Media Player Bugs in Firmware > .64
I've been holding off from upgrading to the latest TMO firmware for some time now and I hoped that RIM would've resolved this issue by now.. but maybe they just aren't aware of it.
Now we all know that all these new BlackBerry's are reaching out to the personal user as well.. having the Media Playback support (Video & Audio), etc. So these bugs absolutely must be addressed.
The behavior in 18.104.22.168/22.214.171.124 is as follows:
Environment: Media Player in use for Audio Playback and a Call is Received
Environment: Media Player in use for Audio Playback and an Email/SMS is Received
I'm sure similar behaviors can be observed when playing Video and an event (call, email, etc) is received. Does anyone know if there any way I can forward these issues to RIM QA?
Or maybe my best bet is to just ditch the BlackBerry Media Player and use the Dollars5 player.. Not sure how this application handles incoming events.
Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry8100/4.2.1 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/100)
Well, it seems that the same behavior can be observed when using Dollars5's mediaPlayer as well. :(
I don't see an issue with mine.
It does the same thing with .107 as it did with .64:
The music pauses and the phone starts to ring. If I answer it and hang up later or just simply ignore it the music starts playing from right where it left off.
As for the email, I don't have a data plan so I don't know about that issue.
See, mine only acts properly if I pickup the phone when a call comes in. The music will resume right after I hang up.. but if I don't answer, the music restarts from the beginning.
I def haven't seen any user-editable settings that would give me options to change this behavior either. :-(
yea this started when .101 came out. i noticed i couldnt listen to music and take pictures at the same time. when i was on .64 i was able to listen without the music pausing when i went to take a picture...kinda disappointing but ill still take that disappointment over the 5 second call lag any day.
Well, that was easy.. called TMO and they were able to reproduce the behavior, so they called RIM, gave me a case #, and talked to someone who checked the Requirements documentation. He wasn't sure why my device was doing what I described so..
.. he walked me through a firmware re-installation (manual backup, erased all applications [via Desktop Manager], then loaded .107 again). Worked like a charm!
This also fixed the problem I was having where ringers [for data events only!] would not come through the earpiece and they'd also stop the music. Now the music still plays and the ringer plays simultaneously. Woo hoo!
Alas, not a perfect score though.. the ringer still plays through the handset speaker when a call comes in. I'd at least like it to play both places (earpiece & speaker). So many times I'll be walking down the loud street and won't hear my ringer cuz it's not coming through the earpiece. :-(
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