Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 443076
xine and xine backed applications skip while playing audio.
Last modified: 2009-01-23 09:10:26 EST
Description of problem:
Playing any audio from any application backed by xine (amarok, kde, xine-ui)
results in skipping every ~5 seconds. I tried changing to ALSA specifically for
xine, and that helped before, but now nothing I do makes it play nicely.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
No skipping audio
This happens with FLAC/ogg/whatever. Xmms, rythmbox, stuff that don't use xine
Fwiw, I got a sample audio file from josef and couldn't reproduce (worked fine
here playing with amarok)
still happening as of the update this morning.
(%:~)- rpm -q xine-lib-arts xine-lib xine-lib-pulseaudio
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:
I previously had this problem using any program with the xine engine. It
applied to both audio and video. However, when I removed the
alsa-plugins-pulseaudio.i386 0:1.0.16-4.fc9 rpm the problem went away.
tried that, still have the same problem.
Actually, I still have the problem, it would appear. Sorry for the
Is this related to, or the same as, bug #446192?
Just installed F9 - I can confirm the same "xine skipping" issue with audio.
MPlayer seems to work fine.
with the newest kernel the problem went away for me.
I've begun to notice a trend...
I don't run hald by default and pulseaudio requires it to be running (though it
gives a cryptic error instead of saying "Start HalD"). When pulseaudio fails, I
get a "permission denied" error for /dev/dsp. So, I chmod ugo+rw /dev/dsp.
Then, I realize I need to start hald. Then, I start pulseaudio. Then, xine
skips every few seconds.
However, if I remember to start hald first, pulseaudio starts automatically and
I get no skipping. The only real difference is that I didn't chmod ugo+rw
/dev/dsp. So, is it a coincidence or is there some odd relationship between
xine and /dev/dsp?
My guess is that the issues described here are more likely due to hw/audio driver bugs and/or pulseaudio-related issues.
Can everyone experiencing this provide details wrt:
1. audio hw/driver in use
2. using pulseaudio or not (default is yes)
I have the same problem. When playing mp3s in amarok, sound skips but in rhythmebox sound does not skip.
Correction: mp3s in both Amarok and Rhythmbox are skipping. So the problem is not xine. I just uninstalled alsa-plugins-pulseaudio and that did not seem to make a difference.
What audio hw/drivers are folks using? (My hunch is that it is a kernel/driver issue).
Ping, awaiting feedback... If I receive none within 30-days, will close this.
i've not had this problem for a bit. i'll close the bz.