- 3 Posts
droid media player issues
i dunno how others feel, but the android media player blows. anyway i've gotta weird problem where when i have headphones plugged in, the music player will automatically start playing. I'm usually playing podcasts in mediafly and it can be annoying. To make it stop i just unplug the headphones, which stops the music player, and then plug them back in. Anyway any advice on how to disable the Music Player so it won't accidentally start running? It only happens when the headphones are plugged in.
- 02-05-2010, 01:22 PM #2
Do you have the media player icon on your home screen? If so, I find myself accidentally touching the icons that are on the edge of my screen. Most of the time its the search button, or the Admroid Market. Both are on the right edge and when I grab my phone, my hand curls around and touches them once in a while.
Other than that... I'm not sure...
- 02-05-2010, 01:24 PM #3
I've never had my music player start on its own.
- 02-05-2010, 04:05 PM #4
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yeah it'll pause and unpause in my pocket when the screen is locked. i started thinking that somehow some input was getting through and triggering the media player widget so i removed that and installed tune wiki to see if that would interrupt. It hasn't triggered as often now, but it has a different response. Tunewiki started playing music. normally i would just unplug my headphones to turn off the media player, well that doesn't work with Tunewiki. I had to unlock the phone and pause the music. I hit the back button and instead of going to the home screen it took me to the mediafly interface.
It seems like there might be some weird interplay between the different Media programs.
My hypothesis is that there's a short in the headphone jack (i get static alot too) from the phone being jostled in my pocket so much. The short is somehow causing the Droid to think that my headphones have a player control dongle to start and stop the music.
I think i need to just see if i can get my phone exchanged. I'm hoping i won't have to make an insurance claim
- 03-12-2010, 03:39 PM #6
- 1 Posts
I have had the exact same issue in the car
@mysticlife: FYI, Verizon just sent me a replacement today for the headphone jack issue, although mine caused a more significant problem...about every other time I would remove the jack leaving the car, the Droid would not recognize the removal and I would not be able to use the phone as a handset, since the Droid was perceiving that I was on an earpiece. Since I typically use S305 bluetooth headphones this is not a big issue, but several times recently I haven't had the bluetooth and I have had to carry out the conversation via speakerphone.
Last edited by beardgod; 03-12-2010 at 03:44 PM.
- 10-12-2011, 10:57 AM #7
- 39 Posts
Re: droid media player issues
I just got this DroidX as a replacement for my first X and it hurts to think I'll have to trade this one in for another replacement. Ugh. Did you have to exchange your device or did you or anyone find a workaround/fix? Thanks.