• Status Closed
  • Percent Complete
  • Task Type Feature Requests
  • 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
  • Votes 1
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Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by PauloHK - 2006-12-11
Last edited by petur - 2006-12-13

FS#6426 - iPod buffer and rebuffer without need

I really don`t understand. I just put one single song to play, in loop. No others songs in current playlist, just one, with repeat all or repeat one mode.
So I go in debug > audio thread to see the buffer info. The song was filled in buffer by 5 times, and after played this 5 times, the HD spined and filled up the buffer again… Why this? Is the same song?
In Apple`s firmware this don`t happens. You play one song infinitely and the HD has no need to fill the buffer again.
My iPod is a video 5G 60gb.

Closed by  zagor

Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  

Closing all feature requests.

The same problem was confirmed on iriver H120 and H340. See

petur commented on 2006-12-13 21:38

This is current design. I’ve changed this entry into a feature request.

The problem is more serious than it looks like.
If the repeated track is short enough - for example the short Buddha Machine loops ( compressed using FLAC - Rockbox buffers its maximum number of tracks (32) and after every one repeat of the track it buffers the track again and again…! When playing a 8 seconds long loop the disk spins up and down every 8 seconds.


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