Poor sound quality in Totem solved

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amassing
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Poor sound quality in Totem solved

Postby amassing » Mon Sep 01, 2008 9:26 am

Whenever I use Totem movie player for audio playback (mostly mp3) I experience very poor sound quality with lots of distortion. This also affects playback with Rhythmbox and the file preview feature in Nautilus. When I play the same files in Mplayer or Reallplayer11 the sound is perfect, no distortion at all.

Anyone got any idea what is causing this? I am pretty new to Linux so please bear this in mind if you have any suggestions

Not sure if it has any bearing bu my PC sound is handled by a Sound Blaster Live card that is about 6-7 years old.

Using Mint 5 with Pulse Audio. I did try changing to ALSA but this didn't make any difference.

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Re: Poor sound quality in Totem

Postby Husse » Tue Sep 02, 2008 6:09 am

What about the sound quality if you play a video, not sound only?
The only thing I can think of right now is that you reinstall Totem
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Re: Poor sound quality in Totem

Postby msuggs » Tue Sep 02, 2008 6:22 am

Sometimes having the PCM level up to high can cause distortion. Try it at about 75- 80%

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Re: Poor sound quality in Totem

Postby amassing » Fri Sep 05, 2008 5:44 pm

Thanks, adjusting PCM level seems to have done the trick


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