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Subject: MP3 playing bug with recent versions of RB on H140

MP3 playing bug with recent versions of RB on H140

From: Monty <>
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2006 13:00:14 +0100 (BST)


I hope this is the right place to make a query on a possible bug I have
been experiencing in recent versions of Rockbox on my Iriver H140.
Unfortunately I haven't been able to find any other experiences with this
bug in various forums and archives.

What happens...

When playing certain types of MP3 files it will play normally until I
press the "Play Button" to pause the output. When this happens my H140
seams to freeze. Pressing various buttons for varying lengths of time and
even hard resets via the reset button do not reset the player. The only
way to get the H140 back on track seams to be to wait several hours for
the battery to discharge. Once recharged the unit starts up into Rockbox
noramlly and I can once again use the unit.

When the H140 freezes as mentioned above I am told (I'm blind and got
someone to look for me) that the normal playing screen is displayed with
the elapsed time of playing frozen on the screen. (No error messages or
debug lines Etc)

So far I have observed this freezing happening on two types of MP3 files:

As reported by the Linux/Debian-testing file command:

pcrs_2006_september6.mp3: MPEG ADTS, layer III, v2, 24 kBits, 22.05 kHz,
Monaur , Monaural


klxs-free_fm-los_angeles-20060922_1400.mp3: MPEG ADTS, layer III, v2, 56
kBits, 24 kHz, JntStereo

When I press the Play/Pause button immediately preceeding the crash, I do
hear a small clicking noise. All other higher-quality MP3 files play

I have been having this problem with CVS versions from as far as a couple
of months ago and as recently as the daily build from 22 Sep 2006.

If anyone can provide any insight to this problem it would be greatly

Best regards,
Received on 2006-09-25

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