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Old 05-19-2011, 10:50 AM   #1
Admetus
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VLC static sound and system crashes


I'm quite new to linux so I'm not sure how the sound drivers operate, but I get the impression that they are at war with each other. Particularly in the case of VLC.

11.04 Natty
Audio driver is alsa supposedly, I only confirmed this with alsamixer in terminal.

Whenever I start playing music with VLC (and this does not happen in the case of ordinary movie player), I get much static sound littering the music (typically at the bass levels). I accidentally came across a temporary solution which remains in force for the rest of the session: bring up terminal, wait for @etc. to come up and static is gone. Why does this problem occur?

Another more serious problem is system crashes whenever VLC is on. I thought this was in relation to RAM (only got 1GB for the moment) but it has happened with little running (maybe the ram piled up but I didn't have indicators running).

Hopefully these two problems have the same source.

Cheers, will supply error logs if needed (will need commands etc!)
 
Old 05-19-2011, 11:06 AM   #2
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Try to adjust your pulseaudio default settings in the file
Code:
/etc/pulse/default.pa
change the line
Code:
load-module module-udev-detect
to
Code:
load-module module-udev-detect tsched=0
then log-out and back in and test.
 
  


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