[vlc-devel] Re: VLC audio bug

Derk-Jan Hartman d.hartman at student.utwente.nl
Sun Jun 1 00:32:49 CEST 2003

On zaterdag, mei 31, 2003, at 13:05 Europe/Amsterdam, Guenther Bauer 
> I am using Mac OS X 10.2.6 on a PowerMac G4 500 MHz (AGP), 512 MB of 
> RAM and an ATI Radeon 8500 with 64 MB (the original card was an ATI 
> Rage 128 Pro with 16 MB which I replaced recently).
> I am using also the newest version of VLC (0.5.3).
> When playing MPEGs or AVIs (Divx) the sound passes out only after 
> about a minute. You can hear a short crackling, then the sound is 
> gone. You can revive the audio by switching to another channel (e.g. 
> "reverse stereo") for about a minute, then the same happens again, 
> until I start the procedure of switching the channel again. This goes 
> on and on and I don't know why. I have spoken to another VLC user, who 
> is experiencing the same problem.
> The problem always happens, but is not really reproduceable. When 
> watching a movie, the sound can pass out after 1 minute and two 
> seconds as well as after 54 seconds on the same movie. So you can 
> watch this phenomenon with every file, but can't predict the exact 
> time or position when it will happen.
> I hope you are aware of this bug and know a solution.

This is indeed a known bug. we hope we fixed it though. Could you 
PLEASE test our test release of 0.6.0 ???
You can download it here 

See if this solves your problems and let us know your results, both in 
fixed and not fixed case.


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Derk-Jan Hartman (thedj at users.sourceforge.net)
Co-Developer of the MacOS X port of vlc

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