[PD] Help: computer dead + dropouts on hdsp pcmcia card on OsX+pdext

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Mon Dec 17 17:03:51 CET 2007

On Dec 16, 2007, at 8:30 PM, Roman Haefeli wrote:

> On Sun, 2007-12-16 at 19:58 +0000, Joao Miguel Pais wrote:
>> - I installed my rme hdsp pcmcia card on a friends OsX (don't know  
>> now
>> which one, but I think the latest one), and also pd-ext (latest  
>> stable
>> version). Audio worked, but there were constant dropouts that  
>> wouldn't
>> disappear (and there seemed to be more dropouts there when there was
>> more audio, and specially more with held sounds).
>> Do you know what might be causing the dropouts, and what could be  
>> done
>> for it?
> i experienced similar issues with pd on osx quite a few times. the  
> most
> common symptom was a short noise approximately every half second.
> whenever i encountered something like that, it helped to install jack
> and run pd -> jack -> coredaudio (instead of pd -> coreaudio). don't
> know if this can be generalized as a solution, but at least it  
> helped in
> all cases i know.
> http://www.jackosx.com/

AFAIK, the bug that you describe, Roman, is due to the internal  
soundcard.  Did it happen with an external soundcard?  If so, could  
add that to the bug report?  It's an important detail.

As for João's problem, I think that Jack OSX is worth trying.


> roman
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