Reversing a clip on linux causes the audio to crackle

What is your operating system?
Linux Mint 20.2

What is your Shotcut version (see Help > About Shotcut)? Is it 32-bit?
21.12.24, I’m not sure if it’s 32-bit.

Can you repeat the problem? If so, what are the steps?
Yes. Reversing any clip at any quality causes the audio to crackle/pop.
It doesn’t matter if it’s inside the editor or exported.

Then you are reversing a clip, the audio is also reversed and will sound strange.
You can detach the audio from a clip before reversing it, to keep the audio unchanged.
(Right Click on clip and select More → Detach Audio)

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The pops when reversed are possibly due to the video being variable frame rate and not seeking correctly during reversal. Convert the clip to edit-friendly first, then reverse the converted version.

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I want to reverse the audio too but it creates popping sounds. this didn’t happen in other editing programs.

Converting it to edit friendly did not help.

When you choose the “Reverse” function, a dialog gives you an options for “good”, “better” or “best” quality. I noticed that “best” actually had the worst audio. The next release (22.01) will have an improvement so that all three quality options have about the same amount of “crackle/pop”.

This has been improved for the next release.