Nvidia HDMI audio initial delay
Hi guys,

I'm using a Zotac GF9300 mobo which uses nvidia chipset. The audio works for the most part, but whenever a sound is played the first few seconds gets cut off.

This is evident right from when I start windows, it only plays the last part of the log on music. I can't hear some small sounds at all. Like for example the "bing" sound when changing volume slider never gets heard.

More annoyingly if I start watching a tv episode or film that has talking right from the beginning I miss the first few seconds and have to rewind every time to hear it. If I pause the video go for a break and come back, when I resume the same thing happens.. Silence for a few seconds then finally it starts playing.

I've seen many people complaining about this issue on numerous forums, and I have tried updating the nvidia hdmi audio driver several times but it hasn't made any difference. I know one person went as far as saying that he doesn't have the issue in Linux but he does in windows. Which made me wonder if it was a HDCP handshake issue? But even so it's an annoying bug that I would have thought should have been fixed by now...

Incidentally I've tried another PC with an ATI card that uses the realtek chipset for HDMI audio and I have no such issues with silence. And that is still HDCP compliant..

Any help appreciated, but I fear I need a driver update that doesn't exist.
Hi guys,



I'm using a Zotac GF9300 mobo which uses nvidia chipset. The audio works for the most part, but whenever a sound is played the first few seconds gets cut off.



This is evident right from when I start windows, it only plays the last part of the log on music. I can't hear some small sounds at all. Like for example the "bing" sound when changing volume slider never gets heard.



More annoyingly if I start watching a tv episode or film that has talking right from the beginning I miss the first few seconds and have to rewind every time to hear it. If I pause the video go for a break and come back, when I resume the same thing happens.. Silence for a few seconds then finally it starts playing.



I've seen many people complaining about this issue on numerous forums, and I have tried updating the nvidia hdmi audio driver several times but it hasn't made any difference. I know one person went as far as saying that he doesn't have the issue in Linux but he does in windows. Which made me wonder if it was a HDCP handshake issue? But even so it's an annoying bug that I would have thought should have been fixed by now...



Incidentally I've tried another PC with an ATI card that uses the realtek chipset for HDMI audio and I have no such issues with silence. And that is still HDCP compliant..



Any help appreciated, but I fear I need a driver update that doesn't exist.

#1
Posted 04/25/2010 11:12 PM   
Any help please?

Found ION user with exact same problem. Nobody seems to have any suggestions or solutions so far though.

[url="http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=106865"]http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=106865[/url]
Any help please?



Found ION user with exact same problem. Nobody seems to have any suggestions or solutions so far though.



http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=106865

#2
Posted 04/27/2010 12:08 AM   
[quote name='LeJimster' date='26 April 2010 - 06:08 PM' timestamp='1272326904' post='1045751']
Any help please?

Found ION user with exact same problem. Nobody seems to have any suggestions or solutions so far though.

[url="http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=106865"]http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=106865[/url]
[/quote]
I think I have a temporary solution to your problem! Try opening up a media player (iTunes, WMP, anything) turn the slider for the volume all the way down in that program and press play. This is like a ghetto silent stream. Whats happening is the computer is not hearing any sounds to give to the HD Audio for your graphics card so it ends it stream, then there is a delay to start it again. What i described above should prevent it from ending the stream therefor prevent the delay to start it back up. I just started doing this a little bit ago and it seems to be working. Only downside is you now need to keep that program playing the whole time your using the computer.
[quote name='LeJimster' date='26 April 2010 - 06:08 PM' timestamp='1272326904' post='1045751']

Any help please?



Found ION user with exact same problem. Nobody seems to have any suggestions or solutions so far though.



http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=106865



I think I have a temporary solution to your problem! Try opening up a media player (iTunes, WMP, anything) turn the slider for the volume all the way down in that program and press play. This is like a ghetto silent stream. Whats happening is the computer is not hearing any sounds to give to the HD Audio for your graphics card so it ends it stream, then there is a delay to start it again. What i described above should prevent it from ending the stream therefor prevent the delay to start it back up. I just started doing this a little bit ago and it seems to be working. Only downside is you now need to keep that program playing the whole time your using the computer.

#3
Posted 11/08/2011 05:56 AM   
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