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Echoing Stuttering and Distortion of Kodi Audio after Windows 10 Update

Hello, friends in this article I will share with you a quick fix. This will solve the echoing of Kodi audio which results in stuttering and distortion. Recently I faced this annoying audio issue in my Dell Inspiron N5010 laptop, which I use as a media PC. This issue started just after the Windows 10 Version 1703 Creators Update. After days of searching on the internet, I finally found out a method which resolved this Kodi audio issue. in which randomly after a while of normal audio playback all of a sudden audio starts to echo and then distort. So without further ado let us start.

Steps to solve random Echoing, Stuttering and Distortion of Audio in Kodi

  1. On the Kodi, home screen click on the spanner icon to go to setting.
  2. Then click on the system settings.
  3. Hover to the Audio settings tab.
  4. Click on the Audio Output Device Setting.
  5. Click on WASAPI:default.
  6. Exit and Restart Kodi.

Step by Step Walk-through

1. Click on the spanner icon
2. Click on the system settings
3. Hover to the Audio settings tab
4. Click on the Audio Output Device
5. Click on WASAPI:default
6. Exit and Restart Kodi


That is it now you should not have this annoying Echoing, Stuttering and Distortion of Audio.

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6 thoughts on “Echoing Stuttering and Distortion of Kodi Audio after Windows 10 Update

  • Thank you for quick fix. It was driving me mad.

  • Clara

    Very good info. Lucky me I found your site by accident (stumbleupon).
    I have bookmarked it for later!

  • probem, windows 10 32 bit using kodi 18.6 xanax build. new install and xanax added. All is good at first but after 30 minutes sound will echo and distort. If I change to another source its fine for 30 mins and then it does the same any ideas to fix ? I have tried the above and my settings in audio are already at the setting it says to change it to

  • Happened after Windows update
    Downloaded Realtek drivers – fixed