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Fixed in 5.3.7



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Projects without audio stop the external audio sources on Android



Reproduction steps:
1) Build user's attached project
2) Import any audio to device (or use app like Spotify, Soundcloud etc.)
3) Turn on music and launch built game
4) Notice that music stops playing

Regression from 5.3.4p6

Comments (53)

  1. cozyurt_unity

    Jul 14, 2020 11:47

    Kedi ve Köpek Mamaları

  2. Jkc_dev

    Mar 08, 2019 12:27

    Still in 2018.3.3.f1

  3. korypse

    Feb 10, 2019 19:09

    There was a regression, this error is still present on IOS. I created a blank project and when I launch my app while music is playing it is stopped when loading the application. I have the default project settings, (mute other audio sources is disabled, prepare ios for recording is disabled). On android there is no problem.

    Version 2018.3.5f1

  4. Dave-Hampson

    Jun 12, 2017 12:11

    The fix for this issue is included in:
    5.5 and higher
    5.4.2p1 and higher
    5.3.7p1 and higher

  5. Chrueschschie

    Jun 06, 2017 14:54

    I am very sorry. Please neglect my last comment. It works (for) now.

  6. Chrueschschie

    Jun 06, 2017 14:41

    This issue is also NOT fixed for me.
    Ran into this problem today on Unity Version 5.4.2.
    Updated to Version 5.6.1.
    Tried everything: "Mute Other Audio Sources", "Disable Unity Audio", disabling all Audio Sources within my App. Nothing helps. Background music of other Apps is stopped right after Splash Screen.

  7. ConorKelleher

    May 04, 2017 13:47

    Not fixed. Please mark this as not fixed so I can vote on it. It's a constant issue that is constantly in regression so stop marking it as fixed and then breaking it again so we can't vote on it

  8. FanStudioUK

    Mar 29, 2017 11:35

    Not fixed!

  9. MLanz

    Mar 24, 2017 19:20

    Still a problem on android 6.0.1

  10. jongallant

    Feb 22, 2017 12:35

    The audio reduction issue is causing a lot of grief. Multiple users are reviewing my game as 1 star, because they tend to listen to external music apps while playing it.

    Is there any workaround, besides completely killing all audio prior to compiling your game?

    Why are you reducing the sound at all? It is annoying users so much they go out of their way to blast you in reviews.

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