FS#5025 - Unwanted voice output on iRiver H1xx

Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by Tore Johnny Bråtveit (arongutt) - Tuesday, 04 April 2006, 11:51 GMT
Last edited by Peter D'Hoye (petur) - Monday, 01 May 2006, 19:07 GMT
Task Type Bugs
Category Operating System/Drivers
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Operating System All players
Severity High
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Version 3.0
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


When entering Sound settings with speech enabled, and entering into balance, bass or treble settings, I have experienced several times that the player starts reading all voice clips in a row.
I have found no way to interrupt this, except from turning off the unit and restart it again.
I don't know why this happens, though.
This task depends upon

Closed by  Peter D'Hoye (petur)
Saturday, 13 May 2006, 22:32 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  seems to have been fixed by the recent audio rework
Comment by Paul Louden (darkkone) - Wednesday, 05 April 2006, 14:20 GMT
Does your voice file work normally elsewhere? With recent changes to the language system, older voice files don't function properly.
Comment by Tore Johnny Bråtveit (arongutt) - Wednesday, 05 April 2006, 19:28 GMT
The same thing has happened occasionally elsewhere too.
I forgot to mention that I am using the daily build from March 31st, with the cvs version of AT&T Crystal, US English.
Except from the voice beginning to read out everything now and then, it seems like most things are working pretty well.
I am new to Rockbox, and generally I am really impressed hbout how well it is working on my two iRiver H140 units.
Comment by Brandon Low (lostlogic) - Thursday, 06 April 2006, 03:23 GMT
Unfortunately, voice is difficult to manage when modifying sound settings, because the pcm buffer is set to low latency mode which means that there is ~1/4 second of decoded audio available with which to mix audio data. This low latency mode is probably what triggers this rather odd bug.
Comment by James Teh (jteh) - Sunday, 09 April 2006, 13:39 GMT
If I attempt to use the sound settings screen while playing audio, no menu items but the first ("Volume") are announced. This makes sense given the low latency mode. Is there any possibility that there can be a setting to disable use of the low latency mode? While this would not be useful to most people, at present, the sound settings screen won't voice at all during playback, which is a bit of a nuisance for those of us who depend primarily on the voice UI. Also, how much latency would be incurred when changing sound settings with the low latency mode disabled?
Comment by James Teh (jteh) - Sunday, 23 April 2006, 12:19 GMT
I never had the reading of many unrelated voice clips problem on the sound settings screen, but recently experienced it elsewhere. This appears to be fixed for me in the recent rework of the voice UI in cvs, so try a cvs build and see if it behaves.
Comment by Peter D'Hoye (petur) - Monday, 01 May 2006, 19:07 GMT
This seems to work perfect for me, please confirm this is still an issue.
Comment by Tore Johnny Bråtveit (arongutt) - Monday, 01 May 2006, 19:36 GMT
I have not noticed this problem on more recent builds, so most likely it has been fixed.