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FS#11836 - Speech stops working after songs are played and stopped on Sansa Fuze

Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by Simon Jaeger (Simon818) - Saturday, 25 December 2010, 17:59 GMT
Last edited by Michael Sevakis (MikeS) - Thursday, 30 June 2011, 07:25 GMT
Task Type Bugs
Category User Interface
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Operating System Another
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version Daily build (which?)
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No

Details

I'm totally blind, so use rockbox partially for its speech capabilities, as the only real alternative is the horribly overpriced iPod nano with no micro sd support. I'm going to try and downgrade to a release to see if it fixes the problem, but meanwhile, I'll describe it in case someone has any insight as to what could be going on.

All is ok until I start playing a music file. Let's say I select files from the home screen, select the music folder, and then select a track called "last Christmas". The track starts playing. I can press the bottom cursor button to get back to the main menu again, and it lowers the music volume so the voice can speak over it.

The problem occurs if I stop the song with the upper pause button, then try to do anything with speech. It simply refuses to talk. Whether I'm going into the song menu by holding OK, or pressing the bottom button to get to the main menu again, it simply does not speak. If I play the song again, speech works fine. I asked my mother to read the screen while speech was unavailable, and it still showed the same main menu, so I know it's working internally.

The only way around this, as far as I can tell, is to navigate to the fm radio, play it for a few seconds, then exit back to main menu again. Of course I could also restart the device. But every single time I play a song and then stop it, speech disappears.

I installed the daily build at about 7 PM eastern last night, using the manual install method, and created the voice files using rockbox utility and a SAPI5 voice named ScanSoft Samantha. I'm using the Fuze V2, which I purchased four days ago, and running Microsoft Windows XP Pro (SP3) as an operating system. Unless I'm (not) doing something really stupid, this would appear to be a bug.
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Closed by  Michael Sevakis (MikeS)
Thursday, 30 June 2011, 07:25 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  Fixed in r30097-r30101. Voice works when music is paused.
Comment by Nils Wallménius (nls) - Sunday, 26 December 2010, 09:55 GMT
If i understand what you are doing correctly, you are pausing the music track not stopping it. There is a limitation in rockbox preventing voice from working when playback is paused. To stop playback press the play/pause button a little longer and voice should work again. This is indeed a bug but not an easy one to solve if i understand correctly and i think it has been reported before, if i can find an older report i'll close this one.

Edit:  FS#9912  is actually the same bug but i am uncertain if this should remain open...

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