Jul 15

Centos 6: audio streams crackling during playback

For quite some time I was trying to find out why I wasn’t able to listen audio streams in vlc, rhythmbox or any other player while i was able to listen those same streams on owner’s web page by using their flash based stream player. After listening for few minutes playback would completely stop with error “Unable to play stream” or something similar.

Finally, I’ve found out why. This particular behavior was caused by faad2 decoder available on RpmForge repo. RpmForge repo faad2 is compiled with drm (–with-drm) that is causing these problems. I am providing few easy steps that will help you recompile faad2, create rpms and reinstall it in order to get rid of this annoying problem.

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