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Old May 4th, 2010, 08:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Music player skipping... cause?

About every 2 mins, the music player pauses for a second of silence and then resumes.

I have a 16 GB MicroSD that I bought at MicroCenter a long while back. It's branded MicroCenter but made by Ricoh. In any event, I put 9 GB of MP3s on it last night by just copying them to the MicroSD (after a full format, not a quick format).

Now, I would fault the card but, it plays fine in my Blackberry without skips. Any solution here? Would it make a difference if I formatted the card in Linux instead of Windows or something like that?

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What class is the card? Perhaps it's too slow...
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What class is the card? Perhaps it's too slow...
It's Class 6. I'm befuddled. I might try to use a 2 gig card just to see if it skips on that card too.
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Try moving the music to the internal storage. The speed of the card makes no difference, that is the write speed not the read speed.
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Is this through headphones or external speaker? I was having skipping playback using an aux cable. It turned out to be the cable.
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Is this through headphones or external speaker? I was having skipping playback using an aux cable. It turned out to be the cable.
I'm sending it by Bluetooth to an FM transmitter [Motorola T505]. Worked great on the 'berry. I'll figure this out.. I'll try the internal storage later tonight.
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Moved most of my tunes to the internal storage... they play without skips through the speaker. If I encounter problems with the T505 in the car, then there's likely a problem with the bluetooth implementation for music streaming. Has anyone here streamed music by bluetooth without skips?
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I was having the same issue with an aux cable which had worked for everything else. The other issue was that the voice dialer would come up when I put the aux cable in. I called the CSR at verizon and she offered a new phone, but every store is out of stock (according to the CSR). So I guess I'll be waiting to get the new one to see if this was a bad phone or just a bug????
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I had that issue on my bluetooth headset with the droid eris, but i've not used bluetooth on my incredible. Try a different music player, like tunewiki or btunes. That may solve the problem.
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I just bought a new Bluetooth set to use with this phone and it works fine. I listened to it for several hours Saturday with no skips. It's a Sony HBH-DS980; however, I was just playing with my Motorola HT820 Bluetooth headphones on my computer and thought I'd connect to the DI and listen to music, and I got skiping. I thought maybe it was because it was still connected to the PC so I turned off BT on the PC and this didn't fix the problem. Then I thought maybe i was because the phone was close to needing a charge (9%) so I put it on the charger. I'll let you know what happens after it's all charged up.
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The phone is all charged up and is playing fine with the Motorola HT820's.
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For some reason the music player is not playing any of the music files my Droid played. Do the two devices support different formats? I am using the native music players.
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I'm not sure about what profiles or playback formats the Motorola supports, but I'm pretty sure that any music file you played on your Motorola should play on your Incredible. Profiles have to do with things like music integration (A2DP), voice integration (Hands Free), and Formats has all about the codec (WMA, MP3, ACC). All of those formats are pretty standard, so I'm sure if they played on the Motorola they should play in the DI.
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I'm not sure about what profiles or playback formats the Motorola supports, but I'm pretty sure that any music file you played on your Motorola should play on your Incredible. Profiles have to do with things like music integration (A2DP), voice integration (Hands Free), and Formats has all about the codec (WMA, MP3, ACC). All of those formats are pretty standard, so I'm sure if they played on the Motorola they should play in the DI.
I went from Blackberry to Incredible... different OSs.

I can inconclusive results so far. When I started out my morning drive, I got some skips. But after about 5 minutes, I had about 15 minutes of uninterrupted music. So, maybe moving to the internal memory was a solution but I can't explain the first 5 minutes of the morning commute.

Anyone else here using a Moto T505 with the Incredible? Any problems?
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My music is skipping like crazy with the native player. I have the music(less tha 1gb) on the sd using wired head phones, initially it would work while holding the phone but as I attempt to place it into the holder, it would fast forward through the songs and skip to other songs at the same time. Freaky, I say. If I pause then play, it will go back to normal but then this time even though I'm holding the phone it'll go back to fast forwarding through the songs while skipping to other songs.

I have the player set to random and repeat but it doesn't seem to really randomize the songs as it would play the same song 3-5 songs later. Complete crap this player is. Going to move my music to the phone, hope that helps.
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My music is skipping like crazy with the native player. I have the music(less tha 1gb) on the sd using wired head phones, initially it would work while holding the phone but as I attempt to place it into the holder, it would fast forward through the songs and skip to other songs at the same time. Freaky, I say. If I pause then play, it will go back to normal but then this time even though I'm holding the phone it'll go back to fast forwarding through the songs while skipping to other songs.

