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Extreme Lagging Especially During Media Playback

Q: Extreme Lagging Especially During Media Playback

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A: Extreme Lagging Especially During Media Playback

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I would consider myself blessed beyond belief if you guys might be able to help me out with my DVD's lagging. I got a new laptop for Christmas and it runs like a dream except for when it tries to play DVD's, it lags a little with both the video and sound. I've been working on it for a while and I can rule out the following:

-Media Player (I've tried 7 players so far and all skip)
- DMA (this is selected and unselecting it does not help)
- Background programs (Kaspersky is currently running in the background but this issue has occured even when nothing but system stuff is running)
- Screen/Resolution (I've set the graphics to 486 levels and it still happens)
- Hardware acceleration (set to full)
- DVD Driver (uninstalled and re-installed)

The computer info is:

Centrino Duo 1.60GHz
.99 Gig Ram
CD/DL DVD Burner

If you all need any further info, let me know and I'll do my best. I would truly appreciate any help with this. It is a new machine and I have a feeling it is a simple thing that I am overlooking.


A:DVD's Lagging During Playback

Have you tried copying the DVD to your hard drive and seeing if the problem occurs if you play back from there too ? It would either eliminate or point the finger at your DVD drive as the culprit depending on the outcome ...

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I just received a new Extreme X1 Gen 2 with 64 gigs of ram running Windows 10 Pro.  I am using it with an external monitor and mouse. I had a wired mouse and the mouse kept hanging (lagging and occasionally just stopping for a few seconds). I swapped to a Logitech wireless mouse and have the same problem.  So .. I don't think the problem is the mouse or driver.  All patches are up to date (both Windows and Lenovo) Anyone have an idea for me? -Ken W 

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I'd really appreciate it if someone helped me - whenever I try to open ANY type of video on any player, it immediately freezes up my computer. I can still VERY slowly and laggy-ly open Task Manager and close the program thats attempting to play the video file therefore returning my computer to its usual state - but thats really troublesome.

Please help?

A:Help - Any video playback causes SERIOUS lagging / freezing...

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Hi, My new ideapad s540 GTX are lagging when i play video via HDMI. It's using the GTX 1650 when it is plugged in to the TV, and that is maybe the problem, and the cpu are using more power and the fans are spinning up. All the drivers are up to date. It's both regarding Youtuber and various streaming services. The only thing that works is when im gaming, strangely enough. It works perfectly with my old computer. Itīs really annoying, so it would be fanatastic if someone could help. 

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Product: HP Envy 6 1090eoOS: Windows 7Problem: Bluetooth Audio playback is terribly unstable. When connecting to my home theater system with bluetooth to playback audio it is extremely laggy.I have used 3 smartphones and 4 other laptops including an old HP pavilion and none of the other devices have this problem so i am 100% certain that the problem isnt with the home theater system. How do i solve this issue? Is it a driver or hardware issue? br/Alex

A:Bluetooth connection with audio playback lagging

Hi Alex,


Take a look at this document, which provides troubleshooting steps that hopefully, will help resolve your Bluetooth connection issues.


Please try the appropriate steps based on the issues you are having and let me know if this helps.

Good luck!

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I use Chrome and it's usually very good, however recently started becoming slow, scrolling is very slow using mouse wheel and also down arrow on the browser. Its particularly slow on facebook and ebay. Also the video playback is suffering and lagging considering making it difficult to watch videos.
Swapping browsers cures the scrolling issue but for some reason I can't watch videos on any browser other than chrome, the system crashes every time I try?
Help! Thanks in advance

A:slow scrolling and lagging video playback

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.

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Whenever I connect external monitor or TV via HDMI the computer is slow/lagging (even moving windows or doing a right click is slow).I tried to isolate the problem and it seems to happen only when I use "Second screen only" or when the laptop lid is closes, if the lid is open and I use "Extend" or "Duplicate" everything's fine. Also, if I do reset while the monitor is still connected, it's working ok (but this is not a good solution for me as I want to keep the work evniornment).I tried playing with Display settings but nothing seems to help, maybe the community can please help me?

