Audacious 3.4 on Ubuntu 13.04: no gapless playing with ALSA output
|Status:||Closed||Start date:||July 06, 2013|
On Ubuntu 13.04 (64 bit), after upgrading Audacious to version 3.4 from WebUpd8 ppa, with ALSA output I cannot obtain gapless playing anymore: a gap appears now at the end of every track.
I also noticed that the larger is the buffer, the more the gap's lenght increases. With the default buffer of 500 ms the gap is about a second or less; with greater buffers, it's about several seconds.
Switching to PulseAudio output, the issue disappears at all! With Audacious 3.3.* all worked fine.
I created a bug on Launchpad:
Thank you for this great software, and thank you in advance for the help!
#1 Updated by John Lindgren almost 2 years ago
Are you actually using ALSA or simply playing through PulseAudio's ALSA sink?
#2 Updated by Luca Rossetto Casel almost 2 years ago
ALSA, with output to the soundcard. Thank you for answering!
#3 Updated by John Lindgren almost 2 years ago
Through dmix, or direct to the hw: device?
What format of audio files are you playing, and does the same problem appear with other formats?
#4 Updated by John Lindgren almost 2 years ago
Do both songs have the same number of channels and the same sample rate? Do you have any effect plugins enabled?
#5 Updated by Luca Rossetto Casel almost 2 years ago
I set Audacious to send the sound directly to the hw: device, without passing by dmix; but I tried to use dmix too, and the problem remained.
I use Audacious prevalently as a CD player, but I made some test with other formats, with different sample rates, etc.: I could notice no differences, the bug remained.
As a further test, I tried to send the signal to ALSA through Jack: the gap is considerably reduced, nearly unnoticeable, but still present.
#6 Updated by John Lindgren almost 2 years ago
Can you see if this commit fixes the problem?
#7 Updated by John Lindgren almost 2 years ago
- Category changed from plugins/alsa to core
- Status changed from New to Closed
- Target version set to 3.4.1
- % Done changed from 0 to 100
I'm going to assume this is fixed. Please comment if not.
#8 Updated by Luca Rossetto Casel almost 2 years ago
Dear John, I'm very embarrassed: I'm struggling to install from the source code you upload in Git, but I don't know how to do! I read some how-to, but it seems I'm missing something... Would it be possible to apply the patch to my installation of Audacious?
I humbly beg pardon!
#9 Updated by John Lindgren almost 2 years ago
No need to be embarrassed; compiling Audacious from source is daunting the first time. Did you try the instructions at http://redmine.audacious-media-player.org/boards/1/topics/788? Please reply to that forum post if you still have trouble.