I have the player set to random and repeat but it doesn't seem to really randomize the songs as it would play the same song 3-5 songs later. Complete crap this player is. Going to move my music to the phone, hope that helps.
I can echo that. When using the HTC Music player, I created a playlist, hit play, turned off the screen and put it in my pocket which is when it starts to skip all over the place. I'm trying to play the files from my SD card. If I'm holding the phone in my hand and steady it plays OK. I was starting to wonder if the HTC app has some sort of motion control? But I don't see any settings, I'm lost.
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Guys, this seems to be a valid issue that will need correcting. Here is my experience so far. If i play music using the built in speaker, it plays fine, no issues at all. If I plug in an aux cord, or head phones to the headphones jack, the player flips out and skips songs, pauses, fast forwards, etc...only when the phone is moved. It seems the accelerometer triggers this. If you leave the phone perfectly still, there is no issues at all. This also happens when playing music from an app, such as Slacker radio. Same issues, so I do not believe it is the player itself, but the hardware or operating system.

In addition to the skipping, the voice dialer randomly turns on and "listens". Anyone else verify this experience? Sounds like we have a major bug here. If you have not tried your phone with headphones, try it now and post up your experiences with it. This is the only issue I have had with my phone so far.
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I can confirm this as a problem as well. While listening to music through the stock music player, songs randomly begin to skip randomly around, and occasionally the voice dialing screen will pop up and say "listening". I haven't been able to figure out yet what is setting this off, it seems to be while the phone is moving, but I may have seen it happen while the phone was sitting still. Seems like the headphone icon at the top switches between a pair of headphones and a full on headset (with mic), so maybe the hardware is having trouble telling between headphones and a headset and is glitching out the software because of this. Anyway, just a guess. I will contact verizon and see what I can find out. Anyone else have any news?
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In addition to the skipping, the voice dialer randomly turns on and "listens". Anyone else verify this experience? Sounds like we have a major bug here. If you have not tried your phone with headphones, try it now and post up your experiences with it. This is the only issue I have had with my phone so far.
I would also see voice command come up every so often while in the music player. Maybe its because I'm using regular wired headset, not one with a mic built in?

So I moved my music to the on board memory yesterday after the post and it worked well. Had the phone in and out of the holdster with no issue.

btw Software# 1.22.605.2 Baseband# 1.00.03.04.06

This morning I have a update notice so I ran it. Everything was still fine throughout my commute to work until I step off the train then the player stops. No skips/fast forward this time, its just paused/stopped. Freaky electrical field conspiracy theory? I press play again, put it back in the holdster and it works for half a block then it pause/stops again. Take it out to press play again, this time I'm just holding it and plays all the way to my office until I tell it to stop. MORE WEIRDNESS!!!!!!!
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Ok, I've been troubleshooting this. I tried a bunch of stuff and concluded that the skipping has something to do with motion of the phone while streaming music by bluetooth. Perhaps the accelerometer is too close to the bluetooth xmitter? In any event, maybe an app to temporarily disable the accelerometer, if that's possible, would solve the problem?
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I've also been trouble shooting this a little bit. But lets just make sure we're all on the same page. Im plugging into either a set of headphones, or a set of powered desktop speakers. When I plug the phone in, either a picture of a set of headphones, or a picture of a full on headset (headphones with mic attached) appears in my status bar at the top (to denote that something has been plugged in). When just the headphones show up, things seem to work fine. However, If the headset shows up and I press play in the HTC music player, the music begins to fast forward or skip songs, and occasionally it will bring up the voice dial screen and sometimes call a random contact in my contact list. The music never actually plays and instead just constantly skips around to different tracks or within the song. I haven't been able to get the accelerometer to affect anything, but that doesn't mean it isn't happening. I'll be talking with a Verizon tech later today to try and get more info. We talked earlier and he seemed to think it was a very isolated issue with just me, which is why im trying to gauge from here if a larger amount of other people are having similar issues. Chime in Android Peeps!
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I too can confirm that I am having troubles with listening to the Incredible with headphones while the phone is in my pocket. It is fine when holding the phone in my hand or when its in my car dock. I was mowing my lawn today and attempting to listen to Pandora. I plugged my headphones in and noticed that the headphone with a mic icon showed up on my status bar. When I start Pandora and then shut my screen off and place it in my pocket Pandora goes NUTS. Skips, pauses, etc. Then the voice dialer comes up and is listening and then dials my last dialed contact. I called my wife 10 times in about 2 minutes...

