android
  #1  
Old 02-17-2009, 04:27 AM
walt_D walt_D is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: NZ
Posts: 4
Default NWZ-A829 Losing track of playback time

If I use the ffwd during MP3 playback the player loses track of the time. What I mean is that if I was 15 minutes into a 1 hour podcast and I held ffwd until the readout said 20 mins and then released the button to resume play then the podcast might be anywhere but 20 minutes in. Definitely weird.

I can test this by playing the exact same podcast on my PC at the same time as on my NWZ-A829. After 15 minutes I ffwd for a bit and the NWZ-A829 actually ended up at a previous point on the podcast despite reading 19 minutes! Then after another brief ffwd to 20 mins on the player it was almost in sync with the PC again which was still only up to 16 mins.

Anyone else seen anything this weird?

cheers, walt_D
Reply With Quote

Advertisement [Remove Advertisement]

  #2  
Old 02-17-2009, 11:15 PM
digitalq digitalq is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 146
Default

Sounds like some older players that had trouble with VBR files. I think most players have trouble if the VBR files have no header or a bad header. Did you use any converter on these files, or are they downloaded directly from the site? I'd be interested to see one and run encspot on it. I think there is some software out there that can fix these files if that is indeed what they are.
Reply With Quote

  #3  
Old 02-17-2009, 11:21 PM
digitalq digitalq is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 146
Default

If your a windows user you can try this on them:

http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/...opic=40780&hl=
Reply With Quote

  #4  
Old 02-18-2009, 03:02 AM
walt_D walt_D is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: NZ
Posts: 4
Default

Hey thanks DigitalQ - I am a windows user so will give that a try.

I hadn't heard of VBR files before. I googled it and see that they are Variable Bit Rate, but am unsure if that is the case ofr these files. The file in question is from a Talk Radio podcast. I'll try and find out if they are VBR.

At the end of the day it is not a major hassle for me, but I wondered if it was indicative of some fault with my unit and so wanted to check if others had seen something similar. Thanks again.

cheers, walt_D
Reply With Quote

Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:40 AM.