Bug#608727: vlc: Audio pops periodically when playing DVDs

Aaron Barany akb825 at gmail.com
Mon Jan 3 00:52:47 UTC 2011

Package: vlc
Version: 1.1.3-1
Severity: normal

Sometimes when playing DVDs in VLC, the audio will pop periodically at a
regular interval. This doesn't happen with every DVD, nor does it always happen
every time with the same DVD. I could sometimes fix it by relaunching VLC or
ejecting and re-inserting the DVD, sometimes it doesn't make a difference. A
few notable features of my configuration are I am using spdif passthrough with
ALSA for the audio and I am forcing vsync with the radeon drivers.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-amd64 (SMP w/8 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages vlc depends on:
ii  libaa1                  1.4p5-38         ascii art library
ii  libc6                   2.11.2-7         Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libfreetype6            2.4.2-2.1        FreeType 2 font engine, shared lib
ii  libfribidi0             0.19.2-1         Free Implementation of the Unicode
ii  libgcc1                 1:4.4.5-8        GCC support library
ii  libgl1-mesa-glx [libgl1 7.7.1-4          A free implementation of the OpenG
ii  libqtcore4              4:4.6.3-4        Qt 4 core module
ii  libqtgui4               4:4.6.3-4        Qt 4 GUI module
ii  libsdl-image1.2         1.2.10-2+b2      image loading library for Simple D
ii  libsdl1.2debian         1.2.14-6.1       Simple DirectMedia Layer
ii  libstdc++6              4.4.5-8          The GNU Standard C++ Library v3
pn  libtar                  <none>           (no description available)
pn  libvlccore4             <none>           (no description available)
ii  libx11-6                2:1.3.3-4        X11 client-side library
ii  libx11-xcb1             2:1.3.3-4        Xlib/XCB interface library
pn  libxcb-keysyms1         <none>           (no description available)
pn  libxcb-randr0           <none>           (no description available)
ii  libxcb-shm0             1.6-1            X C Binding, shm extension
ii  libxcb-xv0              1.6-1            X C Binding, xv extension
ii  libxcb1                 1.6-1            X C Binding
ii  libxext6                2:1.1.2-1        X11 miscellaneous extension librar
ii  ttf-freefont            20090104-7       Freefont Serif, Sans and Mono True
pn  vlc-nox                 <none>           (no description available)
ii  zlib1g                  1: compression library - runtime

Versions of packages vlc recommends:
pn  vlc-plugin-notify             <none>     (no description available)
pn  vlc-plugin-pulse              <none>     (no description available)

Versions of packages vlc suggests:
pn  mozilla-plugin-vlc            <none>     (no description available)
pn  videolan-doc                  <none>     (no description available)

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