I was hoping I would find others here that was having the same problem as me. Has anyone looked to see how we can set the headphone option so that it doesn't show a mic icon when headphones are plugged in? I was going to scour the 200 page user guide tomorrow to see if there is any help there.

Other than that what else should we do? This is obviously more than just an 'isolated' problem. I haven't tried this before the software update I received this morning. Is this a problem due to the upddate? Or has this been happening before the update?
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Here is some more of my experience with the problem and my own theories...

I have a case on my phone, like most people. There is a cutout for the headphone jack. I have several different cables for headphones, car use, etc... A few of these cables have a wider base, and the case on the phone does not allow the cable to 'snap' firmly into the headphone jack. When it is not pushed all the way in or not a very tight connection, the headphone icon with mic shows up, I get the voice dialer, random skipping, etc... When I plug in a thinner connector that snaps in firmly, I get no mic icon, just normal headphones, and perfect functionality.

I used a pair of side cutters, trimmed the rubber on the cables that had a fatter end and did not fit securely into the jack. Once I trimmed them, i plugged them back in, this time they fit firmly into the jack. No issues whatsoever. I shook the phone, everything but drop it, could not get the problem to repeat. I then tried another fat cable that didn't fit that great, and sure enough, problems. I trimmed that cable, it now fits perfectly, and guess what, no issues!

This fix has seemed to solve my issues, and I would be curious to know if anyone else tries it, if it helps.

Seems the key here, at least for me, is that the male end of the headphones/aux cable must fit tightly against the phone, and your case might be preventing that from happening. When it's not snug, it toggles between headphones and microphone. Good luck, and if anyone else has another fix that might help, post it up!
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Cane -- that is interesting. I'm currently testing out a few theories myself. Your theory of the wider headphone jack could definately be possible. I'm using a set of DJ style headphones that have a 1/8" jack on the end of them. While the jack housing is rather wide it tapers down at the actual jack and is rather skinny. With my particular jack it clearly does not have any restriction when it comes to plugging it into the phone.

Having said all of that a few things i've noticed are...

1) when I plugged in my DJ style headphones in a few minutes ago to begin testing I noticed when I plugged them in the first time the headphone icon came on and then a few seconds later the microphone icon was added in. I think the way it knows it's a microphone headset as opposed to standard headphones is the rings on the jack itself. If you look at a headset/mic combo you will see three rings that comprise your jack. Regular headphones just have two rings. If the phone senses a third jack it will put it in headset mode. So my theory on this is if the phone senses that you have plugged in a headset/mic combo as opposed to regular headphones then take it out and re-seat. You probably dont want to use excessive force when re-seating, but try that a few times. I re-seated my headphones twice and Pandora has been going strong for about 20 minutes now.

2) When the phone senses that a headset/mic combo has been plugged in the slightest movement or sound will trigger the voice dialer. Even placing your palm on the top of the phone over the two sensors have triggered the phone dialer for me. But again, this is only in headset/mic mode.

Sorry I dont have more information for you right now.

Is there any way to disable voice dialer? Could be a temporary way to alleviate the problem until either this is determined a bug and a fix is implemented or we figure out how to live with the phone's finickiness.
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Okay. I've had pandora running for almost an hour now with my headphones plugged in. For nearly an hour i've had the headphone icon stay put. No mic icon came on. So i decided to try a little test. I jiggled the headphone jack ever so slightly and just barely lifted it out of the jack. It caused pandora to stop and the mic icon came on and instantly the voice dialer kicked in.

I know it's not hard evidence but I'm thinking it definitely has to do with the headset/mic vs. standard headphones theory. can some of you others give this a shot too and see if you find the same result? With enough people we might be able to find a bug... now whether we can get HTC to pay attention i'm not so sure.
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I jiggled the headphone jack ever so slightly and just barely lifted it out of the jack. It caused pandora to stop and the mic icon came on and instantly the voice dialer kicked in.
That brings me back to my fix..the headset jack must be seated firmly into the phones jack. If you pull up on it even a little bit, bam, then it thinks you have a mic plugged in. If the rubber base of the headphone cord does not seat firmly against the phones female jack due to a phone case, trim the rubber back and you should be good to go. Sucks that its so freaking sensitive. I dont' think a software fix will cure it, its most likely in the hardware.
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So happy to see I'm not the only one. I just used the player for the first time today and it was happening. I just want a setting that does NOT allow playback control when device is locked. This makes too much sense.

Glad to see I am not the only one. My headphones seemed to be connected all the way down to the player.

