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Bug Repot - issues related to tethering

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sjdorst
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Bug Repot - issues related to tethering

I've noticed 2 new (and unwelcome) behaviors now that I've started using my Droid 3 for tethering my new pad:

When my pad is tethered - actually whenever tethering is active - Playback over Bluetooth isn't smooth. It kind of stutters. I have not tested this when playing back on a headphone or the phone's speaker.

When my pad is tethered and there are items in the download queue, Doggcatcher says "no network connection", although other apps that use the network have no problem!

Doggcatcher version: 1.2.2681

Android version: 2.3.4 on Droid 3 (Verizon)

Thanks!

WayneC
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Log

The next time you experience this issue, please send a log, by pressing menu, more, send log to developer & write tethering issue when you send the log

eric
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Tethering - I would try

Tethering - I would try playing the audio file by launching to the external player (long press on an item, then launch in external). DC uses an embedded standard android media player. If you see the same problem there, then something related to tethering is interfering with bt playback.

Wifi connection - DC does a check (by asking android) if there's a network connection prior to download media files. Some devices mis-report whether they are connected to the network in some circumstances. I have it on the todo list to add a preference to ignore this check.

sjdorst
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Tethering

OK. I'll try the long press for the external player on my way home from work today - and I'll let you know the result.

And I'm looking forward to the preference to see if it fixes that part of the problem. I'd be happy to load a beta version if you're looking for someone to test this one!

sjdorst
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Tethering - Long Press Test Results

Tried what you suggested, even with external player, it still stutters when tethered, and doesn't stutter when not tethered. As always, stuttering was only present when playing the audio through a Bluetooth connected device (my car stereo).

Out of curiosity, I tried to test if this would be the case with the audio portion of video playback. Unfortunately, I had no video content stored on phone, and every thing I tried with streaming video failed because the video app (You Tube), like DoggCatcher, checks the network connection - and sees no connection! So no connection means no streaming which in turn means there was no attempt at playback!

It looks to me like the stuttering problem is more likely the result of an interaction between the tethering app and Bluetooth. If so, there's nothing you can do directly. But I'm hoping that, as a developer of note, you have better contacts that I might in order to report this to the people responsible for tethering and/or Bluetooth!

And I repeat my offer of subjecting myself as a beta tester with the addition of whether or not to check the network in preferences.

TIA

Steve

PS: I just had to log in to make this comment. Why in HELL do you make me complete a CAPTCHA in order to send it!

eric
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Yep, that's what I suspected

Yep, that's what I suspected about the bt and tethering. If your tethering is natively part of your rom, then your carrier is the one to contact. I haven't had much success with those types of things in the past other than getting them to send me a different model of device. I had an LG g2x which has some wierd bt audio dropouts when the wifi is enabled. It happened on multiple g2x's so I switched devices.

Sorry about the captcha, I know it's a pain but if I didn't have that, these forums would be a mess.

When I get to the preference for net check, I'll get in contact with you, thanks for the offer to help.

sjdorst
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Test Results

Stuttering present with external player.