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Possible causes of audio drop-outs?


Dan25e

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I'm experiencing random 100ms dropouts when playing mp3's in windows media player and vlc media player. Playing flac files seems to be ok. My old machine was Pentium 4 based running xp and it played everything with no problems. I now have an i5 based pc with 16GB of memory, a SSD running Windows 8.1 but it can't reliably play mp3's! Any help would be appreciated. Does anyone know what to look for in the performance monitor? Thanks in advance

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rdave13

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100ms could be a fridge/ freezer cutting in or out. A 'click' interference. Do you use a UPS or a surge adaptor?

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