how to control playback speed in kino?

Karl Auer kauer at
Sun Nov 4 05:18:35 UTC 2012

On Sat, 2012-11-03 at 21:45 -0400, Ric Moore wrote:
> Ahha!!!!! Fixed it! Use device /dev/dsp instead of "default" in kino 
> preferences/audio. Now it plays at normal speed and audio/video is 
> synced. :) Ric

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The sound device was already set to /dev/dsp :-) So I set it to
"default" just in case, and lo! Playback worked at normal speed! Except
the sound was then completely (and I do mean *completely*) out of synch
- multiple tens of seconds out of synch. When I set it back to
"/dev/dsp", it brought back the high-speed playback symptom.

So I took the idea from your other message, ran kino via padsp, and that
did work. I have normal-speed playback and I have synchronised sound.

Thank you!

However, the sound is slightly poppy, and the captured video has a few
dropouts - just a split second, enough to lose a syllable of a word.
Whenever a dropout happens, I see two or three (or four or five) of
these on the console:

   [dvvideo @ 0x2b90340] AC EOB marker is absent pos=64

Any ideas on that one?

Regards, K.

Karl Auer (kauer at

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