[LAU] Keeping an audio channel open

Bob van der Poel bob at mellowood.ca
Thu Jun 30 21:03:58 UTC 2016

On Wed, Jun 29, 2016 at 10:05 PM, Ffanci Silvain <silvain at freeshell.de>

> Bob van der Poel, Jun 30 2016:
> ...
>> (well, a bit more complex since the file is a midi and it's played via
>> timidity).
>> I find that the start of every song presents some distortion for about a
>> second. I'm assuming that it has to do with the audio port being opened or
>> initialized.
> Hey hey Bob,
> I just made sure and tested it with Timidity here. No such distortion. My
> Timidity uses JACK as its default output. Could it be your playback
> arrangement? I remember having similar issues with a pair of dynamic
> headphones, which could adjust incoming volume. If the incoming material
> was too loud, after a bit of silence, it would distort for a second.
> Have you checked the issue with other sound sources? Some multimedia
> player? Or have you connected another playback device than your laptop to
> your amp? -- Granted perhaps stupid questions, but sometimes odd things do
> happen.
> ...
> Ta-ta,

​Thanks! Spend some time looking at this and figured it out. My program was
setting an output port using -O.... (don't recall exactly and I just lost
what I had). Anyway, took that out and it works just fine now.

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