Ubuntu Multimedia :: Sound Is Choppy When Scrolling
Feb 28, 2011
When I am scrolling using my touchpad on my Dell E1505 regardless of which program, my sound skips. Its like it becomes scratchy or similar. I had the same problem with 10.04 and fixed it by modifying some modset file. Said it had something to do with my ATI X1400 GFX card too.
I installed the newest (11.2?) KDE opensuse last night on my computer. Last night everything was fine but while I slept I guess the Linux Gremlins got to my laptop. Now when I scroll down in Firefox the motion is slow and choppy. Has this happened to anyone else? If so what can I do to fix it?
I've borrowed a netbook from my girlfriend and she's let me put ubuntu on it so I can do some computing work, I installed 11.04 on it but it was a little slow so I tried 10.04. It looks great, I like it a lot, however it seems to be running a little choppy. The computer switches on and loads up in under a minute, and applications open up in a few seconds, however scrolling (particularly in browsers) is very glitchy looking, as is minimising and opening windows, nothing seems to be running smoothly.
A little info for you: using an ASUS eePC 1101HA, 1GB RAM, 160GB HDD, running Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx Netbook Edition (However I prefer GNOME and removed the netbook launcher), I'm a Mac user but I use the Terminal a lot so I'm fairly confident with basic commands.
I run ubuntu 10.10 with an 870-g45 motherboard which contains a VIA VT1828S integrated sound chip with 8 audio channels as it states on [URL]... I am having issues with getting microphones to work properly on my computer. Sound output works great but microphones don't. I've noticed when I tested mic's on the sound configuration it would act like it gets input but it would be choppy or laggy sound. Anytime i talk to people on voice chat they say my voice sounds like it keeps clipping in and out and they can't understand a thing I say. I have tried looking on google but any fix I looked at didn't seem to work for me. I don't know if it's motherboard related
A fresh install of 11.3 64 KDE 4.4 some packman stuff installed. Some broken as no current 64 bit libs or funky packman situation currently. CD audio is choppy. No mp3 playback though support is installed. [URL]....
My sound was working fine except I couldn't get system sounds (notifications) to work. So I decided to install pulseaudio to see if it would fix it. Now I get system sounds and my other sounds, but now in most things (such as firefox and warcraft 3) the sound is choppy. I've tried SDB:AudioTroubleshooting - openSUSE and a couple other things I've googled but it's not working for me. I'd like to be able to fix it or at least go back to the way it was.
In Gnome and XFCE I always have a choppy music playback. The music is never played smoothly. There is always hesitations in the playback, as if the CPU is running on 100% and cannot cope with the system load.
One of the reasons for that is (in my case) Pulseaudio.
Another reason is Gstreamer. When I choose Gstreamer as backend in KDE, I get the same choppy musicplayback as in Gnome or XFCE. With Xine as backend in KDE, everything is fine. So my conclusion is: with Xine, the sound would be fine in Gnome too.
So, I wonder if it is possible to use Xine as backend in Gnome too. Does anyone have experience with running Xine in Gnome and/or XFCE? What do I need to do to set Gnome/XFCE, so that it uses Xine instead of Gstreamer?
Or is there maybe a special setting, I have to apply? In gstreamer-properties I have tried all possible settings, but this didnīt change anything to the quality of sound.
My experience is also: this choppy sound is hardware-independend. It doesnīt matter which hardware I use, the sound is choppy. It is also distro-independend. The sound is choppy in openSUSE (gnome and in KDE with applied Gstreamer backend), in Ubuntu, Xubuntu, Fedora with Gnome, Linux Mint with Gnome.
As the title says, scrolling is choppy after I've updated. I suspect my video driver is to blame. I went to System > Administration > Additional Drivers and saw that it was "Activated but not currently in use".
Since I upgraded to 10.04 (from 9.10) I've been running into trouble with my wireless headset. Ever since the upgrade, I've had issues with the audio being very choppy (it sounds kind of like static) through the headset while listening to anything from an mp3 to a ..... video.
The two things I've noticed about it are that it is ONLY when using the headset, and the audio is fine running through the built in speakers. The other thing is that it only seems to happen when there is something going on on screen (for example, with a ..... video, scrolling up and down a page makes it much worse, as does having the video embedded in another page, while minimizing the page eliminates problem; or while listening to music, while the visualizer is running, it has problems, but when I get rid of it, it's fine.)
I have a somewhat old Dell Inspiron 6400 with 2 GB ram and 2 Intel core 2 T7400s, each at 2.16 GHz if that helps. I'm not sure how to check what sound card I have (still fairly new to linux).
