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Slacker Songs restarting - Why?

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by wayner, Apr 28, 2017.

  1. wayner

    wayner Active Member

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    Tesla seems to be having lots of issues with audio playback on Slacker. With one of the previous software versions the first song that you played when you started your car would terminate after about 45 seconds. For the last few versions whenever you start your car it restarts the song you are playing from the beginning? I have tried pausing the song before getting out of the car but that doesn't seem to work either.

    Why does it do that? Why is it so hard to pause at the spot you were at and resume at this spot when you get back in the car?

    This is very annoying when you take a lot of short trips in your car.
     
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    With prior firmware versions, it would pause at the spot you were at and resume there when you got back in. My kids actually like the new version better, as they can hear a favorite song again!
     
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  3. wayner

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    But that can be a bit too Groundhog Day. My daily drive is usually about 4-5 minutes from home to the train station. When a long song is playing it keeps restarting unless I manually skip over it. And it makes it worse if I have to stop at a store on the way home. If the full version of In A Gadda Da Vida came on I would never get to hear another song!
     
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    I noticed this as well when the 8.0 release came out. Here's my theory:
    - When 8.0 was initially released, there was a bug that caused the songs to cut out 45 sec. to a minute before the end of the song if it was the first song being played after turning the car on. It's been well documented on the forums by a number of users.
    - Rather than actually fix the root cause, Tesla found a workaround by caching whatever song was playing when the car was turned off and then restarting it when the car was turned back on.

    Again, it's just my theory, and I have literally no evidence to back it up other than looking at how the car has been behaving over the various 8.0 updates. I'm sure others will have ideas as well.
     
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    Yeah - I mentioned that 45 second issue in the OP but it doesn't explain why they can't go back to the code that they used previously, which worked fine. I go my car in Jan 2015 and Slacker played back properly for the first 18 months or so of my car ownership.
     
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    I agree, it is pretty annoying.
     
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    I agree, although sometimes I find that pausing the song does work, if I am out of the car for a short period.

    There is a similar behavior with the USB stick. Sometimes you can pause a song, sometimes not. And sometimes I come back to the car and the source has switched from the USB to the radio or to Slacker. This must make it impossible to use the USB to listen to audio books.
     
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    There is an even worse bug with Slacker; if your signal is weak/slow and the song progress bar catches the buffer bar, it will skip to the next song rather than pausing the current one until it finishes buffering. Really annoying since a) it seems to do it mostly on songs I'm really into and b) my car drops down to 3G or worse much more often after the last update, so this bug occurs much more often as well.
     
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  9. wayner

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    So that explains why occasionally I have Slacker skipping to the next song.
     

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