Intermittent garbled sound on OTA (live and recordings) Windows 10

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Intermittent garbled sound on OTA (live and recordings) Windows 10

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Post by Edgar_in_Indy » Sun Aug 29, 2021 6:40 pm

I recently updated my living room HTPC from Windows 7 to Windows 10 (fresh install). Everything went pretty well, except that now I get intermittent, but frequent and sometimes persistent, garbled sound on OTA content.

I've searched online several times, and haven't been able to find a solution, or even anybody else with the same problem. Drivers are all updated, and I never had any audio problems with Windows 7. I installed the Shark007 codec pack after I noticed the problem, but it did not make any difference.

Audio is provided by an nVidia 1050ti hooked up to the TV with HDMI.

The only clue I've been able to find is that when the audio is garbled, and I pause it, and then play again, it sounds normal. At least until it starts again. That makes me wonder if maybe there is some kind of timing issue...as if the audio is getting out of sync with the video, and then starts stuttering. And then pausing it gives it a chance to get in sync again?

The sound is a little bit hard to describe...kind of robotic, and kind of like autotune is out of control, so I've posted a video clip of it here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDUSXCt01lE

Any help would be soooo appreciated as football season is about to start!
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Post by Edgar_in_Indy » Sun Aug 29, 2021 7:01 pm

Oh, and BTW, it exhibits the same problem with old recordings, even from years ago when I still had Win 7. So it's not just with new content since the upgrade to Win 10. And if I go back and play the same content again, it garbles at different, random spots.

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