HDMI crackling with NVIDIA GeForce 550ti HDMI

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https://bbs.archlinux.org – I've searched around and have not been able to figure this out. I actually started working on HDMI audio on an older 200 series card previously. I was hoping it would work with a completely new card and build, but the problem still persists. Using aplay it sounds and plays fine:aplay -D plughw:1,7 /usr/share/sounds/alsa/Front_Center.wavHowever using VLC and I get crackling. I had a 200 series card that did the same thing on a different computer and never solved it. In Windows audio works flawlessly, I say this to show it's not a hardware or cable problem. Anyone have any experience a (HowTos)