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Problems Recording Hd Video - And Other More General Problems With Cyanogen
Posted 11 June 2012 - 04:54 AM
Is there a fix for this camera problem, or should I just give up on this mod?
Posted 11 June 2012 - 05:31 AM
Most likely, most of your problems were created due to one of two things. First, is if you didn't perform a Factory Reset/Data Wipe when you moved over from stock (or you restored any system-related settings with an app like Titanium Backup). Second, the install is somehow corrupted. This can only be remedied by formatting the /system partition manually in recovery (super easy process and it doesn't touch any of your data/apps).
If you didn't do point #1, I would highly recommend that at this point. You can back up all your apps and app data, just make sure you don't restore any system-related settings. I would also recommend trying out RC3 of 7.2.0. If you are running 7.1.0, that was released back in October. There have been a ton of improvements to the ROM since then. But when you go to upgrade, download CM and the latest gapps (found at http://goo.im/gapps) and store it on your phone. Then reboot into recovery and under the Mounts and Storage menu format the /system partition (this doesn't erase any of your data). Then install CM and gapps and reboot.
Hopefully this will give you a phone with little to no issues. If you do have more issues, please post back. The CM team can't fix what they don't know is wrong.
Posted 11 June 2012 - 06:56 AM
Posted 11 June 2012 - 09:39 AM
A forum is e.g. for complaining, as an issue tracker is for reporting bugs. If you really want us to report bugs, give us an issue tracker. With a solid issue tracker it is easier to check if anyone reported the same issue, as well to correctly report it by fallowing the guide presented next to a form for reporting an issue. You may then see that someone actually takes care of this and what's being done about it. Perhaps people could also easily indicate that they are having the same problem with just one click. I was very skeptical for using forum for such things and after doing so I am even more.
As a matter of fact also this forum is quite irritating, since despite I am always logged in, it cannot properly identify the posts that I have not read. The case is that I use three different computers and my phone to access it. I suppose it is designed to be used from only one device, but hey, there will always be a phone and a computer, right? Is anyone going to take care of this after I posted about it? Nope, I don't think so. Prove me I am wrong ;D
When you really want to achieve something, you just need proper tools. What we have now is useless and renders us counterproductive. Just a waste of time. For building nighties you need some build servers, right? How about creating software? Well, this needs some arrangements, some order. You need to take a route and follow to it unless you like straying in the woods. The latter is what's happening here, I think. Really. Not professional at all, as CM would like to be, as I have read somewhere.
Posted 11 June 2012 - 09:02 PM
They do try and use this forum as more of a triage. Many people post about "bugs" but it ends up being fixed by simply doing the steps I mention above. Or it is something that can be resolved without posting a bug report. If I can't solve the issue, then (as long as they aren't running nightlies) I tell them to post about the bugs. And the bug tracker is no big secret. The website is http://cyanogenmod.com/bugs and it is linked one click away from the main CyanogenMod page (under community).
And with the only post that you've created, I responded in there, did some triage, and I also told you that the dev team doesn't support bug reports on nightlies. That is what happens when you run development snapshots. There are likely bugs present and until the first release candidate for CM9, the dev team will not accept any CM9 related bugs into the bug tracker, and even then, it will only be allowed on the release candidates and stable releases.
But this isn't fair to Duff Myver, you've effectively hijacked his thread. If you want to continue this, please do it in PM, in The Lounge, or Website Feedback and Suggestions.
Does the file play properly on the computer? That could indicate whether it is an encoder or decoder issue. And did you do the Factory Reset/Data Wipe when you initially moved over to CM (you never mentioned that)? The other issues you indicated are typically due to not performing a Factory Reset/Data Wipe (or were those resolved when you wiped the /system partition?).
Even if you have, it might be beneficial to try it again. And you can do it and still keep all your apps and data. Depending on how many apps you have, you could have this done in under 30 minutes. Essentially, you back up all apps and app data using a program like Titanium Backup, then you perform the Factory Reset/Data Wipe (I would make a nandroid backup, just in case), then you restore all your apps and app data back. Just make sure you don't restore any system-related settings as that could bring your problem right back.
Posted 13 June 2012 - 09:44 PM
I wanted to try out RC3 of 7.2 but the link is broken :-)
Posted 15 June 2012 - 05:35 AM
Posted 15 June 2012 - 09:15 AM
But the goo.im site isn't official (even if they host official CM files, they host a lot more than just that), so I doubt there will be a link for them on the main site. But they do have MD5 hashes for each file, so you can verify that they are not corrupted. (And the goo.im site has been the home to the gapps package for quite a while... I think they are the ones who maintain the package and put out new updates - this is not done by the CM team.)
Posted 15 June 2012 - 09:39 AM
It has solved the video issues for me and noticed a few other minor improvements like smoother scrolling.
Posted 15 June 2012 - 08:32 PM
Posted 15 June 2012 - 11:23 PM
Posted 16 June 2012 - 01:01 PM
about to go to 7.2 stable release and see if anything has improved
Posted 17 June 2012 - 02:12 PM
factory reset and format of sd + flash of latest CM9 nightly = camera works fine (ie none of the choppiness). Plenty of other issues on CM9 though so...
factory reset and format sd - CWM recovery factory reset and wipe cache - flash stable 7.2. try out video and...... it stutters like before. So no problem when running stock Touchwiz or CM9 nightly but problem with CM7.
any suggestions anyone? surely I am not the only one seeing this issue?
Posted 17 June 2012 - 09:57 PM
What other issues are you having?
Posted 17 June 2012 - 10:18 PM
Posted 18 June 2012 - 01:35 PM
Like I said I've got pure stable CM 7.2 installed (CyanogenMod-7.2.0-galaxysmtd) on totally wipped and formatted Galaxy S I9000. I installed gapps-gb-20110828-signed and only a handful of apps. Standard kernel.
I wanted to post a video, but I'm not allowed.
EDIT: I just flashed Glitch 13.1 kernel and switching between the Camera video modes seems to be working without problems. Recorded videos still jerky.
Edited by ApriliaNutter, 18 June 2012 - 02:43 PM.
Posted 19 June 2012 - 10:10 AM
Posted 20 June 2012 - 09:24 AM
I don't know enough to start suggesting causes and solutions so relying on forum advise.
Is this something that should be reported on the bug tracker?
Thought it interesting that a kernel change fixed one issue above?
As to what other problems I am having, nothing really. All seems good and I'm very glad to be using CM with one more exception. Occasionally get fast battery drain with no obvious cause. It seems to be an issue for a lot of people on CM? Haven't had time to investigate this but assuming run away processes or some such? Restart solves the problem (not a great solution) .
Posted 22 June 2012 - 02:51 PM
Still I don't remember having this issue before installing CM.
Edited by ApriliaNutter, 22 June 2012 - 03:17 PM.