Audio stuttering after Windows 10 update

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llaffer
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Audio stuttering after Windows 10 update

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I replied in a previous thread and deleted it to create my own so I don't hijack someone else's thread.

I updated Windows 10 to the latest Feature Update (2004) and was getting audio stuttering in my headset.

I had A1 pointed to a virtual cable and A2 pointed to my headset. Saw that in the previous thread that A1 should be a real device so I swapped them.

A1 was working but when I did a test to see how A2 was working, it was still stuttering as a virtual cable.

Attached is a .zip containing an .m4a file showing what I'm hearing in my recordings.

I attempted to update to the latest version of Banana, fully uninstalling the old app and all virtual cable drivers (one at a time, rebooting each time) and reinstalling them all (again, one at a time, rebooting each time). Are there updated versions of the virtual cable drivers?

Looking at the images posted in the other thread, I'll post screenshots of my information below:

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Making these images, I see that Cable B has a higher Internal SR frequency. Would that have anything to do with this?

In Zoom, Skype, etc. where I do the group calls to record, I have Microphone set as "Cable Output" and speaker set as "Cable-B Input" to go into Voice Meeter and be mixed into the two outputs. Cable-A is my default Windows sound when I'm recording so anything that would play from my PC like sound files, etc. would then be sent to both output devices.

Let me know if there are any other questions or need more info to see what's going on. Thanks.
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Re: Audio stuttering after Windows 10 update

Post by GTX »

Just to hop onto this thread with the same issue on my end, and to explain my setup and what I've tried as well.

This is only specifically happening with the Virtual Cables, routing them through VoiceMeeter Potato. If I set a program like Spotify to output to Cable A, and then set Cable A to "Listen To This Device" so I can hear it without using VoiceMeeter, I still get the stuttering sound.

I've set all virtual cables to 44100 Hz at a Max Latency of 7168, and in VoiceMeeter I have the defaults set the same as you above (MME 1024, WDM 512, KS 512).

My main Hardware Out is my computer speakers, so actual physical hardware.

Double checked this in Windows settings as well just to make sure everything matches.

Now, I've noticed that if I set WDM (which I use mostly) to a buffer of 2048 Samples in VoiceMeeter, the stuttering goes away. Problem is there is so much delay across the system it's extremely noticeable in all applications (around 125ms delay total).

Reverting back from the Windows 10 v2004 update resolved all issues. I can set buffers to as low as 128 and still operate fine.
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Re: Audio stuttering after Windows 10 update

Post by llaffer »

I also did a revert in order to get things working again.

I did check the numbers I checked above post-rollback and saw that the "Internal SR" values in all three were the same at 96000 Hz. So I'm wondering if that has anything to do with it. But still would like to hear back from those in the know before I install the update again.
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