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darkdata
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tmobile G2 random pausing

Hi I been using this for a while with no issue until now I have the tmobile G2 with android 2.2 stock rom.the issue I'm having is the podcast will play but it will randomly pause them so I have no clue why its doing that never had that issue with my G1 or vibrant. Any help would be great

eric
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Loss of audio focus

I took a look at the log you sent me.

There's a feature that was added to android in 2.2 that lets apps grab the primary audio focus...which essentially takes it away from an app that is playing something. If an app does this at the wrong time, like when you are not interacting with the app, then the result is that something you were listening to stops playing.

I've had reports from other users from two other apps that do this. One appears to do it on a schedule in the background.

I looked through your log to try to find the app that is doing this but I don't see anything logged, but what I'm describing is most likely what is happening. It's possible it occurred prior to the beginning of the log. When it occurs, you can see DC losing focus in the log when there's an entry like this.

10-19 21:04:32.815 I/DoggCatcher(23997): AudioPauser::Pausing due to lost audio focus: -3

There are different types of losing audio focus, temporary and permanent. What I've described so far is permanent. I think the ones that I see in this log are temporary (note the -3). The temporary loss of focus is followed by one of these.

10-19 21:05:53.765 I/DoggCatcher(23997): AudioPauser::Resuming due to gained audio focus

A temporary loss of focus can occur when a system notification is played or a google nav announcement.

So the next time it happens, send a log (from the DC menu) to yourself and search for "AudioPauser" around the time when the pause occurred. Then look just prior to that in the log and you can usually get some clues about which app grabbed the focus.

darkdata
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I have also notice issues

I have also notice issues with the skip I have my skip set for 60 seconds and while listen to a file then go to skip throught the comercials when I clik it it actually jumps back 2 or 3 min then it will start to skip forward . What ill do is keep and eye on it and when it messes up ill send the log to me and then ill keep nots of the errors in the log then ill post it here..I'm hoping to get this worked out for this is the app I use the most

eric
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Just for some feeds?

There are some audio files that fail to seek in the 2.2 media player, so if you are seeing this with just some files, then that's probably the case.

You might want to try seeking them in the android music player.

darkdata
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The seek works fine in the

The seek works fine in the stock android player and in mixzing .this has me boggled but ill look into it more this weekend