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Old March 8th, 2015, 09:35 AM
Karaoke Kiwi Karaoke Kiwi is offline
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Windows 8/8.1 Hoster Tip

Hey Guys/Gals

I was having problems with audio cut-outs etc. using Windows 8.1 and whilst I was investigating the problems I gave the computer the old fashioned three finger salute (CNTRL/ALT/DEL) and selected Task Manager so I could monitor CPU usage. Imagine my surprise when viewing the Details tab I right clicked over Hoster.exe to see what I could do with it and in the menu that came up found an option to Set Priority. Having changed the Priority for Hoster from Normal to Realtime I now have not had a single audio drop-out! Please try this and see if it corrects your problems. I believe you can do this with Windows 8 as well. I also suspect that when you upgrade Hoster this option may automatically revert to Normal so it will be worth checking after upgrading.

Good Luck

Albert
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Primary Show Machine
Toshiba Satellite C850-1NU Laptop, 1GB Hard Drive
Intel Celeron CPU 1000M @ 1.80GHz, 16GB RAM, 64 bit
Intel HD Graphics, Windows 8.1, Hoster 5.40.03

Secondary
Toshiba Satellite Pro L550-17U, 500MB Hard Drive
Intel Core2 Duo CPU T6570 @ 2.10GHz, 8GB RAM, 64 bit
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4500 Series Grahics Card
Windows 10, Hoster 5.40.03
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