[alsa-devel] Audio quality issue - regular clicks are observed

Liam Girdwood lg at opensource.wolfsonmicro.com
Wed Aug 22 22:16:32 CEST 2007

On Wed, 2007-08-22 at 22:13 +0530, Pharaoh . wrote:
> Hi
> While testing the audio driver using aplay in blocking mode, a periodic
> murmur is observed, this increases with
> the audio volume and occurs even when there are no issues like xrun etc.
> Aplay was used in normal read/write mode
> i.e. no mmap. The song can be heard properly i.e. with no noticable gaps aur
> hisses but the clicks are audible.

Clock domain mismatch issues cause periodic ticks that increase in
frequency with increasing sample rate. It's possible your clocking the
codec and controller in two different clock domains. i.e. I2S controller
(bitclk and frame) clocked from CPU and codec clocked from separate

It's best to make sure that only one clock is clocking both the codec
and digital audio interface. 


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