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I've ran into an issue I'm hoping someone has seen before.
Lately (the past 4-5 months) JetAudio will skip while playing back MP3's. Basically it will be playing a song, and then all of a sudden it's lost 2-3 seconds. When I stop it, and make it replay that section it doesn't have a problem.
These are usually 192 VBR mp3's, that were made with JetAudio.
Unfortunately I can't seem to reproduce this problem on demand. Sometimes it better, sometimes it's worse. I don't notice any correlation between the computer being in use for other things, and only playing music. The system is running XP pro, with 1GB of ram, and a 2.8Ghz processor. All the music is coming off of a (non system disk) SATA drive. So all in all, I don't think it's hardware related.
On a side note, I believe this started right about the time I installed iTunes. I have since removed iTunes from my system, and reinstalled JetAudio trying to fix the problem.
I'm running version 126.96.36.19930 Plus VX.
Yes, it's the same with me. I ripped a CD as VBR ogg and the behaviour is as explained before: random skips, not reproducable and obviously not related to system load. What a pity. I liked this SW very much and wanted to upgrade from the Basic version.
Does anybody know if other formats, like e.g. WMA CBR..., are stable?
well, to tell you the truth, there WERE this kinda bugs in older versions...
i myself have experienced this kinda probs for sometime.
But the latest jetAudio 6.2.6 dont give me this prob.
Try this solutions:
*Reinstall your sound card's driver (update if available)
*Reinstall jetAudio (and of course, install the latest version)
While RIPing from CD, try to select the "jitter correction"
and remember to select the "High Quality"
PS: it is possible, that some other program (like the iTune) modify some common files related to mp3
which is causing problem.
I personally, never felt the need of some other player except jetAudio. it runs everything.
However, it lacks a good album management feature and i use WMP for that.
Sorry for the delay...
Reinstalling / upgrading DirectX worked, for the most part. There is still some issues with streaming audio, but nothing significant. Basically I can live with having to restart JetAudio on the rare occasion that it starts skipping.
Myself too is having this skipping problem with version 188.8.131.5230 Plus VX.
It especially happens with the new Windows live Messenger. When I click on the email tab and the Windows live email browser comes up, it says "loading" and thats when my music starts to skip!
Jetaudio NEVER use to skip when i used Windows live messenger.
I tried installing the latest version of DirectX, reinstalling version 184.108.40.20630 Plus VX but nothing seems to work, the whole reason i switched from CD's to MP3 is because i hate skipping!
I really don't know what to do at this point, I hope someone can help.
Im running windows XP
Gateway laptop 100 GB
1 GB RAM
Thanks so much guys :)
it also depends on the buffer length setting on your soundcard. if the buffer lenght is too low for MP3s then your in trouble especially with programs like winamp or jetAudio.
Re-installing your drivers my fix the problem like CvP said but also maybe even switching with an older drive if you had a recent update(ing) occur.
Preferences > Advanced > output > sound card output > Config
increase the buffer to 4 or 5 sec (default is 2 sec, if i remember correctly).
on the other hand, preferences > Advanced
set Priority for file playback to Above Normal or Highest.
try both one by one, if the problem still continues,
apply them both simultaneously.
the problem is kinda blamable on Live. it ****s too much of your cpu resource that jetAudio cant decode audio properly.
Just wanted to say thanks for everyones help but the problem seems to persist. Even when I don't access Windows Live.
Looks like im going to have to start using Windows Media Player 11 again, which I HATE!!!
Feel free to offer anymore suggestions, thanks to everyone who replied. :)
Do you have the means to install and use the program on a lower version of Windows (preferably 2000)? My laptop came with XP and it had several issues, especially those related to audio and video performance. I wiped it and installed a clean 2000 which resolved the problems. JetAudio is not my default player so I don't really use it enough to test its performance, but I never heard it skipping.
It really depends on your sound card drivers or, like BaTu said a newer version of windows would help in some cases...
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