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  • Need help, white noise after hibernation and too loud

    Windows XP SP3
    RR 9/2010
    Winamp 5.58
    BoomzBox software (cant remember version right now, came with it)

    I'm sitting here bored at work so I thought I'd get this thread started. If I need to provide versions or ini files I'll have to do that tonight.

    I just got my BoomzBox last night and hooked it up quick to test it out.
    The setup took a bit more than I'd hoped. Got a little frustrated but eventually got it working.
    Now I've got two issues that I hope someone can help with. I've seen both mentioned in the forums but didn't see resolutions.

    White noise or static or "sounds like data", as some have called it, after coming back from hibernation. This happens with RR/Winamp and the BoomzBox software.

    Extreeeemely loud. Volume needs to be all the way down. The instructions detail how to adjust the level of the radio in Windows 7 or Vista but not in XP. I looked all over last night and I just can't find it. Anyone know where it is in XP?

    Other than that I hope it will work well. It (and the rest of the system) really need to work every time. The wife hates computers and, while she's not driving the car much, when she does it better work and work easy. She's the reason I spent $180 on a radio when I was happy with the Shark.

    Thanks for your help.
    davidk

  • #2
    Nothing?

    I installed the latest BB software, 1.3.1.4. No change in the resume behavior.

    Had another look at setting the audio level and was unsuccessful. There doesn't seem to be any setting in the hardware devices.
    Looking at every volume control for every device didn't do it either. Nothing adjusts the radio volume except the main volume control.

    I'm using eLite Wings as a skin and last night, if the hdradio was enabled, RR would quit as soon as I heard the click from the BB. I didn't try it with CarWings, got too late.

    Anyone have experience with this thing in XP?
    Thanks,
    davidk

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    • #3
      When looking at the volume controls in XP...when you select USB audio codec, there are objects when you select playback but there are no devices when you select recording. The recording button is there as if there should be objects to select but nothing shows up.

      The same white noise stuff is happening regardless of RR or BB software. If it's coming from the radio it's not being muted when switching to music in RR.

      Is this thing on?
      davidk

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      • #4
        Man, you're impatient.
        Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
        How about the Wiki?



        Under normal circumstances, a signature would go here.

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        • #5
          No, not impatient...not happy that it's advertised as working with XP and it doesn't.
          I'm not new to computers and this thing has tested my patience.

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          • #6
            I'm just a little frustrated with this. It's yet another thing with this carputer that almost works. I'm under a bit of a deadline to get this working too. The wife doesn't want our 3 month old car taken apart for so long.

            I made a vid of what's going on.
            [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prWfF6YCs9U[/media]
            This happens with the radio enabled in RR or with the BB software. Tonight, with the radio enabled in RR, it would start and when the radio module clicked on RR would terminate. It eventually stayed running after about 5 tries.

            I do appreciate the help I've received on this forum. Without it I'd not be as far as I am with my project.
            My hope is that this module can be made to work with XP.
            Thanks,
            davidk

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            • #7
              As for the volume, where does this get set? HDRadio---> HDRadioEventHWPoweredOn.Setting Volume=70
              This is from a debug trace.
              Is it the USB Audio level mentioned in the instructions? Would this setting be able to be changed? Would changing this accomplish the same thing?

              thx
              davidk

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              • #8
                1st that isnt white noise
                to fix it, you will need to send me the usb interface box

                now... audio level in RideRunner is controlled by a setting
                lower the level ... 65 is a good number to try

                in rr.ini

                HDVolume=65


                right from the documentation that nobody reads, and is hard to find stuff in anyway


                hdvolume=0-90
                Sets default HD radio volume. Default is 75, range is from 0 to 90.
                -Thanks
                Mitch
                www.rush2112.net

                "Did you test it in carwings??"

