I can only speculate, my guess is its more likely to be audio/video engine on the PC side. Something gets out of whack between video and audio timing after pause, maybe it doesn't handle buffering properly and resetting the DAC is kind of a start over.
Just a guess and I really don't know what to suggest as far as a fix. Update audio drivers and/or play with any audio settings, or possibly even GPU settings changes. Update or Re install usb driver. Try hardware vs software acceleration (in VLC -- Preferences--> Codecs) if/where you have the option.
EDIT: Chrome also has a hardware acceleration setting under Advanced settings. An easy thing to try.
Last edited by DanPackMan; 07-14-2019 at 12:53 PM.