[maemo-users] MediaBox Media Center Shuts Off Playback

From: Martin Grimme martin.grimme at gmail.com
Date: Mon Nov 24 10:34:02 EET 2008

MediaBox doesn't shut off if the display switches off. As you can see
in the status bar, it's still playing. I think something else causes
the device to go silent when the screen switches off.
What else do you have installed that could cause this behavior?


2008/11/24, Hal Vaughan <hal at thresholddigital.com>:
> 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.
> Hal
> 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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