add Mono Audio Support
I always listen to Podcasts at work and I'm only allowed to have one ear plugged in
So Mono sound would be awesome
This feature has just been added to the latest version of the app
Frequent User commented
Some of the lecture casts have uneven audio quality (mostly left ear only) a mono option would fix this without the trouble of constantly turning it on and off on the phone settings. This option would greatly increase the value of this app.
Ronaldo Russel commented
Do you know how many people are using Android 4, 5 and 6?
Maybe they won't be able to upgrade theirs Android because the manufactors won't support the new version.
I think this is a thing that should be considered.
Android 7 has feature called "Mono Audio" that can be found in the Settings. Example: http://www.androidheadlines.com/2016/03/android-n-will-allow-playback-of-audio-in-mono.html
I don't think (anymore) that Podcast Addict should go its own way. We all should use the built-in features of android.
Brian McCorkell commented
I'd love this feature as I'm slightly deaf in my left ear which means that I keep having to make adjustments to the sound when listening to stereo podcasts.
Is there a balance feature that I can use, meanwhile?
Cyprien D commented
Some podcasts, like those from Europe 1 (France) are bad quality: they start stereo, but then they either play to only one side or move alternatively from left to right, which is annoying to listen by headphones. Forcing individual podcast channels to monaural would be the solution.
Clint Porter commented
This would be a great feature in the player. I listen to volunteer podcasts that sometimes accidentally export mono files as stereo, putting the sound in only one side. A mono sum toggle would be great.
It looks like Google is adding this feature in Android N
Doug Griffith commented
You can set everything to mono in the AndroI'd settings under "Accessabilty". Agree it would be nice to have I in the app, but in the mean time changing it in the OS might work for you...
As others, I usually use one earbud to listen, and more of my podcasts are going stereo now (e.g. BBC). There are sometimes options in the phone settings that make all headphone output mono or stereo, but I've just changed phone/ROM and the mono option isn't there.
Frankly, I already use the mono bluetooth router in order to hear music with my BT earbud.
Podcast addict crashed with the mono bluetooth router from yesterday. I don't know the reason but if podcast addict support hearing with the mono bluetooth earbud, I will be happy.
This would be nice, most earwolf and also superego are in stereo but I usually have just one earbud in, this would be a nice feature to allow me to listen to both channels in one.
Elliot Huffman commented
A toggle in the settings would be the best approach imo.
Ronaldo Russel commented
Nice idea! Same thing happens to me at work.
Erik Harris commented
The majority of podcasts are mono already, but for the occasional podcast that's recorded in stereo, I agree, this would be great. I often listen to podcasts with a single earbud in as well.
Would be great for listening podcasts while biking with only one ear plugged in, too.