adding a data point to ALSA vs Wine sound discussion

Molle Bestefich molle.bestefich at
Mon Dec 25 20:41:56 CST 2006

Adding a data point to the ALSA and Wine sound discussion.

ALSA has a general problem with:
 * Doubling volume
 * Playing sound bites two times
when it doesn't receive data fast enough from an application.

I tried playing a video file over a network using a non-wine player,
then paused the network stream.  The sound paused.

Then restarted the network stream.
The volume now doubles for the next sound bite (always), and the next
sound bite is played twice (sometimes).

So, just in case anyone is hearing the above two effects, they may
actually be bugs in ALSA occuring when samples are delivered slower
than expected, rather than bugs in Wine.

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