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Thread: Rewinding the radio buffer makes CF get very slow until CF is restarted

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    Rewinding the radio buffer makes CF get very slow until CF is restarted

    1.) With the radio buffer enabled, rewind the radio a bit.

    Now CF is in the bad state. No matter if you stop the radio, CF will have extremely poor performance until you restart it. This ranges from clipping and halting in the radio/music playback, to it sometimes taking over a minute for button presses to take effect.

    I'm testing 2.0 RC4; I don't know if it happened in RC3 since the radio wasn't working for me at all then.

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    I forgot the attachment (system report). There's also another one in the http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/cf-b...no-effect.html thread (msg board won't let me upload the same file twice).
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    Maybe the same underlying cause as http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/cf-b...ml#post1222429 (apparently the same performance issue after just resuming PC from sleep).

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnk View Post
    1.) With the radio buffer enabled, rewind the radio a bit.

    Now CF is in the bad state. No matter if you stop the radio, CF will have extremely poor performance until you restart it. This ranges from clipping and halting in the radio/music playback, to it sometimes taking over a minute for button presses to take effect.

    I'm testing 2.0 RC4; I don't know if it happened in RC3 since the radio wasn't working for me at all then.
    cannot reproduce at all. please report back if still experiencing this after the next update...

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    It doesn't even matter if the buffer is rolled back anymore. Every time I launch (or resume) CF when the radio is active, it is in a very bad state. I gave up on even trying to get a System Report since it responds so slowly.

    It always shows "Buffered Audio" with "-29:59" or "-29:58". Sometimes it inexplicably shows "-:09" and very slow counts backward. This is even if I was listening to "live" radio when shutting down.


    I truly want to take a shotgun and/or sledgehammer to my Infill G4 at this point. What a complete waste of thousands of dollars and many many hours.

    Please, please get this fixed.

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    Perhaps a video of the problem would help to show something?

    Also the G4 is really really slow. Could be all the flashy stuff is just bogging the CPU down. Is the CPU going to 100%, or is it below and CF just being flaky?
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnk View Post
    It doesn't even matter if the buffer is rolled back anymore. Every time I launch (or resume) CF when the radio is active, it is in a very bad state. I gave up on even trying to get a System Report since it responds so slowly.

    It always shows "Buffered Audio" with "-29:59" or "-29:58". Sometimes it inexplicably shows "-:09" and very slow counts backward. This is even if I was listening to "live" radio when shutting down.


    I truly want to take a shotgun and/or sledgehammer to my Infill G4 at this point. What a complete waste of thousands of dollars and many many hours.

    Please, please get this fixed.
    I just dont get all these issues you are having. We have distributors providing working g4's to customers with Centrafuse installed, using all functionality. i did double check and yes there are reports of phone being a little laggy on the g4 (as mentioned in the post above, the g4 is pretty slow compared to other solutions). Have you tried installed a clean copy of XP (I assume you have)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2k1Toaster View Post
    Perhaps a video of the problem would help to show something?

    Also the G4 is really really slow. Could be all the flashy stuff is just bogging the CPU down. Is the CPU going to 100%, or is it below and CF just being flaky?

    The G4's CPU is a piece of crap, but the CPU is only about 60% in while the problem is occurring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smeesseman View Post
    I just dont get all these issues you are having. We have distributors providing working g4's to customers with Centrafuse installed, using all functionality. i did double check and yes there are reports of phone being a little laggy on the g4 (as mentioned in the post above, the g4 is pretty slow compared to other solutions). Have you tried installed a clean copy of XP (I assume you have)?

    No.... that is a pretty huge step to take. I'd have to be sitting in my car for at least an entire day getting everything set up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnk View Post
    No.... that is a pretty huge step to take. I'd have to be sitting in my car for at least an entire day getting everything set up.
    The more things you install, uninstall, programs you try, and all of that the more windows' registry gets foobared. I think a clean install is something you need to do. And it wont take a day to get things setup. Maybe an hour to install XP which is really easy if you make a dont-bug-me disk where you enter everything at one time and then the rest is an unattended installation. Also embed your drivers onto that CD and after an hour all your drivers will be on there too and everything will be setup to work. Then just start a wifi transfer of music and go watch tv for an hour. So like 20 minutes of work within a 2-3 hour window is not much considering your PC is junked with all the crap done to it.
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