FS#6073 - iPod 3G pausing during song

Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by steve (casmira) - Wednesday, 27 September 2006, 08:19 GMT
Last edited by Dominik Riebeling (bluebrother) - Wednesday, 27 September 2006, 08:41 GMT
Task Type Bugs
Category Music playback
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Operating System iPod 3G
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


Hi guys. I got an iPod 3g which I got the latest rockbox software on, and what happends is during a song every 30sec or so it pauses for a moment (1-3 sec) then plays song again, regardless what I change the anti-skip buffer too.

Info says I got 30mb free, an ideas?
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Closed by  Steve Bavin (pondlife)
Tuesday, 10 October 2006, 07:27 GMT
Reason for closing:  Invalid
Additional comments about closing: in/IpodFAQ#Playback_is_glitchy_skips
Comment by Dominik Riebeling (bluebrother) - Wednesday, 27 September 2006, 08:39 GMT
What build are you using? What file format?
Sounds like a performance issue -- have you read the IpodFaq wiki page?
Comment by steve (casmira) - Wednesday, 27 September 2006, 13:51 GMT
I wasnt sure what too check for in the wiki faq (now that you bring up performance issue)

the file formats are all .mp3 and its the build i tried at first
Comment by Dominik Riebeling (bluebrother) - Wednesday, 27 September 2006, 14:12 GMT
Please read this wiki page (in case you haven't done yet):

- are you using peak meters? Turn them off (i.e. use a theme without peak meters, iCatcher for example)
- are you using the equalizer? Turn it off.
- can you tell us a bit more about your files? What bitrate? To quote the wiki: Higher bitrate MP3s especially have these problems, as well as higher bitrate AAC files.
Comment by steve (casmira) - Wednesday, 27 September 2006, 23:13 GMT
- ive tried themes without peak metres (like the rockbox one that only has the song name)
- no equalizers, everything is at default like when installed
- they vary, but between 128-192, some 224kbps. most are 128!
Comment by Dominik Riebeling (bluebrother) - Thursday, 28 September 2006, 07:32 GMT
After asking the devs in #rockbox: this is a performance issue. The 3G isn't as fast as the other ipods and currently the 2nd processor isn't used. You need to use a file format that works better (for example ogg afaik) or wait until the 2nd processor gets used.
Btw, I don't know of any "rockbox one" theme that has only the song name. The default theme has peak meters.
Comment by steve (casmira) - Thursday, 28 September 2006, 10:36 GMT
I tried what you suggested and it improved it 'slightly' but every so-often it does still skip. I'll prob stick with the appleOS until both processors are utilized?