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Q: Music Playback is Choppy

I am running XP/Win7 on my AMD 64 Athlon 3400+ powered Pavillion. I have an integrated Realtek AC'97 audio card and lately I've noticed that all music playback is choppy - whether it's iTunes, Windows Media Player, or Youtube. I've tried different speakers, headphones, etc., but reagrdless of the hardware I use, I still get the same problem. It sounds as if the music is being paused and then played very quickly throughout the song. I don't really notice it in Windows sound effects, but that may be because they are short in length. I notice this happening on both XP and Windows 7 and don't know why.

Please help!!!

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A: Music Playback is Choppy

Try updating your audio and chipset driver. There could also be a program running in the background taking up to much memory or CPU cycles. If you listen to music alot you should get a dedicated sound card. You can get a really good Audigy on Ebay for under $15. Onboard audio is notoriously troublesome. Too many other things in the system can interfere with it.

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A:Audio & Video choppy during playback

Once check your laptop or desktop chipset drivers are working fine or not, its effects the other related devices functioning. update or install the latest chipset drivers and video and audio drivers which are compatible with your system.
 

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A:Slow video playback on specific sites

Yeah it's probably you GPU, try viewing the videos in lower quality.
 

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A:HDMI hijacks default playback device

Hmm; I think HDMI is mutually exclusive to pc { speakers & headphones }. If the HDMI senses a signal to the tv, then the others go off.

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A:When I play music my PC starts to slow down and mouse stutters

What are your system specs?

Some possible solutions: Make sure Windows is up to date. Try updating your sound driver (post your system specs and I will show you how to).
 

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Hi. I'm not sure, but perhaps a run down of your system specs would be helpful? I mean the hardware stuff: CPU, board, graphics card.

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EDIT: Oops, sorry, I see you've got a Radeon 5700 and a dual core.
 

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This is almost certainly because of missing codecs to playback your files.
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Oh! i also just noticed you posted in the Introduce Yourself forum. Next time please post in the forum for topic
 

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A:Audio playback and recording crackles when everything was fine a few days ago

What motherboard do you have? Check if the default BIOS have the onboard sound enabled, and if so, disable it. (assuming you have onboard audio).

If you're worried about heat being a problem, install CoreTemp and enable logging. Then if your computer crashes again, you can go back and check the logs and see if there was some kind of heat spike when it crashed. If removing dust made it run better, heat could be an issue.

I also see that your audio card is USB. I couldn't see if it has a power adapter on their web site. If it does not, maybe you have a problem with it getting enough power.
 

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A:Recommendations building a new (budgeted) computer from scratch for recording music

You can do better with your budget. I recommend this:

AMD Athlon II X2 245 Regor 2.9GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor - $57.99 + free shipping
GIGABYTE GA-MA74GM-S2 AM3\AM2+\AM2 AMD 740G mATX AMD Motherboard - $53.99 ($51.99 with M-Club discount) + variable shipping depending on location
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Grand Total = ~$380, not considering rebates.
 

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A:Acer M3802 slows down, media gets choppy after an hour

If it's under warranty call tech support, before you do download Speedfan to see what your temps are so you can tell the tech. If the computer was out of warranty i would suggest adding a pci fan and mount it right above your video card. I would also update video drivers and make sure the inside of the computer is dust fee. If the computer is sitting on a carpet put it up on something to get it off the carpet for better airflow.
 

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A:Blu-ray playback choppy, sound doesn't work

"Do I need to change the refresh rate on my computer?"...

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My rig is listed for quick reference. Now anyway. On this rig any source engine game,combat arms,call of duty,infact every game, Looks choppy below 60fps. Where my laptop looks fine at 30fps with few stutters as long as it maintains the 30fps. Why does it look so much different on my pc rather than my laptop .Could it be the monitor or driver settings. I am using the latest nvidia forceware beta.
 

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Any suggestions , references....
 

A:Building Music Production Computer

Rock4MUSIC said:





I have a budget of 500-550. The purpose for this computer is for music production. Ill be using cu base 5, ill be using vsti such as east west, toon track superior drummer,trillian etc. (To give you guys more of a visual) Ill be running windows 7 ultimate 64 bit.
Tomorrow ill look around for parts, prices, I just realize am better off of building my own unit.


As far as the mobo goes. I would like to get .....
500 gig hard drive
Graphics card. (I won't be doing any gaming, cheap one will be neat)
Motherboard (i need fire wire on it)
RAM (4-gigs) ddr2
Case (i need a case with good air flow)


Any suggestions , references....Click to expand...

I'm thinking that without gaming ambitions, the new Intel core i3 CPUs might meet your needs with their integrated graphics. These give pretty decent scores in
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You should first subscribe to Newegg's Email list, so you can grab your parts as they become available on sale.

