music (mp3) issue while playing

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  1. neppie

    neppie Mobile Enthusiast

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    Hi all,

    I have a very small question regarding playing mp3 files on my HTC snap, running on Windows Mobile 6.5.

    Whenever I play mp3 files, once in a while you can hear a hickup/delay (don't know how else to put it in English). It is very annoying. I play music with Kinoma Player but the software is not the problem, I think. Windows Media Player has the same issue. It's like a half second hickup during music play.

    Anyone has an idea?
     
  2. headcronie

    headcronie Greyscale. Nuff Said. Super Moderator

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    If it occurs in the same spot (in a particular song) regardless of what player you are using, I suspect you've got a bad mp3 file.
     
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    AZ-TE Audiophile

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    It could be as headcronie suggested, or it could be a pause while the player buffers up more of the song. I have that issue sometimes with higher bit-rate tracks on my Incite.
     
  4. neppie

    neppie Mobile Enthusiast

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    Unfortunately it isn't. Although it appears to do it at random, there must be some logic in it.

    Is it possible it has to do with the codec for mp3 files? The machine is quite new, I didn't install much on it untill now. Is the default codec from windows mobile okay? Or should I install a different one?
     
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    headcronie Greyscale. Nuff Said. Super Moderator

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    What bitrate is the song encoded in?
    You might try ripping to MP3 in a lower bitrate.
     
  6. neppie

    neppie Mobile Enthusiast

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    they were encoded in various bitrates, from 128, 192 to 320.
    Most were 192 though. And don't want to go lower ... 192 is the least acceptable quality when it comes to my ears :)

    It happens with all mp3 files though, regardless of the bitrate I used.

    Furthermore: playing the files on my computer or ipod doesn't seem to be a problem so it's not a bad mp3 file.
     
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    headcronie Greyscale. Nuff Said. Super Moderator

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    How many apps do you have running? Trying to multitask?
     
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    It's a clean install, don't have any extra apps running other then what Windows Mobile 6.5 has as default.

    Just did a test with a 192 kbps mp3 file. First time it had a hickup at 02.15 min. Second time, with the same file, it had a hickup at 04.40 min.

    No multitasking either: music playing only like I would use my ipod.
     
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    headcronie Greyscale. Nuff Said. Super Moderator

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    Aha. You've flashed your device. Snap came with WM 6.1. Looks like you've got issues with your OS. Nothing I can do to help, besides point you to try a different ROM, or revert to your stock 6.1.
     
  10. neppie

    neppie Mobile Enthusiast

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    Yeah, I flashed it with the official HTC upgrade from 6.1 to 6.5.
    Going back is a bit difficult though, they don't offer it on the HTC website and it wasn't included with the HTC snap software.

    But is that really the problem?
    Perhaps I should ask HTC support about it but I'm not very fond of official support desks.

    Anyone else with Windows Mobile 6.5 having problems with it?
     
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