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By PETER434 ·
Maybe someone here can help me. Someone sent me their demo in the WMV file format. The video is encoded as "Windows Media MPEG-4 Video V3" and the audio is encoded as "Windows Media Audio 9
32 kbps, 22 kHz, stereo (A/V) 1-pass CBR". The problem is that everytime I fast forward or rewind the video, it seems as if there is a lag. The video jumps ahead and it's waiting for the audio to catch up or the video jumps too far out of synch with the audio. I am running WIn XP Pro SP2 with 1GB RAM, Sound Blaster Audigy, and NVIDIA Geforce4 MX 420 video card. I am also using Windows Media Player 10. Are there any codecs I am missing or is my video or sound cards outdated? Or is it that Windows Media Player 10 is full of bugs and I need to go back to 9? Any help would be appreciated.

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Windows Media Player play ...

Well firstly the hardware is OK at least what you have described of it anyway.

There could be a speed problem with the CPU if it is slow after all XP will supposedly run on a 333 Pentium but it will be so slow it isn't funny.

But here I would be thinking from your description that the problem is in the way that this was created rather than an actual problem at your end. Some people either don't know any better and just use the defaults to record things in Media Player or they can change settings to limit the fast forwarding or rewind ability so you have to watch the thing from beginning to end with out a break other than the occasional Pause.

Do you think that it is possible that the person who made this wanted you to watch the thing from beginning to end? Was it produced on the same software as well? Different versions of the same program can work differently and I've seen some horrendous problems brought about by using different versions of the same thing for some job. Naturally all the problems have been MS related if that is of any help.

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