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Subject: Re: Problem: Iriver tag database hangs on song selection (only)

Re: Problem: Iriver tag database hangs on song selection (only)

From: Jens Arnold <>
Date: Thu, 24 Nov 2005 19:25:17 +0100

On 24.11.2005, Martin Borus wrote:

> using today's (05-11-24) latest bleeding build my Iriver
> hangs on in the songs selection. I haven't used it for a while
> so I don't know when this stopped working.

> Whenever I select a song, there's non-stop harddisc access.
> The song name keeps scrolling and I have to hold STOP to
> turn off the unit for a reboot.

It doesn't hang, it just takes *really* long to build the
dynamic playlist. This is due to the fact that playing a file in
the database view is no different from playing a file in an
ordinary folder. Rockbox makes the whole folder a dynamic
playlist and then jumps into that playlist so that the currently
selected song is played. So in the songs view, it treats the
whole list (or a maximum of 'max files in dir browser' if that
setting is lower) as the current folder. Building a dynamic
playlist from a 1000+ song view will take a while...

My suggestion for a fix would be to alter the playlist building
behaviour in the database view, at least in the 'songs' list.
Rockbox should build a dynamic playlist with the selected song

> Selecting songs through the other options (artist, album or
> search) works great - this includes the search for song
> titles.

Yes, since these lists are way shorter - see above.

Regards, Jens
Received on 2005-11-24

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