HELP WITH OBS SETTINGS CHOPPY AUDIO AND DISTORTION

KokiWin

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Hi everyone! This is my first thread on here so I'm not 100% sure how this works but I'm hoping to find a solution so my audio choppiness and distortion when streaming on OBS and also happens when I am recording. I always run OBS as admin and this fixes the problem occasionally but I want to find a solid solution that doesn't require me testing out by recording before every stream or recording. I'll provide some PC specs below---

Intel (R) Core(TM) i7-6700K CPU @ 4.00GHz 4.01 GHz
GeForce GTX 1080
32 GB Ram
Monitor 1920 x1080, 240Hz
64 bit operating system

I'll attach a video too of the audio in case someone can decipher the situation just by hearing how the audio sounds.

My wifi speeds are pretty good so I try and stream around a 6000 bitrate. I'm not sure if this is too much and my GPU is just too old but I get really distorted audio, I'll provide an example as well. If someone can help and maybe give me better optimal settings for the stream, I use my Sony a6500 with a cam link and use a Blue yeti for recording. However, the blue yeti is taken from RTX that new Nvdia software because the noise suppression on that is fantastic! Way better than the OBS noise suppression one. I know RTX does take some GPU to run though and I tried turning that off but the distortion did not change so I figured it was not RTX doing this. I have tried finding a solution through these forums, asking the twitch community and friends and even a lot of discord channels that help with tech and I can't seem to find a solution for this. If anyone has any feedback or ideas please let me know! Thank you :)
 

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jdr76

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I have the same issue with occasional choppy audio.
The first couple of minutes of this video is my example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IULNbweJ8kI
At the 1:53 minute mark there is a jump cut where we stopped the OBS stream to YouTube, closed OBS and restarted it, then restarted the stream to Youtube. This made the issue go away. Important to note that the audio is choppy in the local recording as well as on the stream video.

There are several Youtube videos that suggest different setting changes. But even in the most detailed video he says that he still does a test recording before every stream because it still happens occasionally, so it doesn't sound like any of these are the actual fix. It's a tough issue to debug as it can't' be reproduced reliably.

Audio settings videos:
Someone commented on the second video to disable all the Realtek drivers/audio sources. I'll try that next.
 

KokiWin

New Member
I have the same issue with occasional choppy audio.
The first couple of minutes of this video is my example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IULNbweJ8kI
At the 1:53 minute mark there is a jump cut where we stopped the OBS stream to YouTube, closed OBS and restarted it, then restarted the stream to Youtube. This made the issue go away. Important to note that the audio is choppy in the local recording as well as on the stream video.

There are several Youtube videos that suggest different setting changes. But even in the most detailed video he says that he still does a test recording before every stream because it still happens occasionally, so it doesn't sound like any of these are the actual fix. It's a tough issue to debug as it can't' be reproduced reliably.

Audio settings videos:
Someone commented on the second video to disable all the Realtek drivers/audio sources. I'll try that next.
Ah thank you for the response! I'll deffnetly check these out, where are the realtek drivers/audio sources located are those the ones in OBS or are they directly connected in the sound panel? Im curious I might try that as well
 

Eonassis

New Member
Hi everyone! This is my first thread on here so I'm not 100% sure how this works but I'm hoping to find a solution so my audio choppiness and distortion when streaming on OBS and also happens when I am recording. I always run OBS as admin and this fixes the problem occasionally but I want to find a solid solution that doesn't require me testing out by recording before every stream or recording. I'll provide some PC specs below---

Intel (R) Core(TM) i7-6700K CPU @ 4.00GHz 4.01 GHz
GeForce GTX 1080
32 GB Ram
Monitor 1920 x1080, 240Hz
64 bit operating system

I'll attach a video too of the audio in case someone can decipher the situation just by hearing how the audio sounds.

My wifi speeds are pretty good so I try and stream around a 6000 bitrate. I'm not sure if this is too much and my GPU is just too old but I get really distorted audio, I'll provide an example as well. If someone can help and maybe give me better optimal settings for the stream, I use my Sony a6500 with a cam link and use a Blue yeti for recording. However, the blue yeti is taken from RTX that new Nvdia software because the noise suppression on that is fantastic! Way better than the OBS noise suppression one. I know RTX does take some GPU to run though and I tried turning that off but the distortion did not change so I figured it was not RTX doing this. I have tried finding a solution through these forums, asking the twitch community and friends and even a lot of discord channels that help with tech and I can't seem to find a solution for this. If anyone has any feedback or ideas please let me know! Thank you :)
I have the same problem, every time I have to check the audio before starting the transmission, if pricking I have to restart OBS, since the old version, sometimes the problem appears, I also test a notebook on two computers, the problem happens , it's not always, but when it happens I have to close the obs and open it again to fix it, when I monitor the audio locally there are no problems, the problem only happens in the live stream, I checked the data integrity on YouTube and Facebook, the data arrives ok no problems, it seems to me a problem when coding in the obs ffmpeg, when it's in trouble i can save the video is the problem in the audio is in the recording, restarting it resolves for min, i also need help !!!!!!
 

ChrisPiepers

New Member
I have the same audio problem both in the mp4 recording AND also noticable live in the Decklink Output. (with version 26.0.0)

The issue is gone for a limited time if i do these steps:
1. Go to Tools
2. Finish the Auto-Conf Wizzard
3. I chose Optimize just for recording
4. Choose your desired canvas/FPS
5. Finish the wizzard
After these steps the audio is good again.. but after a few hours or sometime's days it braked down.

I updated this morning to version 26.0.2. And i will definitly try the tips in the youtube links.
 
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