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Subject: Re: playback sometimes freezes when fastforwarding, rewinding, or playing different file

Re: playback sometimes freezes when fastforwarding, rewinding, or playing different file

From: Aura Kelloniemi <>
Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2010 16:09:11 +0200


On Tue, 16 Nov 2010 22:14:44 -0600, Menachem <> wrote:
> B"H
> Hello
> Before I open up a bug ticket, I wanted to see if anyone else has this
> issue, and can perhaps offer a solution.

Yes, I've had the same problem on iAudio X5L and on iRiver h380.

> I have an iRiver 20GB H10 running Rockbox 3.7. I recently updated from 3.4
> (or 3.5 -- i'm not entirely sure) and have started noticing the following
> problems.

I have experienced this for quite a long time, I use SVN versions, but
don't remember exactly which ones. It may even be that this problem has
always been present and I have just paid attention on it lately.

> When I'm listening to audio files on my mp3, I'll often fast forward or
> rewind a little bit, depending on what I'm listening to. Sometimes while a
> file is playing, I will browse my files and select another one to play.
> Most of the time this works as expected but sometimes (maybe %10-15 of the
> time) playback will get corrupted, and the only solution is to reboot the
> player. Most commonly, the file looks like it is playing (progress bar is
> moving) but sound stops working. Trying to load another file (using a
> bookmark or just clicking on the file) causes the player to sort of freeze.
> It doesn't respond, but it isn't completely frozen since I am still able to
> shut it off by holding down the power key. However, powering down takes a
> lot longer than usual, and I have to hold down the power key the whole time.
> Then it seems like the player doesn't go off until I let go the power key I
> had been holding. Most of the time, rebooting the player works and the file
> continues playing.

I've had the same symptoms. It seems to be that performing consecutive
fast forward or rewind operations too quickly causes this mystic lock
up. Also it happens almost always when trying to rewind when the file is
almost at the end. I've found that trying to rewind/fast forward for a
longer (read few seconds) time sometimes restores the sound.

Received on 2010-11-24

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