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so i had this video file in ".wsm" format, i tried playing it with VLC player, and the 10 minute file was played back at 100x normal speed, the audio was horrible enough i thought my ears popped, it's like when you fast forward a cassette while it's being played, the sounds that came out of my speakers were a whole bunch of gibberish and screeching noises, and in just 5 seconds the 10 min file was played from start to finish.
i couldn't help but noticed afterwards my brand new speakers seems to make alot of popping noises afterwards, it occur whenever i switch from say mp3 one to two, however the popping noise does not occur during playback, just before the audio is play and when it ends.

i thought the speakers didn't sound as good as it did, but maybe it's just me.

so now i'm wondering, did all those horrible noises from the bad playback earlier destroyed my speakers...just like that?
my friend told me he once had his speakers ruined after playing back a poor quality wav file, i didn't believed him then, so was he telling the truth? can messed up audio ruin the speakers?
many thanks for the help.

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Hi, My new ideapad s540 GTX are lagging when i play video on my tv via HDMI. I think the problem is that It's using the GTX 1650 graphic card when it is plugged in to the TV and at the same time the cpu are using more power and the fans are spinning up. When i'm watching videos directly on the PC i uses the internal graphic card, and everything work perfectly. All the drivers are up to date and everything else for that matter. It's both regarding Youtube videos and various streaming services. The only thing that's working is when im gaming, strangely enough. My tv and hdmi cable works perfectly with my old computer . Itīs really annoying, so it would be fanatastic if someone could help. Than you.

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I have a hp Pavillion dm1050 laptop and have Dual booted with Windows 7 and Fedora 14. This problem occurs when I am using Windows 7.

I have noticed that whenever I say a video in Vlc Player or in YouTube and then without pausing load a web page or browse the Internet, the video starts stuttering or becoming choppy. Sometimes it gets so worse that I hear a ggrr.. ggrr.. Sound and only after the web page finishes loading the video playback becomes normal. I am not able to understand why should this happen ? Does this mean that the system is lagging? But how can the simple actions of browsing the web causes a OS to lag?? I have 2 GB RAM, and I am not running any high RAM process like a game or something like that, just browsing the web. so the situation of lag in the OS is something I can't understand.

Does it mean I have to reinstall Windows? Is there a better alternative than this??

A:Vlc YouTube video playback choppy, system lagging?

The sound you describe is most likely the HDD performing read/write operations, I'm all too familiar with that sound because I do a lot of zero-writing drives, but the noise is often not that loud unless you listen really close and hard. That noise getting more noticeable is reason to worry because your HDD may be failing. I have multi-tasked on systems with half the specs of that laptop without such an issue and for your case it would really take lots of loaded tabs to stretch system resources to such extents, so I strongly believe it's the HDD, either's its failing or is under unusually heavy load.

Try playing video from external storage media, say an external HDD or thumb drive and see if this occurs. Also try playing using Windows Media player or any other player you have installed and see if that happens with them too.

Take a look at Resource Monitor and see if anything else except the open browser and VLC is doing lots of read/write operations on the drive.

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I began experiencing problems with my computer yesterday. It's a custom build from 2011 that has run flawlessly until yesterday. It suddenly became extremely laggy, some programs won't open, some won't close, Windows error messages I've seen before, circular spinning loading icon when trying to do just about anything, etc.

I've completed this process, and didn't find anything. Bitdefender found a few temp files that I deleted, but as far as I can tell from googling were false positives. I tried an Avira scan but after running for 9 hours overnight it was stuck at less than 2% and wasn't moving.

I don't even know where to begin. Any ideas?

A:Extreme lagging, unable to open programs, malware issue?

Hello and welcome:

There are many causes for a "slow" computer -- hardware, software, malware, etc.

You might want to try some of the suggestions here (it is an older tutorial, but most of the suggestions are still valid) or here.

>>I would be very wary of any sort of 3rd-party registry "optimizer" or "tweaker" or "cleaner", especially without providing a bit more data about your system. Such programs often cause more harm than good.

Perhaps if you could please download, run and post both logs (FRST.txt and Addition.txt) from FRST, we could know a bit more in order to better assist you. If you are on 64-bit Win7, you will need the 64-bit version of FRST. You may need to temporarily pause your real-time AV in order for it to run. Be sure to re-enable your AV after running the tool.


