[LAU] short audio drop out when new jack clients are created and connected

Max abonnements at revolwear.com
Wed Nov 10 21:09:57 CET 2021

On 09.11.21 16:59, Paul Davis wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 9, 2021 at 8:52 AM Peter P. <peterparker at fastmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I am currently giving linux-show-player a try but the following problem
>> might happen with other software as well.
>> In linux-show-player audio files can be played back from a cue list.
>> Each cue is implemented as a separate jack client. I am having the
>> problem that starting a cue, while another one is already playing, is
>> causing an audible drop out in the audio processing. When running the
>> software under alsa, this does not seem to happen. I suspect that
>> creating and connecting new jack clients causes this to happen. No xruns
>> happen though. I can not reproduce this exactly, although it happens at
>> about 30% of cue starts. Increasing jackd's buffer size does not help so
>> far. How can I go about to debug this further?
> A number of JACK-compatible applications disconnect/reconnect to JACK
> based on certain things that they do. Clementine, for example, will
> disconnect from JACK on stop, and reconnect on start. This is silly
> behavior, but it is understandable why they ended up this way.

Strawberry, a maintained version of Clementine, blames it on GStreamer


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