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[Bug] Caster audio stutters and lags

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  • [Bug] Caster audio stutters and lags

    In many replays the audio from the casters stutters, goes silent for a few seconds and speeds up randomly.

    1) Watch any game of the Alienware Cup, both live or replayed, and select a caster (I've only done English speaking casters). I've also noticed it in other tournament replays to varying degrees. Interestingly if you watch the same games in a twitch feed or on youtube the audio is fine, so that means it's not a problem at the caster's end, but rather in the dota client.

    The audio of the caster feed cuts out regularly, stutters when they are talking, and then seems to speed up at times. Basically it's lagging out and very hard to understand.

    Smooth and clear audio from casters in the in-game dota tv.

    Please, please, please fix this before TI3. I really prefer to watch pro games in dota tv and at the moment the poor commentator quality is making it unbearable to do so.


  • #2
    I 100 per cent agree with this complain. Some of the Alienware games are barely watchable live.


    • #3
      Indeed. Almost as if it is playing the audio for one second within .8 seconds, which is causing it to sound sped up, and accounts for the gaps.


      • #4
        Can confirm that I am having the exact same problem.


        • #5
          Every game it seems to present on LD's audio from Beyond the Summit. Without fail I can't listen to his audio as it is roughly 3.5 seconds of sped up audio, 1 second no audio, and the cycle repeats itself all game. Makes it impossible to listen to it in game.


          • #6
            I get this issue for every single game, is this really the only thread about it?

            I have done a full system format in the past 2 days, changed audio setups, still have this issue.

            Audio speeds up then lags for about a second or so. Would it be helpful to post a you tube vid of it? Is it really not a common issue?


            • #7
              Have this problem too.. unwatchable :/ Watching Navi vs DK as we speak


              • #8
                I don't mind a small necro here... This is a significant issue for me and has been for awhile.

                Beyond the Summit matches in English are often pretty much unwatchable in Dota. I get significant stutter, random speed ups, and 1-2 seconds where it goes silent. Some times the announcer will just completely stop. I can switch to non-english casters and oddly it does not do it. I also watch the All Starz Tourny, and 2013 and 2014 internationals. It happens less often in the International but still does happen. It also happens in All Stars tourny.

                I really enjoy supporting esports and dota 2 but if this keeps up throughout the tournaments i might stick to other online versions of watching the games.

                Any suggestions how this could possibly be on my end please let me know. I find it shocking how little this is reported.