[pulseaudio-discuss] weirdly choppy sound with remote ALSA plugin
nix at esperi.org.uk
Sat Jan 9 15:28:09 PST 2010
On 9 Jan 2010, nix at esperi.org.uk uttered the following:
> More oddly yet, if I start pavucontrol, whether locally or remotely,
> before the remote application, the entire session is flawless: if I
> start it while the choppy playback is going on, the choppiness vanishes.
No it doesn't, not consistently anyway: remote qemu just started
chopping even though pavucontrol was running. The diagnosis in Debian
bug 533039 looks accurate to me: the plugin is disconnecting and
reconnecting so fast that pavucontrol shows the volume line as a
flickering blur, and it looks like each disconnection/reconnection round
adds a bit of crackle (and probably loses some sound while it was
Why this only happens on remote connections is unclear, but maybe simply
because network latency is zero on localhost.
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