Santa Cruz sound card stalls briefly
My sound card is Turtle Beach Santa Cruz. I am running Suse 8.2.
I was able to configure the card fine using ALSA, the only problem is when I play MP3's with Xmms the sound and/or player stalls when I do anything else. For instance, if I am editing a text document using Quanta, as I type, the sound periodically stalls and then resumes. Also if I am reading a web page and simply scroll down, the sound again will stall briefly. It seems to happen anytime there is the slightest spike in CPU use.
I am not sure where or how to fix this problem. Any suggestions?
I can't seem to get MP3s play in any other application except Xmms, so I am unable to find out if it is an Xmms problem, or hardware, or something else.
Currently I just run Winamp on my windows machine for MP3 playback, but I would like to be able to play MP3s on my Linux box too.