Sound Interrupts with mplayer/snd_hda on 8-STABLE amd64

Alexander Motin mav at
Tue Jan 19 09:57:03 UTC 2010

Thomas Hummel wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 18, 2010 at 11:26 PM, Alexander Motin <mav at
> <mailto:mav at>> wrote:
>     If sound latency is not very important for you, you may try to increase
>     size of OSS audio buffers with hw.snd.latency and hw.snd.latency_profile
>     sysctls.
> Thanks for your reply. Unfortunately, I had already tried raising
> hw.snd.latency (from 5 to 10) but it hadn't changed anything.
> Basically, I have the feeling that, when I end up using xine (amarok,
> xine itself, ...) sound works correctly, but when I bypass xine
> (mplayer, vlc), the problem occur...

Some applications may control sound buffer size by themselves.

Alexander Motin

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