Dunno, I don't have any games ATM that require the interpreter, so I can't check, but I hope it's still there. Anyway, I checked MGS with the previous version, everything's fine, same as the dump I posted from the latest version. Konami logo is fine too. Like I explained, if my dump sounds "slightly better" to you, then it might be due to frequency deviations. For something like Realtek HD it's almost guaranteed (although it varies too). You can check how your sound card performs with Byuu's tool, it's somewhere on his discussion board (forgot how it was called though), it measures the real frequency of your card. A simplified version for measuring both frequencies (audio and display) is also included in bsnes/higan (Settings -> Configuration -> Timing -> Analyze). Before I upgraded my LCD to a good one and switched to Asus Xonar from a Realtek HD I had as much as a dozen or so Hz of difference in audio frequency and my old IPS panel produced in 2005 (hello ghosting!) was not much better, it was either constant popping or even stuttering audio or many dropped frames, depending on what I chose to sync to, the joys of accurate low level emulation. No amount of calibration helped. Now it's all silky smooth and I can actually sync to both audio and video at once in bsnes, which was impossible before. -- edit -- Also, I know I mentioned this before, but I'll do it again, because, strangely, it works. If you didn't try it yet - turn off Windows Aero (well, that's not strange, Aero blocks any kind of serious LLE A/V sync, even V-sync on its own has problems with Aero) and minimize everything that isn't Xebra (no need to close anything unless it's CPU-hungry). I don't know why, but Xebra tends to crackle and pop a lot if I have even one extra window besides Xebra on screen (even if it's under Xebra) and it stops when I minimize them. Cycling full-screen (F12 -> ESC or pressing F12 twice when you're already playing in full-screen) also tends to recover A/V stability if it starts choking, though that's rare for me. Oh, and my specs for comparison - i5 2500k, 8 GB RAM, GTX 570 and Windows 7 Pro x64.