LinuxQuestions.org
Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Fedora
User Name
Password
Fedora This forum is for the discussion of the Fedora Project.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 01-15-2006, 01:03 PM   #1
nikhilhandigol
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Aug 2005
Location: India
Distribution: SuSE
Posts: 9

Rep: Reputation: 0
Unhappy cracking noise when I audio file


Hi,
I have installed FC4 (along with Windows XP) on my P4,3.0GHz comp.
I installed xmms and kaffeine using yum. But, when I play any audio file, a kind of cracking noise comes along with the actual audio that is supposed to be played. I noticed that a similar cracking noise accompanies all Gaim sounds. On the other hand, no such problem occurs when I play a video file using MPlayer. There is no such problem when an audio/video file is played in widows. I have a feeling the problem is not due to any of these specific softwares, but due to something else.
Can anyone help me figure out the reason for the problem and its solution???
Thank you in advance.
Nikhil

Last edited by nikhilhandigol; 01-15-2006 at 01:05 PM.
 
Old 01-15-2006, 02:23 PM   #2
halvy
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2005
Location: Boston Massachussets, USA
Distribution: Anything NOT SystemD (ie. M$) related.
Posts: 893

Rep: Reputation: 41
try turning down your pcm settings.
 
Old 01-16-2006, 02:04 AM   #3
nikhilhandigol
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Aug 2005
Location: India
Distribution: SuSE
Posts: 9

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Smile

Got the solution. I just changed the output plugin from Alsa to OSS Driver. Its become alright.
 
Old 01-16-2006, 11:23 PM   #4
w6bi
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: Simi Valley, Calif
Distribution: Fedora 7
Posts: 69

Rep: Reputation: 15
Actually, the problem is that in the ALSA driver, there's a lot more inputs to the mixer, and some of them default to on, and at full gain. Hence you get some noise from these enabled inputs.

If you switch back to the Alsa driver, and go through all the inputs and switches, and turn everything off/down you don't need, you'll find that the noise will go away.

You probably should do this anyway; the OSS sound drivers are being deprecated (retired) in favor of ALSA.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
File encryption and theoretical cracking time Hal Linux - Security 9 11-14-2005 12:15 PM
Background noise while playing audio files Arturo007 Linux - Hardware 2 10-12-2005 05:48 PM
Reading audio data files as an actual audio file? Erik_the_Red Linux - Software 1 06-01-2005 07:22 AM
cracking rar file passwords linuxmandrake Linux - Software 1 11-21-2004 03:41 PM
is there any tool for cracking ext2 encrypted file system gadekar Linux - Security 1 08-18-2003 11:52 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:40 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration