[maemo-users] MediaBox Media Center Shuts Off Playback

From: Hal Vaughan hal at thresholddigital.com
Date: Mon Nov 24 08:47:46 EET 2008
One point I forgot: When the music shuts off at 1 or 2 minutes in, it 
looks like MBMC is still playing since the status bar still advances at 
some point, it's just that I can't hear anything.


On Monday 24 November 2008, Hal Vaughan wrote:
> I have most of my music in .flac files so I installed Mediabox Media
> Center on my N800 to play them back.  I started playing a track on it
> and after about 1 minute it went silent.  I tried this several times,
> always with the same result.  I figured it was going silent when the
> screen went dark, but I notice Media Player doesn't do that.
> I started playing a song and tapped on the screen part way through so
> the screen would stay lit at full brightness for a while longer. 
> MBMC still went silent after 1 minute, even though the screen stayed
> lit longer.
> I adjusted my screen diming time to 2 minutes and the screen shutoff
> to 5 minutes and a song played over 2 minutes without going silent. 
> I didn't have time this evening to wait the full 5 minutes to see
> what happens and I really don't have time to test every variation.  I
> changed both dim and shut-off to 2 minutes and the song went silent
> at 2 minutes.
> It looks like MBMC is reading the shutoff or dim time and silencing
> itself at that point, no matter what I do.
> Has anyone else had this problem?  Is there any other program I can
> use to play a list of flac files?  Can I stop this with some obvious
> setting change I don't seem to have found yet?  Have I asked enough
> picky questions yet?
> Any help with this is greatly appreciated.  I want to use this as a
> media player when I'm at the gym so I want to fix this.  I need to
> drown out the TVs with music so I can think while I'm on the
> machines.
> Thanks!
> Hal

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