[Wine] Crackaly Audio 1.4-rc2, but not 1.3.15

Rafter wineforum-user at winehq.org
Thu Feb 23 20:22:33 CST 2012

So, I recently upgraded to 11.04 from 10.10, and mostly things have been fine. One of the things though is that pulse was freshly installed again, and as expected, this caused issues. So, just for kicks, I uninstalled wine, deleted my .wine, and then installed the beta package wine from the software center and out of the blue the sound worked fine! Ofcourse, games were laggy and/or impossible to play (portal 2, swbf2, LoL, etc.) but the sound was fantastic. The sound test button in winecfg sounded good too.

So, I though I had just had a wrong setting and so I updated my beta wine which made it 1.4-rc2. Now all the graphics are smooth and games are playable again, but the sound crackles like rice krispies. 
The really odd thing though is there really are no error reports. The only thing that appears when I press 'Test Sound' in winecfg is this:

err:ole:CoInitializeEx Attempt to change threading model of this apartment from multi-threaded to apartment threaded

My hope is that there is a relatively simple solution to this problem which DOES NOT remove or disable pulseaudio. I like it, it works for everything else, and I do not want to screw up my system (again).

Thanks in advance.

P.S. This is my first forum post like, ever. So if I need to give more info please let me know.

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