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Subject: Re: silent playing.

Re: silent playing.

From: Vincent Kargatis <>
Date: Mon, 18 Nov 2002 11:22:56 +0200

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
Received on 2002-11-18

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