felt obligated to spread the information. Just plug the headphones in slowly... That's actually all there was to it... ...
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How to play 5.1 audio direct to speakers?

I don't know what possibilities were available back in 2016 when this question was first posted, but today I managed to get multi-channel audio working on my Android 12 TvOS tvbox with a USB 7.1 ...
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How can I mute the YouTube app while playing music on another player?

You can try a couple alternative apps. They have some advanced features that the official youtube app lacks. NewPipe: https://f-droid.org/en/packages/org.schabi.newpipe/ Skytube: https://f-droid.org/...
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WhatsApp messaging interrupts Music while the wireless headset is connected

you can try to change the settings Sound->Earphone mode->Notification ringtone in earphones to never. Downside: you won't get any notifications on your Headset anymore. I hope it helps. Edit: ...
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WhatsApp messaging interrupts Music while the wireless headset is connected

This worked for me Go to your WhatsApp app > Settings > Notification > Conversation tones and turn conversation tones off. Your music will start working just fine even when you're sending ...
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Is there a way to make Android in general play sound a little louder on the right side?

Settings -> Accessibility > Hearing, There you can control the left/right sound balance.
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How to play 5.1 audio direct to speakers?

Multichannel support exists, but from what I can tell, it's not necessarily standardized. I still can't confirm to what extent it is supported, but my limited understanding suggests that only ...
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How to play 5.1 audio direct to speakers?

You could try this app: USB Audio Player PRO. The developer claims to have built its own USB audio driver and thus supports multi-channel streams: USB audio driver in USB audio player/recorder pro and ...
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How to Make Spotify the Default Music Player in CM13?

How do you want it "default"? Play music when clicked file in a file manager, or take over media button actions? Maybe simply disable/remove the built-in one (Eleven)? Do note that Eleven is capable ...
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How does Google Now know it's listening to music?

I don't know specifics of Google's system, but there are two technologies that are relevant to solving this problem, and it may use both together (depending on circumstances). Either way, the first ...
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Why does my downloaded MP3 files need to be unziped?

Right, when we download the mp3 files using websites like youtube to mp3 etc etc they provide us mp3 songs in zip files. so in order to avoid it, you need to follow few below steps. first click on ...
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How to have two applications play sound simultaneously?

MPV for Android continues playing audio as well. If you connect an external keyboard, you can adjust the volume independently of other apps with the 9 and 0 keys.
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Google Play music won't play album in order

Sort by "time". Pick an album and set it. That will change the settings when playing the songs in the database. It will re-order the songs to the way they were loaded onto the memory card. They were ...
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Listening to music in the background

Go to the pop up menu for the file and select export, Then save it to the device. Now it's on your phone and can be played via your native media player
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My songs I put on my Micro SD Card does not appear on Samsung Galaxy S5!

Use a file explorer (e.g ES file explorer ) and view the contents of your SD card and select and copy your music to the file path on your internal storage at: storage/emulated/0/Android/data/com....
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How can I repeat each song in a playlist n times?

You may have found this answer or another one by now but a simple way to achieve this (as long as you don't want to use the shuffle function) is to manually create a playlist and add each song ...
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