Codec issue?

I have been fighting with my desktop because it has been recently having annoying audio glitches

For a while it would regularly, about every two minutes maybe, mute for about a fifth of a second, and make a low feedback sound. It did it to speakers and a separate mic in. Now, that hasn’t happened in a while, but now audio does a strange fade-out then back in. I can’t figure out what could be causing the problem. I can get to the sounds–>properties–>hardware–>audio codecs and look at the list, but I have no idea if there are any conflicting audio codecs there or not.

I’d appreciate any help getting the ol’ system back into crystal clear audio.

Welcome to the forum, but please don’t cross-post to other areas. You may like to read the rules again.

Let’s continue in your other thread in the Audio section…