[packman] pulseaudio + xine = stutter and pause = freeze
yesyoureallysuck at googlemail.com
Sat Mar 14 16:52:57 CET 2009
There is a very annoying problem with pulseaudio + xine:
1) In the first 4 seconds of an audiostream or video+audio there are one to
five significant stutters (at least with xine or paplay over network)
2) Pausing a video- or audiofile, played by xine or amarok will freeze at
least the second or third time and xine/amarok had to be killed. (amarok
using phonon-backend-xine and xine using pulseaudio).
To repoduce the freezing you had to pause and resume the stream at most 6-10
- 64bit multicore
- opensuse 11.1 + packman reporitories
kernel 184.108.40.206-3.2-default #1 SMP 2009-02-25 15:40:44 +0100 x86_64
(but exactly the same behavior had accured with pulseaudio+xine on opensuse
10.2 on 32bit)
I have found some indications that it might be fixable:
It doesn't take more than a few days using xine + pulse combination to
note (1) the stuttering when starting playback and (2) the
pause/resume lockup. So i can only guess that people might not be
using (testing) what they are packaging.
Anyway, my suggestion to distros is: pack the latest 220.127.116.11 release
+ pause/resume patch (changeset 2208e465026c) and make it available to
users asap because it fixes several lockups. You may also include that
workaround to remove stuttering from audio-only streams if you want.
Is there any chance the packman team could build a patched pulseaudio packet
and provide a rpm?
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