[mythtv-users] Slightly OT: Xine and ac3 passthrough using ALSA while playing dvd's gives a skip or stutter effect

Todd Vazquez toddvazquez at yahoo.com
Wed Aug 31 20:53:54 UTC 2005

--- Nate Thompson <nightstrm at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 8/30/05, Chad Delatte <gremlin190 at yahoo.com>
> wrote: 
> > 
> > Hey guys,
> > I'm having a huge problem playing DVD's using Xine
> and
> > Mplayer. Everytime I try to play a dvd I get a
> > stutter or skip sound. It is only when I try to
> use
> > AC3. Normal stuff goes thru my spdif out like wav
> > files and mp3's. I am using a pvr350 and a pvr 250
> > and am using onboard sound. I also had this
> problem
> > with a SB Audigy. I am using Fedora Core 4 and it
> is
> > a clean install. I have also tried with FC3.
> > Thanks
>  I had the same problem, which was resolved by
> upgrading to a later version 
> of ALSA. This was on FC3, so I'm not sure which
> version FC4 ships with, but 
> you might want to see if a newer version is
> available. Actually, I think I 
> still occasionally get a skip, but it only happens
> once every couple DVDs 
> instead of every couple seconds as before. Hope this
> helps,
>  Nate
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I had the same issue at one time.  My fix was to go
into alsamixer and change the bit rate to 48000.  I
think this can also be done in the .alsarc, but I
haven't tackled that yet...  Movies play perfectly
with DD5.1/6.1 and DTS through a Chaintech 710. 
Sounds awesome.


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