Video/Audio stutter, once a minute

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by ross, Aug 6, 2007.

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    ross Guest


    I noticed a post related to this, but I couldn't reply to it, there
    was no link in Google. Weird. So I'm forced to post a new note. He
    had somewhat different hardward. His problem was discussed here:

    I just got a new HP Pavilion a6130n with Vista Home Premium, 3GB RAM.
    I noticed when watching a video on YouTube or listening to an mp3 on
    my hard drive in Media Player, once a minute, every minute like
    clockwork, the video/audio stutter/slow down for about 3-5 seconds,
    then resume.

    I discovered that if I disconnect from the network, the stuttering
    goes away for the mp3. Obviously I can't test YouTube if I'm

    In Task Manager, I don't see any sudden spikes in memory or cpu usage,
    at least none I can really correlate to the times it happens.

    Is it Vista? If so, what? Or how can I find out? Could it be
    related to my wireless adapter? It's a Zonet ZEW2502 usb.

    ross, Aug 6, 2007
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    Spirit Guest

    Think Drivers, Video, Audio, and any hard drive drivers
    or utilities.
    Spirit, Aug 6, 2007
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    John Inzer Guest

    I'm guessing you have an app that's accessing
    the net once a minute (maybe your e-mail program)
    and it's draining your resources.


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    John Inzer, Aug 6, 2007
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    ross Guest

    Yes, with regard to drivers, I went to RealTek (audio) and Zonet
    (wireless) to make sure I had the latest drivers downloaded and
    installed. HP support has unbelievably inept. Less than useless. I
    wouldn't guess it's hard drive related, since it happens for streaming
    audio as well as local files.

    I use webmail, so I don't have an e-mail client accessing the net. I
    agree, it looks like something accessing the net, dragging the system
    to its knees, but how do I find out what that could be if I can't
    notice it in Task Manager.

    This is essentially an out of the box HP with Vista, so I'd guess it's
    some junk they put on it. I'm not sure what else to think for now.
    Very frustrating.

    ross, Aug 8, 2007
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    MAJ Guest

    Watching You Tube video and audio stalls every few seconds. I have Vista Home
    Basic 32bit. I use a wireless connection. Don't know if this matters but
    advertisements play fine as do my own video and audio. It is driving me crazy
    and I rarely finish wathching an entire video.
    MAJ, Oct 21, 2007
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    JoshuaRich Guest

    I've been experiencing the same problem on 2 computers that I purchased from
    Dell. The suggestion that it was related to being connected to the network
    made me decide to check to see if that fixed the problem. To my joyful
    suprise, it did. Thanks for the suggestion. Has anyone figured out what
    processes might be attempting to access the network/internet on a 60 second
    JoshuaRich, Jan 9, 2008
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