Audio problem when encoding dvd's

Steve Sears me at
Fri Mar 21 07:43:22 UTC 2008

    I've been playing with Ubuntu 7.10 for a couple months now on my 
laptop and it has been a great experience. I'm learning something new 
everyday. I recently got a new desktop, an HP 8330f and the first thing 
I did was install Ubuntu on the second hard drive. It has not though 
been as smooth an experience as my laptop. I've been able to work 
through most problems by looking online but not this one.

    I use ManDVD on my laptop and produce DVD's from my AVI's with no 
problem. But I can't reproduce this on my new desktop. I've tried DeVeDe 
and also am not able to get it to work. For some reason, the audio is 
all screwed up. Static, noise, pops, hisses, and all sorts of crap. The 
AVI's play fine in movie player and other players, but the converted 
files won't. The video is fine, just the audio. Strangly enough, mp4 
files encode just fine using DeVeDe, just not avi. Audio is fine for 
music files and what not. I know it has to be some kind of setting, but 
I've not really learned the command line well enough to go messing 
around. Any suggestions would be helpful as I know this can't just be a 
me problem.


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