[maemo-users] FM Transmitter Sends Sounds But Not Music

From: Paul Hartman paul.hartman+maemo at gmail.com
Date: Mon Mar 1 17:31:38 EET 2010
On Mon, Mar 1, 2010 at 7:09 AM, Xavier Bestel <xavier.bestel at free.fr> wrote:
> On Mon, 2010-03-01 at 12:05 +0100, Andre Klapper wrote:
>> Am Montag, den 01.03.2010, 10:21 +0000 schrieb Chris Ross:
>> > The FM Transmitter feature on my N900 is very useful to me as my car's
>> > built-in stereo doesn't support Bluetooth, but this weekend it just
>> > stopped working. I can set the TX frequency and tune the radio to it,
>> > enable the FM Transmitter in Media Player and all seems well. The static
>> > is replaced by quiet, I can hear the clicks and other system sounds as I
>> > select things through the car speakers, but when I press play I get
>> > silence. It's good silence, like properly transmitted silence, but
>> > obviously what I wanted to hear was the music.
>> This also happened to us yesterday in the car, however it worked after
>> rebooting the N900.
> The FM transmitter never worked for me (tried in different cars), it
> only emits a faint static sound with a very very faint music, even with
> N900 and car's volume crancked up.
> I always thought it was just a marketing gimmick. Is it supposed to work
> well ?
> Maybe I should try to hear the clicks and other system sounds.

FM transmitter is basically useless for me, too. I tried in 3
different cars and at it's best the sound quality is very poor, barely
better than AM radio, but most of the time there is so much static I
can't hear anything. And I'm using the FM boost package, which helps a
little. Without FM boost it's even worse...

I think it depends on phone's proximity to the FM antenna, whether the
antenna is shielded from electrical signals inside the car (which is
normally a good thing, except for when the FM transmitter is inside
the car...)
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