Problem with pause button while playing online radios in media player

asked 2014-04-02 18:02:31 +0300

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I don't know if this is really a bug or if it is intended, but i find this annoying.

When streaming online radio in media player, when i press the pause button, it seems the player pause the music but continue to buffer the stream.

As i listen a LOT to online radio on my mobile phone, i sometime faced that after i pause the stream, when i start again, the music take over where i paused earlier. And once replay ends, start to buffer the radio normally. At first i though it was emptying a buffer or something like this, but then noticed that the replay were of different length.

Now i found out why. When i pause the stream, it keep recording in the background, then if i play it again while phone was not disconnected from network, it take over where i paused and continue on until i pause again, or disconnect from network. If, however, my phone got disconnected while the stream was paused, when i reconnect and play again, it play what it buffered before being disconnected and then start to buffer the radio properly.

One more thing, it seems it is not possible to delay more than 10-15minutes, when i waited longer, the replay stopped eventually and media player buffered the stream properly.

You can check this easily if you play a stream, then pause, wait a minute then start a different stream, at beginning you will hear the first stream, it should stop after sometime and then start buffer the second stream

Would it be possible to configure media player to stop a stream when we press the pause button? I understand why pause a local music file is ok, but for a stream, i think it shouldn't do this.


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i've seen the same issue. pause button for online streams should stop any type of action - no playback, no buffer...

Maettu ( 2014-04-03 06:11:42 +0300 )edit