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  1. #1


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8Pro

    Windows Media Player


    I upgraded my Dell XPS8500 (64bit) to Windows 8. I have installed all of the update drivers I could find. My graphics card is the AMD Radion HD7800. So, the problem I am encountering is with Windows Media Player. When I play an wmv or mp4, there will be skips or bleeps here and there. About three of them in the course of 35 minutes. Also, when I go to Device Manager, the list disappears and reappears? Anyone else having these problems? I tried downloading Real Player to see if window media player was at fault, but the videos do the same in real player, so it has to be a driver problem. Any help would be appreciated.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 454
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    In Real Player, you managed to download a player even worse and more deprecated than WMP. Try VLC. Plays everything, no codec packs necessary.
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