I host a twice weekly video chat, a hangout for usually about 10 or 15 hobbyists like myself where we discuss topics of mutual interest. I use an HP desktop PC with a quad core AMD, 8 GB RAM, and adequate system resources. My broadband is 100 Mbps/10 Mbps, with no other sources of drain from any other household devices. I use a USB Logitech C-270 integrated Camera/Microphone which works well with Windows voice recorder and every other application I use it for.
This Distortion problem was non existent one day and has been plaquing my broadcast for the past 3 shows. In the following example, the audio from my microphone is broken up and distorted beyond recognition. Oddly, the incoming audio from my guests sounds exactly the same. My speakers at this time are the simple PC type that came with the computer. They plug in to the speaker RCA jack on the rear of the machine. Earbuds plugged into the front jack have the same problem. I’m completely baffled as to why the speakers AND mic have the same problem, as they seem like they are completely unrelated.
Here is a video I made without involving YouTube, just recording straight to my Dropbox folder from meet.jit.si. And it sounds just like this when I am streaming to the 'Tube. The same distortion happens if I use 8x8.
Next is an example of a live stream I sent straight to the 'Tube from YouTube Studio, without involving Jitsi. The mic and speakers both work fine.
I thought maybe it was a corrupt Windows update, but have had no luck tracking it down. In order to host my show now, I use the desktop computer to operate the Youtube Studio and chatbox, with its cam and mic disabled, and simultaneously join the show as a guest with my Asus tablet and earbuds so I can talk and listen. This works well except I can’t use the “Follow Me” function, and it’s kind of a pain in the ass. Please, any advice is welcome.
P.S. (I had moved to 8x8 wnen Jitsi continually said, “No Streamers are Available” for over a month. I came back to Jitsi when this problem arose and found Jitsi to be connecting again).