AFC_ajax00 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 775 posts, RR: 0 Posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1172 times:
Hi guys, got a minor PC problem that someone may be able to solve! Sometimes, when playing MP3 audio files on my laptop they are scratchy as h*ll, or there are small pauses. It doesnt happen all the time but when it does its annoying! thanks
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Sophiemaltese From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2064 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1136 times:
from my understanding laptops don't always have the best soundcards. I used to have trouble recording audio on mine and with my new one it comes out great. also your jack where you plug in the speakers (if you are using speakers) could have a bad connection. I also had this problem and it could only be fixed by replacing the motherboard.
Splitzer From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 151 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1115 times:
I had this problem on my PC with a SoundBlaster Live! card under XP. Tried updating all the drivers etc, but still no luck until I bought an Audigy 2
I know Creative and some other companies do USB soundcards, often with more ports too if you're into that kind of thing - I guess you could pick one up for around £40 (off the top of my head.)
Another possibility is the MP3's are poorly encoded because I know I've had some files that sound fine and then suddenly scratch, hiss and pop all at once, scaring the shit out of me! Guess I'm asking does it occur with the same songs at the same point?