Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 269621
KDE sound system / ALSA : annoying clicking sound in XMMS
Last modified: 2008-02-08 09:29:34 EST
Description of problem:
If I enable the KDE sound system and select "Autodetect" or ALSA for hardware,
then audio playback in XMMS with ALSO output plugin is adversely affected by
rapid clicking sounds that are most noticeable when the audio is crescendo'ing.
If the playback becomes quieter or there is no sound at all (e.g. between music
tracks) then the clicking is not discernible. It also happens without xmms
playback, if I click the "Test Sound" button within the KDE Sound System Control
Center, so I don't think it is XMMS-specific
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
always in the above configuration
Steps to Reproduce:
1. open the KDE Control Center
2. select Sound System from Sound & Multimedia
3. ensure "Enable the sound system" is on
4. ensure ALSA is chosen in Hardware
5. click the Test Sound button
irritating clicking sound during audio playback
clear audio playback
there is a workaround. Disable the KDE Sound System, then select OSS as XMMS
Output Plugin. This combination produces nice clear audio playback. Maybe it
is all about ALSA and not really KDE?
Please try to increase aRts' sound buffer and priority (in KDE's Control Center
Sound module) to see if that helps.
I've recently installed Fedora 8 and the problem has gone.
glad to hear it!