The gist of it is that, i disabled the sound in the Oblivion.ini and the game doesn't stutter, so it's definitely sound related and i vaguely understand what's the cause and solution.
I had that pesky stutter on multiple Oblivion installs, so i reinstalled Oblivion a lot...and one day i just so happened to download the X Codec pack with the MPC-HC video player for movies/anime consumption...and in result when i got the urge to play oblivion again and try to fix the problem, the problem was already fixed.
The only thing i could figure out is that, when i played oblivion with the X Codec pack installed, there was a LAV Splitter icon in my system tray when i exited Oblivion and the game didn't stutter anymore
So, some time down the road i messed up the game with mods, like i usually do...and had to delete the game, but consequence to that i gave Fallout New Vegas another try.
And lo and behold the same LAV Splitter icon in the system tray when i exited FNV... but the icon didn't do any fixing in FNV, i think it made things worse. after about 10 minutes of playing FNV the game became unresponsive to the point i couldn't move the mouse cursor and most of the time could not for the love of god CRT+ALT+DELETE to kill the exe process. So i had to hard reboot my PC every time that happened, which was a pain in the ass. But if i did manage to kill the process i saw two identical LAV Splitter icons in the system tray and i "think" that made my game so unresponsive.
So the smartass here thought "why not just cut the filters folder from the X Codec Program Files folder, paste it in My Desktop and it'll be all fixed, so i can paste it back in when i decide to reinstall Oblivion again" Well that did remove the duplicating icons in FNV but, in result now that i gave Oblivion another try there are no LAV Splitter icons when exiting Oblivion, and yet again my game stutters at the start of every sentence from the prisoner in the cell opposite to you, and don't even make me start on the rats.
And for information(pasting the filters folder back into X Codec folder didn't bring the icons back, to absolutely nobodies surprise) nor did reinstalling X Codec Pack completely.
And before anyone suggests the Quiet Feet mod...i'd rather not use the mod because like i said, when the LAV Splitter icon was in the system tray when playing Oblivion, there were no sound related stutters whatsoever, so the mod is not needed.
!!!Now were at my vague understanding of the cause and solution section...[Stuttering WITHOUT the LAV splitter icon, no stuttering WITH the LAV Splitter icons]!!!
Im pretty much baffled on what to do next, tried reinstalling X Codec Pack multiple times and even gave K-Lite Codec Pack a try, which didn't bring the icons back unfortunately, i then uninstalled the codec pack and set windows media player to the default player so it handles MP3 files, yet it didn't fix the stuttering.
So i BEG of you, if there's anyone out there that can help me find my missing LAV Splitter icons and bring them back home...PLEASE do, it would be massively appreciated.
Edited by chunkfhunk, 02 May 2020 - 01:33 PM.