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Windows 7: how do i stop slow downs and pauses when playing shows?

18 Dec 2011   #1
tootal2

windows 7 home 64-bit
 
 
how do i stop slow downs and pauses when playing shows?

sometimes wmc will slow down the video and sometimes it will pauses for 2 seconds and make some strange noise. how can i stop this? i think its windows doing something in the back ground.


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18 Dec 2011   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tootal2 View Post
sometimes wmc will slow down the video and sometimes it will pauses for 2 seconds and make some strange noise. how can i stop this? i think its windows doing something in the back ground.
Several factors working against you. First you have the minimum amount of ram needed to just run the OS, never mind streaming (2 gigs /64 bit). Second, because of the thin ram you are more dependent on the download speed that the ISP is giving you. How much is that?

Finally are all your drivers (including SP-1) installed and up to date?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Dec 2011   #3
tootal2

windows 7 home 64-bit
 
 

i upgraded to 4 gigs. a year ago. I think its the harddrives waking up and going to sleep that cause the problem. my computer has a score of 5.2.

my computer is a amd 64 x2 dual core 2.40 ghz 4 gig of ram. i have about 5 tbs of drive space

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tootal2 View Post
sometimes wmc will slow down the video and sometimes it will pauses for 2 seconds and make some strange noise. how can i stop this? i think its windows doing something in the back ground.
Several factors working against you. First you have the minimum amount of ram needed to just run the OS, never mind streaming (2 gigs /64 bit). Second, because of the thin ram you are more dependent on the download speed that the ISP is giving you. How much is that?

Finally are all your drivers (including SP-1) installed and up to date?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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18 Dec 2011   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

My best advice is to start and then immediately stop the video to let it buffer. Then after 30 seconds or so, restart it. This is probably not happening with all videos. Some are slower and same are faster.
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18 Dec 2011   #5
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tootal2 View Post
i upgraded to 4 gigs. a year ago. I think its the harddrives waking up and going to sleep that cause the problem. my computer has a score of 5.2.

my computer is a amd 64 x2 dual core 2.40 ghz 4 gig of ram. i have about 5 tbs of drive space

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tootal2 View Post
sometimes wmc will slow down the video and sometimes it will pauses for 2 seconds and make some strange noise. how can i stop this? i think its windows doing something in the back ground.
Several factors working against you. First you have the minimum amount of ram needed to just run the OS, never mind streaming (2 gigs /64 bit). Second, because of the thin ram you are more dependent on the download speed that the ISP is giving you. How much is that?

Finally are all your drivers (including SP-1) installed and up to date?
You might want to change it in your specs then because thats where I got it from.
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