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Windows Media Player is choppy for the first 10-20 seconds of play




Windows Media Player Skipping in Windows 7
Article Summary: To troubleshoot a specific Windows 7 issue with CD/DVD stuttering within the first 10-20 seconds of playing in Windows Media Player.


Problem: When playing a Disk in Windows Media Player the first 10-20 seconds stutters or is choppy.




Solution: The choppiness is only temporary (about 20 seconds) as both Roxio Burn and Windows Media Player read the disc. Once the disc has been verified by both applications, the choppy audio will go away.




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Article ID: SLN90921

Last Date Modified: 07/11/2016 07:56 AM


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