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Subject: Re: silent playing.
From: gerald clark (
Date: 2002-11-18

Since I am just sitting here skipping through songs,
it is not a jolt problem.

  Kargatis wrote:
> From: "Linus Nielsen Feltzing" <>
> Sent: Monday, November 18, 2002 10:51 AM
>>On Sun, 17 Nov 2002 21:35:46 -0600, gerald clark wrote:
>>>On some it may play for a few seconds, then go silent while still
>>>appearing to play.
>>>hitting the back button will repeat the silence at the same
>>>position in the song.
>>>Pressing stop and then play will cause it to play correctly.
>>What bitrate/frequency is the song?
>>What Archos model are you using?
> I recently noted this in the yahoogroups list:
> --
> I see this occasionally with rockbox, and I'm pretty sure it has little
> to do with the actual data on disk, at least, for me. It almost always
> happens after a bump or jolt, say, if it's in my pocket while walking.
> Then the sound stops, but the timer continues. If you wait, the sound
> will return, and I think this corresponds to a buffer refresh. So
> basically, some glitch seems to cause rockbox sound to disappear for the
> duration of the current buffer read.
> That's how I read my problem. I don't believe it's been diagnosed by
> the rockbox team yet.
> --
> This is the AJB20, rockbox 20021030 (tho rockbox has acted this way for
> a while). I've noticed no correlation with bitrate, though that doesn't
> preclude it. Most of my mp3s are vbr, avg bitrate < 190.
> Bjorn has speculated that it's a power interrupt and suggested to see if
> adjusting the battery springs helps, but neverheless, it would be nice
> if the error were caught by rockbox. The error as it happens to me is
> pretty reliable - I can always get sound back by somehow forcing a
> buffer refresh (ffwd, back to earlier track, etc).
> I figure this 'silent playing' error should be noted in one of the bug
> reports - which one?
> --
> Vincent Kargatis
> np: Willem Breuker - IN HOLLAND

Gerald L. Clark

Aero TerraTrike #1

Member: Sky Soaring

Illinois, U.S.A.

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