Poor sound quality under linux?
david at gibson.dropbear.id.au
Wed Jun 26 11:21:36 EST 2002
On Tue, Jun 25, 2002 at 09:25:44PM +1000, Doug ABERDEEN wrote:
> Hi Guru's
> I've noticed that sound quality under my Linux setup is generally
> poorer than Windows and I'm after some tips to make it sound better.
> Symptoms: Under xmms, mpg123, xine, artsd, games like Tux Racer, I get what
> sounds like white noise and high frequency distortion
> mixed in with the audio. It's still listenable, but
> poor enough to irritate me quickly. I thought it might be
> down-sampling somwhere but when I forced mpg123 to
> downsample and then it sounded really crap ;) The sound quality
> under Windows is as good as I would expect
> from on m/board audio and much better than the Linux sound.
> Now that DVD's are perfectly watchable under Linux, the sound
> quality is about the last thing preventing me from
> running % rm -fr /mnt/windows
Are you using esd (mixing daemon)? It's dodgy.
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