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- 12-01-2010, 09:57 AM #227
- 12-01-2010, 10:48 AM #228
- 12-01-2010, 11:45 AM #229
- 12-01-2010, 11:51 AM #230
So- Stagefright has been "added" to the recent releases of the ROM, which I find surprising... was it not included on the default?
I recall that early 2.2 builds had issues with stagefright that cause awful AAC decoding issues, and I recall fixing the Pandora quality on an EVO by reverting back to opencore.
I'm curious- has stagefright been fixed? I just flashed the phone last night and haven't had time to listen to music or test anything with that yet.
That's all rather old though, they switched months ago. Here is a great article about that topic from Jerry Hildenbrand.
Last edited by KSmithInNY; 12-01-2010 at 12:06 PM.
- 12-01-2010, 12:05 PM #232
- 380 Posts
- 12-01-2010, 01:01 PM #233
EDIT: Actually, after reading his post, I'm not sure I agree at all. He is saying that there was a bug in stagefright that caused lower-bandwidth AAC to sound bad, but when streaming over WiFi of 4G, the newer codec that uses more bandwidth was ok. How is that the fault of the streaming radio companies? And how is that still not a bug on behalf of Google for alienating users of the older codec (which, by the way, is hardly obsolete compared to, say mp3s).
This whole "moving forward means not having to support legacy codecs" sounds a little ridiculous to me. AAC is not legacy, and is still used in a lot of streaming media (heck, most of my encoded movies from previous phones have audio in lower quality AAC. I am NOT interested in having to re-encode all of them because of a known bug in Google's decoder!). Pandora refused to update their Windows Mobile 6.x software because WM was difficult to build AAC support for (I had a chat with one of their chief technology officers almost a year ago) and re-encoding their library for another format to be used by a single (and slowly dying) specific OS was just not cost effective. Meanwhile, Google actually has support for it, breaks it, and we all blame Pandora for not keeping up?
Feh. I don't want broken codecs in my OS! I want to know that I can play my streaming audio from whatever source, my encoded movies, etc, and not have to worry if it is compatible with "google's new way of doing it" (which he's not specific about in the article either- why does the new way break the old one?).
/end off topic rant
Meanwhile, it doesn't say anywhere in that article that the bug is fixed now. Is it? Or is everyone expected to re-encode their stuff now if there is a problem? Because if the latter, I'm not sure I'd want to keep stagefright in my ROM... benchmark scores be damned!
Last edited by dishe; 12-01-2010 at 01:19 PM.
- 12-01-2010, 02:26 PM #234
For your answer, I don't think the code has been released to many if any phones, what has been done is the companies allowed their apps to stream higher quality music over the 3g network. Because you know ... those companies who already supported the higher quality audio (that's right ... technically they had to change not a single thing apart from letting their app stream high quality over 3G ) sure do care about how much data your putting across your mobile network that you pay the bill for
- 12-01-2010, 03:29 PM #236
- 16 Posts
Just wanted to thank you guys for developing this ROM.
Unfortunately, I switched back to the stock rom (sprint) after I saw it was not as responsive on my phone and also had overheating issues. I did see my quadrant scores jump to around 944 (vs. 440 on stock) while on the ThunderROM. But for some odd reason it was not as responsive to me as the original rom moving from homescreen to other screens. I'll eagerly wait for the next revision and hopefully try it again.
- 12-01-2010, 03:45 PM #237
Ksmithinny I think there is a blip in the lock screen running thunde rom 1.3 with nothing just stock I press the sleep button and it frezzes when you close it and press it on again its when I am looking at the apps drawer go to lock it and it shows the apps dark gets stuck then I have to press twice to wake up the phone just wanted to see if this was a issue that anyone else has had thanks for your help
Let me get the pattern down in my head of what your listing above and I'll def keep trying to see what I come up with. If you notice a different way to duplicate it post that as well so i have a couple of different ways to try.
If you want to disable stagefright, are you all set with knowing how to do it? Its pretty straight forward but if your not comfortable with it we can probably make you a flashable zip to only change that.
Just let me know and I'll throw something up for you.
