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Choppy WMP playback?

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

    Choppy WMP playback?


    Anyone else having issues with WMP in Windows 8? It's not happening with other players such as VLC, but playback is choppy and quality looks worse to me than VLC. Seems much heavier on disk access from the sound of the hard disk as well.

    Codec packs such as Shark007 and CCCP don't have any effect either. I didn't have these issues with Windows 7.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8 64bit


    Uninstall the codecs.
    Turn UAC back to its default position, reboot.
    re-install the Shark007 codecs.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Windows 7 Professional 64 bit


    No luck. Not sure it's a codec problem, it happened before I installed any codecs and the disk thrashing during playback leads me to think it's something with WMP itself.

    I won't be sticking with Windows 8, so it won't be a problem, though.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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