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So this is the problem.. I recently had to buy a new hard drive because the old hard drive decided to go corrupt on me. Before this happened everything was fine.. videos played perfect even at full screen. But ever since this happened I cant play any video bigger than its original size or it will playback choppy , the audio gets ahead of the video and it gets worse when i put it full screen.. it looks like im playing a video with a low bit rate.. I seem to have this problem regardless of the video type.. ( the problem persists regardless if the videos are on the HD or on the internet) I cant even watch YouTube videos without some choppy playbackOn the old hard drive I had Media Player Classic (K-Lite Codec Pack) for all the codecs so i decided to download this again hoping it would solve my problem.. with no luck. I tried at least 5 different media players but its apparent that the players arent the problem.. I dont know what else to try.. I dont know if this helps or makes any difference but I do notice that when the video is playing.. the CPU usage is stuck at 100% on the 1st comp.. yet on the 2nd comp its somewhere between 60-80%These are the specs on the computer im trying to play the videos on:Dell Optiplex GX110Windows XP Home SP2P3 1.00GHZ384MB RAMWestern Digital 320GB EIDE HDIntegrated Graphics (Intel 82810E)anything else you need to know let me know..I dont think its a problem with the computer speed since they played fine before i had to get a new hard drive and i c... Read more

A:Choppy And Lagging Video Playback After Fresh Windows Install On New Hd

Do you have the latest version of Flash?

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Hello beautiful people!

I have a problem with 720p and 1080p on my laptop and I need help with that.

The screen shot, below, displays everything about my computer's information. If there is any way I can fix that , please tell me how. Thank you so much in advance (I believe in you guys!)

A:720p & 1080p issue of lagging/chopping playback video

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Seeing your cpu temperature is at 69c might be why that's getting a tad on the hot site
Click Start and type in the search box
resource monitor
Click on the suggestion for it and open the Overview section and post a screen shot.

You can monitor your temperatures with this
Download Real Temp 3.70 | techPowerUp
Download it to your downloads folder
Right click it and extract all
Open the extracted folder and right click the RealTemp.exe file and click on Send to = desktop create shortcut
Click to open the shortcut on your desktop
It will open and a Celsius # will appear on the action center.
You can minimize the little window and the # will remain.

Realtemp also shows processor Load so you might leave it not minimized so you can monitor the Load also at a glance.

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Hello Community, today I wanted to try out Stadia on my X1 Extreme Gen2 with 4k OLED display and i9 8-core CPU. It was almost unplayable - high input lag und frame skipping. I had a chat with the Google Support for almost 2 hours and we went through all Chrome settings one can think of. We tried network over Wifi and Cable connection and I stopped all background apps and services. Nothing helped. I also have a Lenovo Thinkpad 25 (25 year edition) with i7 dual core CPU on the same network and could play Stadia without any problems. So I think it  maybe has something to do with the machine or drivers. Does anyone has similiar problems?

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Hello, I bought a new HP TouchSmart IQ506 today and have been trying to get windows media player to play ogg files. I tried the xiph.org ogg for both 32 and 64 bit and neither of them worked. I also tried the latest ffdshow tryouts and the normal ffdshow package. WIndows media player will not import them into the library and it won't play them if I try to open them individually. Also, the TouchSmart software won't recognize them either and has no manual way to add music files as far as I know. You can either choose the "TouchSmart library" option or the "iTunes library" option. I installed all of those filters by being under an admin account, right clicking on the installer and choosing the "run as adminastrator" option. What is going on, has Microsoft blocked use of the codecs with the latest updates or something or is this all an issue with 64 bit? Thank you.

A:Media playback in Vista 64 bit media center editon; I am using an HP TouchSmart IQ506

Are you sure that ffdshow contains a decoder for Vorbis .ogg files. WMP by default only contains codecs for windows media files.

I would try K-lite codecs or Vobis codecs from here: http://www.free-codecs.com/Vorbis_Ogg_ACM_download.htm

You might also try vlc media player from here: http://www.videolan.org/vlc/. It has bult-in codecs for just about everything unlike WMP.

