Problems with sound in some applications

I have a strange problem with my sound. In some applications I have intermittent sound dropouts when watching videos. The video continues but the sound is gone for a moment. Interestingly, the problem does not occur when playing games. I have been able to detect the problem so far with the VCL player, YouTube via browser and Jellyfin via browser. Unfortunately, I can not say exactly since when the problem exists, because I do not often watch videos with this PC.

Kernel: 5.18.0-zen1-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.1.0
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
root=UUID=45d0d46c-3236-4f12-a87b-fa7d0751e055 rw [email protected]
quiet quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
loglevel=3 ibt=off
Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.24.5 tk: Qt v: 5.15.4 info: latte-dock
wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:
Type: Desktop Mobo: BIOSTAR model: Z690GTA serial: <superuser required>
UEFI: American Megatrends LLC. v: 5.24 date: 03/10/2022
CPU:
Info: model: 12th Gen Intel Core i7-12700KF bits: 64 type: MST AMCP
arch: Alder Lake family: 6 model-id: 0x97 (151) stepping: 2 microcode: 0x1F
Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 12 mt: 8 tpc: 2 st: 4 threads: 20 smt: enabled
cache: L1: 1024 KiB desc: d-4x32 KiB, 8x48 KiB; i-8x32 KiB, 4x64 KiB
L2: 12 MiB desc: 8x1.2 MiB, 1x2 MiB L3: 25 MiB desc: 1x25 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 1039 high: 1940 min/max: 800/6300:6400:10800:8500
scaling: driver: intel_pstate governor: powersave cores: 1: 880 2: 1774
3: 801 4: 800 5: 800 6: 1017 7: 801 8: 800 9: 844 10: 1050 11: 801
12: 1940 13: 800 14: 1192 15: 661 16: 800 17: 800 18: 1413 19: 1413
20: 1399 bogomips: 144383
Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
Vulnerabilities:
Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected
Type: l1tf status: Not affected
Type: mds status: Not affected
Type: meltdown status: Not affected
Type: spec_store_bypass
mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl
Type: spectre_v1
mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
Type: spectre_v2
mitigation: Enhanced IBRS, IBPB: conditional, RSB filling
Type: srbds status: Not affected
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics:
Device-1: NVIDIA GA104 [GeForce RTX 3070 Ti] vendor: Palit Microsystems
driver: nvidia v: 515.43.04 alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm non-free: 515.xx+
status: current (as of 2022-05) arch: Ampere pcie: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s
lanes: 16 bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:2482 class-ID: 0300
Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.3 with: Xwayland v: 22.1.2
compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X: loaded: nvidia unloaded: modesetting
alternate: fbdev,nouveau,nv,vesa gpu: nvidia display-ID: :0 screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 90 s-size: 542x301mm (21.34x11.85")
s-diag: 620mm (24.41")
Monitor-1: DP-0 res: 1920x1080 hz: 280 dpi: 90
size: 544x303mm (21.42x11.93") diag: 623mm (24.52") modes: N/A
OpenGL: renderer: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti/PCIe/SSE2
v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 515.43.04 direct render: Yes
Audio:
Device-1: Intel Alder Lake-S HD Audio vendor: Biostar Microtech Intl Corp
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel alternate: snd_sof_pci_intel_tgl
bus-ID: 00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:7ad0 class-ID: 0403
Device-2: NVIDIA GA104 High Definition Audio vendor: Palit Microsystems
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s lanes: 16
bus-ID: 01:00.1 chip-ID: 10de:228b class-ID: 0403
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.18.0-zen1-1-zen running: yes
Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: no
Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.51 running: yes
Network:
Device-1: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX210/AX211/AX411 160MHz vendor: Rivet Networks
driver: iwlwifi v: kernel pcie: gen: 2 speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 1
bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:2725 class-ID: 0280
IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Device-2: Realtek RTL8125 2.5GbE vendor: Biostar Microtech Intl Corp
driver: r8169 v: kernel pcie: gen: 2 speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: 3000
bus-ID: 05:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8125 class-ID: 0200
IF: enp5s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Bluetooth:
Device-1: Intel AX210 Bluetooth type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8
bus-ID: 1-14:7 chip-ID: 8087:0032 class-ID: e001
Report: bt-adapter note: tool can't run ID: hci0 rfk-id: 1 state: down
bt-service: disabled rfk-block: hardware: no software: no address: N/A
Drives:
Local Storage: total: 465.76 GiB used: 16.73 GiB (3.6%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Western Digital
model: WDS500G1X0E-00AFY0 size: 465.76 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B
logical: 512 B speed: 63.2 Gb/s lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: <filter>
rev: 614600WD temp: 40.9 C scheme: GPT
Partition:
ID-1: / raw-size: 465.46 GiB size: 465.46 GiB (100.00%)
used: 16.72 GiB (3.6%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 300 MiB size: 299.4 MiB (99.80%)
used: 576 KiB (0.2%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
ID-3: /home raw-size: 465.46 GiB size: 465.46 GiB (100.00%)
used: 16.72 GiB (3.6%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 465.46 GiB size: 465.46 GiB (100.00%)
used: 16.72 GiB (3.6%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 465.46 GiB size: 465.46 GiB (100.00%)
used: 16.72 GiB (3.6%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
Swap:
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 62.65 GiB used: 2.2 MiB (0.0%)
priority: 100 dev: /dev/zram0
Sensors:
System Temperatures: cpu: 32.0 C mobo: 27.8 C gpu: nvidia temp: 51 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: nvidia fan: 0%
Info:
Processes: 404 Uptime: 1h 6m wakeups: 0 Memory: 62.65 GiB
used: 4.24 GiB (6.8%) Init: systemd v: 251 tool: systemctl Compilers:
gcc: 12.1.0 Packages: pacman: 1447 lib: 448 Shell: fish v: 3.4.1
default: Bash v: 5.1.16 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.16
Garuda (2.6.3-2):
System install date:     2022-05-26
Last full system update: 2022-05-29
Is partially upgraded:   No
Relevant software:       NetworkManager
Windows dual boot:       Probably (Run as root to verify)
Snapshots:               Snapper
Failed units:

Have you tested other video players and web browsers to see if this issue presents there as well. I would highly suggest testing smplayer as an alternate to VLC.

Also, is there a common video format that causes problems, or does it affect all (avi, mp4, etc).

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I have tested FireDragon, Librewolf and Chromoium as browsers. The problem also occurs alongside Youtube on Peertube. In terms of video formats, I have been able to test MKV and mp4 locally, and the problem occurs with both formats. With the smplayer the problem also occurs. In all games I tested, the sound runs without problems.

I found out that this problem must be related to the performance tweaks. If i undo them the problem is gone. If I put the hook back in, the problem is back.

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i have solved the problem now by removing the files 30-amdgpu-pm-rules and 30-radeon-pm.rules. Now the sound runs without any problems. Actually strange that these changes had influence on my Nvidia card.

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