Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 09-12-2008, 02:00 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Sep 2008
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
windows media player skipping and distorting songs near end

i would greatly appreciate any help i can recieve. when i try to listen to music on my computer using windows media player, every song skips with exactly 20 seconds remaining on the track. do i need a better sound card? is it a problem with media player? i haven't been able to find any clear answer yet, so as i said before, i would love some help figuring this out. thanks
Old 09-12-2008, 02:14 PM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Mar 2003
Location: Following the white rabbit
Distribution: Slackware64 -current
Posts: 2,300

Rep: Reputation: 90
WMP is not a Linux application.
Old 10-11-2008, 12:02 PM   #3
LQ Newbie
Registered: Oct 2008
Location: Tooele, UT
Distribution: all distro's of ubuntu, SuSe, Redhat.
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
WMP is not a linux app but can be run in linux so should be supported. just disable the sound enhancements and it will work fine.....

Last edited by dirtbikinboy; 10-11-2008 at 12:20 PM. Reason: spelling
Old 10-11-2008, 07:53 PM   #4
Senior Member
Registered: Oct 2004
Distribution: Arch
Posts: 4,165
Blog Entries: 4

Rep: Reputation: 1440Reputation: 1440Reputation: 1440Reputation: 1440Reputation: 1440Reputation: 1440Reputation: 1440Reputation: 1440Reputation: 1440Reputation: 1440
If you are running Linux or BSD this will work much better than resource hog WMP.

Don't forget the codecs.

You can use Xine, Totem or others as a front end if you want to. Works well by itself though.
I use Linux Mplayer on my windows box's because it works better and uses less resources. Also has very good keyboard controls.
Old 10-11-2008, 09:39 PM   #5
LQ Guru
Registered: Nov 2006
Location: Belgium
Distribution: Ubuntu 11.04, Debian testing
Posts: 5,019

Rep: Reputation: 133Reputation: 133
Try a different player, that way you can find out quickly whether it isn't a hardware problem or file corruption.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
LXer: Hack Your Media Player - Neuros OSD Open Source Media Player LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 01-21-2008 05:40 AM
Default Media Player Not Playing Windows Media Player Files kenlitting SUSE / openSUSE 2 11-29-2006 11:05 AM
media player for songs bought on itunes 1dude1 Linux - Software 4 09-28-2006 11:20 PM
How to play songs of windows media format sreeramabsc Linux - Software 3 02-01-2006 05:03 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:42 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration