I just recently updated my drivers to the latest 22.7.1 and since than I can't play ANY video or music files with my VLC or other Player Software like the Windows Media Player. This worked perfectly fine before the Upgrade.
As soon as one of the players start the System stalls followed by crackling Sound and a lagging / stuttering / jumping Mouse Cursor.
As soon as the Player Windows becomes invisible (minimized to task bar or behind another window) the System becomes responsive again an the Mouse can be moved normal but the Sound in the background sounds like a robot.
As soon as the Player Window becomes visible again it becomes impossible to move the Mouse again stalling the complete System.
Already tried disabling Hardware Acceleration in VLC -> no effect.
Before someone asks: yes, all other drivers are up2date as well, yes vlc player is up to date (3.17.4), Windows 10 is up2date.
Also i noticed a huge system instability since the driver update for some games like "RAID: Shadow Legends" as soon as i have something else like a youtube video running besides it. Then the Stuttering and crashes appear here, too.
This did NOT happen with older Adrenalin versions like the 22.4 series...
I really have to say that after many many years of using nvidia Cards I start to regret switching over to AMD. Never had so many different Driver related issues with my old Rig. It just worked! Now with the AMD GPU it feels like every new AMD Adrenalin Driver Update makes things worse and/or break stuff that worked before while leaving broken stuff still broken. Having to tinker around with the driver settings to get things working again after each update really is a shame and for this particular problem now I can't seem to find a solution. Wasted many hours of my life trying different driver (and vlc) settings now and am about to give up ...
If it is of any importance, my Rig is all AMD: Ryzen 5800, Radeon 6900, Asus AM4 Board (obviously..) with the X570 Chipset.
Also noticed a *beep* load of other new issues with this driver like screentearing (feels like freesync is no longer working at all), freezes when alt-tabbing out of a game and much much more.
Use 22.5.1 or 22.3.1 Recommended WHQL..
22.7.1 is an optional driver in beta, so there are some problems..
Update: it looks like the driver doesn't like Unity Engine based games at all, especially when run in window mode instead of fullscreen (or is it the windowed mode itself and not the specific engine?) . At least knowing this helps for those games affected. At least temporarily.
But still no solution found for the VLC Player Problem. Looks like i will really have to go back to 22.4. The 22.5 and 22.6 keep crashing Elden Ring and thus is no option for me.
Make sure you use one of the recommended drivers, not optional..