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#195181 - 07/15/10 12:47 PM Win Media Player  
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Hello Again,
I am having an issue with playback on my PC. I have an external hard drive loaded with music. I am using windows media player. At the end of each song, I hear a breaking up sound. It only happens at the very end of every song. The reason I suspect the player, is because I have copied the hard drive to another for a friend and he does not have the issue/problem. Also, all music sent to my MP3 player does not do it either. Only playback from this PC. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.........John.

PS.....Common sense tells me to delete the player and download a new one. The player it seems is part of the OS as I do not find the player in add/remove programs. I am running Vista Home Premium.

Note: I am using my Kenwood stereo sound system for playback. I did not notice this before and I also found a win media player for firefox installed that I deleted.

Last edited by JValdes; 07/15/10 12:48 PM.

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#195186 - 07/15/10 05:27 PM Re: Win Media Player [Re: JValdes]  
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Try Winamp, it's free and has a better interface than WMP

winamp.com


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#195207 - 07/18/10 01:23 AM Re: Win Media Player [Re: gfretwell]  
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VLC media player is another good replacement:

http://www.videolan.org


#195208 - 07/18/10 02:37 AM Re: Win Media Player [Re: NJwirenut]  
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There's also iTunes.
</devilsadvocate>

There are also a myriad of open-source players, two of which have already been recommended.


#195209 - 07/18/10 01:14 PM Re: Win Media Player [Re: NJwirenut]  
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Originally Posted by NJwirenut
VLC media player is another good replacement:

http://www.videolan.org


That's what I downloaded and am using right now. It is supposed to real user friendly, but I am not so sure about that. I have corrected the problem I think?

I refuse to put anything Apple on my PC. Not that I don't like Apple. Apple and Windows do not mix very well. I know from experience. I took back my IPod and got a MP3 player instead. Much easier with MS.


#195242 - 07/21/10 01:29 PM Re: Win Media Player [Re: gfretwell]  
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Originally Posted by gfretwell
Try Winamp, it's free and has a better interface than WMP

winamp.com


I will try it today. VLC crashes at least twice a day. I am not sure whats the deal with VLC.


#195300 - 07/24/10 01:23 PM Re: Win Media Player [Re: JValdes]  
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I finally got VLC straight. The download did not work right and I had to download a newer version. CNET Techtracker advised me. Seems fine now. I appreciate the suggestions. Thanks.


#195307 - 07/24/10 10:10 PM Re: Win Media Player [Re: JValdes]  
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I have both. I use VLC for looking at stuff I record from my camera and it plays the MPG files my ReplayTV (DVR) makes but I still use Winamp for music ... when I am not using my DOS program.
Winamp seems to have better drag and drop capabilities and it will create M3U indexes for other applications


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