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Re: F8 All multi media is TRIPLE SPEED!



On Mon, Jun 23, 2008 at 8:40 PM, Ric Moore <wayward4now gmail com> wrote:
> On Mon, 2008-06-23 at 11:09 +0200, Michael Schwendt wrote:
>> On Sun, 22 Jun 2008 20:15:06 -0400, Nat Gross wrote:
>>
>> > Running Fedora 8 32 bit on an Intel 1.6ghz. (This box has run Fedora
>> > since FC Test 3.) (Latest yum updates.)
>> > About 2 weeks ago, my sound/video system started playing back
>> > everything at double-triple speed!
>> > Actually video seems like double speed but audio is like 3-4x!
>> > Over the time in years from FC3, 4, 5, 6, 8, there have been various
>> > multimedia engines installed on this box.
>> > I have no idea where to start!
>> > Any idea please?
>>
>> Try lower-level tools like "aplay" to play a test WAV file.
>>
>>   $ rpm -qf $(which aplay)
>>   alsa-utils-1.0.16-3.fc8
>>
>> Disable pulseaudio if it is running (the process has the same name), then
>> try again. If everything is still 3-4x faster, boot into the previous
>> kernel version. That way you may be able to find out that something
>> in ALSA in the kernel causes these problems.
>
> Previous poster's idea concerning CPU speed sounds like it has much
> merit. That would be about all that it could be?? Is this a notebook?
Not a notebook. A Dell 1.6ghz desktop with 1 gig ram, 32 bit system.

> For the life of me I cannot think of anything that would do this across
> the board of all the various "players" of sound or video. I could see
> something mis-configured in Xine causing the problem, but mplayer
> wouldn't duplicate that with a different playback scheme of keyboard
> bindings and setup files.
>
> If the OP has more than one kernel installed, maybe try using the older  one?
I have had a few kernel upgrades since and I think my config keeps
only 3 kernels around.
So, I ain't rolling back a kernel at this stage. (It started a few weeks ago.)

>In my years, I've never heard of this one. And, is this just
> happening to a few homebrew audio/video files or all audio/video files?
> Like it you went to youtube, are their files playing at a higher than
> normal speed? There's gotta be something somewhere to use to narrow down
> the problem. You would hope, that is. :) Ric

ALL audio video files. Except that the video is ONLY 1.8x-2.5x
increase and audio
is 2x-4x.


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