Originally Posted by aiharkness
I wonder if the difference is that I'm using RIM apps and not third-party?
Most 3rd party players use RIM's player. Podtrapper does. If more than one applications compete to open/write to a dsp device someone would win and someone would get the error described.
It may be also related to buffer availability on the audio device, since it doesn't always come up, even under same reproduced conditions.