Media players skip first few seconds of audio

Servant

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When selecting an audio file to play (using, say, VLC or Mint's Media Player), the player skips the first few seconds of the song. If I stop playback in the player and start the file again from the beginning, or if I play a song as part of a playlist, it works fine. I've observed this behavior on both Intel/Mint and Raspberry Pi 4 platforms, so it appears to be a Linux issue. I can't be the only one having this problem, but I can't seem to find a thread that addresses it.

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Condobloke

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G'day and Welcome to Linux.org

In your list of Preferred Applications.....is VLC set as the default application for opening the said audio file ?
 

f33dm3bits

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I've observed this behavior on both Intel/Mint and Raspberry Pi 4 platforms, so it appears to be a Linux issue.
I don't think it's a Linux issue because I'm not having the problem on Arch, it plays directly without skipping anything. I have tried it both with mp3 and flac audio files, what type of audio files are you playing?
 

Servant

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MP3, WAV and FLAC all exhibit the same issue, whether played locally or from a network drive. The length of the crop is actually about a second, not several as I originally posted. If I restart the song within 1 or 2 seconds of stopping (not pausing) it, it doesn't crop. Because I observe the same behavior on Mint and Raspberry operating systems, and each is on a different platform (Intel Atom for Mint and Raspberry Pi 4 for Raspberry OS) I gotta believe it's a Linux issue.
 

dos2unix

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I have several flavors of Linux running, and it doesn't do it on any on them.

How much RAM on your system?
 

Servant

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And hence my vexation. If it was a Linux issue, I should have a lot of company. I have no trouble playing the same media in Windows.

I have 8GB on the Raspberry Pi 4.
 
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