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Playing audio in an application pauses the Media application on BlackBerry smartphones operating on CDMA networks

by BlackBerry Development Advisor ‎02-16-2010 01:39 PM - edited ‎09-16-2010 03:26 PM (1,285 Views)

Summary

 

This article applies to the following:

 

  • BlackBerry® smartphones operating on Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) networks
  • BlackBerry® 8830 World Edition smartphone


Problem


For BlackBerry smartphones that operate on CDMA networks, when an application attempts to play an audio stream while the Media application is playing, the Media application will stop.


Cause


BlackBerry smartphones that operate on CDMA networks are limited to a single audio stream, while BlackBerry smartphones that operate on Global System for Mobile Communications® (GSM®) networks can handle two concurrent audio streams.

BlackBerry smartphones that operate on CDMA networks handle multiple audio streams by giving precedence to the last started audio stream.

 

Resolution


You can program your application to register a PlayerListener to monitor playback. When another Player supersedes playback, a Stop event will be received.

 

Note: No notification is sent when the other playback is complete.

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