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Jason
2004-05-28, 14:28
I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop that is about two years old and I have had
similar problems since I got it... Random choppiness on DVD and audio
playback.

I have never found a resolution for this problem and at one point I spent a
LOT of time trying to figure out what was going on (disabling hardware
acceleration, trying different driver combinations, reloading, etc).

From what I can determine it has something to do with the Yamaha sound
chipset that Toshiba has used in a lot of its laptops.

-J

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Subject: [slim] Off topic question



This isn't related to my SB, it's working well and I love it, but this is
related to audio playback on my laptop. I've a toshiba P25-s509 series
laptop with windows xp pro installed. I have the most recent sound drivers
installed, yet for some reason when I play an mp3 located on the local HD, I
get random choppiness. It's not the player, for it does the same thing in
both windows media player and in winamp. Rest assured that these files all
play beautifully over the LAN via the SB, this is just local playing on my
laptop. Any suggestions on what the issue may be? Thanks in advance.

marty

dean
2004-05-28, 14:36
Consider using a USB audio adaptor, my experiences have been generally
good with them, including the ones from m-audio, like this:

<http://www.m-audio.com/index.php?
do=products.main&ID=ce4f3b6d13494004f69f07cb11070055>

-dean


On May 28, 2004, at 2:28 PM, Jason wrote:

> I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop that is about two years old and I
> have had
> similar problems since I got it... Random choppiness on DVD and audio
> playback.
>
> I have never found a resolution for this problem and at one point I
> spent a
> LOT of time trying to figure out what was going on (disabling hardware
> acceleration, trying different driver combinations, reloading, etc).
>
>> From what I can determine it has something to do with the Yamaha sound
> chipset that Toshiba has used in a lot of its laptops.
>
> -J
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Marty
> Sent: Friday, May 28, 2004 2:30 PM
> To: Slim Devices Discussion
> Subject: [slim] Off topic question
>
>
>
> This isn't related to my SB, it's working well and I love it, but this
> is
> related to audio playback on my laptop. I've a toshiba P25-s509 series
> laptop with windows xp pro installed. I have the most recent sound
> drivers
> installed, yet for some reason when I play an mp3 located on the local
> HD, I
> get random choppiness. It's not the player, for it does the same
> thing in
> both windows media player and in winamp. Rest assured that these
> files all
> play beautifully over the LAN via the SB, this is just local playing
> on my
> laptop. Any suggestions on what the issue may be? Thanks in advance.
>
> marty
>

Daryle A. Tilroe
2004-05-28, 15:06
I had a problem sort of like that on my desktop. Basically
it was a 'leak' where something eventually (after a day or
more of uptime) started to cause CPU spikes that interfered
with all sorts of AV playback.

Eventually tracked it down to Logitech Mouseware; possibly
in conjunction with the latest ATI Catalyst drivers. Anyhow
I uninstalled Mouseware (didn't really need any of the
features) and all was well.

--
Daryle A. Tilroe