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Alright, I have spend about 3 years trying to resolve this problem and I have done so much research that I felt it would be a waste for me not to post something about it. 
After I owned two Dell laptops, the XPS13 and Alienware 17. Both having the same problems. I tried everything, I read through all of the forums and I tried everytthing these forums have suggested and at multiple occasions I ruined my laptop and had to format it. 
I also always had the full warrenty with Dell customer service and have replaced my xps13 TWICE and my Alienware once. This is of course after replacing the motherboard and the hard drive and spending endless hours over the phone with them while they update all my drivers and ensure my software is running correctly. They ran 100's of tests on my computer to see why this is happening and no one could ever solve this problem. 
However, after all this research with no solution in sight I thought of the problem logically. My alienware was running 16 gb of ram and 1 TB of HDD regular hard drive. I figured if I have so much ram to run anything I want, maybe it is having the regular hard drive that is not keeping up with the ram. Sure enough, when I went and bought the best SSD out there Samsung Pro 950 256 GB and installed it and used it as my operating system while the HDD ran as my storage. For the first time in 3 years and 4 computers... my pc was running with no jitterz or lagging or any issues! 
At the end of the day there wa... Read more

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When I play media, be it video or music, several times the track will pretty much go into slow motion for a few seconds and will then speed back up to the proper speed. It happens no matter what player I use. I've tried winamp, windows media player, VLC, media player classic, and many others including project playlist and it happens in every one.

I can't for the life of me remember if this was I happening before SP1 but I don't believe that it was. Any ideas on what the problem could be?


A:Lagging Media

Sounds like the disk drive driver.
Go to device manager and uninstall the driver for your dvd drive and then restart the PC. The driver will load by itself.

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When I play media, be it video or music, several times the track will pretty much go into slow motion for a few seconds and will then speed back up to the proper speed. It happens no matter what player I use. I've tried winamp, windows media player, VLC, media player classic, and many others including project playlist and it happens in every one regardless if it's played from a disc or a file.

I can't for the life of me remember if this was happening before installing Vista SP1 but I don't believe that it was. Any ideas on what the problem could be?


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I am experiencing lagging and erratic playing of media. Browser pages do the same. I see the drive access lite illuminate too many times for the amount of work being done.

The strange part is I get no indicators impling any kind or type of infection.

I can read the highjack log and identify most of the processes running on my machine.

There are a few I can not identify.

I am suspect of 2 items listed as diagnostics, but I do not have the expertice to know for sure.

Here is my system info:
OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name USER1
System Manufacturer Acer, inc.
System Model Aspire 1640Z
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 13 Stepping 8 GenuineIntel ~1733 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Acer 3A18, 2/21/2006
SMBIOS Version 2.31
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume2
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111)"
User Name USER1\mike
Time Zone Pacific Standard Time
Total Physical Memory 1,024.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 624.22 MB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
Page File Space 2.38 GB
Page File D:\pagefile.sys
Here is a copy of the Hijackthis log.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:21:00 PM, on 12/3/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16915)
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So, recently, something like 4 days ago i spilled juice on my laptop. I had it cleaned right away and i was told it should be ok.

Recently, however, i've had problems playing any video. Whenever i play a video (with bsplayer or windows media player. it happens in vlc too, but to a much lesser extent: freezes that leave the image broken for 0.5 seconds ) it will work fine for a couple of minutes then start to stutter, freezing up for 2 or 3 seconds then skipping ahead, with the audio playing normally.
However, when i try to store the same video on an usb drive and play it from there, the issue doesn't seem to happen (or at least from what i've seen; i haven't let it run more than 30 min, could happen there also but slower).

My first idea was that this was a hard drive issue, but after running some programs to test the hard drive, they all pointed out no problems. I had a friend who works in tech support tell me (after i briefly explained the issues) that it might be a motherboard issue, but i don't see how that can be the case seeing as the videos run fine from usb for the most part. He suggested trying to reinstall windows. Is that a good idea?

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

A:Media player stuttering / lagging

Try restoring the system to an earlier date before the onset of this behaviour.

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My windows Media player lags and i cant figure out why.

ive tryed uninstalling it then installing it again, Going to an older version (version 10) and im still having the same problems:|

i dont wanna use any other programs it would mean teaching the GF how to use it lol

Any ideas?



A:Windows Media player Lagging :(

We need a description of your system, brand and model, memory installed, operating system, video graphics card, and software or programs you expect to run on Media Player 11

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hey guys i am having a problem playing music from any media player wheather it windows or musicmach or anythig
it plays fine comming off of the cd but after i put the music in the players libiary (using the wizzard, the programs steps, or manually) it will show that it is playing its just that nothing is comming out. I like playing games and listen to my music at the same time. anyone got a clue to my prob.

A:media playback

try the obvious first...double click the speaker icon in the system tray and make sure the levels are all up and nothings muted.

