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Windows 7: Audio/Video Stutter/Hesitation

31 Jan 2010   #21

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

You have 2 options.

the easiest way, with least amount of things to set

Shark007 codec pack
youll need the win 7 version AND the 64bit add-on if you plan to use the codecs in WMC
It has everything you'll need already set up, and even the option to have any direct show player use whichever codecs you want... Win7s or FFD show

you can also DL each seperatly and install, but will require some configuring.

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31 Jan 2010   #22


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Swanson Photos View Post
Please list your audio equipment.

Also, indexing first has to index and with large disks and libraries this can take time.

You can review in indexing options if the index has completed building or not.

I do not suggest turning it off.

Audio is from motherboard (Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD3R) and is a Realtek ALC888 high def audio.

Indexing is complete, not that there was much to index yet - it's a brand new setup and a couple of mp3s on it (for testing).
Equipment = Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD3R with intel i7 quad, 8gb ram, win7 64bit, 2 ati radeon HD460 (1gb), 2 150gb drives in raid-1, 4 1tb drives in raid10. Brand new install, and no other programs running.

My IT guy just tested on several Win7 systems and the 64-bit versions all have this problem, and the 32-bit versions do not.

Load the media player of your choice and give it this URL: :: Shoutcast Control Panel or you can give it SHOUTcast Administrator or you can go to shoutcast or Live365 and load other streams. It's only happening on streaming media. Anything that downloads a file (such as YouTube, or m3u lists or d/l of mp3, etc.) will be just fine, it's just streaming that is an issue on x64. And, works great if I run a VM of XP.

Also, something else I've done (and is my workaround for now), I have my old PC next to it, streaming the stations, outputting to the line-in of the Win7 and routing that to the speakers - no pausing or blips this way either.
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31 Jan 2010   #23


I have no issues streaming on W7 using WMC or's definately not an across the board issue...
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13 Feb 2010   #24

Windows 7 x64

I'm having the same problem. It doesn't seem to occur with stored music, just internet radio ( My hardware is more than adequate. I'm running Windows 7 64 bit. The internet connection is perfect, and I didn't have this problem under Vista 32 bit on the same setup. Interestingly, if I set WMP to buffer for the maximum 60 seconds, there is no skipping in that first 60 seconds. Also, the stuttering is intermittent. It can be find for an hour, then stutter terribly for another hour.
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15 Feb 2010   #25

win 7 64bit
Same Problem Here

New machine running win7 64bit, media played from disc is fine but anything streaming is rubbish. Problem is not so bad if the file is fully buffered but still freezes for a second, just not as much.

Seems like a bunch of ppl have this problem but no one has any answers??
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15 Feb 2010   #26

Windows 7

Similar problem here. I've tried playing audio (mp3) and video (avi) files in MediaPortal and WMP and I get random stuttering in both. Here's my hardware setup:

Gigabyte GA-MA785GT-UD3H motherboard (built in graphics and audio)
3.00 gigahertz AMD Athlon II X2 250 PCU

The hardware was bought new a week ago and a clean install of Win 7 is on it. No codec packs, just ffdshow and Haali Media Splitter. 95% of the time things are fine but then the video/audio will stutter for a while then go back to normal. I've turned off indexing and system restore on all drives except my system partition. I have two other hard drives, one for music (320GB) and one for video (1 TB). None need defragmenting.

Any suggestions?
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16 Feb 2010   #27


@modtang - is your W7 a 64-bit?
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17 Feb 2010   #28

Windows 7

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tjoe View Post
@modtang - is your W7 a 64-bit?
Nope, 32bit Windows 7 Ultimate.
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26 Feb 2010   #29

windows 7 32bit

I've also been having this issue. Currently its less noticable withvideo but very noticeable with audio. Avi's etc is not too bad, live tv not to bad, but unbeleivable with any disc in the DVD drive.

My current system is AMD Athlon 64 X2vDual Core 6000+ (3ghtz),
mb Asus M2N-E
Ram 2 gig DDR2
HDDs 1 * 1.5tb WD
2 * 1tb WD
Pioneer DVR 216
Video NVDIA GeForfce 8600 GT
SB Audio
WinFast DTV2000 H
OS Win7 Ult RTM

All drivers are upto date except as only nvdia 169.xxxxxxxx is the only one that works with my moniter.

This is testing my memory but I remember a similar problem with Vista or Win7 RC1 (there abouts) and I beleive the problem at the was an update from ms. Its too long ago to remmber exact details.

Hope this is helpful, & I'm looking for a solution this stutter is driving me nuts.
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27 Feb 2010   #30

Windows 7

Are all of you using HDMI? I thought it might have something to do with that. I've also changed all my power settings so nothing automatically turns off of hibernates. I've not noticed the problem since I tweaked that but I'm not ready to say the problem has been solved.
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