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Recently started having an issue with Google Hangouts on my system - its worked fine up until a few weeks ago, nothing has changed in my system recently.
Core i7 4790k
nVidia GTX 970 4GB
MSI Z97 PC Mate, using integrated audio jack with latest Realtek Audio drivers and also hardwired into my internet connection via CAT 5
I get 350mbps from my ISP so I highly doubt this is a bandwidth issue.
The problem I'm having is that in random times during the course of the hangout, my video will freeze and all of the audio on my computer will start "chirping" at regular intervals of about 2 seconds. I can still see the people on the other end of the hangout just fine - nothing changes with their video. The video remains frozen and the audio chirping until I completely close out of hangouts and any sound-making applications on the computer.
I've also experienced the audio chirping on a few rare occasions while running some video games (usually Star Wars The Old Republic) - the game keeps playing but the audio cuts out and chirps about every 2 seconds until I restart close out all sound-making applications on the computer.
I have this system dual-booted with Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 - I've had the problem in Windows 8.1 on Chrome, Firefox and IE, and had the problem in Windows 10 using hangouts beta in Chrome and Firefox (haven't tried it in Edge).
I've updated my audio drivers to the latest, and still no change; my video drivers are updated as well. I'm at a loss as to what's going on here, but my job uses Google Hangouts a lot and its getting to be a pain to keep closing them out and reopening them.
I've checked the event log but there are no errors generated when this problem happens. I'm at a loss as to where to go next. Any and all help is appreciated.