Description of problem:
I recently updated audacious in my machine to 1.4.5-1. I found the audio
output plugin in the latest software were in bad shape now.
1) PulseAudio Output Plugin: music playing is intermittent. now I hear sound
in one second and hear nothing in the next second.
2) ESD Output Plugin: when I select this audio plugin in the preference
dialog audacious freezes.
3) ALSA Output Plugin:
(3-1) hardware mixer mode: music playing works fine. But changing volume
in audacious will also affect other audio application in my fedora 8.
(3-2) software mixer mode: music playing works fine. however, changing
volume has an incredible latency which is about 5 seconds.
This (seems) to be a pulseaudio bug. Reducing the buffer size to 500 or less may
This is known, upstream work is under way. Please note that ESD does not exist
in a real sense any more in fedora, you get pulseaudio.
This is true, but is intended, as alsa does not support per-application mixers
Because software mixing occurs before the alsa buffers there is a delay
proportional to the buffer size set in audacious. Again, reducing the buffer
size will fix this (at least partially)
I'm keeping this open because of 1) and 2)
Thanks for your explanation.
By reducing buffer size to 500 milliseconds, I can now play music normally
when using PulseAudio or ALSA output.
I just would like to confirm that I have the same symptoms as the original
reporter. I did an update this morning (of audacious & pulseaudio packages) and
have the same chopppy playback with pulseaudio here on F8. Not only that...I had
pulseaudio as default output plugin. After the update, the default output plugin
was changed to ALSA (without my intervention).
I'm going to try suggested workaround.
I just want to confirm that when choosing PulseAudio as output, the buffer size
must be inferior to 900ms otherwise the sound gets cut.
This gets really anoying when listeneing to some internet stream because a 900ms
buffer is clearly not enough. Same problem when the computer is under heavy
load, 900ms is not enough to avoid sound cuttings.
*** Bug 441459 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
This bug has been marked as SOLVED in the 1.5.0 of Audacious.
I think this was reported here:
The reason I'm not sure of this link is because the Audcious' site (and their
bugzilla) suffers a database issue at this time, so I couldn't display that
bug's page anymore.
It was marked as 'SOLVED' few days ago in their bugzilla with Audacious 1.5.0.
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