Saturday, October 22, 2011

Project Elite v6.5 - Choppy Video Recording and Playback

The Problem

I got an OG Droid (Motorola Droid 1) and have been using it as music player / nerd toy until I activate it when my Verizon contract is up in a few months. At some point after flashing it with the Project Elite v6.5 rom, my video started recording choppy (choppily?). Hence, playing back choppy (due to recording state)...not horribly, but enough to degrade the viewing experience, certainly.

The Fix

A few forums I found said to 'clock cpu to 600MHz'...from what I can tell, they meant to change the following:

Settings > Elite Settings > Performance > CPU settings > Max CPU frequency -- change this to 600MHz

Using the default Kernel, I wasn't able to do this. I first had to modify the kernel by doing the following:

Settings > Elite Settings > Performance > Change Kernels -- from P.E LV 1.05ghz(default) to Elite Series v3 LV 900mhz

Once that is done, I had to restart. Once the kernel was updated, I had to go back and set the Max CPU frequency to 800MHz or 600MHz...either seemed to do the trick for me.

I also made sure I checked the box at the bottom of the 'CPU settings' seems to 'remember' the clock you set on restart. Which is important.

In Conclusion

This information was available in forums, but wasn't very I hope to save someone a little time by reading it here.

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