Rangecast FAQ
[FAQ-1194] Error message: GARBLE (Code 20)

Page Type: SYMPTOM


"Garble" refers to an audio recording error where the Windows Audio recording process omits small sections of the original waveform, producing a recording that is slightly too short with random sections effectively snipped out. The effect is audio that appears garbled and perhaps overly loud (due to the abrupt shifts in waveform around the missing segments.) This is usually due to some errant process on the PC overloading the CPU.


When Garble is present, use Windows Task Manager and check for near-100% load on either the CPU or the disk. This overload may create a condition where the Windows audio system is unable to continuously record audio, resulting in garbled recordings.

If you see that either CPU or disk is near or at 100% loads, attempt to use Task Manager to determine what process or application on the computer is causing the problem. You may stop the Rangecast software to check that the problem persists even if Rangecast is not operating

[FAQ-1088] How to stop Rangecast software on a feed site PC (temporary stop, not decommission)

Rangecast software on a feed site PC includes a "watchdog" process that monitors for software faults, and may automatically relaunch the software if it is not closed correctly. The correct way to stop Rangecast is to click the Rangecast icon, and then press the Stop button.

It is often not possible to determine what caused the problem, because the process driving the loads may be an internal component of Windows.

The problem will usually clear with a reboot of the PC. But some PCs show this problem on a chronic basis, so be aware that it may recur.

Rangecast FAQ - ID 1194 - last updated 10 May 2018     Images shown - [block]