What is Jitter? Meaning, Causes, and Solutions

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Jitter, an inconsistency in network latency, can cause choppy voice and video calls. It is different from latency, which measures the time it takes for a data packet to be sent across the network. High jitter leads to distorted voices or garbled audio. Common causes of jitter include network congestion, outdated hardware, and wireless connections prone to interference. To fix jitter, users can switch to a wired connection, test device frequency, invest in a powerful router, disable inspection-based firewalls, and prioritize packets. Developers can install a jitter buffer or use platforms like Agora to reduce audio and video jitter.


Date published
Oct. 24, 2022

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