Audacity crashes with playback of these files

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daloonik
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Audacity crashes with playback of these files

Post by daloonik » Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:07 am

I'm trying to create a backing track with these files:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxrbK ... W1LWEdTZGc
But there is always a problem with Audacity freezing during playback and forcing me to kill the Audacity process.
It's easy to replicate: load all the files and especially you will notice a crackling sound with the drums file. Then play back and pause playback multiple times at various places. Audacity will freeze and become unresponsive immediately after playback.
Also Audacity produces orphan files due to the crash.
I'm running Audacity 2.1.3 on Linux Mint 18.1.
Thanks in advance. this is a very frustrating bug.

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Re: Audacity crashes with playback of these files

Post by steve » Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:03 am

Try using the "hw" option as the playback device rather than "default" or "pulse".
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Re: Audacity crashes with playback of these files

Post by daloonik » Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:29 am

Thanks for your reply - changing the audio output to "sysdefault" seemed to help a lot! :)

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Re: Audacity crashes with playback of these files

Post by steve » Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:38 am

If you still get freezes, try the "hw" option. For example on my computer, the "hw" option is:
HDA Intel PCH: ALC268VC Analog (hw:0,0)

"(hw:0,0)" is usually the default (on-board) sound card.
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