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all media plays for ~4 seconds

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August 26, 2013 10:39:08 PM

whether i try to play a song or a video that's on my hard drive in any application (windows media player/spotify/iTunes/apps/etc) it plays for 2-5 seconds before repeating or playing the next song. I've read about others experiencing the same problem and not a single one thread had resolved the issue. Nothing works, because it's capable of playing all the media (i.e: the track is able to play any section of the song, but only for a couple seconds before glitching out) I've even done a clean install twice. The problem persists.

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a b * Windows 8
August 26, 2013 10:43:28 PM

Do you have the latest drivers for your sound card? I was using Realtek onboard for a while before I reinstalled my X-Fi and with the generic Windows drivers it would get really quiet randomly in games.
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August 26, 2013 11:00:15 PM

Yup the sound card is fine & updated. It's strange because audio in games, Netflix, even music in spotify in the web player all work fine. Like, it's completely capable of playing everything normally but it chooses not to...
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a b * Windows 8
August 27, 2013 7:03:06 PM

Do you happen to have any third party codecs installed at all? There are some that are ok like Klite and others which can be bad.
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August 27, 2013 10:04:42 PM

Perhaps I may have but I'm not completely sure. Any way to find out/reset to default? I've already done two clean reinstalls of windows 8, I'd have guessed that would be enough.
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