Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 447594
audio going through pulseaudio causes skipping, dies
Last modified: 2009-02-24 22:51:34 EST
Description of problem: When listening to streaming audio through
rhythmbox,amarok (ultimately going through pulseaudio), there are skips in the
audio. Listening to last.fm through rhythmbox,amarok leads to skipping, then
choppy sound, and finally it quits until the next song.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): pulseaudio
How reproducible: consistent
Steps to Reproduce:
1. make sure pulseaudio and alsa-plugins-pulseaudio are installed, start
rhythmbox or amarok
2. begin listening to streaming media. I've used
http://stream.streamingradioguide.com/listens.php?stationid=1419 and the last.fm
plugin in rhythmbox and last.fm and some shoutcast streams in amarok.
Actual results: with the streamingradioguide (rhythmbox) and shoutcast stream
(amarok), there are skips in the audio. With last.fm clients (rhythmbox, amarok,
last.fm client for linux), there are skips, then audio becomes choppy, and
finally just dies until the next song.
Expected results: smooth, uninterrupted audio bliss
Additional info: All appropriate codecs installed to play the formats being
streamed (mp3 primarily). Confirmed that this appears to be a pulseaudio problem
by completely uninstalling pulseaudio. Audio now works as it should, no
interruptions or skips.
OH! One more thing...if I remember correctly, listening to music on my harddrive
does not seem to be affected by the problem, sounds normal and audio uninterrupted
I removed pulseaudio 0.9.10-1.fc9 and everything worked again.
Please note that I had terrible quality also from files from my hard disk,
skipping and then sound was dead.
I experienced many breaks on radio streams and then streams died.
In the meantime I suggest to have a look also to Bugzilla Bug 446192: horrible
skipping audio, that may not be connected to this bug...
Are you using any closed source drivers such as nvidia or ati fglrx?
Have you tried to enable RT scheduling for PA?
Closing due to lack of response.