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Old 01-11-2004, 03:01 PM   #1
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Poor quality sound from MP3s in XMMS on RH9

I'm running 2.4.22 kernel on RH9 on a Sony Vaio Picturebook Laptop (PCG-C1MVP/M), dual booting with XP. Everything sounds *perfect* in XP but on RH9, music in XMMS has always been of poor quality with static, like over-driving an amplifier or pushing too much volume through cheap speakers.

The sample sound in RH9's soundcard 'control panel' sounds perfect, by the way.

Things I tried:

1) I adjusted the master and PCM volumes through aumix but the static is noticable at all volumes and levels. I noticed I had no bass and treble settings in aumix and setting through the command line got this:

# aumix -t 50
aumix:  MIXER_READ
2) I switched the output plugin in XMMS to "ODD Driver 1.2.7 []" and that did not help.

Any ideas? I'm new to Linux and a conversion to ALSA drivers is daunting to me.

Last edited by über-noob; 01-11-2004 at 03:03 PM.
Old 01-11-2004, 03:46 PM   #2
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Searching the XMMS forums I found the below. How do I change the sample rate to 48 KHz?

I had that - it was my soundcard set up incorrectly. Having a Yamaha card, it requires a 48KHz samplerate to work without crashing the aRts driver or distortion/clipping. 44.1KHz does work, but with the noise described above.


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