diff --git a/apps/mpeg.c b/apps/mpeg.c
index b7db602..9048226 100644
--- a/apps/mpeg.c
+++ b/apps/mpeg.c
@@ -142,6 +142,7 @@ static bool checked_for_cuesheet = false;

static const char mpeg_thread_name[] = "mpeg";
static unsigned int audio_thread_id;
+static bool audio_is_initialized;
static unsigned int mpeg_errno;

static bool playing = false; /* We are playing an MP3 stream */
@@ -558,8 +559,9 @@ unsigned char * audio_get_buffer(bool talk_buf, size_t *buffer_size)
{
(void)talk_buf; /* always grab the voice buffer for now */

- audio_hard_stop();
-
+ if (audio_is_initialized)
+ audio_hard_stop();
+
if (!buffer_size) /* special case for talk_init() */
return NULL;

@@ -3017,6 +3019,7 @@ void audio_init(void)
dbg_cnt2us(0);
#endif /* !SIMULATOR */
#endif /* DEBUG */
+ audio_is_initialized = true;
}

#endif /* CONFIG_CODEC != SWCODEC */