[pulseaudio-discuss] skype sound effects create a buzzing noise

Julian Sikorski belegdol at gmail.com
Thu May 23 11:10:51 PDT 2013

W dniu 23.05.2013 19:32, Arun Raghavan pisze:
> On Thu, 2013-05-23 at 19:22 +0200, Julian Sikorski wrote:
>> Hi,
>> this was annoying me long enough that I have decided to investigate.
>> Basically, I am using skype-4.2 and pulseaudio-2.1 on fedora 18 x86_64.
>> Whenever skype produces a sound event (incoming message bleep, logging
>> in sound), buzzing noise will occur. This is especially prominent when
>> playing a song in the background. I have looked at the log and the error
>> message seems to be this:
>> D: [alsa-sink] memblock.c: Pool full
>> D: [alsa-sink] memblock.c: Pool full
>> D: [alsa-sink] memblock.c: Pool full
>> I have attached a full log. I know that PA 2.1 is really old now, but
>> Fedora seems to be having hard time aligning with PA releases these days.
> This happens because PulseAudio didn't handle low latency requests well
> enough. This has been fixed recently, and will be available in the next
> release (or in one of the 3.99.x prereleases if you can get a package
> for it).
> -- Arun
That's great to hear! Hopefully 4.0 will make it to Fedora 19, otherwise
it will be in Fedora 20 which is slated for a January release. It's
funny to think that Fedora was once the distro advocating pulseaudio.


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