FS#8787 - Crossfade stuttering, data abort and other bugs

Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by Vlado Plaga (vlado-do) - Sunday, 23 March 2008, 11:29 GMT
Last edited by Nils Wallménius (nls) - Sunday, 23 March 2008, 21:39 GMT
Task Type Bugs
Category Music playback
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Operating System iPod Nano
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version Daily build (which?)
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


I was very happy with rockbox r13054-070407: it never crashed, allowed gapless playback, using the vorbis file format, and crossfading (also between mp3 and ogg) on my iPod nano (1st generation). I used it for almost a year at about 2 hours per week on average.

Now with rockbox r16727-080321 and a built from a week or so before I have stuttering in the transition between mp3 and ogg (as described in  FS#8597 ) and had several crashes. The first two happened within an hour and one crash was preceded by strange noises from the player. There was a larger audience, which is why I quickly restarted the player and do not recall the error messages, but they were two of quite different kinds. Yesterday in a test run I had "data abort at 400002E0 (0)". In the similar bug description  FS#8692  Marc Guay replies "random errors happen from time to time with any machine", but I'd rather not have my player crash, of course.

I'm happy with the old r13054-070407, but I'm also keen on using up-to-date software. Anyway I'd like to a) thank the rockbox team for their great work! and b) maybe try a newer built soon and try to track down the problem. My crossfade settings are:
crossfade: always
crossfade fade in duration: 6
crossfade fade out duration: 6
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Closed by  Nils Wallménius (nls)
Sunday, 23 March 2008, 21:39 GMT
Reason for closing:  Duplicate
Additional comments about closing:  Closed on request
Comment by Marc Guay (Marc_Guay) - Sunday, 23 March 2008, 13:33 GMT
If there are already tasks open which describe the problems you're having, why open a new one? (P.S. the important part of the comment I made on #8692 was "can you reproduce this?")
Comment by Vlado Plaga (vlado-do) - Sunday, 23 March 2008, 17:59 GMT
Maybe I thought my problem was to individual to be handled as an addition, maybe I wanted to avoid having to write two additions, or maybe I was just stupid... sorry. In any case I was in a hurry this morning and indeed was late for my mum's easter lunch. But now I added comments to the two relevant tasks.
Comment by Marc Guay (Marc_Guay) - Sunday, 23 March 2008, 19:38 GMT
I wasn't trying to be a jerk, it just helps to have information about an issue in one place instead of two.