(2012-03-30 18:25)Phantom_Zone Wrote: I've turned on debugging and see my frame rate is bouncing up and down so could that be the cause of the audio 'drag' and stuttering?
(2012-03-30 18:25)Phantom_Zone Wrote: Do you want me to upload a log?
This thread is about the HD audio patch that I've added on top of vanilla "Eden". If you can observe the same behavior without the patch (i.e. running the official distribution) then it doesn't make sense to discuss such issues here. On the other hand, I am certainly interested in debug logs (short ones!) if there are problems with packed HD audio bitstreaming - even more so, if you can rectify the problem by disabling the bitstream support of the related audio format in the audio settings panel. In most cases a log is not sufficient by itself to get a clue about the nature of problem. A short (!) data sample may be required to reproduce and debug the issue.
If a debug log contains lines which indicate failures opening the WASAPI or DirectSound audio device, then there's a problem with the HDMI driver, HDMI hardware handshake, HDMI cable, Windows audio settings, EDID report - just to name a few. None of these are related to XBMC (with or without the HD audio patch). This thread contains quite a lot posts about getting rid of such problems.