VLC - Compatibility issues when combined with JBL Charge 4

  • Hey all,

    my VLC started to behave really weird all of the sudden.

    The issue:

    When playing *.mp4 media data on VLC via my bluetooth speakers (JBL Charge 4), I'm getting a horrible rattling and crackling sound.

    Sometimes it's mild, sometimes I can barely understand anything.

    I'm using a Macbook Air M1.

    Youtube videos and *.VOB files sound perfect.

    Also, the *.mp4 files sound perfect when playing them on my macbook using other bluetooth devices.

    What I tried (unsuccessfully):

    • downloading the latest udpate of VLC
    • deleting and re-installing VLC media player
    • removing the bluetooth speakers and reconnecting them

    Any thoughts on what I need to do?

    Looking forward to hearing from you!