Crunchy popping sound every so often on YouTube videos

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tyebillion
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Crunchy popping sound every so often on YouTube videos

Postby tyebillion » Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:36 am

I am experiencing a crunchy popping sound every so often on YouTube videos played in Mozilla Firefox 54.0 (64 bit). This is happening about once or twice per video.

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Audio:     Card-1 Intel 8 Series/C220 Series High Definition Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel
           Card-2 NVIDIA Device 0fbc driver: snd_hda_intel
           Card-3 Logitech Webcam C310 driver: USB Audio
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.0-87-generic
Linux Mint 18.1 Cinnamon 64-bit (version 3.2.7)
Intel Core i7-4790
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti
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Re: Crunchy popping sound every so often on YouTube videos

Postby NoWinBob » Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:52 pm

My hardware is very similar to yours.Youtube works fine on Google chrome,if you can't get it working on Firefox.

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Re: Crunchy popping sound every so often on YouTube videos

Postby tyebillion » Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:45 am

NoWinBob wrote:My hardware is very similar to yours.Youtube works fine on Google chrome,if you can't get it working on Firefox.

Nice one! I switched to Chrome / Chromium and no glitches so far, seems to sound crisper too.

Update
I spoke to soon, today I'm getting the occasional glitch in the audio on Youtube videos played in the Chromium browser.

I tried listening on headphones instead of using speakers and the glitch still sounds occasionally, although not as noticeable. So it must be a problem with my sound card hardware or a software problem.

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$ aplay -l
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: PCH [HDA Intel PCH], device 0: ALC887-VD Analog [ALC887-VD Analog]
  Subdevices: 0/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 1: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 3: HDMI 0 [HDMI 0]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 1: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 7: HDMI 1 [HDMI 1]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0

I'm listening to the built in audio.
Linux Mint 18.1 Cinnamon 64-bit (version 3.2.7)
Intel Core i7-4790
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 16Gb
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Re: Crunchy popping sound every so often on YouTube videos

Postby tyebillion » Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:14 pm

I recorded this sound problem internally using "Audio Recorder" and the crunchy popping sound is present upon playback. Suggesting this is a software / driver problem rather than faulty speakers, although it could be a hardware problem with the computers sound. Occasionally there is a continuous fuzz along with the regular audio, which continues on all playback until the Firefox browser is restarted.

I also noticed that the built in audio input is not shown in the sound input section of the system settings, only my web cam is there.
Linux Mint 18.1 Cinnamon 64-bit (version 3.2.7)
Intel Core i7-4790
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 16Gb
www.codecresta.com


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