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                • #9
                  in the boomzbox software:

                  1 make sure your running the latest
                  which is on my skydrive

                  http://cid-ed9324dabf9c9cb3.office.l...HD%20Setup.zip

                  and hit ctrl-v
                  and tweak the volume
                  -Thanks
                  Mitch
                  www.rush2112.net

                  "Did you test it in carwings??"

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                  May healing waters bury all my pain
                  Wind, Carry me home
                  The fabric of reality is tearing apart
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                  • #10
                    alot going on here...

                    if u do get white noise it sounds like this
                    http://simplynoise.com/

                    which is like a tuned freq, with no signal on it
                    -Thanks
                    Mitch
                    www.rush2112.net

                    "Did you test it in carwings??"

                    Sun, Come shine my way
                    May healing waters bury all my pain
                    Wind, Carry me home
                    The fabric of reality is tearing apart
                    The piece of me that died
                    Will return To live again

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                    • #11
                      Thank you very much, this does help.

                      I added the setting to rr.ini and it did tone the radio down.
                      Your right about it being hard to find, at least for the non-programing type. I had skimmed the files in the documentation dir, but there are so many settings for so many things it's overwhelming.

                      I've got the latest version of your software and ctrl-v worked. Does this setting only apply when in the software?

                      So the noise in the vid is a problem with the device it's self? If you'll pm me with where I can ship it I'll get it right out.

                      Again, I really appreciate the help.
                      Thanks,
                      davidk

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                      • #12
                        yes, the setting is software based, to tell the HW what level to be at
                        the bbhd software will set it to that on every run so you're good

                        both RR and CF have volume settings
                        since it does depend on OS, due to some issues with usbaudio
                        (mostly win7s over gain)
                        -Thanks
                        Mitch
                        www.rush2112.net

                        "Did you test it in carwings??"

                        Sun, Come shine my way
                        May healing waters bury all my pain
                        Wind, Carry me home
                        The fabric of reality is tearing apart
                        The piece of me that died
                        Will return To live again

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                        • #13
                          With your help things are getting better.
                          I removed those two things and I don't hear that high pitched noise any more.

                          It sill will seem to loose signal and give a loud static burst. Tuning a different station does not fix it. It will come back and go out on it's own even if left on the same station.

                          The other thing is it killing RR when the relay clicks in the BB tuner. RR starts, the relay clicks on the BB and RR terminates. After several restarts of RR it will stay running.

                          On the pluss side, the volume settings are getting dialled in. I've got the RealTech sound card setup for 4 channel sound. Whats strange is when the radio is playing, the wave volume controls the front speakers. I can work with it but it's kinda strange.

                          Any ideas on the first two issues?
                          Thanks,
                          davidk

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                          • #14
                            i have no idea on loud static burst, never had that happen nor has anyone else
                            antenna issue?

                            use bbhd software for a bit

                            the relay clicks are normal...
                            might have NOTHING to do with why your RR terminates... run debug
                            and see if anything of interest in the log
                            -Thanks
                            Mitch
                            www.rush2112.net

                            "Did you test it in carwings??"

                            Sun, Come shine my way
                            May healing waters bury all my pain
                            Wind, Carry me home
                            The fabric of reality is tearing apart
                            The piece of me that died
                            Will return To live again

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                            • #15
                              Subaru's aren't known for their outstanding antennas, but when it happens the display still shows full signal. What would make a decent antenna for testing?

                              I still need to test it more but the bbhd software might be working better now. In other posts you've said the code in RR is the same as bbhd so what could be up with that?

                              The relay it's self might not be directly causing RR to terminate, but whatevers going on with the software at the time it does click is more likely as I see it.
                              I've got two debugs, one where it terminates and one where it doesn't.
                              rr terminates = debug1.txt
                              rr starts and stops normally = debug.txt

                              And a vid showing almost the same thing as before [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPxwNQs4QMc[/media]
                              Still getting noise and it seems that the "static" is louder than the tuned station.

                              Thanks
                              davidk
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