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Subject: Re: VBR bitrate and Time flicker
From: Björn Stenberg (bjorn_at_haxx.se)
Date: 2002-07-09


Stuart Tedford wrote:

> Another bug that seems to have been introduced in later cvs builds (with vbr
> time support) is that quite often a song stops after about a minute or so
> and the next one starts. I haven't had time to re-create it though and see
> exactly when/why it happens - I was driving at the time.

This happened before VBR support too. We don't know yet why it happens.

> I have noticed though that when the cache moves on to a new song while still
> playing the current song, the id3 display sometimes shows the new song
> instead or blanks out some of the display fields - again I havent had time
> to investigate further.

This is a known issue. It is because the display changes when the DMA pointer enters the 64KB block that contains the track change.

We will fix this by modifying the loader so each DMA block only ever contains one track, i.e. track changes happen on a block boundary.

-- 
Björn



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