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Hello, my name is Benjamin123. I am having problems with my Windows Media Player 12 on my Windows 8.1 Enterprise PC, when I publish a video from my JVC Everio HD Camcorder (Model NO.: GZ-HM300SEK).
Every time I click to play a video and when I skip the video along.. the image freezes for 2 seconds and it continues with a stutter. I am guessing that the PC doesn't handle a bit of HD specs (if I am right).

Thank you for reading!


A:Windows Media Player 12 - Video Lagging as HD

Anyone reply to my thread?

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My Toshiba Satellite A505 has never given me any trouble until recently. It has always been lightning fast, and I am a bit of a multitasker.

I routinely stream videos on hulu while doing schoolwork on moodle and running Blackboard IM.

Now ANY time I try to view any media it plays fine for a minute or two and then is infuriatingly choppy. This is not just streaming media, this is also when viewing downloaded videos in iTunes.
These problems began around the time I became a Netflix member and started using their Silverlight player. It might be a coincidence, but that is around the time the problems started.

I looked at task manager and my CPU is running at 100% almost constantly when viewing media of any type.

Unfortunately I am a computer idiot and have NO idea what the problem could be. Registry? Processes? No clue what to do and would appreciate any help. I want my fast laptop back.

Toshiba Satellite A505
Intel Core2 Duo CPU T6500 @ 2.10Ghz / 2.10Ghz
64 bit

Windows Vista OS Service pack 2
Any help?

A:Choppy Media Playback

I ran HiJack this, but the LogFile might as well be in Sanskrit. I don't know a thing about what I am looking at.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 9:21:13 AM, on 11/1/2011
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG2012\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSwMgr.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HijackThis\Trend Micro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = Bing
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = Bing
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = Bing
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = C:\Windows\SysWOW64\blank.htm
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
F2 - REG:system.ini: UserInit=userinit.exe,
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHelperStub - {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
O2 - BHO: WormRadar.com IESiteBlocker.NavFilter - {3CA2F312-6F6E-4B53-A66E-4E65E497C8C0} - C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG2012\avgssie.dll
O2 - BHO: AVG Secur... Read more

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All of a sudden a few weeks ago my Windows Media player started crossfading the songs on a playlist and even when repeating a single song. How do i return it to normal (W/o the fading between songs)

Thanks in advance,

A:Playback in Windows Media

IF you are using windows media player 10 (latest version), click on view in the menu, click on enhancements, click on cross-fading and auto leveling. this will bring up a box below the visualization. there will be a line of text saying turn crossfading off/on. click on it.

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It doesn't matter if it's video or music, a file on my laptop or streaming from the internet; all my media has the same problem. During playback it starts slowing down in places- like the laptop isn't fast enough. I don't use this laptop often but as my computer isn't working I have no choice. The last time I had this problem (on the same laptop) I believe it was solved by formatting and reinstalling everything, although I'd like to see if I can avoid that this time. Does anyone have any suggestions on what may be causing this media playback lag?

A:Solved: Bad playback on ALL media

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This is pretty unusual for me since I haven't seen this happen before. In fact, this started happening just recently. I don't think I downloaded anything that might have altered it. If there is more than one item in my playlist (audio), WMP will not play the first file, but it will play the next file. It won't play the file after that, but it will play the next file. And it goes in a pattern. I cannot get it to play it right.

I still don't think I explained that well enough, so here it is more detailed:


Plays - Music
Does not play - Music
Plays - Music
Does not play - Music
Plays - Music
Does not play - Music
Plays - Music
Does not play - Music
Plays - Music
Does not play - Music

Any help would be appreciated.

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kinda new but LEARNING! I try to playback downloaded video material from limewire, and I get a error 102 message from the windows media player window. also gefore getting the error mess. the computer automatically starts to load AOL any help would great. In simple easy to understand instructions please

A:playback of media from limewire

No help with P2P here. Please read the rules. We cannot condone software that is used for illegal purposes.

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Hello, and thanks in advance for looking into my issue. I will be as thorough as possible so you have all of the required information. Please bear with me.

My Problem:

Media files (No video tested yet, just MP3 and Wav files) are very choppy and every few seconds I hear that rrrrrrollling effect. Very annoying. I just built this PC, and it's always done it. Fragmentation is nt an issue, I de-fragged and the HD has been very recently formatted and had Windows Vista installed on it. I have tried the usuall culprits (print spooler, network etc) and in fact have even disabled the NIC for testing purposes. There is no wireless, and in fact the machine is off line now while I try to resolve this. I have stopped every process Windows will allow, turned off Anti Virus, firewall, all unnecessary services, and no luck. The process monitor is flatlined at this time. physical memory is not an issue, I changed out all 3 1 gig ram DIMMs and tried them in various ram slots.

