[CM] Re: clicks using sndplay in OS X
Kjetil S. Matheussen
Mon, 31 Oct 2005 16:58:50 -0800 (PST)
> 3. pops and clicks when using sndplay
> This whole exploration reminded me of another general issue I've had with
> sndplay. Ever since I've been using clm (a little over a year only), I've found that
> I get pops and clicks when I use dac/sndplay to play back my files. Because of
> this, I almost always ended up playing back my files using QuickTime and there
> were no problems with pops and clicks. Now that I've set paplay (mentioned
> above in #2) as *clm-player*, I can play back my files in clm using dac and I
> don't have the problem either, so it would seem that the problem is specifically
> with sndplay (and probably with the way it works in OS X). Anyway, I'm very
> glad to have found a solution, but I'd like to be able to use sndplay to play back
> my files at some point. Also, I may not be the only person out there
> experiencing pops and clicks while using sndplay in OS X, so I wonder if
> something could be improved on (maybe by looking at how paplay plays files or
Coincidentally just looking at the sndplay.c file right now...
Can this be the cause of the pops and clicks on macoscx?
#define BUFFER_SIZE 256
/* this setting from Scott Middleton (actually used 8096) */
#define BUFFER_SIZE 8192
#define BUFFER_SIZE 4096
(Why so small default buffer on macosx?)
Perhaps using the -bufsize option for sndplay helps?