When i play music in either windows media player or musicmatch jukebox the song stutters randomly. I know there's not a problem with the mp3 file because when i replay it, the song will stutter somewhere else. I have defragmented my hard drive and turned off all applications running in the backgound usind msconfig, but this has not solved the problem. I have watched the processor graph in task manager and whenever the music stutters, the cpu usage goes up to about 80%. This occurs when multi-tasking or just leaving the pc to play just music. My pc spec is as follows:
I'm running XP so i'm not sure if the dma setting has to be checked. I had a look in device manger anyway and the transfer mode has option "DMA if available" selected and current transfer mode "ultra DMA mode 2"
I had the same problem with a few of my mp3 songs and i found it was when i actually ripped them to the hard drive that programs running in the background caused little pauses in the ripping process,not as you would notice but in the end result playback was jumpy,i re-ripped them with minimal tasks running and they worked ok then,if you havent ripped from a cd then this is of no use lol.
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