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Sound choppy in KDE

Postby HTD on Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:26 am

When KDE starts, it plays a sound. It sounds very choppy, like paused several times during playback. What's wrong? When I play sound with Amarok or Audacious, it's OK, but when a program is doing something (CPU > 80%) sound starts to stutter badly. The same happens even during intense disk operations with low CPU usage. I have no such problems in GNOME. When an app takes 100% of CPU - sound just stops and returns when CPU is free.
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Re: Sound choppy in KDE

Postby sumski on Wed Oct 12, 2011 1:42 am

have you tried different phonon-backend? There are phonon-backend-xine(unmaintained and no longer supported), phonon-backend-gstreamer and phonon-backend-vlc, so try to experiment with them
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Re: Sound choppy in KDE

Postby HTD on Wed Oct 12, 2011 7:16 am

Thanks!

I used vlc backed before, I replaced it with gstreamer and it works as charm! If only all KDE problems were as easy to fix I would switch to KDE one day :)
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Re: Sound choppy in KDE

Postby josefg on Sun Nov 06, 2011 8:03 am

Is there something corresponding for Gnome? My skype's startup sound sounds like its passing through the distorter of a 90's heavy metal band.
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