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Archived:Background noise while streaming zero-filled buffers (Known Issue)

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Platform(s): S60 2nd Edition (initial release) and FP1, FP2, FP3
S60 3rd Edition (initial release) and FP1
S60 3rd Edition FP1
S60 3rd Edition (initial release)
S60 2nd Edition (initial release)
Created: User:Technical writer 1 (21 May 2007)
Last edited: hamishwillee (15 Jun 2012)


In some S60 2nd and 3rd Edition devices the level of background noise may be disturbing when using an audio output stream to play back silence; that is, when the stream is fed with zero-filled buffers.


Applications should not implement a 'mute' functionality by streaming zero-filled  buffers. Instead, the output stream should either be stopped or its volume level should be set to 0.

Note that adjusting the volume is a significantly faster operation than stopping/restarting the stream.

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