OBS Frame Drop Issue Before Starting any Streams or Recording fixed


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Hey there! I justed wanted to share an issue I encountered and how I resolved it, hoping it might help others facing similar challenges. I'm new to OBS, so please keep that in mind.

I noticed significant frame drop problems when "Audio Monitoring" was turned on, with frame rates plummeting to as low as 1 fps from 60 fps during scene transitions. After some troubleshooting, I found that disabling "Audio Monitoring" in the "Advanced Audio Properties" alleviated the issue. Keep in mind, this is before even starting the stream or recording in OBS, enabling this feature caused extreme frame drops.

Also it's worth noting that I'm using a brand-new 2021 MacBook Pro with an M1 Pro chip, 32GB of RAM, and a 1TB SSD.

I hope this insight proves useful to someone out there experiencing similar performance issues!

Also, I did a 3 hour stream last night and had no issues with frame drops at all the entire time after turning the Audio Monitoring off.