Music skipping with stock HTC player + SD card
I've had my incredible for more than a month now and until this week I've always stored and play my music using the phones internal hard drive. I never experienced any lag or music skipping using this method. This was all while running the stock Android 2.1. Early this week I upgraded to Froyo using the manual method and last night I upgraded the stock 2GB SD Card to a Sandisk 16GB Class 2 card. Today I started listening to music form the SD card for the first time ever and I noticed that for almost every track I get some skipping/lag during music playback. I'm leaning towards the idea that the speed of the SD card (Class 2) is the culprit and that it has nothing to do with the Froyo upgrade. Can anyone else confirm or deny this? This is a deal breaker for me (you don't need to be an audiophile to find this annoying), so I was wondering if there are any solutions alternatives. From what I've read, the faster (class 4) SD cards are not available in the US. Is this true? I'll appreciate some feedback.
- 09-03-2010, 06:36 AM #2
Thanks for the suggestion. I guess I didn't check that well in Amazon when I made my order. For price comparison purposes, can you recommend me some other good/reputable brands? The only one that comes to mind are Kingston and Samsung. I found a class 10 Sandisk in Amazon, but just in case
- 09-03-2010, 10:49 AM #4
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See what HTC recommends. Sometimes getting the fastest speed isn't the best option. I honestly highly doubt you need a class 10 card with a phone. Not even my DSLR camera needs a class 10 and it does 1080p video and 15 megapixel pictures. Really nice Canon camera. It just requires a class 6.
And I'm only running a 4 in it I believe and it works great.
Also the brand is important like you mentioned. Go with popular brands like sandisk and you should be fine. Don't find the cheapest highest class card you can find. Although I do have a PNY brand in my camera which isn't an expensive brand and it works great.
- 09-03-2010, 11:48 AM #5
- 105 Posts
My music has always been on the internal phone memory since I got the phone back in April (only came with a 2gb card) with 2.1 and I don't remember it skipping even while playing games at the same time.
Since the upgrade to 2.2 I have noticed my music skipping even while its in my pocket. So I would have to say that it is a software issue.
The only real way to check in your case is to move your music to the internal phone memory or put your old SD card back in and test it.
- 09-03-2010, 01:12 PM #7
grab the app called "headset blocker", add the widget to a screen and enable it. This will fix the music skipping:
"Tired of your phone randomly skipping songs because it thinks your headphones are controlling the music? This simple widget allows you to block and intercept unwanted headphone control signals which seem to accidentally occur from time to time.
IMPORTANT: This is ONLY a widget! You must add the widget to start blocking!"
- 09-03-2010, 07:39 PM #8
Ok. I can happily say that after I formatted the new SD card and recopy the music with Salling Media Sync everything is working great. I haven't experience any 1-sec skip or anything like that. The only "lag" I noticed is when the HTC Music app is fetching the album artwork. Other than that I'm back to "happy status". I plan to use the phone's internal memory for photos and other non-essential, but will try to test some songs in internal memory (post-Froyo) to confirm (or deny) what people are experiencing.
- 10-19-2010, 10:20 PM #10
- 3 Posts
Fix for skipping sd cards
try this website
SD Formatter 3.0 (Beta) for SD/SDHC/SDXC - SD Association
Some sd cards cant get reformatted by the microsoft reformatter in windows so download the one on this site and try it.
It worked for my sd card.
I was ready to throw my card and phone off the bridge......
Now it works. lol