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I Tunes & Media Player playing slow

By HAL 9000 Moderator ·
Has anyone run into this problem a client today rang me with a complaint that his 1800 AMD Notebook is playing music that he's downloaded or ripped slow.

His exact description was that it sounds like a 45 RPM record being played at 33 RPM for those of you old enough to remember Vinyl.

I haven't as yet seen this NB for this problem at least but it's an Acer AMD NB that I've upgraded to 1 GIG of RAM running XP Pro SP2 and Office XP both fully patched well as of 2 weeks ago it was when I was last there and completed the patching and some other changes to allow they to Bid Live On Line at an Auction.

Apparently the problem existed prior to that time but I wasn't told about it when I was there and to be honest they didn't have the time for me to mess around with it anyway as I had to have it connected to the On Line Auction Site so that they could Bid on equipment which took priority as it was work where as the music is only a play toy for this guy and his I Pod.

As it's happening in all the installed Media Players I'm wondering if anyone else has run into this problem. I just don't want to run over there and have No Idea at what I'm looking at which is usual for this person as he uses this unit as a Play Toy and until I ran into this particular Company Owner I'd never laid my eyes on an I Pod let alone messed around with one. It's been a steep Learning Curve and I'm not looking forward to having a go at this problem without knowing something more about it.

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by darts32 In reply to I Tunes & Media Player pl ...

This may be a shot in the dark but you can change the speed of playback in windows media player.

Goto the view, enhancements then the play speed settings.

Not sure if maybe he turned the setting down somehow. Normal is 1.0 speed.

Could also be a buffering issue or problems stemming from the PC itself.

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to

I'm not going to be able to see this unit for at least 3 weeks now so I'll close this off and post back if I run into any problems.

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by jordanspcrepair In reply to I Tunes & Media Player pl ...

I have ran into a problem like this with an ipod. Don't use the ipod with Windows Media player, use it with itunes and realplayer. plus the music may be ripped at a speed much higher than what the drive and media players support.

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to

I'm not going to be able to see this unit for at least 3 weeks now so I'll close this off and post back if I run into any problems.

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to I Tunes & Media Player pl ...

The unit was working perfectly about a month or so ago and I was listening to some of his library in I Tunes.

When he rang me with the problem I asked him to try a different Media Player to see if the problem was related to I Tunes or something else and I walked him through using Media Player and while I didn't clearly hear the problem over the phone I was told that it was doing the same thing. So I don't think that the problem is related to Media Player but is something more involved. I'm currently hoping that it's not a Hardware issue or worse still one of the RIAA Legal Virus as he downloads quite a lot of music from the net. Which I've warned him about.

Any suggestions greatly appreciated.

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by Laurent Spielmann In reply to I Tunes & Media Player pl ...

I have no clear solution in mind, but as you're juste looking for trails to follow, maybe you should check the sample rates at any level of the audio chain. (ripping, storing, playing back, "soft-wards" and "hard-wards")
I had a similar issue with an audio track @48kHz (dvd rate) playing at 44.1kHz (audio cd)
I observed this using an audio editor, so this was only an issue in this particular context, but this could be a clue...

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to

I'm not going to be able to see this unit for at least 3 weeks now so I'll close this off and post back if I run into any problems.

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to I Tunes & Media Player pl ...

This is something new affecting all previous working MP3 that where already on the computer so I don't think that it is related to Ripping Speeds or anything like that. This has recently started and affects every song stored on this computer including the ones that worked previously.

Currently no stored song is working or at least playing correctly.

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