FS#8936 - iPod 80gb: unbeatable lockup while in shuffle mode

Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by Marcus Bryner (mbryner) - Friday, 25 April 2008, 20:59 GMT
Last edited by Frank Gevaerts (fg) - Thursday, 17 December 2009, 20:50 GMT
Task Type Bugs
Category Music playback
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Operating System iPod 5G
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version Daily build (which?)
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


Yesterday while using Rockbox in the car on a long trip we had set it to shuffle through a directory of about 300 mp3's. I turned it off at a gas station, but when we were back on the freeway I noticed it had completely frozen at the end of one of the songs.

I tried resetting it innumerable times w/ <menu><select> combo, but it would just go back to a frozen play screen and no audio output after reboots. Even tried booting into the Apple firmware and back. When we were out of the car, I booted into the Apple firmware (the only way the machine would do anything), hooked up via USB to the laptop, and went into the .rockbox directory. There I found the mp3 that the player was hiccuping on and deleted it. When it rebooted, it just locked up immediately, but on the next file. Then I found the .playlist_control file in .rockbox and deleted it. After reboot into Rockbox, it complains about missing the Playlist Control File, but creates it and works normally again.

TEMP FIX: if you are stuck in a "freeze-loop" and reboots don't help, go into USB mode and delete the .playlist_control file from .rockbox directory. It will be recreated when you reboot and Rockbox will play again.

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Closed by  Frank Gevaerts (fg)
Thursday, 17 December 2009, 20:50 GMT
Reason for closing:  Out of Date
Additional comments about closing:  Nobody apparently ever reproduced this in one and a half years
Comment by Steve Bavin (pondlife) - Thursday, 24 July 2008, 15:47 GMT
If this happens again, it would be useful if you could get a copy of the playlist control file before you delete it. Attach the file to this issue...