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I just had the new VLC (1.1.8 the luggage) and something weird happens: it makes a shrieking sound someswere in my PC. The PC has a SATA drive. Dont know if that's a detail/clue.
It happens when I listen to on-line radio stations or listen to local MP3's.
Anyone has the same effect? It's not "really" annoying, just want to know what happens and what I can do about it.
Edit : Solved: I've read some docs and set the output to the proper setting (for me) : default. I love Linux!
Last edited by ButterflyMelissa; 04-01-2011 at 08:43 AM.
No, I think it was something that was set wrong (I tend to play around with settings, not clever, but hey) and it seemed to be some more-than-normal harddrisk activity...it is a SATA disk, my first one, so I dont really know what they sound like.
My box is a Compaq, eh, maybe the piece of *** has to be put on a pension...dunnow...it rattles, then is shrieks (when I use some stuff, the VLC among them), then it hums...
VLC still does that, the first seconds, then it's gone. Dunnow... :/
But, it was not the PC speaker. My setup does'nt come near the PC speaker...
I ran the VLC of the console and did'nt get anything weird from the thing, so, it's okay now, I guess...
Last edited by ButterflyMelissa; 04-02-2011 at 09:21 AM.
well, occasionally I can get some odd sounds from my drives as well. It sounds like there's an miniature 3,5" disk in there but I don't really bother. Anyways, if it's an old drive, you could perhaps check for bad sectors.
It's a new one, but, as long as it keeps running it's okay...I just worried, that's all. My fsck does indicate 2.0% non-contiguous...but that seems to be normal (for my distro), maybe that's the action right there. Anyway, after a few seconds it stopped.
On a side note, I do have to quit messing around with my settings...
Additional Edit : the VLC (1.9.1) seems to be plagued with a (horrible) bug, sometimes crashing and taking the whole system down with it, causing a cold/hard shutdown and fsck at reboot...
Bugs have been submitted (dd 24 apr 2011)
Last edited by ButterflyMelissa; 04-25-2011 at 04:52 AM.