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

Ng Oon-Ee ngoonee at gmail.com
Sun Aug 8 03:30:56 PDT 2010

On Sun, 2010-08-08 at 01:43 +0200, Mads Kiilerich wrote:
> 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.)
> /Mads

Just to add that similar issues happen for me when running CPU-hungry
apps together with the 'simultaenous output' module.

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