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Playing Music In The Background


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Seems a bit silly, but (using the default xbox music app) I can't have music playing in the background. I want to be able to hear my music as I do other things (on the desktop in particular), but as soon as I switch to a different app, my music cuts off.

What gives? I'm pretty sure this is just me missing something - no way this would be built in. Or is there no way to get past the apps automatically suspending themselves? Shouldn't the music app start a background process? Searched, but couldn't find anything.

And having it playing but taking up a fifth of my screen is unacceptable: even my cell phone can keep things going in the background. Especially when hitting my volume button even shows a little media control. I can pause/skip a song, but not hear it?

I miss my Zune software.
 
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I'm using the Slacker Radio App, it keeps playing if I leave Metro and go to my desktop. I'm listening to it now as I type this post in IE. I'm not suggesting you switch to Slacker Radio, I'm just pointing out that it's a metro app and it keeps playing in the background. I don't think your Xbox music app should quit like that. I don't use or even have that app installed so I can't be of much more help. I hope you get it working the way you want though.
 

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I'm using the Slacker Radio App, it keeps playing if I leave Metro and go to my desktop. I'm listening to it now as I type this post in IE. I'm not suggesting you switch to Slacker Radio, I'm just pointing out that it's a metro app and it keeps playing in the background. I don't think your Xbox music app should quit like that. I don't use or even have that app installed so I can't be of much more help. I hope you get it working the way you want though.
Meh, I've just installed foobar for the time being. So far this is my only issue with Win 8, so not a huge deal.
 

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So, I was wrong. My music doesn't STOP playing, the volume only lowers dramatically. It is so low, I thought the audio had cut off. As far as I can tell, there are no settings to set this volume.
 

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That's not a fix but it sounds like you're closer to figuring it out.
 

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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit
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    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Asus
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Deneb 3.7GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS M4N68T-M V2 µATX Motherboard
    Memory
    8GB 4GBx2 Kingston PC10600 DDR3 1333 Memory
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Geforce GT640 2 Gig DDR3 PCIe
    Sound Card
    VIA VT1708s High Definition Audio 8-channel Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    22" LG E2242 1080p and 2 19" I-INC AG191D
    Screen Resolution
    1280x1024 - 1920x1080 - 1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    Crucial MX100 256 GB SSD and 500 GB WD Blue SATA
    PSU
    Thermaltake TR 620
    Case
    Power Up Black ATX Mid-Tower Case
    Cooling
    Stock heatsink fan
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless K350 Wave
    Mouse
    Logitech M570 Trackball and T650 TouchPad
    Internet Speed
    80 Mbps Down 30 Mbps Up
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    HP DVD1040e Lightscribe - External USB2