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Audio Is Stuttering When Playing Back

Q: Audio Is Stuttering When Playing Back

My audio (when playing CDs or MP3's on the computer) seems to be stuttering and skipping. I've googled this and found all sorts of results regarding overclocking or PCI Latency Timers and I have NO IDEA what these things mean or how to deal with them.

I've removed all AdWare and scanned for viruses - nothing. I've defragged the hard drive. I've checked on the sound card driver - that seems to be up to date (or at least the automatic driver search couldn't find anything better).

Any advice? I use this system for audio and video editing so it's a pretty vital issue.

Preferred Solution: Audio Is Stuttering When Playing Back

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Audio Is Stuttering When Playing Back

Stuttering in any one specific program? or a whole range.

I know quicktime player stutters for me unbearable until I scrub through it enough so that it streams properly.

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I am using DivX Plus Player version 8.1.2 to play some mkv files. The audio wasn't playing and I found from the error message that I needed a codec (AC3 and 8192 came up - I'm not technical enough to know what that means).

I found a codec, and now the audio plays but stutters to the point where I can't watch the video.

Please help a numpty in distress!


A:Audio stuttering on playing Divx video

Well, I'll tell you what I do with the DivxHD MKV files...I convert them to Xvid MP4 with Format Factory.
Why? Because I have nothing but trouble playing back MKV files...the audio is out of sync, the audio stops, the audio this the audio that (can't remember stuttering).
I convert to Xvid MP4 and the picture is still great, it plays in anything and the audio is rock solid.

Other than that I think MKV is great!

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Wasn't sure what this could be related to. If this is in the wrong section just let me know.

Well, this started about a week ago. I thought nothing about it. I thought it may have been a bad driver. So I updated my graphics driver, stuttering is still there. So next I tried to update my hard drive firmware, but the stuttering is still there. Next I tried, to update my bios, that didn't help it. Any ideas?

I have an asus g73jw laptop with the specs:

8gb of ram
Nvidia gtx 460m
Hard drive is a Momentus XT

If there is anything else you need just let me know.


A:[SOLVED] Weird video/audio stuttering when playing games

Turns out I just needed to update my drivers then run the games as an admin and it fixed itself.

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My desktop keeps stuttering every few minutes or so. I have all of the drivers up to date and I cannot figure out what is wrong. The problem occurs the most while watching Netflix and playing games, but happens pretty regularly in general.

Core i7 2600k
Asus p8p67 deluxe
Asus Engtx 570
Corsair 8 gb 1600 mhz ram

A:Frequent Audio/Video stuttering while watching movies, playing games


I would suggest you to check the performance in “Safe mode with networking”.

Run the Windows Audio Playback Diagnose and Repair from the below MS FIX-IT: http://support.microsoft.com/mats/AudioPlayback/

You can even try running Microsoft Fix IT’s from the URL mentioned below according to the issue:

If this issue started occurring after doing some recent software changes on your computer, then I would suggest you to restore your system back to a date when it was working fine. System Restore will affect Windows system files, programs, and registry settings only.

Hope this helps.

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To Whom It May Concern (or Can Help Me):
For about 6months my computer would stutter 1x about every 15-20minutes, nomatter what it was doing (watching movie, screensaver, writing on notepad or even idle). At first I checked the normal things(dxdiag, device manager, problem devices, etc), but all was normal so it was easy to ignore (&then I didnt have internet most of the time). Then about 2-3months ago it suddenly quit (no clue what changed)... About 3days ago it started stuttering again but this time it sometimes will every 5-10seconds or so. Checked everything I know of, to no avail. We checked the graphics driver, which showed to be working but decided to uninstall it &overwrite old driver with new copy, then restart.At first it seemed to have worked but when had to restart (about 2hrs later), it started it again (however not QUITE as often). Tried to do the same thing as before, but for some reason didnt work perfect this time (stutters about 1x every 45seconds). What do I need to do?

Thank you very much for your time &assistance.

Sincerely, angelgabbby
PS- IMPORTANT - right before it started recently, while watching a movie on another drive (which is a good movie & drive is good too), computer decided to freeze then restart itself. When it restarted it gave me the box that it "recovered from a serious error"... Soon thereafter, it started the stuttering severely
PROCESSOR: Inter 4 3.06ghz
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A:stuttering is back but 20x worse

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Hi guys,

First of all merry christmas

I have a weird issue where when I play games my computer, including audio and video, sometimes hangs for 1 second and then resumes again. This seems to happen in every game I play and it's very frustrating.

I checked my processes and I do have a 'System interrupts' process that sometimes pops up. I run Windows 8.1 , have 8GB ram, and use a GTX680 with the latest nvidia drivers.

Attached you can find my DXDIAG report.

I ran CCleaner and also did some virus scans, but no luck.

Any thoughts guys?

A:Stuttering while playing games

well be a scientist and start experimenting!! come on man..

