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Old 11-29-2012, 11:56 AM   #1
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Mumble on Slackware 14 - disturbing noise instead of voice


Hello.

I've installed Mumble 1.2.3 from slackbuilds.org. I haven't passed any additional parameters, because according to the info, it's only for G15 keyboard and overlay.
Of course before building Mumble, I've installed the listed dependencies:
Code:
ls /var/log/packages/

celt-0.11.3-x86_64-1_SBo
speex-1.2rc1-x86_64-2_SBo
protobuf-2.4.1-x86_64-2_SBo
   distribute-0.6.30-x86_64-1_SBo
When I try to speak, the other person hears a loud disturbing noise instead of my voice. When he speaks, I hear a different, but equally disturbing sound.

I think it must be some missing codec on my Slackware because:
Code:
  My PC            Other PC
Slackware  <-->    Windows    =   disturbing noise
Windows    <-->    Windows    =   ok
Ubuntu     <-->    Windows    =   ok
Slackware  <-->    Ubuntu     =   ok
As shown, 2 Linux machines work fine, but it's as if Windows and Slackware used different codecs or something.

Oh, and I can record sound just fine with arecord.

Last edited by elesmod; 12-06-2012 at 08:41 AM. Reason: Deleted the link to a file which didn't exist anymore
 
Old 11-29-2012, 07:04 PM   #2
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I can't help with your problem, but that sounded pretty cool. Good luck!
 
Old 11-30-2012, 03:05 AM   #3
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elesmod, You shouldn't need anything else but what you listed. Weird that it only happens between slack and win. I use mumble here on my own murmur server and have had a variety of OS log on without issues. Although I haven't yet updated my game server - still on a slackware32 13.37 - that runs the murmur server. what/whose server are you running?
 
Old 11-30-2012, 10:23 AM   #4
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what/whose server are you running?
My own, also on Slackware 13.37 (32-bit).
 
Old 11-30-2012, 09:59 PM   #5
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What happens when you use 2 Slackware14 clients with mumble? Anything added other than Alsa (pulsaudio, jack, etc)? 32 or 64 bit? Multilib?

Pretty weird issue.
 
Old 12-01-2012, 10:03 AM   #6
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I'll have to install Slackware 14 on one of my machines, but I'll have time on monday at the earliest.

I've not installed any other sound servers, and my system is pure 64 bit.

I'll get back to this topic on monday.
 
Old 12-02-2012, 05:54 PM   #7
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I had this same problem. Try this, it worked great for me.

http://www.mumble.com/support/mumble...rted-voice.php
 
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:16 PM   #8
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Ok, I did the Slackware64 14.0 + Slackware32 14.0 test and everything worked fine.
I've also tested the other machine (Slackware32 14.0) with Windows and the same horrible sound could be heard.
Now, all those tests were performed on my Murmur server running on Slackware64 13.37.

Next step was to use my freshly installed Slackware32 14.0 and add Murmur to it, so I could test if maybe it's a server issue. It's not. Same thing happened.
So maybe it's Murmur on Slackware that's acting weird? I've installed Murmur on Ubuntu 12.04. No difference.

After concluding all those tests, it seems that it's not a hardware issue (used 2 slackware machines), and the only situation where I get the disturbing noise is when Slackware wants to speak with Windows (both on my Vista and my brother's Windows 7).

Very weird issue.


Quote:
Originally Posted by bw42 View Post
I had this same problem. Try this, it worked great for me.

http://www.mumble.com/support/mumble...rted-voice.php
This solves the problem, thanks bw42.

However, it's only partially solved. When I followed that tutorial, I could be heard on a Windows computer, but I could hear only the metalic/robotic sound. When Mumble on Windows follows the same tutorial, then I can hear the voice.

I use Mumble mainly to communicate with my brother, so it's not a big deal, since I could easily make him change his Mumble configuration, but what about other people? If my gaming guild used Mumble instead of TeamSpeak, I'd have to convince 50+ people to alter their settings.

Besides, why is Ubuntu, with the same Mumble settings, able to speak to Windows and Slackware not? I'm curious why kingbeowulf's setup works just fine. Can it be a firewall on a router issue? But it doesn't block anything in my LAN.

Argh! I have no idea

P.S. I've marked it as solved, although it's not fully solved, so if anyone has other ideas...

Last edited by elesmod; 12-04-2012 at 12:21 PM.
 
Old 12-05-2012, 02:45 AM   #9
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Well...as I said: In the past I had no issues, even when people out of my area used it. My murmur Slackware32 13.37 and mumble on 2 slackware64 14.0 multilib machines was fine, as was WinXP and Win7. However TODAY, the robotic voice distortions started when slackware tries to talk to Windows and vice versa. Sure, normally we mostly use Slackware here, so who knows when it started and whether or not it was due some OS updated somewhere. I tried fiddling with the various settings (jitter, bandwith, packets, TCP vs QoS, etc) to no avail. Weird.

Slackware <--> Slackware OK
Windows <--> Windows OK
Slackware <--> Windows NOT OK

I'll poke around and start a new thread if I come up with a solution.
 
Old 12-05-2012, 06:14 AM   #10
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Ok, thanks for the info. I'll keep an eye out for that topic of yours in the future
 
  


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