Clean install of 11.2
I got the plugins installed as explained in other posts. But the mp3 playback sounds like a very old scratchy record, it is unbearble to listen too.
I have tried Ubuntu on this box and it plays mp3 fine. I do not want to use Ubuntu, I am more familar with SLES.
Thanks in advance for any support.
Some users find the packman packaged xine engine gives better sound than gstreamer.
Still reading up on troubleshooting the issue. But I should add that all of the test sounds sound great. It is just MP3 playback is the issue.
Found the fix here
PulseAudio - openSUSE
Glitches in audio playback
Edit /etc/pulse/daemon.conf: uncomment the default-fragments and default-fragment-size-msec, and change values from the default 4 and 25 to 16 and 21.
Please report back in bug 381686if this works or not for you.
I guess I need to report back to the bug report now