Here is Intel's list of socket LGA1156 CPUs available at Newegg; http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...=2010340343 50001157 1051749233&name=LGA 1156


And the matching integrated graphics H55/ H57 boards in the Gigabyte brand; http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...01314 1070549182 107173338&name=Intel H55/H57 Be sure to pick one with 4 memory sockets. (4 out or 5 do). I have this one; http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128421

Please pay no attention to the bad reviews for this product, they were all written by imbeciles claiming, "high technical ability". I don't know squat about computers, and I had one of these systems up and running perfectly, with Windows 7 installed, in about 3 hours.

In fact, I'm hoping Newegg will offer "don't know squat" as a technical ability claim option. That way, I'll be able to check, "don't know squat", and report, "it works perfectly for me, 5 stars"!

Here is a test report done on a few of these boards at Techspot; http://www.techspot.com/review/259-intel-h55-motherboard-shootout/
 

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A:Blue Ray Playback issues on LCD dvi

HDCP ensures that you are sending your signal to an approved display device. If you send your image out digitally then the device receiving it must support HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection.) If you are watching this via an analog connection then the output is at a reduced resolution.
 

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Sounds like you are missing some sound codecs, at the very least. Luckily Techspot can provide them for you...
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A:Music Plays / No Vocals in Movies / Background Music Plays

I've been able to boost sound with the AC3Filter and get DVD vocals now through WMP but I still am not getting any vocals from my DVDs when played through my Cyberlink PowerDVD. Any suggestions? I'm sure I'm missing a codec or something but I can't figure out what. The website I used to go to to download audio codecs for WMP11 looks down for the count so I'm at a loss.
 

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A:Help with music downloads on my wife's MP3

I thought that site was strictly for zune users, as I own one myself, i know you cant go hooking an ipod up to it either.
 

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A:Choppy sound in Pinnacle

Still getting nowhere

Hi,

I'm now trying to capture on a P4 2.6ghz machine with an admittedly lowly 512mb. RAM, 100 gig drive, and I have the very same problems. Been all over google, tried everything, nothing works. For years I've been capturing video from VCR / Camcorder, never a dropped frame.

Trying to capture from webcam - both with and without sound - the dropped frames amount to 100 in 4 seconds! It's the very same in the software for the webcam. Anyone got any good ideas?

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A:Computers Won't Buffer Video/Music

try uninstalling flash and install the newest version here
http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/
 

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Hmm, I think it's probably computer spec tbh because the videos play absolutely fine on my dad's incredibly fast Apple Mac.

I thought that my laptop woud have definately been fast enough with its processors and 3GB of RAM so is the onboard graphics card a problem?
 

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Do you have the latest NVIDIA & PhysX drivers installed? Have you turned on PhysX acceleration in the NVIDIA Control Panel? Have you tried turning down the resolution?
 

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A:How to Configure MIC to transmit music through it?

can someone help me out with this please.
 

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A:Can't get the music tp play on my Sylvania MP3

let;s try this for simple starters

Click Start->Run, enter: msinfo32
Click the + sign next to Components to expand it
Click Problem Devices. Anything appear?
If yes, click on it, then Edit->Select All, Edit->Copy Paste into next post

 

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A:DVDs playback

Download KM player. It's opensource and really good. I just tried it myself. And it's free. VLC player is also free, but I have had issues with that one. KM seems to work.

http://kmplayer.en.softonic.com/
 

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A:Playback/Recording Resoure has been fully occupied

Remove or disable the driver... and go back to the previous driver that worked.
 

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A:How do I rip or copy music from a DVD

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A:Error msg playing music

So what is your systems make and model? What operating system are you running?
 

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A:Audio playback crackles & pops, CPU spikes, and system lags - its killing me

About the Audio Playback Crackle...

I know it has been a while but hope this helps someone with similar issues just thought I'd register and post away the solution that fixed my audio playback crackling...
I am not sure if this would help you guys with your problems but it definitely helped me a lot and I think its worth a try.... I recently started to get those nasty crackles during audio playback + the windows sounds WDM / Direct Sound (no DAW or recording) I tried all sorts of codecs+updates to chipset drivers+directx+updates+sound card drivers to no avail.

I just did not want to do a system restore or a reinstallation of the OS because its a hassle at first and many have reported on the net that it still fails to fix the crackling audio issue so I am not sure if that would fix it or not as I have not tried it,but it seemed to be the CPU hanging as well that caused the sound to struggle though my PC is quite ok when it comes to specs and I was sure that it could not be the sound card either because it was working just fine until two days ago and I've updated my drivers too (M-Audio Audiophile 192)therefore, I assumed there was something wrong somewhere else and started to google out....

