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N88TR

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#1 10 years ago

So I use Winamp for streaming music but sometimes it sounds very scratchy like there's a lot of static going on and it's not bearable to listen to music that way. When this happens, quite frequently, I use Media Player Classic [unrelated the Windows Media Player family]. This is a good application for just music, but I cannot stream music with it. Sometimes it works, sometimes it just freezes on me. I haven't been able to listen to any streaming music for a while now. I tried Windows Media Player but it says it "cannot render the file" which is fucking bullshit because there is nothing to render anyways.

My sound drivers are the newest, that's not an issue. Nor is a bad connection with headphones into the port.

I'm looking for a new media player, whatever it is, that can play videos, music and stream music. Is there such an application out there?

Thank you for reading my post.

EDIT: It might also be helpful to note that about 1/2 of the online music I hear from sites like YouTube and TheEscapist have that very heavy static to them. I seems pretty random when it choose to happen or not.




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#2 10 years ago

What's your sound card, OS, etc.? Anything that might be a contributing factor.

I had a problem a while ago with my speakers. After a while of them on (not even necessarily listening to anything, just background) there would be a constant static coming from them. I tried everything to fix it, and in the end it was the electrical connection in the wall. I bought a surge protector, and hooked up all my computer power leads to that, and hey, problem solved.




N88TR

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#3 10 years ago

Win xp pro sound is onboard, intel motherboard

I'll look into the surge protector, i have on lying around at home.




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#4 10 years ago

Have you tried VLC? VLC media player - Overview




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#5 10 years ago

Yeah, did videos just fine but that's all it did for me.




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#6 10 years ago

oh yeah another thing, when i play music just regular mp3s or oggs in winamp, vlc, Media Player Classic or even windows media player [all my players] and i'm doing something online like a big page is loading or if i open 20 tabs at once, the player stops or skips.

why the fuck should the player have problems when it's not using the internet?




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#7 10 years ago

Memory problems. If you're using something that takes a big chunk out of your memory, then the player won't be able to maintain its data flow rate. And hence you get skips.