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Audacity + PulseAudio = high speed playback & squeaky noises

I’m using Audacity for different audio cutting tasks on Debian Testing with PulseAudio. Some month ago everything worked perfectly. Several month before that it did not work at all.

Currently when I play an audio snippet, it’s playing incredibly fast and Audacity crashes. The current solution seems to be this:

env PULSE_LATENCY_MSEC=30 audacity

Use this command to launch Audacity from your terminal and it will work.

This solution is actually all over the internet, but I had a hard time finding it. So this might help the random Google user.