Quote: Originally Posted by Gilli3
Just a (hopefully)quick one.... My dilema is that i am able to play songs in iTunes, WMP, VLC and even foodbar 2000. however they will not always play complete. i may be able to listen to them no problems . from start to finish. But every now and again wheather the computer has been on for 5 min or 5 Hours it will on play a portion of the track, could be 5 seconds or 2 min. it never lets the song play complete. i know its not the song file as i can play the exact copy on other computers and/or devices....
Does the player just stop and sit there?
Does it act like it's reached the end of the file (rewind, exit, etc.)?
Do you still have audio after the player stops (PC sounds, etc.)?
There is a reason why they call WMP "Codec Hell"...
I had this problem with WMP under XP and it turned out to be a codec that was timing out if there was any delay in the stream. I solved it there with Media Player Classic - Home Cinema - Video Player
and continue to use it on Windows 7 with truly spectacular results. The key to it's success is that all codecs are built in and optimized for direct sound. There's no reliance upon any part of Windows, except for the PCM audio output stream to the soundcard.