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I upgraded to XP today, and I was shocked at how easily it found all of the needed drivers. However, I now get audio "stuttering" (it cuts out for a split second every 5 to 10 seconds.)


I have a SoundBlaster Live 5.1 and a S/PDIF daughter card (don't remember the brand). This stuttering only occurs in S/PDIF (5.1) mode, in stereo it's fine. WinDVD 2.8, 3.0 and Power DVD all stutter (PowerDVD stutters in 2 channel).


Help, it's movie night tonight!!


Jeremy
 

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I have a similar problem. MS put a new version of Creative's driver into Windows Update last night, I'm hoping it helps.


Sometimes when you play a scene, the audio will be "choppy". The only way to fix it is to pause/unpause.


Also verify that your dvd-rom is in DMA mode - on my machine it refused to enable DMA on the VIA controller for the DVD. Fortunally my board has a 2nd Promise controller that worked OK.
 

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Check your IRQ's as well - I was afraid this might happen when I saw the XP was built on Windows 2K. Studder usually means one of 2 things either some hardware is too slow and can't keep up (DMA) or something is interupting a service (IRQ).
 

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Oh dear, the XP saga starts............................
 

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Even though XP is the latest and greatest, I would suggest that most people wait a few months before upgrading. Leave the production testing to the large corporations and have MS iron out the bugs. This from my cousin, one of the programmers at MS.
 

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Sorry, but most large corporations and IS shops are not going to do this. All of the business that I have worked for have the attitude that they are not test beds. Most either wait 6 months or until after the first service pack (yes I know, xp would be second service pack since SP1 predates release). Others go one full version behind. I work at a place that is still using NT4 at it's main client platform.
 
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