I wanted to hear some music from my audio library, so I turned on banshee, all the sudden the audio started to hear choppy, no unusual disk activity, no slowness of my laptop. I restarted the laptop since, I had a big Red buton that asked for it. After reboot tried listening to my music and the same result choppy audio. Tried rebooting again, same thing. Has anyone experienced this issue with audio after todays update? My laptop is a Lenovo Thinkpad t61 2 GB RAM and fedora 11 x_64
I have an old Aureal Vortex 2 (by Diamond Multimedia) installed in my system (C2Q @3.4GHz, P35 motherboard), along with the on-board audio. I'm using my PCI sound card with my headphones and running everything else off of the onboard audio. Since it seems to have better sound, I would use it a lot more, but it skips like crazy whenever I try to play sound through ALSA. It sounds like something is sporadically dropping audio frames. The onboard audio works fine with ALSA.
I'm running Kubuntu 10.10 (2.6.35-25, gcc 4.4.5). I think it worked fine with earlier software, but I can't remember for sure. I've tried mplayer and kaffeine (xine backend). When using mplayer, the experimental openal works perfectly, but the advanced options for kaffeine are pitiful. I'm looking at switching video players (probably xbmc or a frontend for mplayer), but I assume I won't be able to completely avoid ALSA. I've done a quick search on google, but if there was anything useful, it was choked out by decade old discussions on getting the card to work at all.
I am experiencing sound problems after an upgrade to kernel 18.104.22.168-213.fc11.i686.PAE from kernel 22.214.171.124-191.fc11.i686.PAE in several games like Neverwinter Nights (linux binaries) and Warcraft III (PlayOnLinux). The sound stops and changes into a very choppy annoying sound. When I boot into the old kernel the problems are gone.
I've just recently put Ubuntu on my 2010 Macbook Pro 13 inch, and all seems to be running more or less alright.One thing i miss from OS X is the ability to reverse the scrolling direction, also inertial scrolling.Is there any way to implement this in Ubuntu?Also, i have already installed the Mactel trackpad drivers.
I've been browsing through the forums and tried several things, but I haven't found a solution to my problem yet. I have an Acer Aspire 5520 laptop, with an NVIDIA GeForce 7000 M graphics card. For a year I've been using Ubuntu, and with all the versions I've had, through Gutsy to Lynx, I've always found that 3D graphics are extremely choppy. I wouldn't say they are slow...it's more like they move for a couple of seconds, then stop, then move again, then stop. I didn't really care, because I hardly play games: I had initially noticed it trying to get Warcraft 3 to work on Wine, which obviously is an old game, and it runs perfectly on windows...I thought it was just a problem of Wine. But now I've installed Celestia and Flightgear, and with both of them I have this same problem. Flightgear is the worst, it's basically unusable.
I have done several things based upon what I read in the forums. I removed all the NVIDIA drivers, and manually installed the latest propietary driver 195.36.24. I turned off all my desktop effects. I turned on Sync to Vblank to see what would happen. The desktop itself runs very quickly, even the Desktop cube effect, if I turn it on. Like I said before, the problem seems to be this jerkiness with games, with Celestia, and with flightgear. If I get this working, then I'll actually have Ubuntu working completely perfectly, for the FIRST TIME!
When I play streaming video on hulu or other sites it is choppy. However, the sound is fine. Video files play fine when I download them.I experience this problem in both Firefox and Chrome. I have a 10MB connection on other Linux desktops the streaming video is fine.I imagine it is a flash issue, but I have the latest flash v10.1.The other solution would be a video downloader for streaming video. I have not found one that works on Linux.
Im trying to play some videos with vlc but they are too choppy, I guess my comp is too slow. They are something like 1700x1000 h.264. What can I re-encode these too to maintain good quality but increase playback speed? If possible, an ffmpeg command to do this would be awesome.
I've got a Lenovo T410 with just the onboard intel graphics, with the i7 620m and 10.04 64-bit installed.I've also added the xorg-edgers ppa and installed all the packages from there. When I try to watch a 720p video full-screen in ..... it is unwatchable, just too choppy. I haven't been able to find an answer to this elsewhere. I've tried disabling the hardware acceleration in flash but that does nothing. It seems that the driver in use is i915. Is that the driver that should be used? From lspci: 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02)
Subsystem: Lenovo Device 215a Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 34 Memory at f2000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4M] Memory at d0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M] I/O ports at 1800 [size=8] Capabilities: <access denied> Kernel driver in use: i915 Kernel modules: i915
I'm running Ubuntu 11.04, have 4GB of Memory, and an AMD Phenom II X4 840 Quad Core processor.When I play Hulu Desktop the video is choppy.Now, the odd thing is that I had this problem before. It's the whole reason I upgraded my processor. When I upgraded I noticed an improvement, but it was still a little choppy. I then went to the Adobe site and got the latest version of Flash, and lo and behold, I could watch Hulu Desktop on HD quality with no problem!
I'm running an athlon II X2 on a Gigabyte GA-MA785GM-US2H motherboard Graphics are running on the Radeon HD 4200 on the motherboard. System has 2 GB of RAM. I recently did a clean install of Ubuntu 9.10. I previously had 9.04 installed and flash video ran completely smoothly, and the CPUs wouldn't even come out of 800 MHz power save mode.