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I also noticed that my PC went really really fast after using the DMA +Ultra DMA modes not to mention the joy being able to listen to my MP3s after two days of sleepless nights...

I felt like registering here to post my comments about to help some others to avoid this annoying problem...

Please check the link here on how to fix it or better how to set your IDE/SATA Controllers to DMA Mode without physically changing any jumper settings of your drives,

I hope it helps....

You will need to go to the Device Manager and check if your IDE controllers were set to PIO Only mode or DMA if you see anything fishy in there please check the link below that helped me fix this in 2minutes and after a reboot it was all good again,I hope you can fix yours too,

so here is the link ;

http://sniptools.com/vault/getting-back-to-dma-mode-in-windows-xp#comment1891

please edit the hxxp to http as I was not able to post the links here yet I had to change it but I've just signed up to post this link in the hope that it helps someone fix their problems so I wish the moderators here would see my point ,thanks ...Good Luck all...
 

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A:Left 4 Dead running choppy

I have exactly the same issue, running on a stock Dual Core E4500 and 9600GT
 

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A:How to STOP playing music and talking to the mic at the same time

Try this.

Click start/control panel/Sounds and Audio Devices/Advanced and make sure the mic is muted on the playback side.
 

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Sounds like a failing hard drive...
 

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Questions
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A:Video Card choppy graphics

A Mobility Radeon is a chip on the motherboard, not a card. You are probably maxed out at 2GB system RAM, but you may be able to increase the video memory from 128MB by checking and adjusting the video settings in the bios
 

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A:Music files

Purhaps you did not buy a CD with music on it. It may be a karaoke cd that gives you sheet music to some popular songs to let them play and sing it yourself (thus the karaoke).

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A:Service Pack 3 disabled picture in video playback

Try VLC media player
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

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A:Can't view music videos on my MySpace profile

Do this:

How to use Reset Internet Explorer Settings (RIES)

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A:Can't Burn music to cd

Is this a laptop or a desktop computer.
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A:Major problem with playback

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A:Dxdiag tool, D3D DX7 is spinning choppy

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The Drive itself requires replacing
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A:Music Folder

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A:Problem with Realtek HD Audio Playback?

I'm having a similar problem. I just built a new computer and properly installed the latest Realtek HD audio drivers. But when using Ventrilo voice chat and transmitting a sound, if someone else talks at the same time, they can hear what they said. And what they hear is twice as loud.
I've messed around with and tweaked every volume setting on my computer, and nothing has fixed it.
Does anyone know if this can be fixed on Windows control panel, or on the Realtek audio control panel? ... Or at all?
Thanks.
 

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Hi, I'm new at these forums. I been wanting to get a new PC that could give me flawless Blu-Ray playback and occasional gaming. Besides a Blu-Ray drive what kind of CPU / GPU will I need? Is it better to go with a AMD cpu? A fast Core2 Duo like the E8500 or a quad core Q6600 or Q6700? As far as GPUs' are concerned I heard ATI's HD 3000 series or even 2600 XT is great for this or should I get a Nvidia based GPU? I will use a 24" 1920 x 1200 monitor and of course Vista Ultimate. Will I get Blu-Ray playback on par with Playstation 3? Thanks a bunch!!
 

A:Blu-Ray playback

If you're going to play Blu-Ray disks make sure the monitor you get is HDCP compliant first which means it should have digital connections such as DVI, HDMI or Display Port. That's one of the ways of getting the best image quality.

For the GPU (which is what will do most of the decoding), you can get any Radeon 2400/2600/3850/3870, they support hardware decoding of high definition movies (the 2900XT desprite its big price tag doesn't support it for example). If you prefer nVidia, I believe the 8800GT/GTS (not the 320/640MB versions) & above also support hardware decoding of said movies.

The CPU shouldn't change much in the equation, as I've said the GPU is what will be doing most of the decoding.
 

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A:Dvd and cd skip during playback?

i woulnt say im an expert on this but things that have worked for me in the past has been using one of those cd/dvd laser cleaning kits to clean the laser on the drive and also another one has been updating to latest firmware for the drive.
 

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A:Can't burn music to cds

You might have Temporary "files waiting to be written to the disk" in explorer.

put an empty disk in the drive open my computer and double click on the CD/DVD-RW drive, if any files appear in explorer greyed out then delete them by clicking "Delete these temporary files".

if you have any open windows that are showing the contents of the drive then you should close them too. other than that then there's probably another program monitoring the drive, could be a media player that you set to monitor your Drive for playable media.
 

