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Old 05-30-2010, 04:55 PM   #1
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Audio (Rhythmbox, Totem) fails after a few minutes.

Failures began after I instaled ubuntu 10.4. When I try to play an audio source (mp3 file or internet radio), it plays for from 30 seconds to 10 minutes and then stops with the following message:
Couldn't start playback
pa_stream_writable_size() failed: Connection terminated
I get the same message whether I use Rhythmbox 0.12.8 or Totem Movie Player 2.30.2.
Old 05-31-2010, 05:32 PM   #2
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Looks like a bug in pulseaudio:

Try the workaround in post #24.
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Old 06-02-2010, 12:38 PM   #3
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Unhappy Audio still fails after a few minutes


I tried the workaround and it apparently worked...

ls -al ~/.pulse/client.conf
-rw-r--r-- 1 jdb jdb 61 2010-06-02 08:42 /home/jdb/.pulse/client.conf

cat ~/.pulse/client.conf
extra-arguments=--log-target=syslog --resample-method=ffmpeg
but did not fix my problem.
Old 11-02-2010, 06:02 PM   #4
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I had the samew issue and your research paid off for me.

Thank You for the post !!!!

Learn something new every day !!!


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