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Skipping mp3 and mpg files after upgrade

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Posted on Saturday, June 28, 2003 - 4:51 pm:   

I recently upgraded my computer and I am having a problem when I play mpg and mp3 and audio files.
The problem is they skip ahead it only skips little bits but does it all throughout the file, the video or audio acts like an old record that skips except in this case it skips ahead. The files skip no matter what program I use to play them back. Windows media player W/all the updates, Thumbsplus 4.5, Nvidia Nvdvd. So I don't think the problem is in the software.

Now for the Hardware; The motherboard is an ASUS a7nv8x deluxe 256 M ram ATI pci all in wonder video card, AMD Duron 1.3Ghz processor. I disabled DMA access on the drives seeing if that would slow things down a bit but no luck. The same problem exists wether files are played from the CD Burner or the Hard Drive so I don't think the problem is the Burner. The system seems to run great otherwise. For your info when I upgraded I reformatted the drive and did a clean install of WIN 98. The old system was an old 200 megahertz pentium and everything played fine. Now the files jerk ahead & I am at a loss any ideas would be greatly appreciated. any replies can E-Mail me at

rickjc25(remove this to avoid spam)

Thanx in advance,
Posted on Tuesday, July 1, 2003 - 9:38 pm:   

Did you install all of the motherboards drivers after you reinstalled win98? Win98 uses the most generic driver set on systems it doesn't recognize. Also try updateing the sound codecs for your media files.
Posted on Friday, July 4, 2003 - 10:06 am:   

Yep got all the latest drivers from the Asus web site, and downloaded all the latest codecs for windows media player. it's strange like you're playing the file and it keeps skipping forward. I found a program called videolan tried it and mpegs play fine but it won't play avi's and audio cd's, So I still have to use Windows media player or Thumbsplus 4.5 and the avi's and audio cd's The rate of play isn't speeded up you can understand everything till it skips ahead, but it is like a cd skipping except it skips ahead maybe a second or more.

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