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hi.. i'm a music producer... and my main tool is Reason 4 software from PropellerHeads... and i want to buy a new PC... and my dilema is the CPU..
which one do you think i should buy.. the new 45nm E8400 or the old Q6600??
the problem with Reason is that it's not biult for multi core CPUs so i guess the E8400 should do the job better... but recently i saw some tests with Reason running on a Q6600 and i was amazed...
really dunno what to do here. and my mainboard of choice is the Gigabyte G33-DS3R... hope someone could help me on this one!

thanks in advanced!!
 

A:Intel E8400 or Q6600 for music production?

To Err Is Human....To Forgive Is Not in the Nature of Computers...

Either the 8400 or the 6600 should give more than adequate performance with music files. (By "more than adequate", I mean spectacular). I don't want to overstep my knowledge here, but I'm guessing that music files don't present the same degree of difficulty as 1920 X 1200 High Def Video encoding. Which I'm sure software engineers are currently rushing to adapt applications for quad (or more), core use. Point being you couldn't go wrong with either CPU.
BIOS updating can be a tricky and risky affair. That being said, I would check which BIOS version is present in the Motherboard before making a decision on which CPU to buy. The E8400 would absolutely require a BIOS update, whereas the Q6600 might not. IMHO, the plug and play part always wins.
Then there's always plan "C": wait for a 45nm quad CPU.

I found this to be quite interesting, I have Nero 6 which is not at least 3 years old. When I use the"advanced analysis" function in "Recode" (essentially "DVDshrink") on my machine with a Pentium Dual Core E2200, task manager is telling me that BOTH cores are operating at 100%. I didn't think that this version of Nero was even written for dual core CPUs, but there you have it, clipping along at up to 1000 FPS, firing on both barrels!
 

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A:Recording Playback Problems

looks like you've used too many filters or sound effects/enhancements.
ie : Echo, surround & 3D room simulator.

try limiting your plug-ins,ie :
reverb, delay, distorter, filter, pitch-shifter,
15 band graphic EQ (limit the high).depends on how much Hz
your EQ simulator can provide..

if none of the above worked,please try to un-install then
re-install the sound driver of your sound card (onboard or add-on card).

does your mic comes with a pre-amp?

& what type of connection did you used?how is it connected?
(USB or audio input to sound card ie: mic in).
 

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There is no way I should be having these playback issues but I am. Because it happens in any media player I use then it has to be something I have missed. If anyone can help I would greatly appreciate it.
 

A:Video playback pauses erratically

You may have another program running in the background that can cause this, or you may be infected with a virus or other malware. Do you regularly clean your system of registry errors and malware?
 

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Music is getting interrupted when losing focus from Winamp or I open some other application in my Windows XP system. The system ia having 1GB RAM and 80GB HDD with Dual core processor
 

A:Music is getting interrupted

You probably have a lot of temp files on your hard drive... Open Internet Options in IE and delete these type files and cookies
 

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A:Video playback is pausing throughout video

by the way the specs shown are for my wives comp, I having problems with my second machine, but not sure how to switch the specs, sorry.
 

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A:No Audio on DVD playback

Yea, that happened to me a little ago after I installed something new, drivers maybe, can't remember. Anywho, I installed the AC3 Filter Codec. Hope it helps!
 

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Specs;

865PERL
3GHz P4
1G RAM

ALL-IN-WONDER 9600 SERIES
Manufacturer: ATI Technologies Inc.
Chip type: ATI RADEON 9600 Series AGP (0x4150)
DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz)
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Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor
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Driver Name: ati2dvag.dll
Driver Version: 6.14.0010.6666 (English)
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The worst is with mp3's in iTunes but movies (with or without 5.1) is choppy in vista media center and the problem is solved by removing the sound card.

Yesterday I connected the device, uninstalled it and reinstalled it. This solved the problem for some time and I was able to watch a movie in 2ch over PCM, I tried several movies in 5.1 (with Dolby digital live enabled in the settings) which worked fine. Even iTunes worked with 2ch over PCM a little while and then without me doing anything it started to get choppy again.

Any suggestions?
 

A:Problems with choppy sound (Xonar U1)

I think the easiest answer is to take it back and try another product that may be more compatible. Now I don't know SHXX about laptops and external sound devices but give a 'Creative' product a try.
 

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A:DVD Playback not working for DVD-ROM and DVD+RW players XP Media Center

You could find out what IDE channel the drives are on, go to Device Manager , Right click on the Channel and Uninstall it. Reboot & the channel and everything connected to it will be picked up & reinstalled automatically.

This often helps.
 

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my pc specs are as follows:

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A:Choppy Gameplay

Is you graphic card driver up to date? How much ram you have?
 

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