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Posted 5/16/13 , edited 5/16/13
So for the last week or so I've been hearing a lot of static crackle and pop in the videos, getting worse with higher quality streams. The video plays just fine and doesn't have any stutter, but it sounds like there is a LOT of jitter in the bitstream for the sound.

Has anyone else encountered this issue and is there anything I can do to resolve it? I have 32Mbps/6Mbps speeds.

1 <1 ms <1 ms <1 ms 192.168.1.1
2 * * * Request timed out.
3 22 ms 20 ms 21 ms 99-122-72-3.lightspeed.btrgla.sbcglobal.net [99.122.72.3]
4 * * * Request timed out.
5 * * * Request timed out.
6 20 ms 19 ms 20 ms 72.157.32.90
7 57 ms 24 ms 26 ms 12.81.38.74
8 36 ms 23 ms 23 ms 12.81.105.114
9 23 ms 22 ms 27 ms 12.81.24.93
10 23 ms 22 ms 22 ms 74.175.192.42
11 36 ms 39 ms 35 ms cr1.nwrla.ip.att.net [12.123.153.18]
12 38 ms 35 ms 35 ms cr2.attga.ip.att.net [12.122.18.1]
13 35 ms 35 ms 34 ms attga02jt.ip.att.net [12.123.22.153]
14 38 ms 34 ms 34 ms 144.232.1.65
15 36 ms 35 ms 35 ms sl-crs3-atl-.sprintlink.net [144.232.1.215]
16 45 ms 40 ms 40 ms 144.232.5.209
17 54 ms 53 ms 53 ms 144.232.10.44
18 56 ms 53 ms 53 ms sl-st30-ash-0-10-0-0.sprintlink.net [144.232.25.224]
19 54 ms 53 ms 53 ms 208.22.87.165

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Posted 5/16/13


Generally when I experience this I refresh the page and it tends to resolve the problem.
If you seem to notice this not helping can you give me an example of a video and time during the video it is persistent?
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Posted 5/16/13 , edited 5/16/13
Majestic Prince, My Teen Romance, pretty much all of the videos. It is persistent and tends to be more dense during scenes with higher video motion. It's sort of like listening to an old cassette tape, it has better spots and worse spots.

It's consistently been VERY bad during the opening credits of Majestic Prince, though.
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Posted 5/17/13
Does this happen on other streaming sites too?

I had a problem a few months ago where I was hearing a lot of cracking whenever I was using my internet and playing audio at the same time (ie when I was streaming, or when I was watching something while I was downloading). For sites like youtube it was fine once the video had finished loading, but it made watching videos on CR almost unbearable. The cracking was worse whenever I was using higher internet speeds.

I ended up fiddling around with all sorts of things so I can't remember what exactly fixed the problem, but I think it was either reinstalling my audio driver or configuring my router to use a dynamic IP instead of a static one.
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Posted 5/17/13


Can you give me an episode and specific time during that episode to try?
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Posted 12/13/13
Consider hardware issues. I had audio dropouts every 20-30 seconds. Eventually I traced it to a flaky S/PDIF optical coupler. Any chance it could be bad wiring?
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