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Subject: Another interesting skipping phenomenon

Another interesting skipping phenomenon

From: Bradley Alexander <>
Date: 15 Dec 2002 01:17:53 -0500

Hey all,

I was running the daily build from 20021208, and I noticed an
interesting phenomenon. I was playing some mp3s in a deep directory (4
levels down), and I noticed that as a track was playing (this was in the
car), I would hear a click and the Archos would skip backward by about a
minute (since I was driving, I couldn't tell exactly how far, but once
it actually skipped into the previous track).

I noticed it again today, with it happening twice preceeding a lockup of
the type we have been discussing here (red drive light stays lit and the
cache empties itself). Don't know if they are related, but I wanted to
put that out there. I just moved to the 20021214 build, will report my

Another issue seems to be that the batteries seem to drain a lot faster.
I don't know if it is actually draining them that fast or if it is
perceived because of the additional activity of the battery meters. For
instance, with 1.4, I it seemed to stay at 100% for a long time, then
slowly drift downward. After a day of intermittent use (call it 4-6
hours), it would usually be somewhere between 60 and 70%. Now, with the
same usage, it gets down to the 30 to 40% range. Again, I don't know if
it is actually affecting battery life (I tend to doubt it), but it was,
again, something I thought I would mention.

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Received on 2002-12-15

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