[LAU] vlc: A short audio glitch at the beginning, every time

hollundertee at gmx.net hollundertee at gmx.net
Thu Aug 2 07:57:00 CEST 2018

On Wed, 1 Aug 2018 10:39:16 -0400
jonetsu <jonetsu at teksavvy.com> wrote:

> Hello,
> Everytime I start vlc to play an audio file there's a short glitch
> over perhaps 500ms then afterwards everything's fine.  This happens
> every single time vlc is launched to play an audio file.
> Technically speaking, what would be the reason for such a recurrent
> glitch ?
> Cheers.
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I think I hear that kind of glitch too. I haven't tried with VLC
specifically, but I noticed it with other programs (e.g. OBS when I
switch to a scene that plays music, some other programs). At first I
suspected a broken file but I'm pretty sure that's not it. I guess
in my case it's either an issue with OBS, the decoder or PA.

I do get a pop before and after playing a file using mpv or vlc, which
may be some PA connect/disconnect thing. I'd expect that to be entirely
avoidable, but oh well...

The skip a second or further in is weirder, I haven't noticed it in
vlc. Can you give more detail, the song/format used, vlc version,
Linux version? Maybe someone can reproduce.


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