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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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8/22/2022 - Mon

Is this using WMP?
If you dont know WMP 11 has a play speed option.

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.

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

 try this too often times codecs solve these problems
FFDShow MPEG-4 Video Decoder
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

Good Luck
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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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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.

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