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Delay in playing audio when streaming to a Bluetooth headset

by BlackBerry Development Advisor ‎02-16-2010 01:41 PM - edited ‎09-16-2010 03:28 PM (925 Views)

Summary

 

This article applies to the following:

 

  • BlackBerry® Pearl™ 8100 smartphone with BlackBerry® Device Software 4.2.1
  • BlackBerry® Curve™ 8300 smartphone with BlackBerry Device Software 4.2.2
  • BlackBerry® 8830 World Edition smartphone with BlackBerry Device Software 4.2.2
  • BlackBerry® 8800 smartphone with BlackBerry Device Software 4.2.1
  • SDR136277

Details

 

Background

 

Audio path routing allows an application to redirect audio to supported output components (e.g. speakers, wired headset, Bluetooth® headset) that are used with the BlackBerry smartphone. An application can leverage this functionality using the AudioPathControl class. See this article for an example of how to use the AudioPathControl class.

Problem

 

A delay occurs in the audio file that is being played when streaming it to a Bluetooth headset. (e.g. the first one or two words of the file are cut off).

Workaround

 

Insert three seconds of blank audio to the beginning of the audio file.

This is a previously reported issue that has been escalated internally to our development team. No resolution time frame is currently available.

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