This really stinks because I was going to use my Incredible to run today with the music player and Cardiotrainer. Now I'll probably just have to run without music (because I, foolishly, didn't bring my ipod as backup.)

Are there other music apps that will play and stay locked?
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I don't think it will matter with the music player. Once the phone thinks you have a headset/mic plugged in it will automatically kick in the voice dialer and take priority over whatever you are currently running.
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Its starting to seem as if maybe most phones might have this defect in the headphone jack. For this reason I implore everyone to call into verizon (*611), and tell them about the issue. They'll connect you to a tech and you can explain to them what is happening. The more people that do it the more they will know that its widespread and not just sporadic, and it might get taken care of it later manufacturing runs of the phone.
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Some very good troubleshooting goin on in here! I started to read this thread and thought maybe it was an unrelated issue, but then was directed here from a thread I redundantly created. Now I'm positive I'm in the right place.

I can confirm for sure that the voice dialer does not "call a random person", however. It's definitely calling the last contact you had any phone interaction with.

While that piece of information might not be as useful to solve the issue, I'm sure some of you would be more comfortable knowing exactly what behavior the phone is performing. I called a poor friend of mine like 5 times trying to get my Rhapsody player to work while I was in my car.

I have not yet tested the whole "rubber trimming" theory yet, but I feel confident that will be the temporary solution. I also agree that this might be more of a hardware problem as far as phone recognition goes, but I still feel like a software update can fix this.

Perhaps an update that will prompt you to "automatically launch voice dialer when headset w/mic is attached". Or a "randomly skip through your saved music via HTC Music Player so that you get frustrated" function would be nice to be able to control.

I'll probably end up calling Verizon as well. I work for ATT, so if Verizon is in any shape or form the same with technical issues, Frogy is spot on about calling your provider.

There is a threshold that has to be met before Verizon can officially label it as a "known issue" and until we all flood them with concerns, they will keep saying, "This seems to be a unique issue with just your phone, but it will be noted..."

I'm going to go try the rubber trim now and will report back with my results. Until then, keep up the good troubleshooting suggestions!
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Having the exact same problem, and actually came here to the forum looking for an answer for this specific issue. I don't have a case on it, so the plug is always firmly in place. Strangely, I have had no problems using a tape adapter plug in my car, but whenever I've tried using it in my wife's car with an aux plug, it does all the weird skipping/unresponsive/voice dial thing. Since it was just with a certain cord and in a certain car, I was wondering if maybe it could be getting feedback or something which is making it go haywire?

Either way, I'd love to disable the voice dialer to see if that makes any difference, but haven't figured out how to do that. Any ideas?
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Confirming that the whole rubber trimming method does, in fact, work for now. Went in my car and plugged it in, loaded up Rhapsody and shook my phone around a bit to see if the dreaded headset with mic icon would show up.

Thankfully it's up and running correctly for now.

Hopefully there will be an alternative fix to this later on as I won't always have this exact same cable handy if I'm in someone else's car or just happen to want to use a random pair of headphones.
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I think the aux cable is the problem too. I use my phone at work with speakers and have the same problems of skipping, voice dialer and dialing last number called. It happens when I move the phone the slightest. I work in an office in a manufacturing plant with a lot of exterior noise. After reading the other posts I tried two different sets of headphones here at home and absolutely no problems at all. I could not duplicate the problem at all. I will be calling Verizon to report this problem.
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For the record I have the same thing going on with my HTC MyTouch, which does not have a dedicated headphone jack, only a mini-USB port. You need to use an adapter. I lost the headphones the phone came with and bought a regular pair of $10 headphones and a USB->headphone adapter, and the playback went bonkers. I noticed that the headphone icon was going on and off irregularly and this seemed to correspond with the player skipping. So it looks like a lose connection. There is no rubber for me to trim away, but I am using accessories that were not necessarily designed for the phone. Playback is fine with my bluetooth car speaker or the phones speaker.
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i had this problem using my iphone headphones (Jobs probly had them load some virus on my phone since it wasnt and apple product haha)

but i bought some $20 Sony earbuds so i can wear them with my full face shoei helmet to listen to Nav and Music....they work perfectly*knock on wood*.

it seems like this phone is just real picky with the design on the male 3.5mm jack, just my 2 cents
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for some reason i can't edit....IE5 at work is probly the reason

but anyway.....they were 5yr+ old IPOD headphones, not IPHONE with the mic
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Any solution to this problem yet??
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Any solution to this problem yet??
Nope, unfortunately.

