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Old 01-16-2002, 12:55 PM   #1
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mpg123 playback is horrible

hello -
I was wondering if you would help me out... my mpg123 playback is atrocious. XMMS plays all of my mp3s fine, but mpg123 has a bunch of hisses and pops while playing back the track.

I want to be able to use mpg123 so that I can play mp3's through CLI. I'm thinking of setting up an mp3 server on my LAN, and I'm pretty sure this would be the easiest way to do it. But, if the playback is sh*t, who would use it?

I got mpg123 as an rpm from
I'm running Drake 8, with a VIA Integrated Sound Card (AC97 Rev 2.1 VT82C686A). I feel like it's something with the way I'm calling the program, but I've tried every option (--mono, --8bit, -0, etc...) and nothing helps.

Old 01-17-2002, 07:06 PM   #2
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I think you'l find that the problem is with the via VT82C686A chip. Doing a search on the lkml archive for via provides some interesting reading (and a few flames) from various kernel hackers.
Old 01-17-2002, 10:26 PM   #3
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thanks for the response!
the production server is gonna have a soundcard anyways, so I can stand the crap coming through on the production machine.


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