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

Martin Kuball martinkuball at web.de
Wed Mar 22 16:54:34 EST 2006

Am Wednesday, 22. March 2006 20:53 schrieb Patrick Shirkey:
> intel8x0 clocks at 48000hz so you might wan to try the 'plug'
> plugin.
> ex. aplay -f cd -d plughw:0,0 file.wav

No, this does not change anything.  But if the hardware only supports 
48000 Hz, I will try to convert the file to that rate before playing 
it. Would be interesting to see if this makes a difference.


> hth
> 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

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