Spotify streaming issue

#1

So, I thought it would be cool to use my PI as a spotify hub, but it does NOT play well

It seems to be sped up, and maybe a higher pitch
Any idea what the issue is?

#2

I can’t tell from the picture. How are you sending out the audio? Are you using the on-board audio, or USB audio? If onboard, can you try USB audio? No guarantees that it will be any better, but maybe will isolate the problem.

#3

Thanks for replying, it’s hooked up using the aux plug on the pi, I’ll test a USB headset tonight

#4

Alright I tested it with a USB headset and it is much better, I can hear a few points where there is skipping and such, but overall it is acceptable. Switching back to the AUX cable yeilds more problems, but I didn’t experience the same issue as above, instead there was sputtering and popping, so there seems to be an issue with the aux drivers

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#5

Thanks for testing. I’m sorry to hear about the skipping – that’s almost certainly the USB drivers. What’s your CPU load when you hear the skips? After things settle down, we may be able to set up a repro here and debug using the checked drivers. (These are all hard-realtime problems so it’s a bit of a pain to debug.)