Slight sound glitch? (Missing second?)

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Slight sound glitch? (Missing second?)

Postby Mi4 » Sat Sep 20, 2008 7:20 pm

It seems some sounds get slightly chopped off, sometimes an entire second or so, at the start of playing a sound, but generally about half a second. It happens when I do the kind of hover-over a sound file in nautilus when it plays like a preview? It also happens when Amarok is playing and a new track starts, though not when I mark a track and start it myself, it seems. It's not a big issue but I think it's an annoyance. Most of the time this sort of thing works fine, though. I'm not sure if it's specific to some applications or what it is. There's nothing wrong with the sound at all, otherwise.

It doesn't seem to matter how much of a process load my computer is under, either. Oh, and it doesn't seem to happen in movies or games. Only things like the sound preview-thingie and things like aMSN making sounds and uh... Such. And Amarok for some reason but only occasionally. It seems semi-random in general.

I only have an integrated sound-card (a Realtek ALC888DD Audio Controller chipset).

Any help is appreciated.
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Re: Slight sound glitch? (Missing second?)

Postby Husse » Sat Sep 27, 2008 9:29 am

You've been waiting too long for an answer - but frankly I have none. It's nothing I've heard of
Realtek and sound is also a fairly new combination for me.
Realtek writes about the card that it is HDA compatible
This may mean that some solution for HDA sound may work - search the forum for HDA and sound - but the risk is that an attempt to fix it may make things worse
Don't fix it if it ain't broken, don't break it if you can't fix it

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