I’m hearing crackles/pops every few seconds during audio/video playback. I strongly suspect this is a
wireplumber issue. It persists after warm and cold boots, not just waking from sleep. I note I am in a virtual machine and that my non-Fedora VMs do not have this problem.
Things I’ve tried:
- For over a year, I’ve worked around this by
sudo dnf install pulseaudio --allowerasing. However, after my last
sudo dnf upgrade --refresh, I could not hear any audio and reverted via
sudo dnf install pipewire-pulseaudio --allowerasing.
- Raising the priority of the playback process(es) to “Very High” (i.e. -20) reduces the frequency of crackles/pops. However, the audio is still intolerable.
~/.config/pipewire/, uncommenting the
default.clock“quantum” settings, increasing their values (up to 65536), and rebooting does not seem to help.
Fedora 36 Workstation (current updates)
VirtualBox 6.1.38 (latest)
Mozilla Firefox 105.0.2