Ringtone delays on Nexus One ?

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cornwall

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Sep 19, 2008
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Hi everyone,

I wandted to ask you if you encountered thsi too famous HTC-related issue: ringtone delay... When someone calls you, the phone vibrates, flashes, and then only ringtone is played. On some of my previous HTC phones, it could take 4 to 6 seconds before I actually heard the ringtone... which caused a great deal of problems as you might easily imagine.

I tested it out on the Nexus one the day I got it (last week), unbranded. Everything was OK, to my relief !

BHut I began to use custom MP3 or even ogg rintones, the phone is way faster than previous HTC phones I owned, but there is still a 0.5 or 1 second delay. Not systematic by the way.

Any clue ?

Is it related ton the N1 loading some audio decoders? Shouldn't it be faster than before on this marvellous piece of technology ?

Thanks for any clue !

I'm using stock ROM (Eclair 2.1.1 update) FYI.
 

eabinsan

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Sep 24, 2009
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i had the hero before, and there it could be a real problem with mp3s. delays could be as long as 5 seconds. oggs otoh would play almost instantly.

now i'm using a mp3 on the nexus, and don't notice any real delay. might be .5 seconds, but this is absolutely no problem at all. it might even be that there is no sound in the mp3 for the first .5 seconds...

another related problem i had today was that i could not answer a call until i rebooted the phone. the phone would ring, and i would see the caller-id and the lock sliders, but i was unable to use them. after the caller got redirected to my mailbox, i could use the device just fine. (CM 5.0.4)
 

faraz1992

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Feb 21, 2010
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Hi everyone,

I wandted to ask you if you encountered thsi too famous HTC-related issue: ringtone delay... When someone calls you, the phone vibrates, flashes, and then only ringtone is played. On some of my previous HTC phones, it could take 4 to 6 seconds before I actually heard the ringtone... which caused a great deal of problems as you might easily imagine.

I tested it out on the Nexus one the day I got it (last week), unbranded. Everything was OK, to my relief !

BHut I began to use custom MP3 or even ogg rintones, the phone is way faster than previous HTC phones I owned, but there is still a 0.5 or 1 second delay. Not systematic by the way.

Any clue ?

Is it related ton the N1 loading some audio decoders? Shouldn't it be faster than before on this marvellous piece of technology ?

Thanks for any clue !

I'm using stock ROM (Eclair 2.1.1 update) FYI.

Check if the mp3 file has any sound in the first second ;).....
 

danguyf

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May 22, 2006
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Yeah, I definitely notice a split-second delay on my N1. It's less than a second, so I don't mind it.

The only time when I've ever had a longer delay was once when I tried to use an enormous MP3 as a ringtone, so I wonder if filesize is the deciding factor. Perhaps it loads into memory before it begins playing?
 

Rusty!

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Jan 10, 2010
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I just assumed it was by design (ie. to give you a chance to answer before it starts blaring at you) as my phone vibrates, then starts to ring. Not a massive delay really.
 

cornwall

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Sep 19, 2008
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Thanks for your inputs.
It has always been an HTC issue, on my previous phones, it was just too bad... Indeed, on the Nexus, it is 0.5 to 1.3 seconds, so it's more than acceptable as it is !

Some files are way better once converted to the .ogg format. 128 Kbps for MP3 is a good deal as well, or even less.

In Winmo, the OS had toload an MP3 "decoder" of some kind, which took some time... and I really mean SOME time !

But on the N1, HTC has definitely improved this, and we might even say it is solved.

Thanks again ! I'lol stop asking myself questions then, and go back playing with the thingy :D