• Status Closed
  • Percent Complete
  • Task Type Bugs
  • Category Music playback
  • Assigned To No-one
  • Operating System All players
  • Severity Low
  • Priority Very Low
  • Reported Version
  • Due in Version Undecided
  • Due Date Undecided
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Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by pinkzeppelin - 2006-03-28
Last edited by pondlife - 2006-10-29

FS#4937 - Ipod Video constant ticking and scrollwheel noise bug

After booting into rockbox on an Ipod Video, a constant rhythmic ticking noise occurs in the right channel. At lower volumes, it is much harder to hear without sensitive headphones in a quiet environment, but can be heard by less sensitive phones at higher volumes. The scrollwheel creates audible clicking at higher volume levels as well.

Very easy to reproduce - boot up rockbox, open a file for playback, pause the file, crank the volume up to the max (so those using less sensitive headphones can hear). Not only is the scroll wheel movement easily audible at this volume, but the constant ticking is also much easier to hear, especially when going to the “menu” settings screen.

Neither of these two problems occur when booting into the original apple firmware.

Closed by  bagder
2007-05-19 15:14
Reason for closing:  Later
Additional comments about closing:   Warning: Undefined array key "typography" in /home/rockbox/flyspray/plugins/dokuwiki/inc/parserutils.php on line 371 Warning: Undefined array key "camelcase" in /home/rockbox/flyspray/plugins/dokuwiki/inc/parserutils.php on line 407

Moved to the new KNOWN_ISSUES files since this is unlikely to be fixed in a forseeable time.

As we discussed on IRC, I believe this to be related to our slow I2C implementation, and occurs when the battery status and/or realtime clock are updated (the battery is read at up-to 2.5hz and the clock at up-to 1hz). Nothing is going to change with it until someone spends a lot of time analyzing the portalplayer’s I2C control registers, or finds a datasheet for the damned thing.

Also, since you have RMAA, can you detect the volume change clicks at higher volume levels when music is playing? I believe they should now only happen when music is idle, as I’ve activated the DAC’s zero-cross detection for volume changes.

Is any iPod Video user still seeing this problem?

Yes, it is still audible.


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