> > In fact, phonon uses xine for it's audio/video codecs. The output is > > controlled by phonon itself (with the "device preferences" tab). > Is there a consequence to not having Pulse audio nor Jack installed, > which I don't? You don't need any of the two. alsa (with dmix) should work fine. Please try other sound apps (for instance 'mplayer -ao alsa $a_mp3_file.mp3'). But the issue is definitely not in KDE, maybe a buggy new version of your sound driver (in the kernel). Regards -- Xavier Vello
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