I have an Acer laptop running Linux Mint 13 Maya.
I have ripped some FLAC files but when I play them through a media player e.g. VLC or MPlayer they play fine but are acompanied by extra "white" noise. It makes a CD recording sound like a bootleg.
When I transfer the exact same FLAC files to my Windows 7 PC, they play perfect and clear as a bell with no background noise.
What could be causing this?
When I watch a Youtube video the audio is perfectly fine.
I am not too sure about audio divers but from checking the sound properties, it seems to be using an Intel/Alsa combination.