Richard Lotz rlotz at u.washington.edu
Thu May 4 19:49:13 PDT 2000

I've only experienced this problem on a) slow machines (p120 and below) b)
with bad encoding and c) bad sound card drivers. If you haven't tried it
yet then see what happens when you play the mp3 using mpg123, splay or
other CLI mp3 player.

The times that were from a bad sound card driver only happened under a
poorly supported card using OSS/Free, using OSS (comercial) it cleared up
any of the problems. OSS (www.opensound.com) provides a temporary
evaluation copy that you can use to see if it may be poor sound support.


Richard Lotz rlotz at u.washington.edu
http://students.washington.edu/rlotz ICQ: 12348088

On Thu, 4 May 2000, Thomas Anderl wrote:

> Hey All,


> I've got a problem with xmms that I'm wondering if anyone has had

> this problem. When playing some mp3's it inserts random pops that sound

> sort of like conga drums. This happens especially during soft sections of

> songs (or maybe that's the only time I can notice them). I'm pretty sure

> that it's not a problem with the files because when I play them on a

> windows machine using winamp, they sound fine. Also, the pops aren't

> always in the same places, so I'm assuming that it's either a decoder or

> sound card problem. Any insight?


> Thanks,


> Tom



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