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Subject: Re: Help! Playlist issues with RockBox on an iRiver H340

Re: Help! Playlist issues with RockBox on an iRiver H340

From: Mike Holden <rockbox_at_mikeholden.org>
Date: 2006-05-18

I still get fairly regular freezes on my 340. I use a standard, unpatched
daily build, updating every few days. Sometimes it goes for days without a
freeze, but sometimes I get 2 or 3 in a day. My freezes usually happen
when the player is paused and fails to play again afterwards.

Will Robertson said:
> The obvious next step would be to test an unpatched version of the
> firmware to check if it is the album art.
> I too have a H300 but havn't expereinced these freezes, so we're
> obviously doing something different.
> Good luck on nailing it though, hope you get it.
>
> On 5/18/06, Nick von Korff <nickvk@itouch.com.au> wrote:
>>
>> Hi all,
>>
>> I have been having real trouble recently with getting through
>> playlists on my H340 player, running RockBox. What happens is that the
>> player simply freezes at seemingly random places through the playlist.
>> It may get 100 songs through, it may get 3 songs through, but with
>> regularity it freezes up
>> completely, to the point that I have to use a paper-clip to reset it.
>> I have
>> resorted to carrying one in my wallet for when this happens on a train
>> or bus.
>>
>> I have no issues whatsoever if I play individual albums, but as soon
>> as I put a playlist on, I'm guaranteed a freeze within an hour,
>> sometimes far less (as in 10 minutes).
>>
>> I've tried virtually everything I can think of to nail down the cause
>> of the
>> problem, but I can't find any one thing that does it specifically.
>>
>> I thought it might be particular tracks that may be encoded oddly
>> causing issues, but these tracks play through fine outside of a
>> playlist.
>>
>> I've wiped out Rockbox completely on the player and re-installed with
>> the latest build, even to the point of downloading a new copy of the
>> iRiver firmware, patching it and installing the firmware again, just
>> to be sure, but still have the same problems. It wasn't an upgrade to
>> the firmware, just
>> overwriting the existing version 1.29 firmware.
>>
>> I've also tried seeing whether playlists created on the player itself
>> perform any differently to my normal playlists, which I create through
>> WinAmp, but exactly the same problem.
>>
>> I've tried playlists of varying lengths, from 100 songs to 4500 songs,
>> but guess what? Same problem.
>>
>> Is there any logging or debugging (that may be useful to the devs)
>> that I can activate on my player to find out exactly what is going
>> when it freezes?
>>
>> The symptoms of the freeze is that the player is still on, but not
>> playing sound and is unresponsive to any button presses. If the screen
>> is off when it crashes, the player remains on, but with no display. If
>> the screen is on,
>> the display stays on, unmoving, until you reset the player.
>>
>> Most of the time, the player picks up where it left off after a reset,
>> but I
>> have on a few occasions, seen it drop all of it's configuration.
>>
>> From memory, I didn't have these sorts of issues to start off with.
>>
>> I'm wondering whether it has anything to do with the introduction of
>> album art to my collection. That is the only thing I have changed.
>> Album art looks
>> great on the iRiver H3x0 players, BTW. Love it.
>>
>> Anyway, if anyone has any suggestions or even similar results, please
>> let me
>> know, as I am REALLY keen to get to the bottom of this problem.
>>
>> Thanks and regards,
>>
>> Nick v K.

-- 
Mike Holden
Received on Thu May 18 11:11:45 2006

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