Audio seems to “skip” or “stutter” when playing audio or video through Brave.
This can be reproduced by viewing a Youtube video or listening to a Soundcloud audio. This also occurs on other media sites.
Listen for the “stutter” in the audio. It’s basically like a 1ms pause. Seems to happen semi-randomly.
Smooth audio with no gaps, stutters, or breaks.
Brave Version( check About Brave):
Version 1.17.73 Chromium: 87.0.4280.67 (Official Build) (64-bit)
I thought this might be because of CPU spiking. Having a Task Manager open, I check the state of the CPU usage when it occurs. None of my cores (12-core i7-8700K) are taxed when the audio problem shows up. Also, I’m using 19GB out of 32GB of physical RAM, so there is not much pressure there.
I thought that this might be a buffering issue, but I have not had any of problems with Google Chrome. Plus, my internet connection is 1Gbps fiber optic, so latency is not really an issue.
Hmm, so I disabled hardware acceleration, restarted Brave, and audio played without any pops or stutters. For giggles, I turn hardware acceleration back on, then played some other streaming audio. No pops, no stutters. So, the problem seems to have fixed itself in the meantime, although I have no idea what I had changed.
In any case, thank you for your help, justsomeone1
If I run into any issues, I’ll reply to this thread, or if it closes, start another one.