[pulseaudio-discuss] Audio will stutter unless Volume Control is running

Mads Kiilerich mads at kiilerich.com
Sat Aug 7 16:43:53 PDT 2010

  Tako Schotanus wrote, On 08/07/2010 01:06 PM:
> I have this strange problem where in some applications (for example 
> Penumbra Overture or Chromium) audio will stutter unless I have the 
> Volume Control running.
> I run it and the stuttering goes away, I close it and it comes back again.

That is probably because the volume control enforces frequent wake-ups 
of PA and a low buffer size - and that do for some reason make your 
audio applications work. If the applications uses PA correctly then it 
is probably a ALSA driver issue.

(I have seen a similar issue with the OSS emulation in PA.)


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