1. turn off all sound in game.. run game. does it stutter?

2. disable sound in your actual windows 8.1 - go into device manager etc.. then run game.. stutter????!!

3. when running a game, (if it doesn't crash it) press shift,ctrl, and ESC. Look for whats using hard drive and look through performance for any % like disk usage..

4. what games are stuttering?

i mean your problem is so in-general (lag in games) its so hard to determine where to start.. but yeah, drivers are a must..

video drivers, hard drive updates, windows updates, sound driver update a huge one....

but if your sound and video hangs.. its hard drive or memory trying to sort it out..

you usually should run games in a clean environment meaning you disabled all services and background apps you aren't using because you are playing a game.. and when you restart your computer all your services will come back anyway..

if you dont know how to do this post here again..

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When I play a video file or watch a video on YouTube the video stutters for a second or two then it play normally.
I checked the windows task manager and saw that the cpu spiked up to a 100% and one of the drives did the same thing, the drive itself(wd green) is inserted from the front drive bays of the case (haf-x).
I've updated the drivers. But it still happens.
Any help please.

A:Stuttering while playing media

Please provide you complete system specs, your ISP level of service (upload/download speeds), and do an actual speed test benchmark here and post the results:
Speedtest.net by Ookla - The Global Broadband Speed Test

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while making a movie on dvd maker some of my clips stutter and get stuck audio is smooth but pic jumps in same place how can i fix this please

A:how can i stop my videos from stuttering while playing

this has never happen before i am so close to completing my project and throughout the video clips some play nice and some stutter around

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I'm having some problems for about 3-4 weeks now.

Up until the first BSoD I could load two games at the same time and feel like nothing was wrong or slow. Now when I try to do this (for w/e reason), the 2nd game I start either freeze or loads but when I'm moving the mouse it stutters to 1fps movement, sound too. This happens in both games, exactly the same.

If I don't do anything, main menu animation, music runs just fine...

When I try running a game, for example CS:GO. It works fine a bit, then randomly freeze + loop sound and can't tab out. Only after I End Task the program it goes to normal, or so it seems. Then after I try to reenter the game, it freezes again and I get BSoD.

Another thing I found is, while a game is open and I'm tab out in firefox for example; scrolling, general movement of the browser is not fluid and has some stutter. It lags even when I try to drag something on desktop.

Ran multiple malware scans, even in parted magic (virus scaner) on flash drive boot, nothing of note was found.

Thought the problem was because of some part of the video driver, so I uninstalled it. Rebooted in Safe Mode and ran Display Driver Uninstaller to be sure nothing was left from the previous one, reinstalled the latest one and the problem still persisted. Reinstalled Windows with fresh drivers, same problem.
Unistalled .Net Framework rebooted, then unistalled ATI VDriver, rebooted. Did a windows update and it installed a fresh .Net, restarted and after that I in... Read more

A:BSoD while playing Games and stuttering


You're missing a couple of drivers.

SM Bus Controller PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E22&SUBSYS_1E221849&REV_04\3&11583659&0&FB The drivers for this device are not installed.
Universal Serial Bus (USB) Controller PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E31&SUBSYS_1E311849&REV_04\3&11583659&0&A0 The drivers for this device are not installed.
Go ahead and download and install the below drivers from the links provided

Intel USB 3.0 Driver:

Intel Chipset Driver: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/20775


Once you have done that, continue reading below:

Your BSOD suggests a problem with the ATi graphics card driver: atikmpag.sys

FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x116_IMAGE_atikmpag.sys
You may be having some conflicts regarding the onboard Intel graphics display and the ATi Radeon graphics card you have. There are a lot of errors relating the onboard graphics process so let's temporarily disable it while we continue to troubleshoot.

Intel(R) HD Graphics Control Panel Service igfxCUIService1.0.0.0 Running Auto Own Process c:\windows\system32\igfxcuiservice.exe Normal LocalSystem 0

6468 4/17/2015 7:09:34 PM "C:\Users\All Users\Microsoft\Windows\WER\ReportQueue\AppCrash_igfxCUIService.e_a7c7c9e8a7a1f457a98e109d32b247d585dbdaf5_040c2f78\Report.wer"
6468 4/19/2015 12:28:10 PM "C:\Users\All Users\Microso... Read more

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A few weeks ago. I loaded up steam as normal i tried to load up a game and it said you are unable to play this game as you must update your Graphics Driver, So i updated all my drivers including my Graphics driver. And now every game i play it stutters constantly, My FPS is fine, its just stuttering, I open task manager and when i play games, My GPU usage is from 90-100% when playing games and when i load up my PC it is around 50% when i'm doing nothing. But for some reason if i share screens on e.g Discord i am able to run relatively smoothly.

Im thinking of sending my PC back to get a new Graphics card, but i thought i may as well ask before sending it off.

My Specs Are, GeForce GTX 950A, i7-6700 CPU and 12 GB Ram

But before i did this my PC ran perfectly!

