Audacious 3.4 on Ubuntu 13.04: no gapless playing with ALSA output
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!
#5 Updated by Luca Rossetto Casel over 6 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 over 6 years ago
Can you see if this commit fixes the problem?
#8 Updated by Luca Rossetto Casel over 6 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 over 6 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.