My media players have all got problems - but different problems
July 13, 2007 5:22 AM Subscribe
Weird computer video/audio problems across all my media players
posted by criticalbill to Technology (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I have various audiovisual problems going on
Winamp: When I listen to music (mp3, flac) there is some strange distortion noise underneath the playing music. The distortion starts when I press play and stops when I press stop but it is universal to everything I play in winamp, whatever filetype, whichever disc drive.
iTunes: But when I play the same file in iTunes, they don't have the distortion, instead they skip and hiccup, as though on a dirty CD.
VLC: When I watch films on VLC the sound does the same thing as Winamp, but on top of that, the sync goes absolutely all over the place. There are no error messages (in that message box) saying that anything is wrong.
WMP: The sound tends to be OK with WMP, but the sync is all over the place as well. I can play mp3s though, but not flac because I couldn't get the plugin to work.
These have all started recently (within the last month). I have downloaded the latest Winamp and VLC to no effect and iTunes was d/l six months ago or so. I have p4/2Ghz/512ram/2internal DD, 1external DD/XPsp2