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Simple fix: Audio Renderer Error on YouTube

YouTube is growing day by day as a video sharing platform, and the developers are working hard to keep it error-free. However, many Windows 10 users are reporting an error on YouTube about audio rendering. And the important thing is that it is not specific to a certain web browser or a certain Windows version, and you might also be a victim of this error in the future.

Although the reason is not specified, many users said that this issue occurred because of an update. It was the fault of a BIOS bug or after changing the audio device that causes the problem. In this article, we will discuss the fixes that you can try to solve the problem.

Disconnect and reconnect your audio device

The first fix that you can try is disconnecting and reconnecting your device. Although it might not be a permanent solution, it will do the job for you. If you are using an audio device such as a pair of wired headphones, a jack or a USB, unplug them and plug them back in. Now, check if the issue has been fixed as many users found this temporary solution useful. You can also restart your PC to get a temporary solution

Apart from that, check if multiple audio devices are connected to your Windows 10 PC as it can also bring the error. In that case, disconnect the second device and keep only the main one connected to check whether the issue has been fixed or not.

Run the Audio troubleshooter

You can also use the audio troubleshooter to solve this problem:

  • Open Start and go to Settings.
  • Visit Update & Security and click on Playing Audio.
  • After that, run the troubleshooter and wait for the process to finish.
  • Restart your PC to check if the issue has been resolved.

Reset/Rollback/Update your audio device

As said earlier, the reason why the error appears is still unknown. So, you can’t have a uniform solution for every PC, and each of these options worked for some users and not for others. However, you can try them one by one and see which works for you:

  • In the Windows search box, type Device Manager, open it, and expand Audio inputs and outputs.
  • Right-click your audio device and follow the steps as required:

For resetting/restarting the driver:

  • Click on Disable device and wait a few seconds.
  • Right-click it again, select Enable device.

To rollback your driver:

  • Click on Properties and go to the Driver tab.
  • You will find a Roll Back Driver button.
  • All you need to do is click it and follow the on-screen instructions to roll back.

For updating the driver:

  • Click on Update driver and click on Search automatically for updated driver software in the new window.
  • Restart your computer to see if the issue has been fixed.

Specific fix for ASIO driver

It might also happen that the error only appears while Cubase is open. If this is the case, then the most likely problem is the difference between sample rates. To synchronize them, follow these steps:

  • Right-click on the Speakers icon in the bottom-right of your screen.
  • Click on Sounds and go to the Playback tab.
  • After that, click on the desired audio device and then on Properties.
  • Go to the Advanced tab, and choose your preferred sample rate under the Default format.
  • Now, open your ASIO driver settings, go to the Audio tab, and under the Sample rate, set the exact sample rate that you choose in Speakers Properties.
  • Restart your PC to see if the issue has been resolved.

Specific fix for Dell computers

If you are a Dell user, it is most likely because of a bug in the BIOS, and many such users confirmed that this solution works. You only need to update the BIOS using the steps given in the Dell support page and follow the steps.

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