[vlc-devel] audio output is starving problem - using libmad and alsa

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Sat Sep 12 11:58:24 CEST 2009

Le vendredi 11 septembre 2009 21:46:18 Celil Urgan, vous avez écrit :
> MSG1
> Using alsa as audio output i am getting a error like "audio output is
> starving (39734), playing silence".We know that mp3(libmad) decoding is
> in mpga2fixed filter.My questions re "Which thread handle this
> filter?Decoder or Alsa?" ,"What should i do for to fix this issue?"

audio output starvation comes from the audio decoder thread. Typically, that 
means the thread is woken up too late. This can be caused by overload, broken 
power management or scheduler, crappy audio drivers/hardware, VLC bugs, or 
incorrect timestamps in the input file...

Rémi Denis-Courmont

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