A:PC Stuttering Constantly When Playing Games

We know nothing about your PC and its operating system, so do the following in it:

Download and save the TSG System Information Utility (SysInfo.exe) file.
After it's been downloaded and saved, double-click it to run it.
Information about your PC will appear.
Return here to your thread, then copy-and-paste the ENTIRE text here.


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I've been scouring the web for a while now and haven't found the answer yet.

I'm running a Sony Vaio VPCEB laptop. I used this for gaming a year ago, and have started using it again. Now though, every few seconds while playing a game, the game will stutter or freeze for a couple seconds, then resume. It's made gaming impossible on the machine.

Using PC Wizard, it tells me my graphics hardware is the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD. This is no problem since all the games I play are old or emulated. I can't seem to find a driver for it either.

OS is Win7 x64. Any help you can offer would be great!

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One winxp based systen having P4 processor, 512 ddr ram, cd-rw, cd-rom and 2 hdd (80+80 Gb), has this peculiar problem. When we playing songs it stutters and breaks as if the system running low on ram or using lot of processor power. When system is formatted, everything runs o.k for few days and even months, but again the problem comes up.

Can anyone help??

A:Stuttering sound while playing music ...

dunno d00d...how often do you defragment your drive?

and what specific media player are you using?..if it by chance is the internal LW player then that's the problem as it sucks....

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Been researching this problem (stuttering or chugging lag) for last few days. Unfortuneately I can find nothing conclusive solution wise and am a complete newb when it comes to PC tech stuff. I know enough to get around on my PCs (have 2) and install and play games etc. But when it comes to techincal stuff I am lost. So I finally broke down and decided to try some posting....

Have 2 PCs, older one runs my usual games fine, no apparent lag or problems. Newer one (bit over a year old) seems to have had lag problems ever since I bought it. At first I just assumed the lag was zone lag on the game I was playing (Everquest - online mmorgp) possibly because I was running three instances of the game (multiboxing) and perhaps just didnt have enough ram, but as time went by I noticed that:
1) the lag stutters and chugs
2) is somewhat intermittant - appears and vanishes at seemingly random times for no apparent reason/s (usually the lag issue isn't as bad at night - or if I stay in a certain zone for long periods of time, frequent zoning seems to make it worse - neither of these appear to be very consistant)
3) seems to affect any online games I use on 2nd PC (and thus far that is all I use it for)
4) is present even while one instance of a game is running

While it doesn't actually stop me from what i'm doing it is very annoying, and i'm very tired of having to deal with it.

General PC specs:
OS: WinXP HE version 2002 with SP3
PC: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Pr... Read more

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Morning All I have a RL70 with 4GB RAM, 512MB allocated to video card in BIOS.Drive has been replaced with high speed SSD and have tried Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. Tried VLC and MPC MEdia players and on both when I play a 1080P movie from the SSD the CPU jumps up to 100% when the movie starts and the picture stutters and stops all the time. Obviously its not usable. Does anybody have any hints and tips to get this working?As far as I understand, this HD graphcs card should be capable of 1080P playback. Anybody else use this PC with 1080P without any issues?

A:RL70 playing 1080p movies - stuttering

What power plan are you using?  Balanced?  High performance? Have you tried jellyfish files? http://jell.yfish.us/  You've tested SSD and it is working like it's supposed to......4k aligned? etc.. http://www.userbenchmark.com/  You're thinking hardware acceleration is not working? http://www.neowin.net/news/windows-10-native-mkv-support-becomes-official Youtube 1080p works? www.youtube.com Edit: I forgot to mention....turn off your anti virus temporarily when you run your benchmark.  You'll get a better benchmark.  But don't forget to turn it back on when you're done.  There might be other RL70 users that have done a benchmark and you can compare to see if your hardware works the same as theirs.  There's other benchmarks you can run if you google. 

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hey, i woke up one morning, tried to turn this thing on, nothing.
took it to the shop, "oh sorry sir, you're cpu has lifted up and away from the motherboard, we had to put it back in place for you, but i`m afraid you'll ahve to re-install windows and your programs to get the drivers back" i said give it to me, i`ll do it myself, i back up some files through dos and decided a clean install was best, my computer hasn't been formated in 2 years, so what the heck.

do that, go to load windows, got some error, dont' rememebr what, but took it back and they said the original ram was bad and having conflicts. so the 32 was replaced with 128, plus a 64 we had put in a year ago. they loaded windows, but no drivers for the hardware already in like they said they would (burner and modem...) i installed the modem, no prob, the burner, looks fine.

i`m geting things loaded back in, then i decided to play some mp3s and surf the net, like i always did before, i could not switch a web page without the system stuttering, i mean performance and sound. i cant' do anything while playing mp3s or cds.

took it back in cause i thought it was the ram, they siad nope after testing. you're cpu is probably slightly damaged....blah blah blah, tried to put a new one in..many moons later nothign worked, gave back as is..... and now i`m stuck.

