[pulseaudio-discuss] Pulseaudio stops playing after a while

Erik Slagter erik at slagter.name
Thu Jan 17 05:59:39 PST 2008

Erik Slagter wrote:

> Using:
>  - pulseaudio 0.9.8 from fedora test on i386
>  - usb speakers that can only playback at 48000 hz
>  - pulseaudio alsa emulation (using pcm.pulse { type pulse })
>  - this command line: madplay -o wav:- test.mp3 | aplay -Dpulse -
>  - test.mp3 has a samplerate of 44100 hz
> pulse plays for about a minute and then stops playing. Strace (-f) shows 
> lots of activity, but I hear nothing.
> I have seen similar behaviour on 0.9.7 running on amd64.
> Adding a "sox -t wav - -t wav -r 48000 -" doesn't help, so it's not the 
> resampling that I suspected.
> I'll do some more testing, something this trivial should simply work I 
> guess, so maybe I screwed up some config option.
> BTW still running system wide and only yesterday I still had that 
> working...

Interesting, it doesn't show using audacious using either the pulseaudio 
plugin directly or using the alsa plugin with emultion. Weird. So it 
looks like a bad interaction between aplay and the pulseaudio emulation 
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