Ticket #11446 (reopened defect)
Sound dies after a few minutes of playback
|Reported by:||Rafcio||Owned by:|
I believe this bug is related to the one reported by me in ticket #9735 and I have noted this in the other ticket, but here it is again. This problem is not consistent, but it happens frequently. Sometimes it takes only a few minutes of a sound playback for the sound to die and sometimes a much longer time. In almost every case if the sound dies it requires a VM reboot to recover, however it happened a few times that after the sound died the shutdown sound did play while I was rebooting. It does not really matter what player I use to "kill" the sound. It can be Winamp playing a local mp3 file or it can be music streamed from Internet in Firefox using an embedded player, which is I believe Flash based. After the sound dies Winamp will refuse to play. Sometimes it will seem frozen and sometimes it will try to play, but there will be no progress at all. The VLC media player will load and "play" the file, but there will be no sound, however the progress bar will increase. I won't be able to play any sound from the Sound applet in the Control Panel either. The player in Firefox will change the status to "buffering", which is not true, because I confirmed that it does not really stream (at least not the pieces I frequently listen to), but loads the whole file first and then plays it from cache I believe. Anyway, it seems as the audio subsystem is messed up badly, and it seems to be far worse now (means happens sooner or more frequently) than it used to be in the early VBox 4.1.x days.
- Status changed from new to closed
- Resolution set to worksforme