mp3 has artifacts in Saucy

Bug #1245281 reported by David Turner on 2013-10-27
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Bug Description

This only started happening after I upgraded to Saucy. Whenever I listen to mp3 tracks using Rhythmbox or Totem, there are some pretty noticeable artefacts when I listen to MP3 tracks (maybe it also affects all compressed formats, not sure). FLAC seems to be unaffected. The best way for me to describe these artefacts would be that they sound like a rattle whenever the volume is high enough. It is most obvious in classical style music with lots of strings, and brass and vocals.

I listened to the same music in Audacity (which as far as I know uses something other than GStreamer) does not have this problem.

Update: I converted a file to different formats to see which are affected, here is what I got:

FLAC - Unaffected
WAV - Unaffected
OGG - Unaffected
MP3 (Variable) - Affected
MP3 (Constant) - Affected

So I think it may just be MP3 which is affected.

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David Turner (dwt) wrote :
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