- 12-01-2010, 04:34 PM #240
- 12-01-2010, 05:32 PM #241
LOL- what was the supposed "fix" that google was saying would be rolled out in OS updates? Is it fixed in the code, or is this rather some sort of compromise made to content providers?
Whatever, this is clearly a very detailed off topic discussion we don't have to pursue here (sorry for starting it and cluttering up the thread in the first place!). Maybe I'll start a new thread about it if I'm still curious.
I think there is a settings file I can edit somewhere, or some kind of terminal command to disable it temporarily, neither of which I've tried yet. So, I think I can figure it out if I'm inclined to.
Meanwhile, I did try to listen to Pandora on some crappy headphones I have on my desk, and it sounded ok (kind of crummy due to aforementioned headphones of crappiness). But, as you said, they've "fixed" that, however the method used.
I suppose if the problem shows up somewhere, I'll look into disabling it or do some experimenting with it off/on.
- 12-01-2010, 09:06 PM #242
Ksmithinny the steps I used where going into the app drawer then pressing the power button it looks like its going to shut off but then it gets reall dark then I press the power button twice then it wakes up but I have tryed a fresh wipe everything cache delevk factory wipe and it not major but I deff notice it and also while downloading apps theres a glitch when your downloading and you try and do the same turning the sleep button off humm?
- 12-02-2010, 02:24 AM #243
- 159 Posts
okay so i hope im not missing something here..
I'm diggin the custom ROM.. and I do like Swype Keyboard..however sometimes i like to switch from stock to swype vis-versa .. however noticed its only swype..anyway to get stock keyboard so i can switch back-n-forth?..now i know i can get better keyboard or smart (but don't care for those myself)....unless i missed something in flashing this rom. which took out the stock keyboard...?
- 12-02-2010, 05:41 AM #244
- 12-02-2010, 09:24 AM #245
Just go to your settings, language and keyboard, and android keyboard it shows its still there and you already know how to change the keyboard just hold down the area that you wanna text and its going to say input method you can select swype or android keyboard see if that works ;-)
- 12-02-2010, 09:33 AM #246
- 1,478 Posts
Noticed something small with the newest rom. Not sure if its simply a settings feature like the last issue stated above or not..... Normally when in a text message, the number of letters left will be displayed. I remember on the last rom they would be displayed whether the keyboard was in use our not. On this rom the remaining letters left are only displayed when the keyboard is not displayed.
For example, to recreate this scenario, goto a text message. Type one or two words. Look around the send key. Its blank. Now hit back on the hard keys. The keyboard will disappear and displayed next to the send key will be the amount of text letters left in the message.
This number used to be displayed during texting whether the keyboard was in use or not...
EDIT: Its only displayed with the phone held vertically. Once its turned sideways the numbers go away... except when the keyboard its not displayed
Last edited by basketthis; 12-02-2010 at 09:43 AM.
- 12-02-2010, 11:29 AM #247
- 12-02-2010, 11:36 AM #248
- 159 Posts
language and keyboard of course is there...but no input method. where input method should be it just says SWYPE and when tap on that its just settings for swype. ..and i even tried to load another keyboard (better keyboard). and better keyboard comes up where you can check mark it..but yet does not show up on input method.
- 12-02-2010, 02:26 PM #249
- 446 Posts
Hi folks, please excuse the super nooby post here...
So I know that if you root, you shouldn't accept OTA updates as they will disable the root. Since ThundeROM is based on having a rooted phone, obviously you don't accept OTA with ThundeROM either.
ThundeROM is based on V9. What would happen, for example, when V10 would come out with some super-cool-must-have-updates. Would I go back to stock, update to V10, re-root, (assuming someone figures out how to root V10), and reflash a new ThundeROM that you guys will undoubtedly base on V10? Or just reflash a new ThundeROM that you base on V10. Or ignore V10?
I hope that's not too confusing...just wondering, basically, if I switch to a custom ROM like ThundeROM, do I lose out on any-and-all major improvements Sprint might roll out for good? Do you guys care?
(I don't even get my phone until tomorrow, but I really like this ThundeROM idea...just want to make sure I won't get hamstrung by it...)
- 12-02-2010, 03:22 PM #250Thanked by: