[linux-audio-user] Audio Dropouts

Vince Werber ka1iic at prexar.com
Mon Feb 26 16:16:36 EST 2007

And as a simple suggestion... use 're-writable' discs to trouble shoot... 
if only to save a few pennies that is...  I also keep a couple dozen of 
these discs around for projects... they can save money in the long run...

Just me being a penny pincher... <heh>

vince in Maine

On Mon, 26 Feb 2007, Paul Davis wrote:

> On Mon, 2007-02-26 at 03:55 +0900, Joel Roth wrote:
>> On Sun, Feb 25, 2007 at 05:29:57PM -0600, Gary Nored wrote:
>>> I have a problem burning standard audio CDs. On Ubuntu (Dapper Drake),
>>> using K3b I am able to burn all variety of disks (wavs, mp3s, etc) but
>>> when I create a standard audio CD I get dropouts. They do not sound like
>>> a disconnect, but rather more like a controlled fade, followed
>>> immediately by a fade to full volume. The whole dropout usually lasts
>>> 1/4 sec or so, though occasionally a dropout is not restored for the
>>> remainder of the track. The format of the source material is irrelevant.
>>> (PS. The drive was taken from an XP box where it creates audio CDs
>>> perfectly.)
>>> I've looked about for answers, but have never heard this symptom
>>> described elsewhere.
>>> Does anyone have any ideas?
>> Only to try another burning application, such as
>> cdrecord to see the problem arises.
> AFAIK, *all* cd burning apps use cdrecord. they are just GUI wrappers
> around cdrecord's functionality.
> this sounds like an issue with system configuration. can you try running
> k3b as root and see if the same thing happens?

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