Now, there are a few interesting things here. One is that with all of these processes and services stopped, the hard drive access light still flashes approximately every 5 seconds, coinciding with the drag in the media. Now here's the important part. This hard drive accessing only occurs when WMP 11 is OPEN. The process monitor is FLAT once I close everything, but as soon as I open Windows Media Player, the stutter begins. Vista's new Resource monitor shows absolutely no movement on the Hard disk when ... Read more

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Windows XP keeps locking up, no mouse, no keyboard, no movement on the screen at all. The only way to turn the computer off is to hold the power button. I get no error message when I turn Windows back on. The strange thing is that it only does this when it is about 80% or 90% of the way through a song or video, in WMP, Zune, and VLC(all the players on my comptuer). The audio keeps going, even when everything on the screen is completely frozen. No matter how long I leave the computer on, it doesn't fix itself.
I can play games, surf the net, run Photoshop, and do everything else, except listen to a whole song. I have left this computer on for days, and it works just fine the whole time.
I'm not sure if its software or hardware though. All my Temps. are just fine, and everything checks out good. I thought it might be SP3 RC2, but I uninstalled that, and it is acting the exact same way. I am at a loss at what to do.
Any idea/help is greatly appreciated.

A:XP locking up during media playback

bump, after spending another day messing with it, I still don't have a solution.

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I'm trying to watch a movie from a legit BD disc on my computer, and I'm using AnyDVD HD to watch it with Media Player Classic Home Cinema, but it's lagging as if the computer isn't processing the file fast enough. However, I doubt this is the case since the task manager's performance tab doesn't go above 50% and my processor is an i7 930. Is it possible that AnyDVD is causing the lag, or is it the media player? Would watching the movie through a program like PowerDVD solve the problem or should I just get a Bluray player or a PS3?

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I recently got a new laptop with Vista installed. When I first used it, I was able to play all audio files. Video was not tested. Now, all sound plays except for mp3/video playback.

I'm guessing as to what the cause of the problem was: Downloading AOL Instant Messenger. I used an older version (5.937 or thereabouts), and it would not run. I didn't even think about the compatibility issue. I wasn't able to uninstall the program normally. I booted in Safe Mode and uninstalled it manually. Since then, audio files will not play. Video does work, albeit without sound. Streaming video with audio, a la YouTube, also works.

This seems like it would have an easy fix - could my codecs have been corrupted somehow? However I've searched the Net high and low and while I've found tons of Vista sound problems, none that speak to this particular issue.

Under the System Properties, my soundcard is listed simply as "RealTek High Definition Audio". If you need any more information about hardware, let me know. Any ideas on how to fix this are appreciated!

A:Vista media playback issues

Never mind - I just fixed this by turning off "Advanced Driver Properties" for my soundcard. Of course, five seconds after I submit the thread. Mods can close unless someone has something I should know.


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Irrespective of what I am doing at the time, my computer randomley freezes. When I mean freezes the mouse & keyboard stop responding (therefore no task bar available) Only able to restart by pressing the reset button. Sometimes if the CPU is being used heavily and the fan is running at a high speed I can hear it slowing down as soon as the freeze occurs. I am not a gamer, and the only pattern I can find is that Windows media player/Divx player is running a video, sometimes this could be in the background, but freeze still occurs. These are video files are playing always off the hard disk & never off the ROMs.

I use a P4 2.8 Ghz CPU, with 512 Ram, 128MB Radeon 9200 SE Video card, Maxtor 80GB HDD + Seagate 40GB FDD, Benq CD rewritter & DVD player. I don't have a sound card & manage fine with my Intel perl mobo sound card. I use XP home.

My Computer is NOT overheating and runs perfectly at other times, even when media player is playing MP3.

This problem is driving me crazy as I loose so much of my stuff when I have to reboot. Pls Pls help.

A:Computer Freezes during media playback

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I have a simple network built out of the following:

1 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Media Center
2 Xbox 360s
1 Synology DiskStation NAS

Everything is connected to a gigabit switch over cat5e. Obviously, the connections to the XBoxes are not gigabit, but the connection between Media Center and NAS is.

