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[OPEN] CDJ-900 Freezes with one particular song

Hi, I have a bit of a strange problem. My CDJ-900's freeze up whenever I call up a particular pre-defined Cue on Flo Rida's Whistle. This happens with all players (the 2 I have at home and the 3 at the club). I've tried everything. It happens with both USB sticks (and they are different brands) and it happens even after I've deleted the song from my collection in Rekordbox and re-added it using a different MP3 file. Even at a different bit rate (it happened with a file at 320 kbps and a variable 263 kps).

In short, no matter what the file, the stick, nor the player, the CDJ-900 frrezes up whenever I load that particular song and call up a Cue point. The time display keeps flashing as if the player cannot find the Cue point in the file. I need to eject the USB stick and then I get ERR 8302 in the display.

I'm lost looking for solutions. Anyone?

Roberto LR

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@Roberto > It seems pretty obvious that this is a file related issue. Have you tried scanning the file with mp3val? Did you get any errors?

Where did you get the original track from?

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I have exact same issue with The track is Afrojack ft. Wrabel - Ten Feet Tall (David Guetta Remix) bought on beatport. It freezes the CDJ900 ONLY when I use it in a playlist. Either from a LINK or directly from USB. It freezes when I press one of the CALL buttons. Have to restart the player. The track works fine if I browse to it from the ARTIST side.

Both players are latest firmware (4.32). Here is the track infro from mediainfo:

Format : MPEG Audio

File size : 14.2 MiB

Duration : 6mn 9s

Overall bit rate mode : Constant

Overall bit rate : 320 Kbps

Album : Ten Feet Tall

Album/Performer : Afrojack ft. Wrabel

Part/Position : 1

Track name : Ten Feet Tall (David Guetta Remix)

Track name/Url : http://www.beatport.com/release/ten-feet-tall/1281912

Track name/Position : 1

Grouping : A m

Performer : Afrojack ft. Wrabel

Publisher : Universal Music

Genre : Progressive House

Released date : UTC 2014-04- 5

Recorded date : 2014-15-04

Writing library : LAME3.97

BPM : 128

Cover : Yes

Cover type : Cover (front)

Cover MIME : image/jpeg

Lyrics : Release type: Release / ---------------------------------------------- / Exclusive to beatport: No / ---------------------------------------------- / Ten Feet Tall [Universal Music] is available for download on Beatport, the world's largest DJ and electronic music community. / ---------------------------------------------- / Tagged by: Mp3Tag w/ beatport.com scripts v4.0 by stevehero™ (http://bit.ly/15JrGyK)

Comment : 00602537831258

Initial key : 08A

Media Type : 01 x File, MP3

TOTALTRACKS : 01

_TIME CHECK : 6:09

CATALOG # : 00602537831258

URL : http://www.beatport.com/release/ten-feet-tall/1281912

BEATPORT_RELEASE_ID : 1281912

BEATPORT_LABEL_URL : http://www.beatport.com/label/universal-music/35727

BEATPORT_ITEM_TYPE : Track

TEMPO : 128

BEATPORT_TRACK_ID : 5330588

BEATPORT_TRACK_URL : http://www.beatport.com/track/ten-feet-tall-david-guetta-remix/5330588

BEATPORT_ARTIST_URL : http://www.beatport.com/artist/afrojack/25750\http://www.beatport.com/artist/wrabel/388364

TOTALDISKS : 1

ALBUM ARTIST : Afrojack ft. Wrabel

BAND : Afrojack ft. Wrabel

ALBUMARTIST : Afrojack ft. Wrabel

COVER ART (FRONT) : Cover Art (Front).jpg

Audio

Format : MPEG Audio

Format version : Version 1

Format profile : Layer 3

Duration : 6mn 9s

Bit rate mode : Constant

Bit rate : 320 Kbps

Channel(s) : 2 channels

Sampling rate : 44.1 KHz

Compression mode : Lossy

Stream size : 14.1 MiB (99%)

Writing library : LAME3.97

Encoding settings : -m s -V 4 -q 2 -lowpass 20.5

Language : English

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see if deleting the album art helps, it tends to screw the players up. I purposely delete any and all album art, I don't need it and it causes more harm then good at times

 

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Beatport and album art are notorious troublemakers. As BriChi says, try removing it and see if it helps.

