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October 23rd, 2009

Update on the imposter song glitch @ 11:30 pm

Soundtrack: SSBB - Flat Zone (Melee)

Enynia Enain - The Sun in the Always (Enya - The Sun in the Stream pretending to be Shenia Twain - Forever and Always)

I think I figured out more about the timing; apparently, sometimes you actually have to pause when it says there's one second left to get an imposter song. I wanted to figure out more about using the seekbar, but I messed up and did something I had done previously: skip past the actual end of a song that's pretending to be longer.

Sarchbox McLwenty - Good 2 Good (Sarah McLachlan - Good Enough pretending to be Matchbox Twenty - Back 2 Good)

It turned out that Good Enough was shorter, so I used the seekbar to go back a bit and it went back to the real Back 2 Good. (Back 2 Back 2 Good?)

Celoup X - Seduces Twins (Celine Dion - Seduces Me pretending to be Group X - Mario Twins)

Using the seek bar at all unless it is past the end of the shorter of the two songs at any given time seems to make it go back to the song the screen said it was.

Stronya Badnya - Somebody Told Me (Now I Gives Heaven) (Strong Bad - Somebody Told Me [Now I Believe Them] pretending to be Enya - He Gives Heaven [Afer Ventus backwards])

I paused it and skipped it to see what would happen if I skipped it while it is paused. It turns out that it just made the screen correct itself, and when unpaused, it started from where it was normally.

Enyrah Enychlan - River Sinight (Enya - River Sinners [Amid the Falling Snow backwards] pretending to be Sarah McLachlan - Silent Night)

I tried seeking past the end of the actual song (which was shorter than on screen), and it AAAAAfAfAf-F Ded out like The Lover After to You did (the number this time was -1193:something, which I am seriously thinking is the total length of all the songs left), and went to the next song (I forget what it was), but the screen was actually correct this time.

Andrascal Lloyd Webatts - Mungojerrie and All My Life (Andrew Lloyd Webber - Mungojerrie and Rumpelteazer pretending to be Rascal Flatts - Waiting All My Life)

It was pretending to be shorter. I skipped the song while it was plaused and the screen corrected itself.

Enas Brothers - La Soñadstralia (Enya - La Soñadora pretending to be Jonas Brothers - Australia)

Same test and results as Mungojerrie and All My Life, except this one was just playing.

Enya - Almost Dead River Sings (Almost Dead [Evacuee backwards] pretending to be The River Sings)

I pressed previous during this one while it was plaused, then tried pressing previous while it was confused. This made it go back to the song before The River Sings, which was Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas by Sarah McLachlan.

All observations and things left to try so far


  • If a normal song is paused the instant it ends (or sometimes when it says there's one second left), 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.

      • 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 previous is pressed in the confusion: Goes to the song before the song the screen was showing instead. (Makes sense.)
      • If next is pressed in the confusion: ?


  • 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: Screen corrects itself.
      • 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: Screen corrects itself.

    • 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: Screen corrects itself. (kandigurl, are you sure it has the same effect as letting it play through to the end?)
      • 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:

    • In none of the situations described below: Goes back to song the screen said was playing, starting from the point you skipped to.
    • Pretending to be longer, to skip past end of actual song: Causes screen to briefly change the numbers on the sides of the seekbar to 0:00 and a large number (possibly total length of all remaining songs; it is unknown what song is the first to be "remaining"), then go to the song after the song that was actually playing, as a normal song.

      • If pause is pressed while it AAAAAfAfAf-F Ds out: ?
      • Previous: ?
      • Next: ?

    • 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?

      • If you pause in the confusion: Just pauses iPod's attempt to figure it out?
      • Previous: ?
      • Next: ?

    • 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 a large number, 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: ?
      • If pause is pressed while it AAAAAfAfAf-F Ds out: ?
      • Previous: ?
      • Next: ?


  • 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: ?

  • If previous is pressed during the two-part confusion when an imposter song ends or is skipped: ?

    • Instant the iPod starts being confused: ?
    • Instant the screen corrects itself: ?
    • Instant the iPod figures out what to do: ?

  • If next is pressed during the two-part confusion when an imposter song ends or is skipped: ?

    • Instant the iPod starts being confused: ?
    • Instant the screen corrects itself: ?
    • 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 08:00 pm (UTC)
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Whoo! You are going to a lot of work to put the site back up.
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From:matt1993
Date:October 24th, 2009 08:02 pm (UTC)
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Uh. This isn't for OWY1U. This is for the imposter song glitch.

I am going through a lot of work to get OWY1U, though. (When I actually feel like working on it, that is)
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From:pathvain_aelien
Date:October 27th, 2009 08:24 pm (UTC)
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Sorry, I thought it was all going to end up on one website!
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From:matt1993
Date:October 29th, 2009 02:05 am (UTC)
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Nope. OWY1U is just backwards music.

Backwards music and the imposter song glitch are ALMOST on one website, though, since OWY1U is sort of a spinoff of my LJ now (just the only one that's actually on a separate site, as opposed to my Garfield Randomizer comics and stuff actually being on LJ).

Edited at 2009-10-29 02:05 am (UTC)

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