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[Q] Audio randomly stutters on every rom I've tried and every player.

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By r3sonant, Member on 14th May 2014, 11:48 AM
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I'm sorry if there is already a solution to this but I have not been able to find one or any posts that don't apply to a particular rom.

I have a re-occurring issue where music I am playing stutters and is glitchy.

This happens on any music player I use and it doesn't matter if the music is stored on the external SD card or the internal memory.

The actual MP3 tracks are fine and the stutters happen in different places in the tracks.

It's as if the phone doesn't have enough resources to play the music which I can't see being the case.

I have had this issue on the stock rom (4.1.2) when I got the phone and every rom I have tried since (CyanogenMod 11, CyanFox, Neatrom Stock and now Neatrom AOSP 4.9).

I am at a loss as to what is causing this and how to resolve it. If anyone has any ideas I would really appreciate the help.

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15th May 2014, 03:19 PM |#2  
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I used to have these problems as well..

Since I have used this combination I've yet to encounter any issue with music severely stuttering:
- WanamLite 7.2
- Set min CPU to 300mhz

- Poweramp Music Player (Go to Settings-Audio-Advanced Tweaks.......Set Audio Buffer Size to "Huge +750ms" & Audio Thread Priority to "Highest")

15th May 2014, 04:23 PM |#3  
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Try a different governor.
15th May 2014, 11:21 PM |#4  
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I'm also experiencing audio stutters with specific governors (for example boeffla kernel - zzmoove yank battery extreme). if i switch it to standard pegasusq however, it works fine (most of the time)
16th May 2014, 07:46 AM |#5  
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Even with the audio buffer at its maximum I still get the stuttering. I will try a different governed and see if that helps. Thanks.

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18th May 2014, 10:19 AM |#6  
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i had the same Problems. and as jinosong mentioned a different governor helps !!

best for audio playback is ondemand, lulzactiveq or interactive depending on you rom.

the problem with pegasusq is that it locks core hotpluging while screen is of

to select one of the above mentioned governor only while needed (higher battery usage) i put an option to switch the govenor only while a2dp is playing in my tool "setxperia" version 2.04

maybe you like to check this out ->
26th May 2014, 06:20 AM |#7  
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Smile same problem here
I have also the same problem. I listen to music most of the time and it stutters so often it becomes annoying to the extent i consider buying an mp3 player for it. I tried boeffla and yank kernel with various governors, though the frequency reduces but the stuttering still happens randomly. I searched the forums but found only change of governors as suggestion. I would like to know if any permanent fix is available, i am thinking of trying 4.1.2 to see if stuttering still persists though i don't like stock rom very much. If fix is available it would be helpful if someone post it here.
26th May 2014, 01:25 PM |#8  
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I have had stuttering with all the roms I have tried. 4.1.2, 4.3 and 4.4.2.

I am running Neatrom AOSP now with Boeffla kernel. Updated to v5 of Neatrom yesterday but not had chance to listen to music on my phone to see if the issue is still there. I will post back if it doesn't happen anymore.
27th May 2014, 06:09 PM |#9  
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I went back to stock 4.3 firmware and then updated it to latest firmware through samsung OTA update, now there is no stuttering in music play back. Two days of use i still didnt have any stuttering problems. From this I think, if you are using any custom rom, flashing stock kernel in custom roms may help solving it (Though its just a speculation based on the results).
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