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K same problem different track. Tried both ways with album art and without. It plays fine and cycles through cue points when I browse to the track however freezes the player when in Playlist mode. I can send someone the file to test to see if it's just me. But tried it on 2 different CDJs

 

General

Complete name : O:\HOUSE PROGRESSIVE\Refune Records\REF028-Otto Knows - Million Voices-WEB-2012\01 - Otto Knows - Million Voices (Original Mix) - NOART.mp3

Format : MPEG Audio

File size : 13.7 MiB

Duration : 5mn 57s

Overall bit rate mode : Constant

Overall bit rate : 320 Kbps

Album : Million Voices

Album/Performer : Otto Knows

Part/Position : 1

Track name : Million Voices (Original Mix)

Track name/Url : http://www.beatport.com/release/otto-knows-million-voices/864532

Track name/Position : 1

Grouping : D#M

Performer : Otto Knows

Publisher : Refune Records

Genre : Progressive House

Released date : UTC 2012-02- 8

Recorded date : 2012

Writing library : LAME3.98r

BPM : 126

Lyrics : Release type: Release / ---------------------------------------------- / Exclusive to beatport: No / ---------------------------------------------- / Sebastian Ingrosso has become synonymous with bringing young talent through the ranks and turing them into forces within the scene, so signing up this young, yes you guessed it, Swedish talent you would be right to expect big things. Kicking off the proceedings is the brilliant 'Million Voices' from Otto Knows that has already been supported heavily by a select few from the SHM camp's close circle and has been causing quite a stir around town. With this much buzz on a record you better believe Otto Knows will be bringing a lot more to the table across the global dance floor for the foreseeable future. This is hooky as hell and delivers a devastating drop to provide the backdrop to yet another monster from Ingrosso's Refune imprint. Written, Produced & Arranged by Otto Knows for Refune Records 2012. P & © Refune Music Ltd. Published by Refune Music Ltd.http://twitter.com/alwaysottoknowshttps://www.facebook.com/refunerecords http://www.twitter.com/refune / ---------------------------------------------- / Tagged by: Mp3Tag w/ beatport.com scripts v4.0 by stevehero™ (http://bit.ly/15JrGyK)

Comment : REF028

Initial key : 05B

Media Type : 01 x File, MP3

_TIME CHECK : 5:57

ALBUM ARTIST : Otto Knows

BEATPORT_ARTIST_URL : http://www.beatport.com/artist/otto-knows/143447

BEATPORT_ITEM_TYPE : Track

BEATPORT_LABEL_URL : http://www.beatport.com/label/refune-records/2699

BEATPORT_RELEASE_ID : 864532

BEATPORT_TRACK_ID : 3261459

BEATPORT_TRACK_URL : http://www.beatport.com/track/million-voices-original-mix/3261459

TOTALDISKS : 1

TOTALTRACKS : 01

URL : http://www.beatport.com/release/otto-knows-million-voices/864532

BAND : Otto Knows

TEMPO : 126

CATALOG # : REF028

RELEASETIME : 2012-02-08

Audio

Format : MPEG Audio

Format version : Version 1

Format profile : Layer 3

Mode : Joint stereo

Mode extension : MS Stereo

Duration : 5mn 57s

Bit rate mode : Constant

Bit rate : 320 Kbps

Channel(s) : 2 channels

Sampling rate : 44.1 KHz

Compression mode : Lossy

Stream size : 13.6 MiB (100%)

Writing library : LAME3.98r

Encoding settings : -m j -V 4 -q 0 -lowpass 20.5

Language : English

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Tried converting the file to WAV and then recode to MP3 and getting exact same issue

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Happened again the other day. Different tracks that worked fine in prior sets. This is ONLY happening when a track is part of a playlist. The same tracks play fine when browsed to through other ways. Pioneer needs to address this!!!

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Please post a link to the track if possible for engineers to inspect.

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I am explaining again. It's not a particular track. It's only happening when it's part of a playlist. I would have to send you a direct copy of my flash drive with that exact playlist.

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If it's consistent with that one track, please send just the one track.

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It's a different track everytime. And track that worked in one playlist doesn't work in another.

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It happened again. New playlist and different track. Here's a video. I can reproduce it every time on different CDJs. Must be something to do that a track is part of a playlist. As you can see it worked fine when I browsed to the track itself.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Jl6Kd7TTXo (sorry it's turned, youtube is processing rotation ;))

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It's me again. The guy that opened this thread.

We're now 2 years down the road and I still have that problem. With different tracks. I've had it with Fatboy Slim's "Everybody loves a carnival", the Tiësto remix of John Legend's "All of me" just to name a few.

As with Alex, it only happens when part of a playlist. If I select the rack via ARTIST browsing, I can call up the cue points without a problem.

This is quite an issue if you're playing with 2 decks via a Link connection and the player holding the USB stick is the one freezing in the middle of a gig.

 

Roberto LR 1 voto
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Quite annoying that this still happens and we're now 4 years down the line. Alex, have you heard of any fix?

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No fix that I know off. My workaround is literally browse through my playlist before my set using CDJ and try to cycle through cue point and "pray" that none of the tracks crash. If I find one that does, randomly it still happens, I note that I have to browse to that track using other methods (i.e., through ARTISTS). 

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Thanks for the update. I run around with 3 identical USB sticks and avoid using the LINK function, becuase if player A (containing the USB) freezes while B is playing, then I'm literally f-ed.

I'm very disappointed to see that Pioneer never really tried to fix this. All dj's I know have this same random issue pop up once in a while.

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Yep. Saw the video before. Very clear demonstration.

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