Glad to be of at least some minor assistance. I don't personally have the audio blank out after pause issue, but with other functions, yes. I figured linking Mode Auto to play would do the trick. I don't know how the PS3 acts, but my Samsung will pause/play toggle with both pause and play if I remember right. Either that or play is a toggle and pause is always pause. Anyhow if the PS3 is the same with toggle for play and or pause you could link the code with play but not pause and have one with and without the code linked. Which is probably how you have it set now. You could also program another button or soft button to be true play or pause (in the case that pause is always pause) if you don't want the slight delay when hitting play on unaffected codecs. IF you link the code to pause you will never notice the delay, obviously. Hope that all makes sense.