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Monstercat Visualizer not working after Windows 10 October Update

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Krepre
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Monstercat Visualizer not working after Windows 10 October Update

Krepre » March 14th, 2019, 8:39 am

Title.

After updating from The October Update (Build 1809) things worked well expect with the Monstercat Visualizer.
I loaded it then Rainmeter froze, I couldn't do anything about it expect of Ending the task in Task Manager.

I'm using the 2.0.2 version of Monstercat visualizer, I also used different versions of the visualizer all of them crashed/froze

Rainmeter Version 4.2
rxtd
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Re: Monstercat Visualizer not working after Windows 10 October Update

rxtd » March 14th, 2019, 9:06 am

Can you check if it freezes without AudioLevel plugin?

In my (probably outdated) version of the skin there is a [MeasureAudio] section in the middle of visualizer.ini file. Try to place a semicolon in the beginning of Measure=Plugin line in this section.
Will it still hang after loading?
Krepre
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Re: Monstercat Visualizer not working after Windows 10 October Update

Krepre » March 14th, 2019, 9:20 am

Thanks for the quick reply.

I did as you said and when I loaded it it worked! (Thought it took a few moments to load up)

Also the CPU usage when up to 20% for some reason
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Re: Monstercat Visualizer not working after Windows 10 October Update

Krepre » March 14th, 2019, 9:24 am

Edit: the Rainmeter client itself is also lagging, like really lagging, it takes about 2-6 seconds to register clicks

When unloading the visualizer the CPU usage goes down to normal then Rainmeter responds well.
rxtd
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Re: Monstercat Visualizer not working after Windows 10 October Update

rxtd » March 14th, 2019, 9:29 am

Krepre wrote:
March 14th, 2019, 9:20 am
Interesting.
Unfortunately, this doesn't really solve your problem: you have just completely disabled visualization.

AudioLevel has an infinite loop if something takes too much time. It's very easy to get with bad FFTSize and FFTOverlap options, but if you have high CPU load even without visualization that's probably not the case.

1) Is it solely Monstercat Visualizer skin that causes high CPU load? OK, I see your second post.
2) Have you tried other visualizers? Do they have same issue?
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Re: Monstercat Visualizer not working after Windows 10 October Update

rxtd » March 14th, 2019, 9:35 am

Also.
What CPU do you have?
Is it possible that that update turned on Meltdown workaround? It could cause similar issues, although I don't really believe it.
Krepre
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Re: Monstercat Visualizer not working after Windows 10 October Update

Krepre » March 14th, 2019, 11:17 pm

I have tried other visualiers like Frost and Foundation of Colors, they all work perfectly well

As for my CPU it's Intel® Core™ i7 820QM

Details about my laptop: https://www.asus.com/Laptops/ROG-G73Jh/
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Re: Monstercat Visualizer not working after Windows 10 October Update

Krepre » March 15th, 2019, 8:07 pm

So hey.....

It turns out that I didn't install update KB4482887, which fixes "performance problems and severe mouse lag" (Article 2), and also there was this .NET update : https://imgur.com/a/V87MiTy .

Sorry for all of the time I have wasted, and thank you for the support.

Sources :
https://www.techspot.com/news/79177-windows-update-fixes-bug-caused-graphics-mouse-performance.html
https://hothardware.com/news/microsoft-patches-windows-10-to-fix-performance-robbing-cumulative-update
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Re: Monstercat Visualizer not working after Windows 10 October Update

Krepre » March 15th, 2019, 8:12 pm

After installing these updates, the visualizer works like normal now. Settling at around 6%-12% CPU load

So maybe its the .NET update or the KB4489899 update? But then again it's all fixed now and thank you for your support