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Windows 7: Playback (Both Music and Video) stops unexpectedly

12 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Playback (Both Music and Video) stops unexpectedly

Hey,

I recently upgraded my computer from Windows Vista Premium to Windows 7 premium.
Whenever i play music on WMP 12 or Winamp, the song plays for sometime and then randomly pauses....and then starts again on its own. I can't seem to find what causes the problem. Also, I use VLC player to watch Videos and Movies and here too, the video suddenly stops for sometime and then starts again. If i want to restart the song or video again before it starts on its own, i have to the forward or backward on the SEEK bar. Playback then starts again and i have to manually go back to where i was. More than anything its quite irritating when the sound or video randomly stops suddenly. I'd be happy for any help

Atre

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12 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

several things can cause what you descibe.
Virus protection.
Firewalls.
fragmented harddrives.

Take your pick.

Also, from what I have read, disabling virus protection and firewalls is not enough.
They need to be uninstalled for proper testing.

If you have installed a firewall, that would be my 1st guess.
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12 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 

For starters, i use Microsoft Security Essentials as Anti Virus and the Default Windows Firewall. Is the problem being caused because of this.
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12 Feb 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

although my memory isnt the best I believe people were pointing their fingers at Kaspery and Outpost.

Try defragmenting your harrdrive. (an operation best innitiated just before you go to bed)
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