• Status Closed
  • Percent Complete
  • Task Type Bugs
  • Category Music playback
  • Assigned To No-one
  • Operating System iPod 4G Color
  • Severity Low
  • Priority Very Low
  • Reported Version Daily build (which?)
  • Due in Version Undecided
  • Due Date Undecided
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Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by Spanky - 2007-12-01
Last edited by pondlife - 2007-12-03

FS#8258 - Disk Spinning While Playing Music

When starting a song my hard drive will spin up to load the song and it never seems to spin back down. Even after 5+ minutes of music listening. It's almost like the iPod is playing the music directly off of the Hard Drive itself instead of loading it into memory. I ran my iPod through all the tests that it has and everything was fine. If I pause the music and go to the menu, after about 8 seconds the Disk will stop spinning and I can resume the music without it spinning back up.

Closed by  pondlife
2007-12-03 11:05
Reason for closing:  Not a Bug

I should have added that after I can make the Disk stop spinning it will go through 3-4 songs before it will start the spinning thing again. It's pretty annoying and I don't want to damage the hard drive while it is spinning with g-forces and whatnot.

What is your setting for the Anti Skip Buffer (General Settings → Playback → Anti-Skip Buffer)?

It is set to 5 seconds.

You can increase this setting to 3 min for example. Extract from the manual of rockbox :
"Anti-Skip Buffer
This setting allows you to control how much music is stored in the
player’s memory whilst playing a song, acting as a buffer against shock or playback

It's not being shocked at all. It's setting on my desk or the arm of my chair, not moving or anything. I have no clue what is going on. It seems to stop spinning after about 40 seconds within first loading a song. It seems that it should stop spinning after 20 seconds because I wouldn't think it would take that long to load the next songs. In any way it doesn't look like it is acting up anymore. I request this to be closed, if I have this problem again I will make a new post. Thanks.


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