Re: xmms noise
From: Larry I Smith (larry.i.smith_at_verizon.net)
Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2004 19:33:09 GMT
Henriette Kress wrote:
> So noatun works nicely, as far as it goes, except that I can't save a
> modified playlist. I can make one from scratch and modify that to my
> heart's content - until I close noatun and start it again.
> xmms would be a nice alternative, except that it gets white noise into
> the tunes at all volumes above a whisper. It's like listening to a radio
> station that's not _quite_ on track - very annoying, so I don't use xmms,
> for the time being.
> What's up with that? Anybody know how to fix it? Might this be related to
> not being able to watch *.avi files anymore, 'cos those are all foggy and
> unsharp, much like overly compressed jpegs?
> Hetta, on suse 9.
Do you get the xmms 'noise' only when playing CD's, or
is it also there when you play files from the HD?
IF the noise occurs only when playing CD's, then you
need to tell xmms to use 'Analog' mode rather than
'Digital Audio Extraction' (DAE) mode when playing CD's.
I had this problem with one of my CD drives.
The 'DAE' mode had noise and static, but 'Analog'
works fine. Of course, the CD drive MUST have an
audio cable connected to the sound card for
'Analog' to work.
To switch to 'Analog':
- open the xmms 'Options/Preferences' menu
- click the 'Audio I/O Plugins' Tab
- highlight the 'CD Audio Player...' listbox entry
- click the 'Configure' button
- in the 'Play mode' section select 'Analog' then