FS#6020 - Playback buffering fails with low bitrate files

Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by Oliver (polluxx2006) - Monday, 18 September 2006, 09:30 GMT
Last edited by Steve Bavin (pondlife) - Thursday, 02 August 2007, 12:03 GMT
Task Type Bugs
Category Music playback
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Operating System Iriver H100 series
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


hi devs!

i had a problem yesterday with my iriver H140 using rockbox daily from the 14th of september.
i started listening to some songs (ogg vorbis) in a directory (no playlist)...
skipped a few... listened again... and suddenly the wps froze and playback stopped...
the HD was running permanently but playback didnt continue :(
so i pressed the stop-button... and it took at least 5 (!) seconds to return to
file selection.
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Closed by  Steve Bavin (pondlife)
Thursday, 02 August 2007, 12:03 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  No recent reports of problem.
Comment by Rani Hod (RaeNye) - Thursday, 28 September 2006, 16:26 GMT
Is this related to your  FS#5968 ?
sounds like the same symptoms...

Which WPS are you using, btw?
Comment by Oliver (polluxx2006) - Saturday, 30 September 2006, 10:30 GMT
no, not really. in  FS#5968  i STARTED to play a sid file and the wps froze.
and the other bug was that when i already listened to some songs (this time ogg), skipped a few,
listened again, i had those breaks. and no freeze. but it seemed that all went veeeery slow
afterwards. as i pressed stop it took approx. 5 seconds to return to file selection again.
btw, im using my own wps (GBlaster; you can find it in the wps gallery, pretty close to the bottom).
Comment by Brandon Low (lostlogic) - Sunday, 29 October 2006, 03:21 GMT
Is this still happening? There have been some improvements to playback buffer stability lately thanks to me and pondlife.
Comment by Oliver (polluxx2006) - Sunday, 29 October 2006, 13:13 GMT
well... by now i cant really say because i didnt test it "to the bones"
(is there such an expression?) ;) ... ill
hopefully do so the next days.
Comment by Jeroen Klomp (madcow) - Sunday, 29 October 2006, 15:37 GMT
I have the same problems you describe on my X5.
It'll only occur with low bitrated files that are 40/50 kbps.
The hard disk keeps spinning because it can't fully load the codec buffer without a pcm buffer under run so it keeps spinning until the codec buffer is full.
This can take a while because the cpu is heavily used by playing the file.
Looks like a fault in the codec or something.
Comment by Dominik Riebeling (bluebrother) - Sunday, 08 July 2007, 12:18 GMT
is this still an issue?
Comment by Jeroen Klomp (madcow) - Sunday, 08 July 2007, 13:54 GMT
Not for me.
It disappeared a while ago.