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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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Hello my friend,what program are you using and what type of music?
First uninstall all drivers and install the latest one.Second check your CPU activity when you are playing music(from task manager ctrl+alt+del),if its too high its a problem.If you are using different music from .mp3 like .ogg or something "not common" you must install the latest codecs.I'm waiting for your reply.

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1. upgrade your ram. More ram in a computer means your computer can run more smoothly. Ram allows your machine to remember more stuff 'on the fly' without having to stop and write it down in a temp file (cache) for later use. Ram is always a great idea, no matter what.
2. Upgrade your video card. A video card with a high performance GPU (thats graphical processor unit) and a high amount of on-card ram (128 MB or higher is good) will render your images much more freely, (smoother, prettier pictures during movie playback) and allow your main processor to concentrate on the other aspects of your computer, rather than trying to render graphics or wait for your slower, weaker, on board gpu to render them.
3. save your documents to a flash disk and re-format your hard drive and reinstall windows and drivers. You said that it didnt skip before, so it is likely that your current ram and gpu are sufficient, but, that there is a 3rd party software piece working in the background, causing the stuttering. It might be harmless, or it might be malicious. It could also be your security software (some pc protection solutions are resource hogs). As a windows pc gets older, it gets slower because its registry (hive) is getting fatter, so it has to process thru a larger registry to do something. Reformatting destroys this large registry and resets it to the smallest it will ever be, until you reinstall things, like office or flash or java or yahoo or winamp or etc etc etc.
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i dont know how it changed but it did,good luck

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