Originally Posted by lord_didger
When I play an mp3 file in mplayer I hear cracks when sound is somehow 'intensive'. It is not present in audacity or when I play wav record (even when the mp3 converted to wav).
I have recently updated my wheeze. Some libs like libasound2 have been updated. I'm not sure which one cause the problem. I'm not sure when exactly it began because I think I made two consecutive updates and in the meantime I was listening to records that seems not concerned by the problem.
I haven't checked previous version of libasound2 and so on because apt-get wants to remove lots of programs during that and I wish to avoid this mass removal. How can I inspect the problem without the necessity to uninstall other software?
You have two choices upgrade or downgrade. You can try the libasound2 in Sid or you can download the .deb from snapshot.debian.org . You can find your last version by searching /var/log/aptitude.
Downgrading would require apt-pinning.