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#1 2013-03-02 15:18:09

wangsiyuan
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[solved] vlc has a lot of noise when playing wmv

Hi,
When I play wmv with vlc, there is a lot of noise, video is OK.
How to deal with this problem?
vlc: 2.0.5

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it is fixed for 2.0.6.

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#2 2013-03-02 16:22:37

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Re: [solved] vlc has a lot of noise when playing wmv

try:
muting the channels you do not use (cd, line in, Mic & Mic Boost)
reduce the volume of PCM on your mixer

If the noise continues try to see if the file itself does not contain noise by using a variety of players.
if using pulseaudio try using alsa or OSS & vice versa, just to prove that the noise is not being caused by the sound daemon

if you built the vlc from aur or abs try the pre-built one in the repo's or recompile with defaults enabled & no fancy features

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#3 2013-03-02 16:25:16

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Re: [solved] vlc has a lot of noise when playing wmv

Bet ya $20 your video will play find with mplayer or another.  Highly likely a bug with upstream; you should open a bug report if one doesn't already exist.  (Not with Arch but with upstream).

https://trac.videolan.org/vlc

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#4 2013-03-03 00:10:36

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Re: [solved] vlc has a lot of noise when playing wmv

https://trac.videolan.org/vlc/ticket/8260

@wangsiyuan - I do not have a non-copyrighted file to provide upstream.  Do you?


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#5 2013-03-03 00:55:00

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Re: [solved] vlc has a lot of noise when playing wmv

thank you graysky! I do'nt have either. do you reproduce this issue?

graysky wrote:

https://trac.videolan.org/vlc/ticket/8260

@wangsiyuan - I do not have a non-copyrighted file to provide upstream.  Do you?

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#6 2013-03-03 01:42:04

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Re: [solved] vlc has a lot of noise when playing wmv

wangsiyuan wrote:

thank you graysky! I do'nt have either. do you reproduce this issue?

... I opened the bug report didn't I ;p


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#7 2013-03-03 20:59:03

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Re: [solved] vlc has a lot of noise when playing wmv

https://trac.videolan.org/vlc/ticket/8260#comment:5

Doesn't appear to be in upstream.  Time to figure out which of our packages is to blame.  I just rolled back ffmpeg twice and have the same result.  Someone else care to figure it out?

[2013-03-03 15:57] Running 'pacman -U http://arm.konnichi.com/extra/os/x86_64/ffmpeg-1:1.1.2-3-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz'
[2013-03-03 15:57] upgraded ffmpeg (1:1.1.3-1 -> 1:1.1.2-3)
[2013-03-03 15:57] Running 'pacman -U http://arm.konnichi.com/extra/os/x86_64/ffmpeg-1:1.1.2-2-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz'
[2013-03-03 15:57] upgraded ffmpeg (1:1.1.2-3 -> 1:1.1.2-2)

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#8 2013-03-04 13:08:53

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Re: [solved] vlc has a lot of noise when playing wmv

If I downgrade to ffmpeg-1:1.0.1-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz or earlier, wmv files can't be played. Why?

graysky wrote:

https://trac.videolan.org/vlc/ticket/8260#comment:5

Doesn't appear to be in upstream.  Time to figure out which of our packages is to blame.  I just rolled back ffmpeg twice and have the same result.  Someone else care to figure it out?

[2013-03-03 15:57] Running 'pacman -U http://arm.konnichi.com/extra/os/x86_64/ffmpeg-1:1.1.2-3-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz'
[2013-03-03 15:57] upgraded ffmpeg (1:1.1.3-1 -> 1:1.1.2-3)
[2013-03-03 15:57] Running 'pacman -U http://arm.konnichi.com/extra/os/x86_64/ffmpeg-1:1.1.2-2-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz'
[2013-03-03 15:57] upgraded ffmpeg (1:1.1.2-3 -> 1:1.1.2-2)

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#9 2013-03-05 02:11:36

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Re: [solved] vlc has a lot of noise when playing wmv

This isn't a fix, but have you tried turning on/off visualizations? I don't use it anymore, but whenever playing an audio file, I would have to turn visualizations on and off to get clear sound. Don't ask me why it works, it's just a temporary solution I found online. Just my two cents.

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#10 2013-03-05 03:25:18

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Re: [solved] vlc has a lot of noise when playing wmv

This combination works for me still: Upgrading any of these to a later version breaks .wma audio.

vlc-2.0.5-2 (has to be downgraded to work with the older ffmpeg/x264)

ffmpeg-1:1.0.1-1

x264-20121113-1

Although VLC can't be downgraded to -2 with the new QT update.

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#11 2013-03-05 12:59:47

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Re: [solved] vlc has a lot of noise when playing wmv

I can't downgrade vlc to vlc-2.0.5-2 because qt was replaced by qt4...

awbs wrote:

This combination works for me still: Upgrading any of these to a later version breaks .wma audio.

vlc-2.0.5-2 (has to be downgraded to work with the older ffmpeg/x264)

ffmpeg-1:1.0.1-1

x264-20121113-1

Although VLC can't be downgraded to -2 with the new QT update.

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#12 2013-03-06 20:08:35

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Re: [solved] vlc has a lot of noise when playing wmv

It isn't only wmv. It's ASF in general.

https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=1240653


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#13 2013-03-07 00:30:27

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Re: [solved] vlc has a lot of noise when playing wmv

I have this issue aswell... started not long after some updates... don't remember when exactly

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#14 2013-03-07 03:56:51

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Re: [solved] vlc has a lot of noise when playing wmv

I have this static issue also.. and can't downgrade as mentioned in this topic's previous posts.

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#15 2013-03-07 03:58:17

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Re: [solved] vlc has a lot of noise when playing wmv

Since it's not an upstream bug, someone should open an Arch bug report... but against which package?


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#16 2013-03-07 08:41:46

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#17 2013-03-07 09:07:23

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Re: [solved] vlc has a lot of noise when playing wmv

vlc fails to play .ts files. https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=159151
wmv and ts files play fine with mplayer as graysky said.

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#18 2013-03-07 09:51:17

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Re: [solved] vlc has a lot of noise when playing wmv

Nice.


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#19 2013-03-07 14:41:40

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Re: [solved] vlc has a lot of noise when playing wmv

.rmvb files also have noise.

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#20 2013-03-08 10:54:14

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Re: [solved] vlc has a lot of noise when playing wmv

I tried to git bisect ffmpeg. I wasn't able to successfully build every revision but my guess is

http://ffmpeg.org/pipermail/ffmpeg-cvsl … 55714.html

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#21 2013-03-12 05:59:40

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Re: [solved] vlc has a lot of noise when playing wmv

How much progress did we make?

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#22 2013-03-12 16:20:29

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Re: [solved] vlc has a lot of noise when playing wmv

I saw on another distribution's forum that they had a similar problem.

The answer was given to check their libavcodec

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#23 2013-03-12 17:25:07

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Re: [solved] vlc has a lot of noise when playing wmv

For me smplayer plays fine, but VLC has the issue with wmv.

Edit:
My apologies.
After reading the bug report I guess I just added noise to the thread and no meaningful info.

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#24 2013-03-12 19:19:45

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Re: [solved] vlc has a lot of noise when playing wmv

Kilzool wrote:

I saw on another distribution's forum that they had a similar problem.

The answer was given to check their libavcodec

Yes, I have heard that up- or down-grading libavcodec may solve the issue, but I haven't tested this myself.

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#25 2013-03-12 23:53:52

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Re: [solved] vlc has a lot of noise when playing wmv

I have Fedora which have the same Vlc 2.0.5 but it has no issues.


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