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    music stuttering when resuming from standby

    All of my audio is stored on an external 2.5" usb drive, wired to the computer via a usb hub, which is powered by my m2atx.

    If I start playing a song and turn off my car (which puts the carputer into s3 standby mode), and turn the car back on (making the carputer resume from standby), music will play for a couple seconds, and then start stuttering. I either have to stop and hit play again, or switch tracks.

    It does not do this when the hard drive is plugged directly into the usb port, which is why I didn't notice the problem before installing the carputer. I assume it's skipping because the usb hard drive doesnt spin up fast enough and winamp can't find the rest of the song, because it cant find the hard drive. It also works just fine if Im playing a song located on the boot drive.

    The problem also exists if I just play the song in winamp (without RR).

    Im guessing this is just a problem with winamp, but I was wondering if there were a work around that might help me out.... maybe somehow delaying the audio from starting for a couple seconds?

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    This sounds like a driver issue (and not winamp). However, you can try to switch the output plugin used in winamp OR you can use the ONRESUME command to cause the delay you desire... There's a WAIT command in RR you can use to do that. If you wish to try that, simply have this in exectbl.ini (modify it if "onresume" line exists):

    "ONRESUME","WAIT;5"

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    yeah, i have this same problem. Its not really a problem as i dont every hybernate or stand by, but when i was toying with using those options i had the same thing happen. I dont store my music on a usb drive though. The carputer has onboard soundcard so it prob cant handle it and or a driver issues like guino said. I may take a stab at updateing the audio driver and see if that fixes it.

    The wait command is nice, reminds me that i need to use it for something else
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    My machine was working perfectly up until I believe the last version of RR when it started doing this. I'm not going to screw with it though--I'm in the process of putting in a new m/b and CPU.

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    Quote Originally Posted by guino View Post
    This sounds like a driver issue (and not winamp). However, you can try to switch the output plugin used in winamp OR you can use the ONRESUME command to cause the delay you desire... There's a WAIT command in RR you can use to do that. If you wish to try that, simply have this in exectbl.ini (modify it if "onresume" line exists):

    "ONRESUME","WAIT;5"

    The above is for a 5 seconds wait before resuming RR (including playback). ever
    Do you think it's a problem with the onboard audio driver? or the driver for the usb drive? It works just fine when the song is located on the boot drive, so if it were a driver a problem it seems like it'd be the usb driver. Would there be any way to fix it, if thats the case?

    I'll try this later in case it's not a driver issue

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    Chances are you're using a USB2.0 DRIVE on a USB1.1 HUB (or a USB2.0 HUB without the power adapter -- which normally falls back to 1.1), so my guess is that the problem is right there. Specially because you said that if you plug it in the USB port DIRECTLY, it works fine. I have a BlueTooth dongle that acts in the same exact manner.. the solution is simple: plug it directly.

    The WAIT deal may work regardless of other issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by guino View Post
    Chances are you're using a USB2.0 DRIVE on a USB1.1 HUB (or a USB2.0 HUB without the power adapter -- which normally falls back to 1.1), so my guess is that the problem is right there. Specially because you said that if you plug it in the USB port DIRECTLY, it works fine. I have a BlueTooth dongle that acts in the same exact manner.. the solution is simple: plug it directly.

    The WAIT deal may work regardless of other issues.
    it's definetly a usb2.0 hub, and it's being powered from the 5v line of my m2atx (and the hub is getting power, because it will not work at all if it's not).

    I just tried the WAIT command, and it seems to work fine if it waits at least 3 seconds. I think I'll stick with that solution (unless you can think of better), because I don't mind waiting a few seconds longer coming back from standby

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    Sounds like an issue with simply waiting the HUB to be detected by windows and only then having the HD being detected by windows. There are similar issues with serial devices, but RR has code prepared to wait for those.
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    Quote Originally Posted by guino View Post
    Sounds like an issue with simply waiting the HUB to be detected by windows and only then having the HD being detected by windows. There are similar issues with serial devices, but RR has code prepared to wait for those.
    Ok, thanks for the help

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