My music does not skip with wired headphones or internal speaker. When I stream by bluetooth, it invariably skips. It's my only legitimate complaint (actually, my only complaint at all) about the Incredible.
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Same issue. This doesn't happen on the Motorola Droid so it seems unreasonable that it's happening on the HTC Droid. This problem is annoying to the point of me contemplating ditching the phone. I haven't tried a new cable but honestly that doesn't seem like a satisfactory solution. I want to be able to use any cable me or my friends have laying around and not, 'alright jim, bring me all your 1/8 inch audio cables, one of these bastards might work'. Should just work with any cable.
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I have the same exact issue using the Incredible with Sennheiser HD 497 headphones. I can confirm as well that when I move around the headphone plug in the incredible jack it causes songs to skip and voice dialer to come on. The incredible shows the heaphones with microphone symbol, but mine are just headphones...no mic.
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I've owned the Incredible for about two weeks now and today was the first time I tried listening to Pandora with wired headphones (works flawlessly when using the internal speaker). Sure enough, I am having the same problem that everyone here is describing, the headset icon in the notification bar toggles between headset and headset w. mic. and also randomly opens voice dialer but didn't call anyone as far as I could tell. I was running with the phone so there was definitely movement. This is Pretty much my ONLY complaint about this phone but I'd say it's a pretty big one. Hopefully they release some kind of bug fix as the phone was too expensive to not use it as it was intended. Oh yeah, I was using apple Ipod headphones and they fit flush to the jack, no gaps.
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Glad to hear that I'm not the only one with this problem. It must be a connection issue, as I had no problems when using my bluetooth stereo headset to listen to music. Only when I plugged in a pair of headphones did this problem persist. Even then, it only happened when I put my phone in my pocket and moved around; if I was holding my phone while listening to music, it worked like a charm. I was also using a pair of old iPod headphones. Might need to invest in another pair of headphones.
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I'm having this issue as well..

I have my Incredible attached to a charger in my car, as well as stereo jack outputting to the AUX input on my car. I try to play some music from my SD card and every so often the Voice Dialer comes up, searches and calls the last contact I interracted with ! And sometimes, if that doesn't happen, the music will skip around between songs in the current folder.

There is some kind of conflict that I think it thinks its attached to a headset or something. but this is pretty damn annoying because I want to play music in my car that is on my droid, but I keep accidentally calling people... It's really F'ing annoying !
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I'm glad I found this thread, I've had the same problem since the day I got my incredible and posted about it on Howardforums, no one seemed to know anything about it, so I thought I was going crazy.
Anyways, I just tested this again with my Sennheiser HD202's, and I seem to have figured out something that I don't think was mentioned... It's not moving the phone around that does this, it's the fact that the base of the cord (Where the cord meets the plug that goes into the phone) is moving around. It would be great if a few people could confirm this - plug in your headphones, do whatever you do to make the headset icon appear (For me, it only appears when the plug is rotated about 30 degrees or more while plugged in fully), then play with the base of the cord.
From what I've seen, certain movements always cause certain actions - I can even trigger the voice dialer appearing with a certain degree of accuracy. It also seems like this only happens when the headset icon appears (Even if it isn't on before or after an issue happens, it pops on for a second, at least for me, when the issue comes up). So a fix for this will hopefully just be an option to completely disable headsets via the 3.5mm port. Sadly the rubber trimming fix isn't an option for me, so hopefully HTC releases a fix ASAP.
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Had some old buds from my zune that initially had the issue but started to work fine about 2 weeks. I've had my Inc since launch day.
Switched over to Sennheiser IE8s 3 days ago and will get the skipping/voice call if I touch the jack. Looking to get vmoda vibe 2s next to try out since it has a mic so might work better? who knows?
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I've had the same trouble with a patch cord in my car. if the cord is jostled the music will skip and voice dialer will come up.
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Has anyone found a solution to this, or heard anything from Verizon or HTC?
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Called HTC and Verizon. They are sending me a new phone (in about 2 weeks, when they have them in stock). Hopefully it solves the issue.
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Had the same problem.

It was the GPS. As the car was moving, the GPS was updating, causing the phone to skip. Turning off the GPS fixed the music problem.
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I installed "Headset Blocker" from the Market and it seems to have resolved my issue (at least on my way in this morning). Verizon is sending me a new phone to try, but if it has the same problem, at least I know there is a viable, though annoying, option out there.

The very fact that this (and other) apps exist is proof positive to me that this issue is very real and is either a software or hardware bug that HTC needs to address.
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