i`ve had some problems (download a song and play one, nothign else running, it comes up with system resources dangerously lo... Read more

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i am running window 7 home premium 64 bit on my hp probook 4530s recently hp did all of the bios an other updatto my laptop and now whenever i watch a video, listen to music or try to play a game it stutters i've tried updating an downgrading my graphic card driver my sound card the video card is a intel HD graphics 3000

plz help..... before all those updates it was playing just fine... system restore is out of the question cuz it takes up memory on HD so i deleted it

A:stuttering while listening to music and playing games

Audio is on a shared IRQ (Interrupt) with a higher priority device. Thus the higher priority device can interrupt the sound if it needs to do something and thus you can get the stuttering. There can be other reasons but this is one to consider.

Uninstalling the sound, restarting the PC and then when Windows starts it will detect and reinstall the sound and sometimes Windows will install it on a different IRQ and help with this problem.

Go to the Device Manager, RIGHT click on the entry for the sound and then LEFT click "uninstall". DO NOT check the box to also uninstall the drivers. Restart the PC.

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Morning All I have a RL70 with 4GB RAM, 512MB allocated to video card in BIOS.Drive has been replaced with high speed SSD and have tried Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. Tried VLC and MPC MEdia players and on both when I play a 1080P movie from the SSD the CPU jumps up to 100% when the movie starts and the picture stutters and stops all the time. Obviously its not usable. Does anybody have any hints and tips to get this working?As far as I understand, this HD graphcs card should be capable of 1080P playback. Anybody else use this PC with 1080P without any issues?

A:RL70 playing 1080p movies - stuttering

What power plan are you using?  Balanced?  High performance? Have you tried jellyfish files? http://jell.yfish.us/  You've tested SSD and it is working like it's supposed to......4k aligned? etc.. http://www.userbenchmark.com/  You're thinking hardware acceleration is not working? http://www.neowin.net/news/windows-10-native-mkv-support-becomes-official Youtube 1080p works? www.youtube.com Edit: I forgot to mention....turn off your anti virus temporarily when you run your benchmark.  You'll get a better benchmark.  But don't forget to turn it back on when you're done.  There might be other RL70 users that have done a benchmark and you can compare to see if your hardware works the same as theirs.  There's other benchmarks you can run if you google. 

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Hi there this isn't really for me - I Ient my girlfriend's old computer to a friend and he's been experiencing problems with sound.

When using winamp sometimes after a while the sound stops working. But winamp appears to not actually be playing songs. Like you'll click a song and equaliser bars go flat and don't measure sound like when a song is playing with the bass/treble or whatever going up an down with regards to what's happening in the song.

So it's not like the song is playing and no sound is coming out - the song is refusing to play. This problem is worse when playing pro evolution soccer on mute with winamp in the background.

He says when he's playing COD2 that the sound stutters and does it with increasing frequency and then eventually stops. This mostly happens when there's a lot happening on screen.

Restarting the whole machine seems to sort it out with regards to winamp but sometimes just restarting call of duty fixes the sound issues.

I remember having similar problems with operation flashpoint about 7 years ago but can't remember how I sorted it.

He has:

windows xp home SP2
p4 3.0ghz
onboard graphics
onboard sound

I told him it might be an overheating issue and to take the case off the computer and clean the dust out, could it be slightly more serious like the northbridge cooler gone bad?

Or is it a windows/driver problem?

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A:Stuttering/disappearing sound when playing some games or using winamp

Well the onboard sound is actually controlled by the South Bridge chip I believe; from what it sounds like (no pun intended) the drivers could be out of date. Winamp is usually super-reliable so I would check which version he is running and maybe give that an update, which is free. Also, make sure DirectX is up to date and have him run dxdiag to run the sound tests. START > Run > type dxdiag in the bar...

Personally, I would just invest in a dedicated sound adapter. You can get a decent Creative card for around $30 now and the sound quality would be much better anyways.

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This is a continuation of this topic. After getting autorun working, CDs and DVDs stutter. While playing a CD, the CPU usage stays around 30%, while it takes almost no CPU usage to play the same CD on a much older computer. While playing a DVD, the CPU usage is stuck at 100% and both sound and video stutter. This computer normally has about 70-90% CPU usage while playing DVDs. I installed a known working optical drive in this computer and experienced the same problem.The computer is an HP Pavilion ze1210 with an AMD Athlon XP-M 1400+ processor and 768MB of RAM. The computer worked fine before the autorun fix in the topic mentioned above.Also, I've already made 40 posts in four days, and all of them are related to problems with my own computers. That doesn't seem right.

