I have an interesting problem:
When I stream to Twitch (or record), my desktop audio goes out of sync with the video over time. The microphone is perfectly synced the whole time.
Both OBS Studio and "playback device->Speakers" have 44.1kHz.
I have device timestamps on, started with it off, changed it because of the desync.
OBS Settings


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So with everything I've tried I'm not sure if I messed anything up, but....

Turning off "Use device timestamps" in the properties of "desktop audio" fixed the problem.

  • The "Use device timestamps" doesn't show in the latest OBS Studio version, is it there anywhere else? Commented Feb 19, 2019 at 12:03
  • Did you look everywhere ? there's like 3 different menus for audio properties. I don't even remember how to get there...
    – xyious
    Commented Feb 19, 2019 at 17:10
  • Yes, I did search everywhere, I have posted the same question right now here: obsproject.com/forum/threads/audio-gets-out-of-sync.70179/… Commented Feb 21, 2019 at 0:28

Don't know if this will still be useful but the "Use Device Timestamps" checkbox is still in the latest version. Click the cog next to Desktop Audio in your Audio Mixer. It's in there. Having same issue and hoping this helps, thank you!

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