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Mpeg videos playing too fast

Some Mpeg videos play too fast on my new PC (both audio and video).  It was a good laugh when I first encountered the problem (listening to the chipmunk voices), but now I am at my wits end because I cannot make it stop.  I can not see any difference between the Mpegs that play at normal speed and those that don't.  The problem affects all media players I have tried.  My primary player is Windows Media Player 11.

I've been googling for an answer for the past two days but the only possible solutions I can find are "update your video and audio drivers" and "ensure your on-board sound is disabled".  I have done both and the problem continues.

My new system:
 - Intel Quad Core Q9300 @ 2.5GHz
 - 2 GB Ram
 - Sapphire ATI Radeon HD3800
 - Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio
 - Windows Vista Home Premium 64 bit

I also have a Hauppauge WinTV HRV-1600 card.  However, I was experiencing this problem before I installed this card, so I'm sure it is not the problem.

Please help.
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Merete

8/22/2022 - Mon
Merete

Is this using WMP?
If you dont know WMP 11 has a play speed option.
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/knowledgecenter/howto/PlayFaster_how_to.aspx
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glendon27

Yes, I was aware of the WMP 11 play speed option.  WMP shows a play speed of 1.0.  Although, I can't seem to change the setting to slow it down.
Merete

Windows Vista Home Premium 64 bit<< ok this may fall under the UAC user account control, so you wouldnt have tinkered with that.
Did you capture it?
Drop it onto gspot
http://www.videohelp.com/tools/GSpot
http://www.windowsmoviemakers.net/PapaJohn/68/Gspot.aspx

 try this too often times codecs solve these problems
FFDShow MPEG-4 Video Decoder
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Video/Codec-Packs-Video-Codecs/FFDShow-MPEG-Video-Decoder.shtml
the problem is with the "mpeg layer3 audio decoder  if you switch the frequency to "half" and stereo mode to downmix
use a better player
http://www.videolan.org/

Good Luck
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glendon27

GSpot didn't show any missing codecs.  I had previously tried other programs to check for missing codecs.

I installed FFDShow, but that didn't change anything.

The VideoLan media player worked, so it must be something with WMP.
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glendon27

I'm giving up on WMP.  I'm tired of tinkering with my system.  Maybe some future update will magically fix my it, but for now I'll just use a different media player.  Thanks for your help.
Merete

Yes I do agree, WMP gets so much hate mail regarding problems with Video playback.
regards
Merete
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