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Casting to browser: Missing Options & Distorted Audio

Honored Guest
Yesterday, streaming to the Google Chrome web browser is blocked in widescreen mode, with no possibility of switching to 4:3 mode as before today. What's more, the audio quality is suddenly very poor.
I reset my quest 3 and all options were present and back. No more sound problems. I turned off the headset which told me that it would perform an update before extienction and now, I have again the same result (no more choice between 4:3 and 16:9, no more microphone option and a very bad sound quality). This bug is only present on cast to browser, I don't have any problem on chromecast (sound offset but this bug has been present for years now and known on the meta side).
option after reset :

option after shutdown and update :



For an overview of the sound quality, see the video of itsthedon, which also has the same bug: 



Is anyone else experiencing this problem? Could you remedy it, and if so, how?
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After factory reset it works for a sec, then it updates and breaks again. 

Honored Guest

Since updating to v64 a few days ago, and even after updating to v65 today, when I try to cast to PC the audio sounds garbled. It used to sound good before the update. It still sounds good if I cast to the app on android but not when I cast to PC. I've tried multiple browsers, even on another PC and got the same result. I need to cast to PC to stream to YouTube using OBS and livesplit for recording speedruns. Please help me!

but then if you update the headset wont the issue return? 

The sound is horrendously bad when using "cast to browser" for me, but not when using MQDH or mobile app.


Browser: Brave / Chrome

Source Device: Quest 3

Computer: MacBook Pro 14 - Sonoma 14.4.1

Honored Guest


Hello, I have a problem with streaming. When I go to Oculus Casting with the Quest 3 and start streaming, the sound is very very quiet and stutters. my microphone so you can't hear me. I have reinstalled PC Windows since then the layout has also changed on Oculus Casting. I previously had 2 controls for microphone and game sound. Now I only have one slider and the sound stutters and is very quiet. I tried a laptop where it worked before. I have not reinstalled Windows on the laptop but same problem. Mobile app Oculus also sound very quiet and stutters. So you don't want to listen to the sound. Then I tried to tap the stream with cable and the Developer Hut tool same problem. Internet is at 50mbit and it comes through.  Support says he doesn't know what to do, I should ask in the forum. Sorry about my English is a translator. Answer in German very welcome. In English too. 🙂

Any game I play on trying to share through obs streaming on twitch will have a loud distorted sound.  win 11 - i7 12700k geforce 3060 48gb ram 4200.  

any game i cast just the browser itself as we not even at obs yet. so obs isnt the issue just going into the browser the sound is messed up. I muted the mic in settings as the sound icon is just one icon to mute now instead of two . use to be one for mic one for sound . so I muted the mic in the settings otherwise I just hear echos of myself.

here is a video of it. it is unlisted so have to use this link to access it.
this is on any game i load.  but only through the with the browser. 
I went through so many changes on things I am running out of ideas. 

What should I do? I did not have this issue a few weeks ago.  only started a week or two ago not sure exact date . 

Honored Guest


The problem comes from an update performed when the headset was turned off. There is no fix for the moment on the meta side. The meta support advises to reset the headset and block updates. I wouldn't do that, preferring to wait for a fix. As a workaround, I use the AirReceiver AirPlay Cast DLNA application (€2 on the Windows store). The result is equivalent or even better than the meta web cast.

Yep - my headset was fully reset and then updated after and then again yesterday - issue persists - previous mic/setting buttons are missing and bad audio...

Thanks for sharing - any idea what option you would have for mac users as my PC is restricted permissions as its a work laptop so i cant install anything on this machine..


exact same issue for my friend, what the hell man?

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