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ALSA\Gstreamer on Arch, Problems

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I usually heavily google a problem before I come here for help, to save spamming, and as usual I have, but to no luck.

The problem consists of,

When I play something through Gstreamer -> ALSA I get a very loud crack noise then the track or sound starts. This happens in Pidgin too, but in pidgin it can be solved by using aplay %s as the command to play a sound.

From this, I've determined that it's not ALSA, but Gstreamer.

I know a couple of people here use arch and I was wondering if you'd encountered this problem.

Soundcard: Onboard NF4 thing
Music Player: Exaile
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No one?

Please
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One thing I've discovered over time...

Check how high the PCM volume is, keep it under 80%. Anything higher I noticed that it distorts the sound, and makes it sound like rubbish. Also make sure that in all the apps that you use that use sound and can change volume(xine, mplayer, audacious, amarok, etc), that their sound channel they control in Master and not PCM.

This could be a solution to your problem.
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I keep my gains at 0 and I always have the programs volume set to software controlled, so I can have Pidgin quieter than my music etc.

It still happens though. I would try my Creative Soundblaster SE, but this board refuses to boot with it.
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