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August 19th 2022, 09:18 PM
Peasant They/Them Australia
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I've experienced this as well, and have also encountered something similar (though most likely unrelated) on Windows 7. I've found that by setting the environment variable SDL_AUDIODRIVER to "winmm", it clears it up. Here's a list of possible values, and I believe that "wasapi" is available too under newer SDL2 versions, along with "xaudio2". If we can find a suitable audio backend that works every time on W10, we can add it to our ongoing list of patches. I have a feeling that Windows is opting for Xaudio2 in these instances while SDL2 is attempting to use DirectSound, to no avail.