iBook 2001 Audio Patch 1.02 (Mac)
Source: Intelligent Devices
This simple audio patch for iBook 2001 (dual USB) is designed to correct an audio problem with this new consumer portable. The problem is this: iBook 2001 seems to turn off some audio component after 30 seconds of silence and WILL cut off short audio samples (and delay longer ones) when audio is played after a long silence. This patch will play a low data rate buffer of audio silence every 15 seconds to prevent the audio hardware from turning off. This seems to resolve the problem. This application will use up some CPU cycles (and will probably shorten battery life a little) in trade for the audio playback fix until Apple releases an official patch. Once this happens you will no longer need this little application.