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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: Will Robertson <>
Date: Thu, 18 May 2006 14:50:56 +1000

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 <> 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.
Received on 2006-05-18

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