A:Stuttering sound and high CPU usage when playing CDs and DVDs

What program do you use to play DVDs?Run the program listed below WHILE playing some DVD....Download Process Explorer: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896653.aspxUnzip ProcessExplorer.zip, and double click on procexp.exe to run the program.Click on View > Select Colunms.In addition to already pre-selected options, make sure, the Command Line is selected, and press OK.Go File>Save As, and save the report as Procexp.txt.Attach the file to your next reply.

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When I play mp3s on my computer, the sounds stops and stutters sometimes. Seems like computer is just running very slowly--browser windows take a long time to load, etc.

I've had this problem since trying to download a new/different media player, I actually ended up with a virus, and went through a long process with the malware forum to clean that up. But my computer is still way slower than before the virus.

They said that all malware has been removed, and to start a different thread about the slowness/mp3 problems.

Any help is appreciated! And thanks so much in advance!!

A:stopping/stuttering when playing mp3s/very slow computer

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Sorry about the title, I don't know what to say.

When playing any game or watching any video (on hard drive, dvd or streaming) or playing any game (2d simple, 3d intensive) my computer gets lag spikes and stutters, the sound kind of freezes every time it pauses.

My PC has never had this problem before, it started a couple of days ago.

My graphics card drivers are up to date and I have no idea what to do.


A:Lagging and stuttering while playing games and watching videos.

I have tried starting with no background applications and it doesn't change anything.

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Okay. When I am playing videos on youtube the sound stutters. It happens too when I am playing music in iTunes and also in VLC. How would I resolve this?

A:My audio is stuttering.

First step, make sure you are using the RealTek sound driver from the motherboard vendor. Many times non-vendor sound drivers either do not work or do not work correctly.

If its not a driver problem, go to the Device Manager, RIGHT click to highlight the RealTek entry and then LEFT click "Uninstall". DO NOT check the box to uninstall the drivers. Restart the PC and when Windows starts it will detect and reinstall the sound. This fixes a lot of flakey problems.

BTW, I see you have Win 7 64 bit, but only have 4GB of RAM. The big thing with 64 bit OS is that it can address more than 4GB of memory, where the 32 bit OS cannot. Other than memory there is no need for the 64 bit OS.

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HelloI have a problem with my new HP envy 13After a while listening to music or videos sound first gets very low, slow and finally gets stutter, no matter what app caused the stutter but it gets stuck like that until i close the app and start it againI checked all the drivers and even uninstalled and reinstalled the ones regarding soundThanks for your help

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My Toshiba Satellite A105-S4254 is stuttering every couple of seconds. I have updated my drivers, defraged, used my McAfee, CCleaner, still no help.

Here is a logfile from Hijack This:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:55:38 AM, on 8/19/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan\McShield.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MPFSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\CDBurnerXP\NMSAccessU.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Applet\TAPPSRV.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Controls\TFncKy.exe
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Hi all, I've had a very weird problem over the past month or so. My audio playback has developed a 'stutter.' It happens pretty frequently, a few times a minute, and it seems only to happen to music playback, not to games or movies. It sometimes skips in different places during tracks; sometimes it will skip in one place and sometimes it will play through the same place just fine. Also, I noticed that when I burn a cd there will be skips in it sometimes. Let me know if a HJT log or anything of that sort would be helpful.

System specs:
AMD Athlon 64 x2 4600+
ECS KA3 MVP mobo with Realtek HD Audio
(2) 1gb sticks of RAM
(2) 160gb HDDs

This problem just stupifies me. I can run Solidworks all day or run Half life 2 at full tilt and the system doesn't even flinch, but with nothing else running my music playback skips. The HDDs are already on Ultra DMA 5. The drivers for the onboard sound are fresh. I can't think of anything else except to run some tests on the memory modules at boot to see if one of the sticks is faulty, please help me with some insight into this problem! Thanks a TON in advance!


A:Audio stuttering in XP Pro

What player do you use to play your media files?

Does it have the same issue when you play a video in it instead of audio?

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Operating System
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
Intel Core i5 6500 @ 3.20GHz 23 C
Skylake 14nm Technology
Avexir Core White Series 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 PC4-19200C16 2400MHz Dual Channel Kit
K242HL ([email protected])
Viseo 190W ([email protected])
1023MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 (MSI) 40 C
465GB Samsung SSD 750 EVO 500G SCSI Disk Device (SSD) 20 C
Optical Drives
Optiarc DVD RW AD-7201S SCSI CdRom Device
ASUS Xonar DG Audio Device

So here is my specs. Whatever I try (online/offline music) and both motherboard jack and ASUS XONAR sound card are giving continuous bothering stutters.

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Im posted my computer spec in when i registered so you know what im using, im sorry to jump this thread, but im having the exact same problem.

It started last week, ive done everything i can find to try and get rid of the stuttering but it just doesnt work.

I cant get my primary ide channel over to DMA no matter what i try either.

from task manager when just running opera and task manager

Physical Memory (k)

Total - 784384
Avaiable 463536

Commit Charge (k)

total - 275336
limit - 1920524
peak 278820

when playing any audio :

Physical Memory (k)

Total - 784384
Avaiable 417164

Commit Charge (k)

total - 312768
limit - 1920524
peak - 325800

I use itunes to play my music, i recently changed over from media player for libary reasons, but even wmp stutters aswell.

