[gst-devel] to much Delay to start playing audio

Carlos Eduardo de Brito Novaes carlos_tocha at ig.com.br
Sat Jan 29 09:16:00 CET 2005

Hello everyone! It's my first post.

 I have a LFS 6 system, and had compiled gstreamer (0.8.7 and 0.8.8) and 
gstreamer plugins (0.8.5 and 0.8.7) but i always get a large delay in 
playing music (MP3 more, OGG less). I tried many options and always get 
this delay, about 1 or 2 seconds, sometimes even more.
 I saw this in amarok, but gst-launc gave the same delay and only when i 
play music (if I launch a gst with sinesrc there is no delay)

So this is my results:
gst-launch filesrc location=mytest.mp3 ! mad ! alsasink    --> got too 
much delay (about 2 seconds)
gst-launch filesrc location=mytest.mp3 ! spider ! alsasink    --> got 
too much delay (about 2 seconds)
gst-launch filesrc location=mytest.ogg ! spider ! alsasink    --> got 
some delay (about 1 second)
gst-launch sinesrc ! alsasink    --> no delay

Arts gave me immediate response in amarok (my buffer is set to 40ms), so 
i think it's gstreamer specific. Is there any configuration that I have 
lost? Someone have any clue or hint?


Carlos <<Tocha>> Novaes
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