[linux-audio-user] Poor sound quality with some music

Patrick Shirkey pshirkey at boosthardware.com
Wed Mar 22 14:53:08 EST 2006

intel8x0 clocks at 48000hz so you might wan to try the 'plug' plugin.

ex. aplay -f cd -d plughw:0,0 file.wav


Martin Kuball wrote:
> Hi!
> I'm using onboard sound with NVidia CK804 chip with the snd_intel8x0 
> alsa driver and have the problem that some of my music sounds really 
> bad when played.
> Let me give an example. I have a cd with a song I like. It sounds good 
> when played directly from the CD via the internal audio connector. 
> Now I rip the song with cdparanoia to a wav file. When I play this 
> file it sounds realy bad. I don't know how to describe it but I think 
> it's some kind of droning. When I play the file using my usb audio 
> device it's sounds fine.
> To a certain extent I have this bad quality with a lot of my music 
> files. But what I notices is that I have never had this with sound in 
> a video. Now I wonder if this might be some problem with music having 
> (normally) 44100 Hz sample rate and video sound 48000 Hz. Is this 
> possible? Maybe even a known problem?
> Martin

Patrick Shirkey - Boost Hardware Ltd.
Http://www.djcj.org/LAU/guide/ - The Linux Audio Users guide

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