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Option to use 3rd party variable speed playback (Presto etc)

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bigwoof
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Option to use 3rd party variable speed playback (Presto etc)

Hi Eric,

I just wanted to request that there be an option to use a 3rd party variable speed playback (VSP) again, such as presto, since my custom kernel does not play nicely with your implementation for some reason. On the other hand Presto seems to work fine with all the other custom kernels I have tried. The stock Kernel works fine (Nexus 4) but I would like to have the option to use VSP and a custom kernel.

Cheers

Phil

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I don't think that's going to

I don't think that's going to be possible (or at least feasible). There was a ton of crazy logic in the app to deal with presto, and that has all been ripped out long ago.

The only circumstances that I'm aware of that have problems are CM on a few devices. What happens there is that we get an error from deep inside the android audio code when we switch audio tracks.

Is that what's happening to you?

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Hi Eric, No the problem I am

Hi Eric,

No the problem I am experiencing is that the audio jitters and skips when I am using VSP - and this most often happens when the screen switches off during playback. I guess that it may be that the kernel is trying to put things to sleep to save battery when the screen turns off and this has an effect on the playback.

I am running a nexus 4 with SlimKat 4.4.2 beta 1.7 with the kernel that comes with the ROM - which is mostly stock from my understanding. The problem happens when I want to run the Franco Kernel for may phone - which is good on the battery but not so good on VSP playback through Doggcatcher.

I hope that helps

Cheers

Phil

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I think you're right about

I think you're right about the device trying to go into a low power mode when the screen is off. On vanilla android roms, I don't think they do that when audio is playing, which is why we only see this on custom roms.

There's a preference in UI / Screen on when playing that may help out with this. It makes DC try harder to keep the device awake.