It happens most when i play something then start another application.

Any help will be greatly appreciated

A:> audio stuttering >

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This is not the first time I come here with the issue, it went away and came back again recently with no discernible cause as to what triggered it.
Audio cut out and stutters on all forms of media, and I just recently noticed, the computer freezes for an instant as well. By that I mean, when the audio does skip, its like the whole PC stutters at well (the video lags for a fraction, if the mouse is moving it sticks in one place for an instant, etc).
The problem is not persistent, it comes and goes at random intervals. If it is present, restarting the PC does not make a difference. Like I said, it seems to come and go sporadically.

Things I have already tried:
- Going into Device Manager and updating the sound driver (Realtek High Definition Audio version
- Uninstalling sound driver and rebooting to reinstall.
- Changing driver to default High Definition Audio Device
- Going into Sound>Properties>Enhancement and checking Disable All Enhancements (did this for Realtek and default driver)

With the new freezing of the actual PC, I am starting to think this is more than an audio problem.
Also note, the motherboard has been replaced, the video card has been replaced, all drives have been uninstalled, reinstalled, and updated MANY times, and a new sound card has been installed (all of this over the last 6 months, when the problem arose, but nothing has changed in the last 3 months since the problem disappeared and then reappeared today.).
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I just installed windows 7 on my system. The windows auto installed the drivers with no problem. but when i play a media file the audio keeps stuttering whenever i open something else on the side. i tried reinstalling the drivers. even stopped windows from auto installing and manually installed the driver but there has been no change. please guys.


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I have a problem with the audio stuttering or pulsing when it is played.
I have tried new drivers and dont know what might be causing it .
Does anyone have any suggestions or had the problem before?

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Hi, im having a problem with my audio...

After every 30 seconds or so, the audio will cut out for like a split second and then continue playing, like a kind of stutter.

This is what diagnosis I have done so far:

-It does it using all types of media players (Winamp, Media Player etc)
-It does it playing all types of audio (Midi, Mp3, etc)
-When i restart my computer, it will fix itself up and WONT stutter, but this only lasts for a period of time, say 30 mins before the problem comes back (i dont know the method behind it)
-It is not a hardware / soundcard issue as I have tried multiple soundcards and speakers.
- Ive run Mcafee's stinger (latest release)

Any suggestions?

Could it be a virus of some variety?

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That sounds like one of the things my computer is doing...does your computer also freeze for a second while doing the skips? Have you gotten any errors while restarting?

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Hi, im having a problem with my audio...

After every 30 seconds or so, the audio will cut out for like a split second and then continue playing, like a kind of stutter.

This is what diagnosis I have done so far:

-It does it using all types of media players (Winamp, Media Player etc)
-It does it playing all types of audio (Midi, Mp3, etc)
-When i restart my computer, it will fix itself up and WONT stutter, but this only lasts for a period of time, say 30 mins before the problem comes back (i dont know the method behind it)
-It is not a hardware / soundcard issue as I have tried multiple soundcards and speakers.

Any suggestions?

Could it be a virus of some variety?

A:Stuttering Audio

i would say 99% sure that its not a virus.. try uninstalling all sound drivers and reinstalling, make sure in the bios onboard audio is disabled. if that doesnt work... theres always a trusty format that is possible

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Started happening recently. A couple months back I installed the Realtek drivers with the HD Audio manager and a couple week ago it started getting fairly bad especially when I was Skyping and watching Youtube. I reinstalled the drivers and this time it didn't install the audio manager and it got somewhat better. Now it just does it when I have multiple tabs open or on Netflix for the first 10 seconds or so. What is causing this and how can I fix it? It started doing it on Spotify just now and it's also been doing it when I record gameplay of NES ROMs on Bandicam. Very annoying. Also, I'm hooked up to the TV through HDMI at pretty much any given time, don't know if that helps.

The Spotify thing may have been because I had two tabs open and each had a YouTube video on pause.

A:Audio stuttering...

There are many things that can cause this. There is no "one fix" for the problem. Wi-Fi is a known cause. Video and Sound drivers are another. A bad power supply can contribute to it, etc.

Too many applications/tabs open can contribute.

Sound is on a shared IRQ (Interrupt) with a higher priority device. The higher priority device can cause momentary pauses in the sound that can sound like stuttering.

The Realtek drivers should be used and the Realtek HD Audio Manager is not the cause.

Take one thing at a time and see if you can isolate what is causing it. First step, be off line and try to play a known good sound file on the PC and see if it stutters. If not then add in the wi-fi and see if it stutters, etc.

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my problem is that when i play(mp3) my music from the computer it occasionally stutters, no matter if its windows media or i tunes. can a brtother get some help?

