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Pitch change from music sound track, skipping of video

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  • jsnider May 26, 2008


    Note sure how much detail you need, the motherboard is P4, ASUS-p4B533;


    the CD is sony CRX 320E NYK2; OS is Windows XP pro (5.1, build 2600)

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Could you elaborate on it, what s/w you are using etc.
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  • Ranfer May 27, 2008

    Check for sufficient ram, after installing new software ram gets depleted, remedy this by exiting software you dont need in the task bar/startup.

    Does the pitch change/skipping occur only while playing videos directly from the CD or does it also occur while playing resident(hard disk) media too.

  • Ranfer May 27, 2008

    Also use a head cleaner CD(philips) on your CD drive, check if your CDs are not scratched badly. These could be possible causes for faulty functioning of hardware.



    What software are you using for playback? do update it regularly, personally i use Win Media Player 11 with K-lite codec package installed, reads and plays practically everything there is out there today including youtube downloads.

    Hope this rectifies your issue, if it continues do get in touch.

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