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MusicCast hijacks Android volume slider
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Post 1 made on Thursday July 12, 2018 at 22:45
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Whenever I am home and on my network that contains a MusicCast preamp, the volume slider on my phone defaults to MusicCast. I can find no setting anywhere on the phone or within MusicCast app to fix this. When watching a video on the phone, if I try to adjust volume with aide buttons, it defaults to changing MusicCaat volume everytime. Want to turn down ringer, defaults to MusicCast. You get the picture. Anyone else experiencing this and know of a fix? I currently have an S7 Edge on latest software. Did it on older Android version also
Post 2 made on Friday July 13, 2018 at 05:48
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I have never seen that on my Android tablet (cheap Huawei)...
With iOS you can turn it off... have you gone into the advanced settings on your preamp to see if it can be switched off?
Also, are you running a MusicCast widget? If so, nuke it.
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OP | Post 3 made on Friday July 13, 2018 at 07:37
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No widgets.  Looked in advanced settings and all other MusicCast settings and see nothing.  I should add that this happens when the preamp was powered on and then off.  The volume hijack occurs for an extended period after the preamp has been powered off and eventually the MusicCast slider will disappear from the phone.  I am not sure how long, but it usually takes overnight before this happens.  It seems as though the preamp stays active on the network for a period of time.
Post 4 made on Friday July 13, 2018 at 08:57
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On July 13, 2018 at 07:37, goldenzrule said...
No widgets. †Looked in advanced settings and all other MusicCast settings and see nothing. †I should add that this happens when the preamp was powered on and then off. †The volume hijack occurs for an extended period after the preamp has been powered off and eventually the MusicCast slider will disappear from the phone. †I am not sure how long, but it usually takes overnight before this happens. †It seems as though the preamp stays active on the network for a period of time.

"Active", in what way? Visible, sure- affecting anything else, not sure about that. Have you turned off the app? Can you even do that on an Android?
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OP | Post 5 made on Friday July 13, 2018 at 09:11
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On July 13, 2018 at 08:57, highfigh said...
"Active", in what way? Visible, sure- affecting anything else, not sure about that. Have you turned off the app? Can you even do that on an Android?

Closed out app. Phone shows nothing for app being open. But, if you go into app manager and force close, the volume slider will disappear, so the app is staying open in the background. The only setting I see that might affect this is network standby, but disabling this will result in not being able to power the system on from the app.
Post 6 made on Friday July 13, 2018 at 11:50
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On July 13, 2018 at 09:11, goldenzrule said...
Closed out app. Phone shows nothing for app being open. But, if you go into app manager and force close, the volume slider will disappear, so the app is staying open in the background. The only setting I see that might affect this is network standby, but disabling this will result in not being able to power the system on from the app.

That's bizarre- I use an iPhone 6 and have a WXC-50 but never have any problems with the volume slider. Have you turned the phone off, left it off for a few minutes and turned it on again? I have had a few instances where I couldn't control the MusicCast, but as soon as I turned WiFi off in my phone and restarted it, I had normal control.
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Post 7 made on Friday July 13, 2018 at 18:14
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Try reducing the lease time on your router, that may help things?
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OP | Post 8 made on Friday July 13, 2018 at 21:36
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There's gotta be a setting. It's insane. Today I had the system on while we were doing some weeding after work. I bent down to pull a weed out of the ground and my phone was in my pocket. The volume ramper up all the way.
Post 9 made on Saturday July 14, 2018 at 04:32
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Iím not an Android guy, but out of the screenshots Iíve seen. I see some have a settings symbol next to the slider, a gear inside a box. Or an arrow pointing down indicating an option screen. Does yours have either?

Also have you removed the app from the phone... test it before reinstating it just to be sure. Then reninstall the app?

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Post 10 made on Saturday July 14, 2018 at 17:38
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On July 13, 2018 at 21:36, goldenzrule said...
There's gotta be a setting. It's insane. Today I had the system on while we were doing some weeding after work. I bent down to pull a weed out of the ground and my phone was in my pocket. The volume ramper up all the way.

I just looked in my MusicCast settings- press on the Settings gear, look for App Settings and scroll down- mine shows 'Control volume with iOS buttons' (I have an iPhone 6).
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OP | Post 11 made on Sunday July 15, 2018 at 02:52
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On July 14, 2018 at 17:38, highfigh said...
I just looked in my MusicCast settings- press on the Settings gear, look for App Settings and scroll down- mine shows 'Control volume with iOS buttons' (I have an iPhone 6).

There is no such setting in the Android app.
Post 12 made on Sunday July 15, 2018 at 10:05
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On July 15, 2018 at 02:52, goldenzrule said...
There is no such setting in the Android app.

I guess Apple stuff really IS special.
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OP | Post 13 made on Sunday July 15, 2018 at 12:17
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On July 15, 2018 at 10:05, highfigh said...
I guess Apple stuff really IS special.

Apple doesn't give you control of what the volume button controls. Android allows you to select volume for ringtone, media, notifications, system sound...The problem I am having is it's defaulting to MusicCast.


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