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radi0head

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I have windows media player 9 installed on my windows 98se system. When I play videos using windows media player, they skip and play about every second second and the audio is messed up. Because of this i can't watch anything on my computer or play streaming video. its been like this for a long time, what do i do?
 

radi0head

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please help me this prevents me from watching and videos and i've tried so many places to get it fixed but noone can help

where can i go for help, if not here?
 

eddie5659

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Hiya

Is this still a problem? If so, can you tell me if this prblem is happening when you're online or offline? Also, are these avi's, mpegs or wmv's?

Which version Of DirectX have you installed:

Go to Run and type DXDIAG
In the first tab will be the version.

Regards

eddie
 

radi0head

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Direct X 9.0b

I've got cable so i'm always online. it happens with streaming videos and videos saved on my computer.

all video fils skip when using windows media player. its like it plays a second then skips a second so it just constantly stutters.
when i play the files in winamp they don't skip, but not all videos work properly in winamp either. some won't allow me to skip ahead and some just won't play.

its a real pain... is there a new direct x, or some codecs i should have? i did a fresh reformat a couple months ago so my computer is very clutter free.
thanks
 
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hello, by all means im not an expert:p , but maybe i can help you think in other directions. depending on your current configuration, graphics card, cpu,etc.,etc. try messing with the performance tab within WMP 9; its labeled video acceleration, try messing with the slider. for instance to capture a snap shot of video, it is recommended that slide the slider all the to the left and allow your pc and not your card process it so you can capture a pic of it. also check the buffer, by default it is 5 seconds, so you prolly dont need to mess with that at all, but you never know. and finally, those are prolly in DivX format, the same thing happened to me; i had DivX, and was trying to play some videos, only to find out i had to update the player and it worked fine afterwards. DivX is free, and a lot more video on the web these days is being encoded, though sometimes it is not said and rather assumes you have the codec installed on your pc. i hope this helps you...:D
 
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