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Old 08-13-2006, 09:37 PM   #1
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Music CD has sound overlaping or skipping


I'm running Mandriva 2006 Linux with KDE 3.4 and using the ALSA sound files and the KsCD player. Everything has worked well for the past 6 months until yesterday, the music from the CD has started having the lyrics overlap or collide. It's not skipping, the music is running together. I have changed nothing on my music settings and have cleaned the different CDs but it doesn't help. Is there something within ALSA causing this ? The CD player is the standard inboard player with a Compaq Evo and is relatively new. Any advice ?
 
Old 08-14-2006, 02:53 PM   #2
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I would suspect some other program from burning too many CPU cycles or thrashing on your hard drive. If it has worked for 6 months, and you havn't knowingly changed anything, somethig else is messing with the sound system.

Have you tried disabling system sounds?

I have a similar set up, running on a 500 M Hz P3 and I have no problems at all. So if your rig is faster, I would look beyond the software you are running.

There was a program I had to disable in Mandriva 2006 that caused a lot of problems. It was loaded by default. Did that a week after the original install, so I don't remember what it was called. I found reference to on http://mandrivausers.org/

Hope this helps.
 
Old 08-14-2006, 09:22 PM   #3
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Music problems

Thanks camorri !
About the only thing I'm running in the "foreground" is Firefox, not sure what all is running in the background. I have removed KAT so I know thats not running. About once a week I get a SIGSERVER dialog box that tells me the sound server has conflicts but even if I'm using the CD player I can't tell that it affects the music.

Think ARTS might be trying to run or interupt the ALSA while I'm running the music CD ?
 
Old 08-15-2006, 09:24 AM   #4
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You could try disabling Arts to see if has any effect. I think it may have been KAT that I removed, too long ago to remember for sure. You could also try another front end like Grip for playing CD's. That is the one I prefer. Not only does it play them, you can rip and encode your CD's with Grip as well, one nice tidy program.
 
Old 08-17-2006, 06:33 PM   #5
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Found my problem ! Within the "configure Kscd" menu there is a drop down list that allows you to choose the audio backend. I had chosen ALSA but evidently the dropdown defaults to ARTS for some reason. After selecting the correct backend for my system (ALSA) all the CD music sounds as it was meant to be heard, no skipping or overlaping. My oversight over a simple setting. Why Kscd chooses to default back to ARTS after I initially selected ALSA I dont't know why ?
 
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Glad you fixed it.
 
  


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