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0 > when did the problem seem to be begin?
1 > is it very slow to boot up?
2 > do programs open slowly?
3 > does the same behavior occur both on and off the internet. Or with no connection at all?
4 > does it matter how long the system has been on, and does a restart improve things?

Slow performance issues can often be due to overheating, so if the system is faster after it has been shutdown for a while and then restarted -- that would be especially suspect. To check for possible problems here, shutdown, open the case and blow out any accumulated dust. Then turn it
on and check to see that the fan is working. Sometimes it helps to physically clean the fan.

If a laptop, check to see that the vent is clear of dust and verify the fan is working. Temps and fan speed can usually be monitored with SpeedFan (except on Dell desktops), a free utility.

5 > if you do a ctrl-alt-del, do any processes show excess cpu usage, other than System Idle Process?

6 > If you open the Device Manager (run devmgmt.msc) and select the entry for IDE ATA/Atapi and select the Primary IDE > Advanced Settings, does it say the "current transfer mode" is Ultra DMA or PIO?

If it says PIO or even just DMA (rather than “ULTRA” DMA, first ensure "Use DMA if Available” is selected, then select the driver tab and uninstall the driver and reboot. Then check again.

*note that the above will not apply to RAID drive configurations.
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I'm using the headset Steelseries HV2, just today the audio started stuttering, and it's getting really annoying.
I've followed the sticky thread, toupdate my drivers.. no luck.

Any help would be great appreciated, thanks!

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I don't know if this will work but try unplugging your headphones, give the headset port on your computer the old nitendo blow. Then, before you plug your headphones back in again, unistall the headphones driver. ( Go to start | go to the Control Panel | Go to the option hardware and devices | then click on the device mananger | find your headphone software or the device on the list | right clik it then uninstall | restart your computer | plug your headphones in again and see if that works. ( If there is no driver for your headphone then this may not work it's worth a shot!)

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Hey guys this is really annoying me, whenever I am playing any video and/or audio file with any browser open and loading pages the audio stutters extremely badly, I use Chrome but also does it in Cyberfox, the players I have tried are VLC, Media Player Classic, Windows Media Player, Foobar 2000, Janngle, plus a few others.

It is driving me nuts as I can't listen or watch vids while browsing sites. Chrome use 100% of CPU on startup which to me is strange.

My PC stats are in my sig.

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hello everyone, hope this is the right place to post this. if not, i apologise.

i am having some seriously annoying problem with my laptop i can't seem to figure out the cause of.
every certain set of minutes... in between 5 and 10 my laptop slows down tremendously. i don't know if this only occurs when i'm playing games or not, but i notice it heavily when in a game. my frame rates drop from say 40 to 12-15, heavy stuttering occurs and speakers start making very weird "scraping" sounds.

could anyone please help?


A:large FPS and performance drop and stuttering sound often when playing games

does the laptop feel very warm?

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I am experiencing an issue whereby videos refuse to play smoothly in IE (or Chrome for that matter, just on a PC in general). 

It's a Lenovo P50s 
It has the latest GPU drivers from Nvidia
Latest Flash Player

I cannot figure out why the videos refuse to play properly.

Any ideas would be appreciated.

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Got a new computer at work (Dell Optiplex 760 w 3.25 GB RAM - running Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3). When I try to play my music files (originally downloaded from purchased CD's on my old computer) on this new computer through Windows Media Player the sound is stuttering. Randomly. My IT dept. can't figure it out. I was running WMP v. 9 and today I updated to v. 11. It doesn't matter. Still stuttering. I have little Bose desktop speakers. When I go into the control panel on my computer and click on the "sounds and audio devices" icon it says SoundMax HD Audio. I'm assuming that's the sound card? The music files are local on my hard drive. It's driving me crazy....and I'm not a sophisticated computer user. Help. Thank you.

A:Windows Media Player stuttering when playing music files

I have the same problem with the same computer. Haven't been able to fix it either.

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When I play any audio CD the music play back stutters. I have an integrated sound motherboard. The playback software/device(?) is called ESS Audiodrive. When I ran DXDiag and tested this under the music tab the DXdiag locked up (had to quit DXdiag with task manager). Previous times with DXDiag this test worked fine. Am using WMP 9 recently downloaded and installed. I have attached the DX info file (without running the Music tab ESS Audiodrive test). If there is any other info needed, please reply.

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The audio stutters when the screen is off(Due to power saving settings). I have already tried udating the drivers, which is a no go. Help appreciated. 

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Hello, I recently had my laptops windows reinstalled from windows xp to windows 7 and had audio and video problems ever since. Whenever I turn on a video on a site like youtube or any streaming websites(for TV or watching movies) the audio and video stutters every few seconds. I don't have such a problem if I open a video saved on my computer. Tried quite a few things though none of them helped(obviously). Some laptop specs(don't know what kind of info you would need and don't really know much about laptops so copied dxdiag info): DxDiag.txt - Speedy Share - upload your files here If you need any more info just tell me. Thank you for all the help in advance. And sorry if I made too many mistakes in writing, English is not my mother tongue.

