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Windows Media Player 11 slow and skips

by cbass013 / January 23, 2008 12:07 PM PST

I have a Dell Inspiron 9400 with a T7200 @ 2.00GHz 2.00 GHz processor running Vista. Now when I'm using WMP11 it takes almost 20 seconds to play a song from the time I click play and when the song is almost over it skips 3-4 times then switches to the next song quickly. I don't think my computer is underpowered, but why would WMP11 be doing this? It is really aggravating. Thanks

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Just take it out an reinstall it.
by Dango517 / January 23, 2008 12:24 PM PST

Remove it from "programs and features" then go to Microsoft and get a new one. If this doesn't fix it check your audio it might need a new driver or a settings change. By the way Real Player plays nearly all the formats now, including WMP.

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not listed
by cbass013 / January 23, 2008 3:35 PM PST

I would have tried that but it's not listed in the "programs and features" for me to uninstall it

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First just install over the one you have
by Dango517 / January 23, 2008 8:15 PM PST
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Then check it. If this doesn't fix it I know where it is.

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Enable
by Dango517 / January 26, 2008 12:42 AM PST

"desk top" on your toolbar, click on the >> on the tool bar, go to computer. then your primary drive, usually C:, scroll to program files, then to Window Media Player, right click on it and delete. It's gone.

Using Desk top is a much easier way to access most of the OS's folders and files. Some features, control panel, for instance, cannot but found using this method.

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somewhere in your speaker properties
by educated_thug8405 / January 25, 2008 11:46 PM PST

I had the issue also, and to fix it go to your speaker properties.
And there should be an effects tab(thats what mine says) and in there it shows sound effects, you want to disable that. And from what i have heard so far it does not cause any other issues with vista if you disable that. You want notice any other difference in your sound.

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