Cary L. Brown wrote:
I can only say... I have seen this with corrupted files. It always happens on the same songs at the same places. Remove those files, play something else... keep a list of were/when it happens.
The A5it and A48 run the same exact firmware. It seems to me that there is inadequate "error handling" capability, mainly in how the device handles playing back "bad media" but also in how it handles "illegal operations"in active content on webpages... in that case it just reboots.
Thanks - I know it's been awhile, but I've realized that this is clearly not a problem with the hard drive or the files or anything to do with the music player I'm using (GoneMAD.) It always works fine at home. Battery notwithstanding, the thing would play for hours if I let it.
So, I realized that the freezing happens only at certain spots on my commute. And it *always* happens at those spots, no matter what apps are open or whether I'm using the FM transmitter or whether my A5IT is in the dash or vent mount or on the seat. The entire device freezes and I need to manually reboot. It happens again and again at the same places.
Something is obviously interfering with the device and causing this, but I have no idea what. It seems to always happen at traffic lights, so I think it's some sort of signal that wreaks havoc on the device.
I would love to figure this out. At this point I just avoid those intersections if I'm listening to music on the way to work, and then all is well. But, on longer drives, it freezes up at other spots. Weird...
Any thoughts? I wonder if I should repost this with a new heading since it is an issue with the device, not just the music player.