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Hi and welcome to TSF do you have the latest updates for Flash player Shockwave and java

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the audio and video on my laptop started stuttering about 5days ago and i tried to fix it myself, through microsoft fix it and i also did WinZip for my registry and my drivers and there all up to date, i used malwarebytes and microsoft essentials and did a clean sweep of my computer and found nothing,

did everything possible, and still my video and audio stutters on youtube,windows media player, and that plays audio or video, online and off. my sound drivers and graphic and motherboard is good so i dont what could be the problem? please help thanks

im operating on a dell windows 7 64 bit pentium(R) dual core cpu t4500 @2.30 GHz 2.30 GHz

installed memory RAM 4.00 GB

A:Audio and video stuttering please help

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

If this is happening while using Flash, then
right click inside the video
select settings
uncheck enable hardware acceleration
restart computer
test with the same video

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CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 @2.83Ghz
GPU: 9800GT 512MB Vram
Audio Controller: Audigy SB

For the past week or so, I've noticed random stuttering with the audio on my computer. It happens anywhere, KMplayer, foobar, youtube, ect. It happened mostly when I was loading stuff from Opera, so I thought maybe it might have been Opera memory leaks (checked and it was running at around 250,000). I know that's high but not high enough to stutter my audio as it's always like that. So, I checked using a latency checker, and I got results back saying that some of my drivers are goofing up and causing latency stutters. I disabled my Wireless N card driver, and the problem seemed to be fixed. So, I uninstalled/reinstalled those along with my audio drivers. Restarted. Everything seemed fine. Then they came back. Moving on, I used Process Explorer to see what was spiking that could be causing the stutter. Whenever it did happen, DPC or "Deferred Procedure Calls" along with "Hardware Interrupts" would spike from like nothing to around 6.0-8.0.

As I mentioned before, this happens randomly, I haven't been able to pinpoint one thing that causes it, but based on what I've found, I suspect my wireless card has decided to stop working properly. Do you guys agree or do you think it could be something else?

(Also, another thing. I played a 720p video with the network card drivers off and had 0 stutter. When I put the card back on the video ... Read more

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Hi there,I have a problem with Lenovo ThinkPad X220.I'll try to explain it acurately as possible.The sound of the laptop stutters at unpredictable intervals.No matter the source of the audio: YouTube, video player, mp3 music...Sometimes the laptop work without any stuttering problem (rarely), but if after boot it start to make the annoying glitch, it will do it all the time. Often the intervals are very close (1/2 sec. of stuttering in 3 ot 5 sec. interval), or the interval is longer (stutters in aroud 10 sec.), but as i said earlier, the intervals are not identical.It has no dependence with the system load, power plan or power source. I'll capture it on video next time to show You exactly. This behavior is monitored on three X220's, two of them are with installed Windows 7 64-bit, and the third is with Windows 10. Also one of those with Windows 7 is also with SSD.All of them are bought from Microsoft Registered Refurbisher, and are barley used.All drivers are installed.ThinkVantage Access Connections is installed.The BIOS is updated to the latest version.The Laptop passes all Lenovo Diagnostics tests.The Windows Updates are installed. latest tests: The stuttering occures mainly (if not only) while the laptop is connected to wireless network.When I turn off the 802.11 Wireless Radio from the Fn+F5 keyboard combo, there is no stuttering.The adapter is: 1x1 11b/g/n Wireless LAN PCI Express Half Mini Card Adapter I'll try to replace the network card, but... Read more

A:X220 Stuttering Audio.

Sorry for the reply, but i could not edit the post.Just wanted to share the results with everybody.The problem was caused from the WLAN card. After replacing the 1x1 11b/g/n Wireless LAN PCI Express Half Mini Card Adapter with Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 AGN, there is no problems

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Hello Forum people! I am having the same audio problem described in this thread:
Sound skipping/stuttering

I thought upgrading to Win 7 and or a RAM upgrade would fix it, but after some pertinent research, I'm not sure that will solve it at all. I haven't done it.

Before I play a DVD, for example, I disable or 'end process' on almost anything using RAM, and it still happens.

I did a factory-fresh re-install, and it still happens. I don't expect to solve it, now, just want to understand it. Is this a known issue with Vista?

I have a Dell Inspiron 1545 with Vista Home Prem x32, 4 GB RAM, and the audio is IDT HD Codecs.

Whatever other info you need, let me know! Thanks!

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Hello.. have you checked you audio drivers ? For example . my computer uses Realtek and when i check my drivers , they are up to date. If you use Speccy . free version. it will show you who your Audio drivers come from : Speccy - Download
Run that and lets see who we need to go to for your latest drivers . as yours may be corrupted somehow .

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