media player 11 audio problems

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Music, Pictures and Video' started by mcdanme, May 2, 2007.

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    mcdanme Guest

    i have windows media 11 with vista ultimate, and at the end of every single
    mp3 i have in my library the audio becomes choppy. it last for about 5 sec
    and then the audio plays normal again. i know it is not the files because
    they copy and play fine on portable music players etc. does anyone know how i
    can remedy this??
    mcdanme, May 2, 2007
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    Cal Bear '66 Guest

    If you have a SigmaTel audio adapter, right click on speaker icon in
    notification area, click Playback Devices, select Properties for your default
    playback devices and uncheck audio enhancements
    Cal Bear '66, May 2, 2007
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    Mighty_Mike Guest

    I have the same problem running Vista Home premium. I can't fix it up to now.
    Please help.

    Mighty_Mike, May 2, 2007
  4. Same issue here. New laptop, Vista Home Premium, WMP 11. Doesn't happen on
    every song, but very annoying. Cal Bear, there aren't any enhancements
    selected. Anyone have any ideas???
    Just want it to work properly ..., May 9, 2007
  5. I have this same problum with Windows Media 11,altho all my songs do this
    tho. This post would help if only it could be more specific beacuse iI do not
    have a SigmanTel adudo adapter.
    Jesus Freak 101, Jun 13, 2007
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    Cal Bear '66 Guest

    If you don't have a Sigma Tel audio adapter then it probably does not apply.

    What audio adapter do you have?

    Anyway you could try. Right click on the Speaker icon in the Notification Area
    of the Taskbar, select Playback Devices, highlight Speakers or SPDIF (whichever
    you are using). press the Properties button, on the Enhancement tab, deselect
    any enhancements.
    Cal Bear '66, Jun 13, 2007
  7. I've found a great solution and I want to share it.

    Use iTunes.

    Sorry, but the Apple program works just like their systems ... no glitches,
    no skipping, no problems.
    Just want it to work properly ..., Jun 14, 2007
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    Tyffani Guest

    I have the same problem. Un ticking the enhancements didn’t work because i
    didn’t have any ticked and itunes refuses to play some of my audio files. I
    also cant redownload music player because it wont allow me.

    My music skips for about 5 seconds around a minute before the end of a song.
    To make things worse it does it on the best song ever. “Always and Foreverâ€.
    This song needs to be played through to the very end!!!

    Me too i want this thing to work.

    Where are the experts when you need them?
    It's taken me 2 hours to figure out how to post this message.

    Tyffani, Jun 21, 2007
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    ezuiss Guest

    I have the exact same problem on a Dell Inspiron 6400, but when I choose a
    song to play, it takes quite a while to load up and shows the busy loading
    ring. I just want it to work properly. I called Dell twice and they couldn't
    fix it. What is wrong with my computer?
    ezuiss, Jun 22, 2007
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    bonnielass Guest

    THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! Cal Bear '66, you are a mega star of the
    windows media player 11! your advice on how to fix the audio problem in WMP
    11 was excellently helpful! if it wasn't for you, i would've start thinking
    meself going crazy! thanks a bunch!
    bonnielass, Jun 24, 2007
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    Cal Bear '66 Guest

    You're most welcome.

    Hopefully, soon Sigma Tel will update their driver, and this workaround will not
    be necessary.
    Cal Bear '66, Jun 24, 2007
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    zachd [MSFT] Guest

    Which sound card are you using?
    If you turn off Windows Media Player's "Cross-fading" enhancement does that
    help at all?
    zachd [MSFT], Jun 26, 2007
    CrystalShades, Jul 25, 2007
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    Cal Bear '66 Guest

    This seems to be a problem with current Sigma Tel audio adapter drivers.

    If you have a Sigma Tel audio adapter, right click on the Speaker icon in the
    Notification Area of the Taskbar, select Playback Devices, highlight Speakers,
    press Properties button, on the Enhancement tab, disable all enhancements

    Use this workaround until Sigma Tel updates their drivers.
    Cal Bear '66, Jul 25, 2007
  15. Dear
    I purchased a new Gateway with VISTA a few days ago for my mom who just
    listens to music and plays games all day. (Her last computer, an emachine
    actually melted the motherboard after only 3 years). So she listened to the
    music and it was horrible! Was skipping like you say, almost like studdering
    or like it becomes stuck! This is on ALL audio. For games, start up music,
    cd music, everything! So I called Gateway and for hours, we updated the
    Realtek driver, then reinstalled the sound card too,(not in that order) and
    updated Windows as well. Nothing worked so I returned the comptuer for an
    identical one thinking I got a lemon. Well this one had the same problem.
    So now I tried other players. Downloaded Winamp and same thing, skipping,
    distortion etc. But like you said mcdanme, it is not constant but every now
    and then, enough to be horribly annoying! So then I returned this Gateway
    computer, thinking it was a Gateway problem. Last night I brought home a
    brand new acer with VISTA and it does the same thing! So by trial and error,
    I'm not a genius but I have to conclude that this is VISTA'S problem!!! So I
    have no resolution, just wanted to give input. Thanks for anyone who wants
    to reply.....oh and yes the enhancements are not checked.

    PS: I'm thinking I'll return this one and look for one with XP, used or
    something. This is stupid!!!!
    CrystalShades, Jul 25, 2007
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    Kirk C. Guest

    I have the same problem. I recently purchased a Inspiron E1705 from Dell,
    and just a few days later, started experiencing the media playback problem,
    of the skipping at the end. Of course, playback enhancements are not checked.
    I'm not sure how to fix this problem, other than to wait for a driver update.
    Hopefully, this will be soon. Also, if you go to properties->update driver..
    , it shows this option as disabled. I'm not sure if i'm the only one
    experienceing this problem.
    Kirk C., Jul 26, 2007
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    Cal Bear '66 Guest

    Is your audio adapter manufacturer also Realtek?
    Cal Bear '66, Jul 26, 2007
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    Kirk C. Guest

    SigmaTel High Definition Audio

    Provider: Creative Technology Ltd.
    File Version:
    Digital Signer: MS Windows Hardware Compatibility List

    So this is a driver problem, not a Vista issue.
    Kirk C., Jul 26, 2007
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    Kirk C. Guest

    Also, there are no sigmaTel updates at this time. 26-7-07

    More than likely if you purchased a Dell Inspiron E1705 or of the Inspiron
    9400 family, between from January 07-current, you might also be experiencing
    the same problem.
    Kirk C., Jul 26, 2007
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    Cal Bear '66 Guest

    Never trust the Update Driver Button in Device Manager.

    Yes, it most definitely is a driver, not a Vista, issue.

    You have to get Sigma Tel drivers from your computer manufacturer.

    Go to Dell and download and install the drivers.

    From what I have read, Dell has the latest Sigma Tel drivers.
    Cal Bear '66, Jul 26, 2007
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