My Question or Issue
About a month ago, I had to reinstall spotify on my Computer as it became very unresponsive, it would take several minutes to load and I couldnt search for artists or playlists.
After the reinstall it was quick again however now the audio will glitch every few minutes. It sounds like the cpu cannot keep up with the audio processing however there are no spikes in cpu usage anywhere.
This only happens in spotify and nowhere else on my PC, it does it for both local and streamed music.
Things I have tried:
- Fresh Reinstallation of Spotify (Multiple times)
- enabling/disabling hardware acceleration
- Using spotify on other devices (they all work fine)
- Resinstalling Audio Drivers
The only other thing I have in my set up is a Scarlett 2i2 Audio Interface which runs all my audio and I havent had any issues with it at all.
I have seen a couple other topics with the same issue but none of their solutions helped me unfortunately, I would appreciate any help
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One thing you can try is making your Scarlett the default audio device.
You can do it by right-clicking on speaker icon on Taskbar, choosing 'Playback devices', selecting the device and setting it as default.
(Spotify tends to have problems when the audio device is not set as default.)
If glitches persist: if you have another audio interface (even onboard soundcard), try it to see if the glitches happen then as well.
If the glitches are gone, then the soundcard might still need a reinstall.
Found one user who had same problems, they did this:
First remove everything Focusrite related in the Device manager. Disconnect the Scarlett, and then to be 100% sure, click on "view" and enable "show hidden devices", then find everything named Focusrite something something, right click and select "uninstall device". If you can tick "delete the driver software for this device" or something similar, do that as well. Reboot PC. Install Focusrite driver.
Make sure Spotify is whitelisted in any firewall and antivirus app, sometimes traffic scans can cause pretty regular audio drops too.
Let me know how it goes 🙂