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Glitchy playbak in Amarok

Postby youlikeicecream » Fri Jun 03, 2005 12:02 pm

Hi I am using Amarok 1.2.3 on KDE 3.4 and I am experiencing glitchy stuttering playback on my mp3 collection. Am using aRTs engine, my soundcard is fine when i play the test sounds or when loggin in/notification sounds.

I was using Mandriva 10.2 with Amarok 1.2.2 on KDE 3.3 and there were no glitches whatsoever. I did notice that it had more engines installed than my current version (1.2.3 on KDE 3.4)

have also experienced this problem on another computer with the same software but differen't HW

does anyone have any ideas why this may be ?

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RE: Glitchy playbak in Amarok

Postby Flea » Fri Jun 03, 2005 12:22 pm

One thing that might help is if you increase the audio buffer, unfortunately I am not running KDE anymore so I can't give exact instructions, Its somewhere in the KDE Kontrol Centre, under the sound server options. Increasing the buffer size will smooth out play back but you may find that songs are a bit laggy. Alternatively you could choose to use the Xine or Gstreamer engine in Amarok and bypass aRTs all together which IMHO has always been a crappy daemon.

Hope this helps,

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RE: Glitchy playbak in Amarok

Postby youlikeicecream » Fri Jun 03, 2005 12:30 pm

tried that, made buffer bigger/smaller/no-realtime all were glitchy, got glitchier as i moved away from the median setting
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RE: Glitchy playbak in Amarok

Postby Guest » Fri Jun 03, 2005 12:34 pm

Hi! try to change your buffer to real-time, then on configure your desktop change your sound engine to Open Linux Sound System. On amarok change the sound engine to arts
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RE: Glitchy playbak in Amarok

Postby youlikeicecream » Fri Jun 03, 2005 12:36 pm

sound engine is arts, realtime is enabled, will check if im using Open sound system ...
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RE: Glitchy playbak in Amarok

Postby youlikeicecream » Fri Jun 03, 2005 12:38 pm

my work machine is happy with this config, will try at home to see if it solves the problem there. thanks
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RE: Glitchy playbak in Amarok

Postby youlikeicecream » Fri Jun 03, 2005 1:59 pm

Um, I did notice that when i was using Amarok 1.2.3 it had Xine and Gstreamer installed alon with Arts, I used Xine on Mandriva, but now in version 1.2.3 under Kubuntu, it only has aRTs support, I briefly looked through my installable SW but i found that Xine wasnt on my list only Amarok-libs or similiar. I would rather use Xine or Gstreamer but I dont know what to do to get them ? apt-get ?
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RE: Glitchy playbak in Amarok

Postby youlikeicecream » Fri Jun 03, 2005 2:01 pm

root@Kubuntu:/home/mikes # apt-get install amarok-xine
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
E: Couldn't find package amarok-xine
root@Kubuntu:/home/mikes # apt-get install xine
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
E: Couldn't find package xine
root@Kubuntu:/home/mikes #


apparently not - lol
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RE: Glitchy playbak in Amarok

Postby youlikeicecream » Sat Jun 04, 2005 7:24 pm

opensound has solved the problem, cheers all :)
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