Re: "Choppy" sound - Woody, 2.4.0-test11 kernel, xmms & esd
Sorry for the delay in responding - a busy time of year to be tinkering with debian. Thanks for that "clue". For that and so many other reasons I went straight to 2.4.0 release, but that hasn't solved the problem - I still get "choppy" sound when using ESD from XMMS.
I'm guessing it's some sort of shared-memory sync problem from the following observations:
1) Sound playback from XMMS via OSS driver is perfect
2) Sound playback of .WAV files (e.g. Desktop sounds) via ESD is perfect
Further to the advice of Michael Smith, I doubt that this is an IRQ/DMA problem from the above observations.
Hmm. I think the answer lies in the XMMS ESD plugin (libesdout.so 1.2.4 from
package xmms v1.2.4-helix1) or ESD itself (/usr/bin/esd from package esound v0.2.22-2)
On Sat, Dec 23, 2000 at 03:54:07PM +0100, Dietmar Schultz wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 22, 2000 at 12:20:31PM +0000, Matthew Exley wrote:
> > 1) Under kernel 2.2.18pre21, XMMS can play using the eSound plugin (i.e.
> > via esd) quite happily.
> > 2) Under kernel 2.4.0-test11, XMMS->eSound still works, but the sound is
> > "choppy" - broken up into audible chunks. No amount of tweaking the
> > My question is therefore: Can anyone else reproduce this, and can
> > anyone *fix* this? (tweaks to esound / XMMS settings perhaps?)
> I'm using a SB 128 PCI. The broken sound from esd was introduced by
> 2.4.0-test10 and fixed in test12. So upgrade or downgrade :)
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