terrible sound playing avi

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Mon Mar 27 17:56:39 UTC 2006

Patrick Siglin wrote:

> Avi's sound hollow and high pitched no matter what I do. I am running
> 5.10 and my sound card is the old ISA awe 64 by creative. Has anyone had
> this problem? DVD's have this high pitch scratchy sound as well not
> quite as bad though. MP3's sound great.

I can't say it's the same as your problem, but I was hearing a lot of junk
out of my speakers during system events, and when I checked I discovered
that my system was using OSS (actually, KDE's "Automatic" settings) rather
than ALSA.  When I manually set it to ALSA, everything cleaned up.

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