Originally Posted by Nicklas Johnson
Though 11.1 has been behaving itself well for a while, I've been consistently noticing audio sequencing problems on 11.2. It appears that periodically an audio packet is occasionally sent out-of-sequence. Some tuners (like the one on my PC) just drop the packet and play silence, and some tuners (like my TiVo) play the packet out of sequence, and then again when it's correctly in-sequence, which is always exactly the same amount of time later (~4 seconds).
This happens at random intervals, usually 2-3 times during a 30-minute program.
Makes Murder, She Wrote and Knight Rider a little confusing at times :-)
Anyone else noticing the same thing? This is the only channel where I see this behavior, and from multiple tuners.
SHF, I got your message but as I mostly lurk and don't post, I haven't crossed the threshold of # of posts needed to be able to reply to you privately.
I see the problem quite consistently, every day, and have for months. Each glitch lasts only maybe 0.5-1 second at most, and is a displacement of about 4 seconds when it happens, which is only about 2-3 times in 30 minutes. It's short and very easy to miss, but very noticeable if/when you catch it.
I think it would be necessary to sample continuously for at least half an hour to catch it happening because of how unpredictable and transient it is.
At the time that it happens, SNR is excellent, there are no apparent blips on either KNTV or any other channels, no planes flying by, etc. Both tuners will glitch at the same time. It will happen at any time of day, always at seemingly-random intervals spaced 5-25 minutes apart. And it's only 11.2 exhibiting this behavior.
I've seen a few other posts here of people noticing the same thing for the last year or so as well. Most of the signs point to it not being a problem at my locale, though I can't definitively prove that it's not.
If I had the right equipment/software I'd be happy to sample for a while to get better data, but I doubt my old Hauppauge card is capable.