Music playback stuttering

category: general [glöplog]
gloom: see, I didn't read that part :D
added on the 2008-02-14 21:34:47 by leijaa leijaa
leijaa: I think this is only possible if you do not have selected "ACPI" during windows installation.. Because if you did, the cards share one (?!!) interrupt.

Somewhere on the internetz I read that it is possible to convert a Windows installation to a "Standard PC" (no ACPI)... but I dunno how well that plays with multicore CPUs..
added on the 2008-02-14 22:32:36 by xyz xyz
ACPI just uses one interrupt, yes. The chipset simply records the source (PCI bus number and device number) of events. All prioritizing is done by the OS nowadays. Far more flexible (and less brittle) than assigning one of 16 IRQ numbers with a fixed mapping of number to priority.
added on the 2008-02-14 22:47:37 by ryg ryg
leijaa: it's tough to move anything at all in a laptop ;)

I think pretty much everything uses ACPI now, and probably for the last 5 years or so. The only reason I've seen to turn it off is to use one copy of windows on multiple PCs, and even then it's a bad idea.
added on the 2008-02-14 23:57:29 by psonice psonice
Just make a new amiga demo instead. Paula DMA is nice and predictable :-)
added on the 2008-02-15 07:54:08 by xeron xeron
leia: kinda tough to move the on-board soundcard to a different PCI-slot, don't you think?

but it'd make all the other kids look up to you!
added on the 2008-02-15 08:12:22 by skrebbel skrebbel
skrebbel: it reminds me of the neighbourhood kids back in the 90s who wanted to "copy" my gravis ultrasound. daft bastards thought it was enough just to copy the driver floppys and then they would have a soundcard.
added on the 2008-02-15 09:04:05 by gloom gloom
On thing that you could try is to find the soundcards manufactors homepage. And look if there is more updated soundcard drivers there. I have a intergrated Realtek sound card but when i check my motherboard support page (Gigabyte) i never see any updates. But on Realkteks homepage i find new drivers all the time.
added on the 2008-02-15 09:27:09 by Cefa68000 Cefa68000
gloom, a guy in my class once installed the internet to his computer, but said he couldn't use it yet because it needed a modem which was due to arrive next week. but, he already had the internet.
added on the 2008-02-15 10:54:17 by skrebbel skrebbel
gloom, also, where the hell were they thinking to plug the speaker audio cable?
added on the 2008-02-15 10:54:59 by skrebbel skrebbel
Man, I should really learn to read everything before i type.. :)
added on the 2008-02-15 11:11:49 by leijaa leijaa
I agree with xeron.
skrebbel: i think you'll find that they were in fact, not thinking. :)
added on the 2008-02-15 11:42:41 by gloom gloom
We had a guy here who told us once that he couldn't upgrade to ADSL because there was no firmware update for his 56k modem to support 512k speed. It wouldn't be so bad, if he wasn't a computer technician with around 10 years experience and he hadn't just spent several hours researching it.
added on the 2008-02-15 12:41:25 by psonice psonice
at least he did his homework :)
added on the 2008-02-15 12:50:46 by Gargaj Gargaj
unfortunately you won't find any drivers on AD (Analog Devices)'s homepage.
added on the 2008-02-15 13:11:42 by bartman bartman
Odd thing: when watching i.e. prods like Iconoclast or Aether the system produces some nice (not) stereo pop-click noises (not to the point of compromising playback speed anyway)...
The problem is that up to 1-2 months ago I hadn't this problem at all. Hmmmmmmm... -_-
Any ideas?
added on the 2008-02-15 15:39:47 by bdk bdk
Hyde: why not try fmod to see if it works, atleast it would give you an answer if it your streaming code...ehm? :)
added on the 2008-02-15 17:28:45 by quisten quisten
xeron, krang: amiga is nice but having pixelshaders is almost like having the copper back ;)
bartman: I know, but Asus has the newest drivers. Didn't help though.
Quisten: no, even playing from winamp and no sound in the demo produces the same bug in the winamp-stream. Besides, I used fmod in noumenon where the bug was documented thanks to psonice and smash.

All: thanks for valuable input. Greatly appreciated.
added on the 2008-02-15 21:57:05 by Hyde Hyde
try a logopaedic patch.

yeah, sorry. I just felt like it.
added on the 2008-02-16 01:37:13 by raer raer
Dont know if it helps but if you use Windows XP theres is http://www.4pcsoft.com/Drivers/Sound-Card/file_d19857.html

I think its the right driver but i don't know for sure.

Is you use Windows Vista i found this link googling around http://dlsvr02.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/Driver/Audio/ADI/AD1988_Vista_61016110.zip

These drivers seem do have a little higher version number than those on Asus web page. But my experience tells me that the only solution is to buy a dedicated sound card. Those integrated sound cards pure crap :)
added on the 2008-02-16 01:47:56 by Cefa68000 Cefa68000