Option to pause audio during voice annunciations

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Option to pause audio during voice annunciations

Postby captainslim » Sun Jan 22, 2012 7:17 pm

I'd like to recommend adding an option to pause my iPhone's audio, rather than just lowering the volume, when Waze makes a voice annunciation. I'm usually listening to a podcast, and I wind up missing bits of it when Waze says something. When I'm in, say, an urban area, where Waze is likely to be chattier, it can make following the podcast impossible. I imagine that people who listen to audiobooks have the same issue.
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Option to pause audio during voice annunciations

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Sun Jan 22, 2012 7:40 pm

It may be quite difficult to program Waze for all audio apps. Some do streaming and so "pause" isn't an option. Other apps do local file playing and it is possible to pause, but again, I'm not sure how Waze can force other apps to do things...


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Option to pause audio during voice annunciations

Postby top_gun_de » Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:41 pm

This should be easy for the integrated ipod player. My navigation solution - Navigon - handles this as described. It offers two modes: Music and podcast. In music mode, it mutes the plyback but doen't pause it. In podcast mode, it pauses playback for the spoken directions.

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Re: Option to pause audio during voice annunciations

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:17 pm

Cool. That sounds quite do-able then!
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Re: Option to pause audio during voice annunciations

Postby erkman » Thu May 24, 2012 7:45 pm

yes, please make this a feature
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Re: Option to pause audio during voice annunciations

Postby gettingthere » Fri May 25, 2012 6:17 pm

It's also an option in the TomTom app for iOS. Option is to lower the music volume or pause when TomTom is 'speaking'. I am not sure if this only works with the iOS Music application or works with other streaming applications.
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Re: Option to pause audio during voice annunciations

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Sat May 26, 2012 4:17 am

gettingthere wrote:It's also an option in the TomTom app for iOS. Option is to lower the music volume or pause when TomTom is 'speaking'. I am not sure if this only works with the iOS Music application or works with other streaming applications.

I'd be willing to bet that if you want TomTom over the iPhone speaker while streaming audio over BT that the option to "lower volume" doesn't work and the streaming is stopped during the TomTom announcement.
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Re: Option to pause audio during voice annunciations

Postby AlpacaLips » Mon May 28, 2012 11:48 pm

Ditto. This is such a basic feature need, which as previously noted other nav apps handle well. I have Navigon, and though I paid big bucks for it (for an iPhone app), I would probably dump it in a heartbeat in favor of waze if this were fixed. I almost never drive without listening to some form of spoken audio content, which is impossible to use with waze's constant voiceovers in nav mode. This feature of waze is therefore currently useless to me.

Pause the audio, please!
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Re: Option to pause audio during voice annunciations

Postby jawbreaker1222 » Sat Jun 02, 2012 3:20 pm

+1 It can be hard to hear the nav instructions over the music sometimes and I end up having to always look at the directions visually.
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Re: Option to pause audio during voice annunciations

Postby erkman » Tue Jul 03, 2012 3:55 pm

AlpacaLips wrote:Ditto. This is such a basic feature need, which as previously noted other nav apps handle well. I have Navigon, and though I paid big bucks for it (for an iPhone app), I would probably dump it in a heartbeat in favor of waze if this were fixed. I almost never drive without listening to some form of spoken audio content, which is impossible to use with waze's constant voiceovers in nav mode. This feature of waze is therefore currently useless to me.

Pause the audio, please!



Agreed again, my particular commute has one of the worst corridors of traffic in the US. I get many reports each way, between accidents, police, cars on the side of the road, it gets really REALLY irritating when trying to listen to my audio book (the only thing that keeps my sanity in the first place)
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