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Windows 7: Does your WMP12 pause a little before playing...?


07 Sep 2009   #1

Windows 7 Pro x64 RTM
 
 
Does your WMP12 pause a little before playing...?

My WMP 12 pauses a little before it starts to play, however when opening the same file the 2nd time, it's much quicker, is yours the same?

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08 Sep 2009   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

My winamp pauses quite a long time before playing. Im suspecting that the two are probably related to some driver not performing well.
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08 Sep 2009   #3

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

when i double click a mp3 it opens and i hear it right away, when i double click a video file, there is a slight pause before the video shows, but nothing real noticeable

this is with WMP 12 64 bit
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08 Sep 2009   #4

Windows 7 Pro x64 RTM
 
 

Thanks guys for the feedback!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by green98ls View Post
when i double click a mp3 it opens and i hear it right away, when i double click a video file, there is a slight pause before the video shows, but nothing real noticeable

this is with WMP 12 64 bit
Hmmm, same as mine....I tried playing the exact same file repeatedly with both WMP12 x86 and x64 and it seems like WMP12 x64 is a bit faster/smoother than WMP12 x86, but nothing like VLC or SMPlayer/Mplayer, which is instant!
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12 Sep 2009   #5

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Yea, I get this weird lag when I first open a video file (whole system lags down, even the mouse cursor), but whatever it's not messing it up too much to worry about. Maybe those leaked updates do something, but I haven't touched any of them.
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12 Sep 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Xp/Vista/Lunix In Virtual Box) (Linux Flash Drive)
 
 

It does this because it is caching in the video so you can continue from where you left off on it in case wmp closes or you stop watching before the video file is done for whatever reason. If anyone figures out how to turn this feature off, it would be nice to know since I never use it and having the whole computer lag for a second while the video starts is annoying.

EDIT: One could try filling up their temp and cach folders since windows will only hold so much before it stops saving. I haven't tried it myself though.

Or you could try adding all the files you'll ever play to the wmp library.
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13 Sep 2009   #7

Windows 7 32bit RTM
 
 

mine does it only when I start wmp first time after a reboot ;P.
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13 Sep 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Xp/Vista/Lunix In Virtual Box) (Linux Flash Drive)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mercurial View Post
mine does it only when I start wmp first time after a reboot ;P.

For some people, it doesn't do it often and for others, it does it every time. It's weird but caching in the video is the cause. I guess if you often never finish watching something, it's a useful feature.
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