[PD] Audio I/O stuck

pix pix at test.at
Sat May 12 02:47:25 CEST 2001

try using frags instead of audiobuf to set the buffering of audio, eg:

pd -frags 5

this has always worked for me when i have run into the same problem on different machines/soundcards, as it depends on how your soundcard behaves. you can play around with the number of frags. generally, the higher the number, the fewer audio dropouts you will get from transient spikes in the cpu usage, but it also increases the latency.. so you need to find a happy medium.... eg, the lowest number with no/few dropouts.


On Fri, 11 May 2001 20:39:03 -0400
"Timothy Rolls" <trolls at binghamton.edu> wrote:

> Hi list,
>     I have been using PD for a couple weeks now and I have a recurring
> problem that is really annoying. When I try to use audio, after a little
> while I get a message "Audio I/O stuck...closing audio and midi." Then, of
> course, I can't use and audio or midi without restarting the machine. Then
> it usually works for a while. I have tried setting the audio buffer to max
> (580) and it seems to help. But the last 2 days it has been getting worse. I
> am using a PII 400 with 256 MB RAM and Windows ME. I am using a Echo Mia for
> audio. Any ideas? Thanks.
> Regards,
> Tim
> --------------------------------------
> Timothy Rolls, D.M.A.
> Adjunct Lecturer - Music Technology
> Binghamton University

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