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Slick909 03-01-2007 02:24 AM

Choppy sound
I use a mac and am talking on a speex codec server. Apparently my voice sounds very "choppy" and a few seconds behind to everyone listening, and everyone I hear sounds choppy to me. What is causing this?

A month ago I was using the same exact ISP and was using vent with no problems, I've tried connecting to different servers and seeing if I sound choppy on those and it's the same on all of them.

Flagship 03-01-2007 11:10 AM

First guest would be a problem with your internet connection. Run the speedtest here and post the results.

Slick909 03-01-2007 03:15 PM

Last Result:
Download Speed: 71827 kbps (8978.4 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 15832 kbps (1979 KB/sec transfer rate)

Slick909 03-06-2007 01:09 PM

An answer would be nice....

wadesworld 03-06-2007 03:53 PM

The two things I can think of that would cause it are:

1) CPU getting overloaded
2) Excessive packet loss

For #1, what kind of Mac is it?

For #2, numerous things could cause this. Bad Ethernet port, bad cabling, incorrect switch configuration, etc. And just because you can browse the Internet and play games does not mean that this is not happening, as those applications are far less sensitive to packet loss than voice.

But, since #2 is uncommon, let's start with #1 first.

Slick909 03-06-2007 05:30 PM

1.83 GHz Intel Core Duo
512MB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM

Power Book Laptop

wadesworld 03-07-2007 01:39 AM

Hmm...2 things could be an issue there:

1) If you're using wireless. Wireless connections can suffer from interference and have packet loss. If you are using wireless, try it with wired Ethernet and see if it improves.

2) That's not very much RAM. By the time you load vent and your game up, you may be paging out to VM. That certainly could cause choppy sound. If the Ethernet doesn't work, try adding more RAM.

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