Since upgrading to 9.10, flash runs choppy and the CPUs max out every time there is a lot of movement on full screen videos. On 9.04 and 9.10 I was running the ATI proprietary FGLRX hardware drivers. I've tried re-installing the ATI drivers and flash. I've also disabled compiz desktop effects.
Im running Xubuntu 9.10 on my compaq v2000 laptop. My problem is that the video stream playback is very choppy. I have tried the method found here [url] but when i get to the part where I have to type "echo base....." when i hit enter my terminal replies with "bash: echo: write error: Invalid argument"...How to fix this choppy video streaming playback...
I just upgraded from Karmic to Lucid. I've never had problems with playing video files before, but now that I've upgraded to Lucid, I am, regardless of Compiz and other visual effects being on. What I know of my hardware specs are in my sig. I have "NVIDIA accelerated graphics driver (version current) [Recommended]" activated (and in fact, one of my reasons for upgrading was the supposedly improved NVIDIA drivers in Lucid). VLC, MPlayer and Totem are all choppy playing .avi's: they play smoothly for several seconds, then start skipping (audio and visual, separately), though VLC does so less violently than the others. Similar problems, though slightly less severe, with watching flash movies in chromium.
I am having audio issues in my host operating system (Ubuntu 10.10 64bit) when running my Virtual machine (Windows Server 2008 R2) through VirtualBox. At the moment I need the virtual machine to run all the time my issue comes when trying to play a movie on the host OS, video is fine but audio is choppy to the point of not understanding what is being said.
I used gstreamer to test the audio outputs while the VM was running, ALSA is choppy but Pulseaudio is clear. I then change VLC to pulseaudio and I get no output what so ever. The VM does not need sound so I have it disabled in VirtualBox's settings (I have tried enabled, same issue).
Streamed videos on various Web sites are slow and choppy for me. The problem seems to be a cross-browser issue, today I did an informal test of various sites I frequently use on both Mozilla Firefox and Chrome. The results of my informal test are below, and as you can see they are mostly the same for both Firefox and Chrome.
Google Chrome- You tube-- no problems once video loads, but loading is slow Daily show-- very slow loading, sound ok, video extremely slow, choppy, unwatchable ESPN--slow to load, sound ok, picture is very slow, choppy eHOW--slow to load, sound ok, picture is very slow, choppy
Mozilla Firefox You tube-- no problems but sometimes slow loading Daily show-- a little slow loading but sound and picture ok ESPN--sound ok but picture very choppy eHOW--slow to load, sound ok, picture is very slow, choppy
I just upgraded to Ubuntu Maverick v 10.10 and loving it. However, I have encountered a problem with playing any type of video whether it be Xvid, AVI, h264, MKV or AAC. I have tried many players from smplayer, mplayer, kmplayer, vlc, etc. but I am still having the problems. I have read some posts on here and I've disabled compiz, tried the X11 tweak and updated my Nvidia drivers. I don't know if I am missing some type of codec or restricted plugin because I have ample space and resources are readily available while playing the video.
I have three different webcams. All Logitech. Two are "cheapo" ones, and one is a more expensive, HD one. I'm running the stock Maverick desktop install, with no specifical extras for the video or the like. I plug in the webcam (doesn't matter which one I use) and it is picked up and can be used. Not a problem, but when I view the feed, the its laggy and choppy. If I plug in the cam onto my Windows XP or Window 7 installs (on the same laptop), the feed is smooth and has no issues. So I figure it has to be something to do with my settings or configurations. Problem is, I can't seem to find out what I need to tweak to smoothen or improve the feed. I've tried reducing the resolution of the feed to the minimum, but that hasn't helped.
Just to give you an idea of what I'm talking about. If I film myself typing at my laptop keyboard, I can see my hands move around the keyboard when I view the footage in Windows, but when I film it in Ubuntu, it's very jumpy, and my hands seem to jump about all over the keyboard -- almost as if something can't keep up.
currently using nvidia accelerated graphics driver (version 185) and a nvidia 8800gt. cpu is an intel c2d e6600, so it's quite a fast pc. video playback is extremely choppy to the point of being unwatchable. it affects all applications that i have tried, such as vlc, movie player and flash videos in mozilla firefox. videos on videos seem slow but playable, but when i try to watch them in full screen there's a drop to about 5fps. cpu usage reaches 100%. scrolling is also slow on large webpages. disabling compiz makes no visible difference.
before i installed nvidia's driver, videos played perfectly. videos play fine in windows xp. it seems as if nvidia's driver is using the cpu to 'process' videos, instead of the graphics card. other than that, ubuntu 9.10 is lightning fast... so what's going on here? i have resolved one issue, that is flash player's performance in firefox. followed instructions [here] and videos is now smooth in full screen. other videos, however, are still stuttering and spiking cpu usage. this must be a widespread issue, but the lack of information on the web shows otherwise.
I switched from XP to Ubuntu a few days ago and I'm having a hard time getting flash to work properly in firefox. I can play videos and music in a non-flash format just fine, but flash videos play without sound and really choppily.