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Support and General Use => Recording => Topic started by: Avalon on June 06, 2010, 04:30:33 AM

Title: Fuze v1 recording freeze in 3.6
Post by: Avalon on June 06, 2010, 04:30:33 AM
I recently wrote a new theme and found a problem with the recording function.  When testing the theme, the Fuze V1 froze on the recording screen when in mic mode....works fine in radio mode.

I thought that this was an sbs error but it seems that it may be something in 3.6 which is causing it.  I confirmed this by using the cabbiev2 theme and the same problem occurs.  Here is the scenario:

Fuze V1
Rockbox 3.6 c/w r26569-100605
cabbiev2
recording source: microphone

When I access the recording screen the screen freezes after about 6 seconds and the only way to get out is to power down/up the Fuze.  This occurs when using the scroll wheel or selecting the record function or just doing nothing.

This does not occur using 3.5 or the simulator for 3.6 .......  record mode for microphone works fine.

This seems to be a hardware/release problem.  Since I use the record function for microphone and not for radio, this is an important feature for me.

Thks for reading.
Title: Re: Fuze v1 recording freeze in 3.6
Post by: funman on June 06, 2010, 07:54:08 AM
I have tried recording on fuzev1 just before releasing 3.6, it worked for at least 20 minutes (where I stopped the recording).

Does it happen if you record FM, or if you move your config.cfg to use default settings?
Title: Re: Fuze v1 recording freeze in 3.6
Post by: Avalon on June 06, 2010, 10:06:03 AM
Thks for getting back so quickly,

I reloaded 3.6 on the Fuze V1 and tried a couple of things:

1. selected rockbox_default theme:

FM radio records fine for this and other themes.

Mic does not record and locks up the Fuze in about 6 seconds.  This is the same no matter what you do in the recording screen; no action, scroll wheel, record, etc.

2. Settings/Manage Settings/Browse .cfg Files/config (attached)

Same result.....I assume that this is the default config.cfg file.

3. Deleted the config.cfg file (# .cfg file created by rockbox r26569-100605 -
).  Rebooted the Fuze V1 and got the same results....locks up when recording in microphone mode using the default settings (I believe).

I checked the root and found no config.cfg file there, so I assume that the rockbox_default.cfg file (attached)  is loaded).


I hope that this helps.
Title: Re: Fuze v1 recording freeze in 3.6
Post by: dpg on June 07, 2010, 07:03:30 AM
I thought you might like to know I get exactly the same problem with rockbox v3.6 on my fuze v1. The device freezes a few seconds into a recording and I have to switch off and restart. I have manually installed v3.5 and this records as expected.

Cheers.
Title: Re: Fuze v1 recording freeze in 3.6
Post by: Avalon on June 07, 2010, 07:11:52 AM
Thks for getting back.

I was starting to think there was a problem with my Fuze.

I installed 3.5.1 and the recording function works fine.

I am going to stay with 3.5.1 until I see a fix posted for the recording function.

Cheers!
Title: Re: Fuze v1 recording freeze in 3.6
Post by: funman on June 07, 2010, 10:43:29 AM
I see the problem it is my fault  :-[ I did only test with FM radio.

The current build (r26663) should fix it, I don't know if we will make a new 3.6.1 release only for Fuzev1 and e200v2 though.
Title: Re: Fuze v1 recording freeze in 3.6
Post by: Avalon on June 07, 2010, 11:25:01 AM
Hey,

Thanks for the effort! 

The RockBox features are so varied, it is expected to have a few growing pains.   It is a great improvement over the stock OS. 

No problem, I'll just use 3.5.1 for a while longer.

Good luck with tracking down the bug.

Thks   
Title: Re: Fuze v1 recording freeze in 3.6
Post by: funman on June 07, 2010, 05:44:59 PM
Well it is fixed in current build.

We should make a 3.6.1 release for this bugfix in a few time
Title: Re: Fuze v1 recording freeze in 3.6
Post by: moskitta75 on June 07, 2010, 05:59:21 PM
Hi everybody!

Tried ver. 3.5/3.5.1 on my FUZE 8Gb V1 and it worked fine, when on the 3rd of  june I saw the new 3.6 release I didn't wait any second to install it even 'cause the new features where very interesting to my (i.e. the backgrond while recording an so on...).
The recording problems hit to me immediately and now, here, the solution.
The current build (r26676) fixes the voice/mic recording freezes but now many themes are not selectable i.e. AW140 I like! >:(
Not a big problem but... ;)

P.S.

When somebody ask to me a good multi-media player I say: "One ROCKBox supported!"
Title: Re: Fuze v1 recording freeze in 3.6
Post by: Avalon on June 12, 2010, 08:07:15 PM
Thks for the attention.

I recently installed the current release and modified my theme to run.  The recording now works fine on the Fuze V1.  No more 3.5.1 for me.

I'd like to thank the RockBox crew for converting all the old (compatible) themes to the new syntax...a class act!

I agree...there is no need for a 3.6.1 for this fix....it is now covered off in the daily releases.

Title: Re: Fuze v1 recording freeze in 3.6
Post by: eldo on July 21, 2010, 08:34:28 AM
if anyone finds a way for the themes to work normally in this release, please let us know!  :-[
Title: Re: Fuze v1 recording freeze in 3.6
Post by: saratoga on July 24, 2010, 05:18:58 PM
if anyone finds a way for the themes to work normally in this release, please let us know!  :-[

See the post above yours.  Themes will work if you redownload them from the theme site, at least for all the themes that have been submitted to us.  They should all be updated now.