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Re: After upgrade to 3.2.2, sound became skippy

Just a follow up to this for anybody who's having issues. I'm not the original 
poster, but I was having the same problem -- garbled MP3 playback in KDE 
apps. I found the solution in my case, and it could be affecting other debian 
KDE users. Apologies if this has already been posted -- I was unsubscribed 
for a few weeks while I was out of town:

The problem is documented here:

Because of a compiler bug, mpeglib 3.2.2-1 has an issue decoding MP3s. This 
will affect any app using mpeglib to decode MP3s (Juk, Noatun, etc).

Until the new version is posted, you can download a re-compiled version of 
mpeglib here:

On May 15, 2004 05:28 pm, Robert Widhopf wrote:
> Tried to send followups to linux.debian.users newsgroup,
> but my postings do not show up, nor I get an error  ...
> http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&selm=1PhWr-5Nj-33%40gate
> > "Sean O'Dell" <sean@celsoft.com> writes:
> >> I just ran "apt-get update" and "apt-get upgrade" on a machine with a
> >> "testing" distribution on it, and all sounds now sound "skippy."
> >>
> >> If I play any .wav or .mp3 through Noatun, Kaboodle or Juk, it will
> >> sound skippy, as if everything is being played through the sound card
> >> with the wrong sampling rate set.
> >>
> >> Everything sounded fine right before the "apt-get upgrade."  The last
> >> time I have done "apt-get upgrade" prior to this was no more than a
> >> couple weeks ago.
> >>
> >> Kernel: 2.4.25 self-compiled kernel that was compiled quite awhile ago.
> >>
> >> Desktop: KDE 3.2.2
> >>
> >> Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233/A/8235 AC97
> >> Audio Controller (rev 80).
> >>
> >> Can anyone help?  Does anyone know where I should report this?
> >
> > I have the same problem, kernel 2.6.5, debian/testing, also a via
> > card and I am quite sure is was o.k. with < 3.2.2 ...
> >
> > Using xmms sound is o.k., just the KDE applications have the
> > distortions.  It even works nicely with xmms when using the arts
> > output plugin, thus the error must be somewhere else in kde,
> > maybe the lib used for decoding mp3s has a bug, since the same
> > track transcoded to an ogg works just fine from within juk.
> >
> > Also mpg123 and mpg321 work fine.
> >
> > It annoys me since I just became used to juk and now I am again
> > forced to use xmms ;c(
> Maybe I should add: It is the same problem with kaboodle and
> noatun.
> Any ideas?
> Robert.
> See also
> http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&lr=&selm=hcnjm1-vq.ln1%40gandalf.gray

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