Garbled Sounds in Audacity - Debian Testing (jessie)

The Blog of Tom Webster

  2013-11-25 09:47:00 PST

While trying to record some lines for inSecurity, I ran into a fairly annoying bug with Audacity on my home system. I recorded some sound, and it did record properly, but when I tried to play it back, all I heard was garbled audio for a split second. After a long time Googling for the answer, I stumbled upon this launchpad bug report, which details a workaround at the bottom. I took this information and made an alias entry in my .bashrc file:

alias audacity='PULSE_LATENCY_MSEC=30; export PULSE_LATENCY_MSEC; /usr/bin/audacity'

I could hear the audio properly when I relaunched audacity, much to my happiness.