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Old 09-21-2010, 01:14 PM   #1
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Sound Quality Issue In Ubuntu 10.04


Hi, Everyone,

I've noticed that since switching to Ubuntu, my music files sound TERRIBLE! Instead of the rich sound I'm accustomed to from my Klipsch speakers, my music sounds more like something from an old victrola playing 30 year old vinyls!

I was thinking maybe the problem was with the Ubuntu sound card drivers....but yet other music sources (video game, youtube, etc.) sound good.

So maybe it's the rhythmbox player?

If so, can anyone recommend a good player? Preferably something on the lightweight side- I don't need anything fancy- just something with good sound and an EQ.
 
Old 09-21-2010, 01:36 PM   #2
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Try Clementine:

$ sudo apt-get install clementine

or for an even more stripped down player, audacious:

$ sudo apt-get install audacious
 
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Old 09-21-2010, 01:42 PM   #3
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with vlc you can select between outputs: alsa, pulse and OSS..

the other reason may be that you have volume control too loud on computer
 
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Old 09-21-2010, 09:44 PM   #4
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with vlc you can select between outputs: alsa, pulse and OSS..

the other reason may be that you have volume control too loud on computer
Thank you, both.

I went with VLC- the sound is now great. Pretty handy little app!
 
  


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