[LAU] Pops when starting/stopping audio stream

Paul Davis paul at linuxaudiosystems.com
Thu Dec 20 11:53:33 UTC 2012

On Thu, Dec 20, 2012 at 7:59 AM, Asa Marco <aesir.ml at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> already once in theater we had a problem with disturbing pops when an
> audio stream was stopped or started from PC, that disappeared by using
> an Edirol UA25EX as interface.
> Now I notice that this problem afflicts also my laptop (either with
> JACK or ALSA) and I really would like to get rid of it.
> Is the crappy internal soundcard (Intel, chip Realtek
> ALC269) the only one to blame? What could cause these pops?

the audio hardware. almost certainly.

Is there any way to deal with it at software level?

if you really want to go for it you could mess around with the h/w mixer
settings so that it is entirely muted when you start or stop it.
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