Windows Media Player stops a sec while playing music


viv

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Hi,

Windows Media Player stops for a second while is playing music and then continues right where it stopped. It happens in different songs and in different parts of the songs every time, in a random manner. It happens even when it is the only application running.

I have a Toshiba laptop, W7 Ultimate (32 operating system), AMD Turion Dual-Core 2.10 GHz processor, 4 GB RAM.

Many thanks!!!
 
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Mychael

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As an experiment try another player. VLC media player is free and will play most formats. Give that a try and see if the problem still occurs.
 

Nibiru2012

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I highly recommend using AIMP2 audio player. Many more features and easily configured, plus it has an internet radio browser built-in.

http://www.aimp.ru/index.php?do=download

I have been using it for over a year and it really kicks the Llama's rear! LOL!




  • Multiformat Playback:
    MP1, MP2, MP3, MPC, MP+, AAC, AC3, OGG, FLAC, APE, WavPack, Speex, WAV, CDA, WMA, S3M, XM, MOD, IT, MO3, MTM, UMX
  • Great functionality and user-friendly interface
  • Creating bookmarks and playback queue
  • 18-band equalizer and built-in sound effects
    Reverb, Flanger, Chorus, Pitch, Tempo, Echo, Speed
  • 32-bit audio processing
    For the best quality!
  • Work with multiple playlists
    While one plays - you work with another
  • Support for plugins
    You can add new utils or extend already existing
  • Multi-user mode support
    Are several users working with one computer? This is no problem!
  • Multilanguage interface
  • Hotkeys
    Configure local and global hotkeys as you wish!
  • Files search
    Search files on all opened playlists
  • Flexible program options
 

TrainableMan

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What other activities is your computer doing at the time? I suggest running Process Explorer to see what is executing at the time. On my computer there is a svchost.exe running a service dnscache that will basically max out my cpu and then nothing else runs. With process explorer I can suspend it and resume later, although then I can't surf because the browser needs this service. It seems Microsoft bought out the program in July but hopefully you can find it from the link above. (procexp.exe, procexp.chm (help file))
 
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Kalario

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I highly recommend using AIMP2 audio player. Many more features and easily configured, plus it has an internet radio browser built-in.

http://www.aimp.ru/index.php?do=download

I have been using it for over a year and it really kicks the Llama's rear! LOL!




  • Multiformat Playback:
    MP1, MP2, MP3, MPC, MP+, AAC, AC3, OGG, FLAC, APE, WavPack, Speex, WAV, CDA, WMA, S3M, XM, MOD, IT, MO3, MTM, UMX
  • Great functionality and user-friendly interface
  • Creating bookmarks and playback queue
  • 18-band equalizer and built-in sound effects
    Reverb, Flanger, Chorus, Pitch, Tempo, Echo, Speed
  • 32-bit audio processing
    For the best quality!
  • Work with multiple playlists
    While one plays - you work with another
  • Support for plugins
    You can add new utils or extend already existing
  • Multi-user mode support
    Are several users working with one computer? This is no problem!
  • Multilanguage interface
  • Hotkeys
    Configure local and global hotkeys as you wish!
  • Files search
    Search files on all opened playlists
  • Flexible program options

Russia :eek:
 

viv

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Thanks for the idea, Im familiar with that program, nevertheless, I would like to stick with WMP...
 

viv

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Thanks, that program looks cool, though I would like to continue using WMP...
 

viv

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Thanks, most of the time Im only running Word or another basic program, nothing huge, but the skipping also happens when WMP is the only program running..

Any ideas on what else could it be??

Thank you guys!
 
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TrainableMan

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Even if YOU aren't running other software, there are usually things going on in the background - windows updates, anti-virus updates, windows media center guide updates, flash updates, java updates, and any other application programs set to auto- update. Get process explorer and run it minimized, then when the delay happens open it quickly and see what is running.
 

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