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Windows Media Player Sound on XP

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by GGiomanXP, Jan 4, 2002.

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  1. GGiomanXP

    GGiomanXP Thread Starter

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    I am running xp professional. When i listen to CD music with the WinMedia Player, the sound is scratchy. But when I minimized the WinPlayer, the sound is perfectly clear.
    What is it? It is not the speakers, i tested them elsewhere.

    Please help
     
  2. TechChick

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    What are the specs for your computer? (Processor speed, memory, sound card, video card, etc.) It sounds like either the system is underpowered or you have too many programs running when you're listening to music. The maximized Windows Media Player has some pretty intensive graphics that eat up resources.
     
  3. GGiomanXP

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    My problem> when I maximize windows player sound is scratchy. when I minimize, sound is perfect.
    I am running xp pro on a k7s5a motherboard with a duron 700 cpu, it has avance ac97 sound onboard, i have a 2mb ati video card, i will check and see how many programs i am running simultaneously.

    Thank you for your help
     
  4. TechChick

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    In GGiomanXP's PM to me, it says the computer has 96MB of memory.

    The problem is probably caused by, and definitely not helped by, the shortage of memory in the computer. 96MB is not enough to run Windows XP effectively. On Microsoft's web site, they recommend a minimum of 128MB of memory, but it will install with only 64MB of memory but it does say, "may limit performance and some features". That's probably what's happening here. Memory isn't very expensive, but it is going up in price. If you like Windows XP, you'll like it even more with more memory. Your system's video memory is really low too. Graphics cards today ship with at least 32MB of memory. Many come with 64MB of memory. I just don't think your system can handle the big pictures Windows Media player uses in full-size mode.
     
  5. TechChick

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    Try this for a work around.

    Go into Device Manager. Double-click on your CD-ROM drive. Look on the Properties tab for a check box about digital audio playback. Uncheck the box.
     
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