My issue is this. I have all my media stored on the NAS, and I can watch it just fine using my Media Center when I view it directly through the Media Center (connected to my plasma tv). The trouble is that when I try to access movies using either of the Xboxes as media center extenders... the movies won't play. The files are m4v.

Is this network related? Obviously, Media Center can play m4v as I can do it right on the server.

Thank you!

A:Playback issue with media center + 360

Nope, it's not network related. It's an issue with the XBOX not supporting MP4, I believe. I found this:

The Media Center Blog: Want to play MP4 movies via the XBOX 360 dashboard streamed from WMP11?

Maybe that will help.

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My beloved 1st Gen X1 Carbon had three 'hardware' media playback buttons: effectely ?, ?, and ?. These were available on the F10, F11, and F12 buttons when pressed together with the Fn key. The 7th Gen X1 Carbon comes with different built-in functionality on those three keys. I don't want that functionality. I need my media buttons. If there's a a way to achieve this, either via the Lenovo Keyboard Manager or a BIOS setting, I haven't found it. Is there a way to do this? If not, please issue an update that enables that.

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it actually switches between 2 scenes very quickly about twice a sec. the current scene and the previous scene. In media player it plays fine but my remote doesn't work with this app. so that wont work either since i payed so much $ for vista ultimate 64 bit so i could have a nice media machine. if i don't get this fixed I'm gonna have sell my computer to save up and buy a Mac. my friend has one and has 0 problems and I'm jealous. lol

gigabyte GA-PA35-DS3L M.B.
core2duo E4600 [email protected]
4 GIG KINGSTON PC [email protected]
500GB HD

A:dvd playback choppy in media center

Have you changed any settings in Media Centre? Try re-clocking your cpu back to stock speed.

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One of my friends recently got a Toshiba Satellite A105-S4094 running Windows XP Media Center Edition.

Starting a couple of weeks ago, any media played (in any media player) began to experience random slowdowns (as if the music were suddenly being played in slow motion). We have checked for spyware, viruses, etc., and I have also scoured the internet for anyone with a similar problem, to no avail. I also checked to ensure that it was not caused by 100% CPU usage or RAM unavailability, but the CPU usage was at average 3% and the RAM usage was about half.

Any ideas on what could be causing this?

Thank you.

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Hello, and thanks in advance for looking into my issue. I will be as thorough as possible so you have all of the required information. Please bear with me.

My Problem:

Media files (No video tested yet, just MP3 and Wav files) are very choppy and every few seconds I hear that rrrrrrollling effect. Very annoying. I just built this PC, and it's always done it. Fragmentation is nt an issue, I de-fragged and the HD has been very recently formatted and had Windows Vista installed on it. I have tried the usuall culprits (print spooler, network etc) and in fact have even disabled the NIC for testing purposes. There is no wireless, and in fact the machine is off line now while I try to resolve this. I have stopped every process Windows will allow, turned off Anti Virus, firewall, all unnecessary services, and no luck. The process monitor is flatlined at this time. physical memory is not an issue, I changed out all 3 1 gig ram DIMMs and tried them in various ram slots.

Now, there are a few interesting things here. One is that with all of these processes and services stopped, the hard drive access light still flashes approximately every 5 seconds, coinciding with the drag in the media. Now here's the important part. This hard drive accessing only occurs when WMP 11 is OPEN. The process monitor is FLAT once I close everything, but as soon as I open Windows Media Player, the stutter begins. Vista's new Resource monitor shows absolutely no movement on the Hard disk when I close W... Read more

A:Media playback choppy and irregular


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Hello everybody,

Looks like a very nice support forum you guys offer here, and its very nice that its free and seems to have very good people who donate their time.

I usually wouldn't post a thread, but after scouring the internet and these forums, I have found my problem seems unique.

I have a Toshiba Laptop 1.6Ghz Celeron with 2GB of ram, I have always beenable to operate many applications and play music from Media Player 11 at the same time, and it all worked without a hitch. This includes playing music with many video games, Doom 3, HL2, CSS:S, and WoW (Very Demanding for a Celeron)

Lately, I have discovered that I am having sever playback issues, that can be discribed as slowdowns in the music and stuttering. I have tried many types of audio formats, but they all give the same playback problems. I have tried a very low ram alternative called Foobar2000, but the playback problem still occured with the playback.

