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October 18th, 2009

Even more experimentation w/ imposter song glitch @ 03:38 pm

Right now I am annoyingly: productive and not undefined

Groldxlay - Half If (Group X - Half Fifty [Shfifty-Five backwards] pretending to be Coldplay - What If)

Half Fifty is WAY shorter than What If, so I tried using the seek bar to go past the end of Half Fifty. It went back to playing the real What If, starting from the point I skipped to.

Jonya Brothers - Hollyax in Me (Jonas Brothers - Hollywood pretending to be Enya - Marks the Ax in Me [Paint the Sky with Stars backwards])

I forgot to try something new out on this one. I just wanted to post the name anyways.

Enscal Enyatts - And Winter Everyday Love (Enya - And Winter Came... pretending to be Rascal Flatts - This Everyday Love)

I left it plaused for a while to see if my iPod would automatically turn off, like it would if it were actually paused that long. Turns out it did! When I turned it back on, it was still plaused. Also, And Winter Came... is longer than This Everyday Love, so I got to see what happens if I let it play all the way through while plaused. It got confused the same way it would if the song on screen was longer. The next song, Dido - Isobel, started out plaused as well.

All observations and things left to try so far


  • If a normal song is paused the instant it ends, an imposter song appears. It is the next song with the first song still on the screen. It usually starts out plaused (playing while the screen shows paused).

    • The elements of the first song that remain are: title, artist, album, album cover (even in Cover Flow), seek bar length, position in order (i.e. 65 of 491), rating (if you change the rating, it goes to the song that was on screen), addition to On-The-Go (if you try adding an imposter song to On-The-Go, the song on screen is the one added), browsing the album and artist, and the little speaker icon that shows what song is playing (it shows up for the first song, but not the second).
    • If the last normal song is paused the instant it ends: ?
    • Sometimes, instead of an imposter song, you get the song actually paused at the end, with the screen showing that it's paused at the beginning. Unpausing when this happens can either make the next song start normally (this is what usually happens) or make it start as an imposter song. I am not sure what determines if this happens, or what happens when you unpause after it happens.

  • If pause is pressed while a song is plaused, it goes to just playing. The pause button works the normal way afterwards, making it easy to miss out on plausing an imposter song due to pressing pause too many times.
  • If previous is pressed during an imposter song:

    • Within the first second: Goes to song before the song the screen said was playing, as a normal song. Play/pause/plause status carries over to this song.

      • If the screen showed the first song: ?

    • After that: iPod gets confused for a second as the numbers to the sides of the seekbar change to 0:00 and the length of the song the screen shows, then it goes to the beginning of the song the screen was showing (as a normal song again).

      • If pause is pressed in the confusion: Nothing different happens, unless it has to be pressed the instant the iPod figures out what to do in order for anything different to happen.


  • If imposter song plays all the way through:

    • Pretending to be a shorter song:

      • Playing:

        • After the length of the song on screen, the seekbar and the number to the right of it stay the same, while the number to the left keeps increasing.
        • After actual song: Appears to be frozen for about 4 seconds (the screen changes to the song that was actually playing after about 2), then goes to song after song that was actually playing, as a normal song?

      • Plaused:

        • After the length of the song on screen, the seekbar and the number to the right of it stay the same, while the number to the left keeps increasing.
        • After actual song: Appears to be frozen for about 4 seconds (the screen changes to the song that was actually playing after about 2), then goes to song after song that was actually playing, as a normal song.


    • Pretending to be a longer song: Appears to be frozen for about 4 seconds (the screen changes to the song that was actually playing after about 2), then goes to song after song that was actually playing, as a normal song.
    • Pretending to be backwards version, thus same length:

      • Playing: Appears to be frozen for about 4 seconds (the screen changes to the song that was actually playing after about 2), then goes to song after song that was actually playing, as a normal song?
      • Plaused: Appears to be frozen for about 4 seconds (the screen changes to the song that was actually playing after about 2), then goes to song after song that was actually playing, as a normal song?

    • If last song pretending to be second-to-last:

      • Last song is longer: ?
      • Second-to-last song is longer: ?
      • One is backwards version of other, thus same length: ?


  • If imposter song is skipped:

    • Pretending to be a shorter song:

      • Playing: Appears to be frozen for about 4 seconds (the screen changes to the song that was actually playing after about 2), then goes to song after song that was actually playing, as a normal song?
      • Paused: Appears to be frozen for about 4 seconds (the screen changes to the song that was actually playing after about 2), then goes to song after song that was actually playing, as a normal song?
      • Plaused: Appears to be frozen for about 4 seconds (the screen changes to the song that was actually playing after about 2), then goes to song after song that was actually playing, as a normal song?

    • Pretending to be a longer song:

      • Playing: Appears to be frozen for about 4 seconds (the screen changes to the song that was actually playing after about 2), then goes to song after song that was actually playing, as a normal song?
      • Paused: Appears to be frozen for about 4 seconds (the screen changes to the song that was actually playing after about 2), then goes to song after song that was actually playing, as a normal song?
      • Plaused: Appears to be frozen for about 4 seconds (the screen changes to the song that was actually playing after about 2), then goes to song after song that was actually playing, as a normal song?

    • Pretending to be backwards version:

      • Playing: Appears to be frozen for about 4 seconds (the screen changes to the song that was actually playing after about 2), then goes to song after song that was actually playing, as a normal song?
      • Paused: Appears to be frozen for about 4 seconds (the screen changes to the song that was actually playing after about 2), then goes to song after song that was actually playing, as a normal song?
      • Plaused: Appears to be frozen for about 4 seconds (the screen changes to the song that was actually playing after about 2), then goes to song after song that was actually playing, as a normal song?

    • If last song pretending to be second-to-last:

      • Last song is longer: ?
      • Second-to-last song is longer: ?
      • One is backwards version of other: ?


  • If the iPod is left alone while plaused the same length it would take to turn off while paused, it still turns off, and is still plaused when turned back on.
  • If seek bar is used on an imposter song:

    • Pretending to be longer, but not to skip past end of actual song: ?
    • Pretending to be longer, to skip past the end of the actual song: Goes back to song the screen said was playing, starting from the point you skipped to.
    • Pretending to be shorter, to skip past the end of the song on screen: Appears to freeze for a second, then replays the song but with the screen showing the correct song?

      • Done with last song pretending to be second-to-last: ?

    • Pretending to be shorter, to skip from the end of the song on screen back to a point that exists in that song: It won't even let you do that. Skipping back even slightly causes the screen to briefly change the numbers on the sides of the seekbar to 0:00 and 1149:something, then go to the song after the song that was actually playing, pretending to be the song that was actually playing.

      • Done with last song pretending to be second-to-last: ?

    • Pretending to be backwards version: ?

      • Done with last song pretending to be second-to-last: ?


  • If pause is pressed during the two-part confusion when an imposter song ends or is skipped: Nothing different, with the possible exceptions of the below:

    • Instant the iPod starts being confused: I didn't see anything, but I might not have paused at the right instant
    • Instant the screen corrects itself: Ditto
    • Instant the iPod figures out what to do: ?

  • I have found that in iTunes, pausing and unpausing repeatedly (like I do on my iPod to increase the chances of getting an imposter song) actually makes the song go back slowly. Thus, if the imposter song glitch exists in iTunes as well, it actually requires the ability to pause at the exact Planck time that the song ends. I don't think I have that kind of talent. :(



 
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From:pathvain_aelien
Date:October 24th, 2009 08:12 pm (UTC)
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This post was so long it froze my computer! :)
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From:matt1993
Date:October 24th, 2009 08:13 pm (UTC)
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Sorry!

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