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Speaker crackle when playing netflix?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by thenew3, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. thenew3

    thenew3 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Has anyone else tried to play a netflix video?

    Notice any speaker crackle (constantly) while playing video? I've tried 10 different videos and they all make this speaker crackle.

    doesn't do this in youtube. I wonder if its a netflix issues, or a bionic hardware issue or maybe I just got one with a bad speaker?

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  2. bxtzd3

    bxtzd3 Well-Known Member

    i have a crackle in the ear piece speaker at all volumes. may be a bad speaker. if not i may be going back to the bb for now.
  3. sx4dude2013

    sx4dude2013 Android Expert

    he is talking about the phone speaker, not the earpiece
  4. Darkhawk_76

    Darkhawk_76 Newbie

    I had the same issue with Netflix. So I plugged into external speakers and still heard the crackle so its not the Bionics speakers at least so hope a fix is in the works.
  5. thenew3

    thenew3 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Thanks, sounds like a software issue with netflix then.

    I tried playing a video from the SD card and also didn't have any crackle.
  6. Darkhawk_76

    Darkhawk_76 Newbie

    Music plays fine from net and from Sd card. Def a issue with Netflix software.
  7. tma

    tma Newbie

    Same issue with Netflix. Hope it gets fixed
  8. YankeeDudeL

    YankeeDudeL Android Expert

    While streaming the Packers-Saints game, I checked an email during a commercial. When I went back, there was this robotic tinny quality to the speaker. Closing the video and playing it again cleared it up. So whatev.
  9. thenew3

    thenew3 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    There is a netflix update in the market. It greatly reduces the crackle noise, doesn't eliminate it completely but I would say it's 90% less crackle then it used to be.
  10. murth

    murth Member

    I only watched about 10 minutes of video pre-update but after updating I just sat and watched an episode of Star Trek and the crackle was terrible. I then watched an episode of South Park and it wasn't nearly as bad but still noticeable. Checked YouTube videos and no crackle so deferentially Netflix.. had me worried for a little while.
  11. Darkhawk_76

    Darkhawk_76 Newbie

    Just did the update, crackle is still there, no better no worse. Im sure they'll do a specific update to address it....i hope lol
  12. Lars

    Lars Android Expert

    Mine plays fine. I had a bad earpiece on the INC2. Was so annoying I returned it.
  13. sevenfourty

    sevenfourty Newbie

    so glad that i saw this thread. i thought it was just me that heard that subtle crackle when playing netflix. hope this gets fixed soon...
  14. thenew3

    thenew3 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    FYI this only happens using the speakerphone speaker.

    If you plug a headset in or use bluetooth headset, there is no crackle from netflix.
  15. schembfs

    schembfs Newbie

    Netflix is not compatible with media sound effects enabled when playing thru the built-in speaker. Turn it off(normal)...settings>sound>media audio effects>phone speaker>enable audio effects(uncheck it)
  16. dr.pepper1

    dr.pepper1 Member

    I just looked and that setting is already unchecked on my phone. The crackle is still there, though. At least the crackle is minimal. I can tolerate it for now, but it will be nice when Netflix fixes it.
  17. Lars

    Lars Android Expert

    The earpiece has plenty of buzz on phone calls too. :(
  18. sfcascooter

    sfcascooter Lurker

    Another update today -- crackle/popping is gone!!!!
  19. William T Riker

    William T Riker Android Enthusiast

    This was happening to me. I also updated my app just now and watched an episode of SG1 with the volume the whole way up and it sounded fine now.

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