So I started doing some things;

- Freed up 20gb of harddrive space of my 60gb and a complete through defrag. Problem still occured.
- Rollbacked WMP 11, back to 10. Problem still occured.
- Downloaded driver/codec update for Realtec AC97 Soundcard. Problem still occured.
- Completely removed and installed WMP 10, then updated to WMP 11. Problem still occured.

Some notes, I have removed every other game besides WoW, the default music and sound playback with the game works fine and I don't have any problems.

Hopefully, someon... Read more

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Dear Forum Members,I have a 5 month old Acer Aspire 3100 notebook. Suddenly, about two to three weeks ago (between Christmas and New Year's) my computer began to ?freeze? a few seconds or minutes into playing any type of media file. Now, when I say ?freeze,? what I mean is that the video becomes choppy (the computer drops frames or displays the same frame for a number of seconds or the video just SLOWS down) Sometimes the audio is also choppy, this primarily occurs while using flvplayer to play videos downloaded from Youtube or Dailymotion using the VideoDownloader extension for Firefox. When I first began to download videos in this manner in early November, everything was fine. But then, suddenly, I started having this problem and it seemed to get worse and worse. The Youtube/Dailymotion problem occurs whether I use Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Opera. When on Youtube, both the video and audio cuts out and is choppy, but while on Dailymotion, only the video is choppy, the audio plays fine. I then did a system restore on the 9th to a date before the problem occurred, I believe it was December 13th or 15th. That helped the problem a little bit, but did not completely remedy it. Before, a 3-4 minute Youtube video would have the problem in question about 6-10 times. After the system restore, the problem occurred only 2-4 times. But, since it still did not go away completely, I decided to do an Acer Factory Restore. That is the stage that I am at now. I have not messed with ... Read more

A:Choppy Media Playback On New Computer

It may be a problem with your RAM. Even though your computer is relatively new these things still happen. Try testing your RAM with this tool to see if it is okay.I'm assuming that your HD isn't full and that you've defragged it.

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I have run into a weird little problem with my P50: If I want to use the Windows inbuilt Movies & TV app to play one of the movies I bought there, it does not work - but here is the gotcha, this only applies to external monitors connected via Displayport (HDMI does not work right now, see:  https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-P-and-W-Series-Mobile/Lenovo-P50-HDMI-not-working/m-p/2273622#... So thats not an option) The movies play just fine on the internal screen, but on the external ones, the screen just stays dark and the movie either doesnīt start, or its starts and you can hear the audio, but the picture stays dark. I have tried it with multiple external monitors, and multiple TVs, and it works on none of them. I also tried different nVidia driver, it does not work with the Lenovo provided driver, nor with the driver you can get from nVidia directly.

A:ThinkPad P50 - no media playback via Movies & TV a...

Push I would be very grateful if someone could test this. It would be great to know if this is affecting other P50 machines too, or if its just me (in which case a clean-install might do the trick).

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I have WMP 10. I noticed however that whenever I set playback to repeat that after a song ends and goes on to repeat that it would play the intro for about five seconds, stops and starts back over and plays the full way through. Any idea? Did I explain clearly enough? If not, sorry cuz it's really hard to explain. It only does that on the first repeat. After that, everything's fine. Probably nothing serious but I'm just curious.

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I have sound through windows xp
and it works on ICQ etc.
I only lost it when trying to playback media files.
My default player was WMP6
I also tried ultra player

I have great sound watching Live Winfast PVR
and Quicktime has great sound also.
I also have sound if playing a file in Internet explorer.

It was working fine until recently and I can't report any new programs that I installed or changed etc.

System is

Windows XP OS
AMD2500 Barton running 2.0 ghz
40 WD hard drive
Winfast TV card
Radeon 9700 pro
Sound Blaster Audigy ES

A:Lost sound in media playback

Make sure Media Player isn't muted. (It's the little button next to the volume slider.)

Also make sure the volume slider isn't all the way down.

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It really bums me out the way my windows media player doesnt play video. At All! So i know that the files are not corrupt. The Web Help on windows site is terrible so I thought I'd come here. The Error message I'm receiving is as follows:
"Windows Media Player cannot play the file. This can occur when another program or operating system component encounters a problem but does not communicate the nature of the program to the player."
Help Please!!

A:Windows Media Playback Trouble!

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