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Old 05-13-02, 02:16 PM
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Help! My mp3s are playing too fast!

We recently went from win95 to w2k here at work. I brought my .mp3s in from home and downloaded them to my machine here at work.

Now the damn_mp3s play entirely too fast. I don't know if the IT dept. changed something in the settings to play mp3s quicker than normal. It's not just my machine.

Is there anything I can do or something I can look for to slow them down to normal playing speed?

BTW, they play too fast on both windows media and music match juke box.

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Old 05-14-02, 12:47 PM
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What do you originally rip and play them with on your other/old box? Did you rip them yourself or were they a mix and match you downloaded from the web?

If you ripped them and played them through the same app I imagine it's possible that the software encoded your mp3's that way and you had not noticed the problem because you used the same app to play them.

Just throwing that out there - Need more specific info to really offer any help.
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Old 05-14-02, 12:54 PM
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Originally posted by roark1138
What do you originally rip and play them with on your other/old box? Did you rip them yourself or were they a mix and match you downloaded from the web?

If you ripped them and played them through the same app I imagine it's possible that the software encoded your mp3's that way and you had not noticed the problem because you used the same app to play them.

Just throwing that out there - Need more specific info to really offer any help.
I ripped them with nero and played them with winamp, then music match later (on my old box).

On the new O.S., I used the same CDs that I used before to transfer the mp3s to the hard drive. Now they play too fast.

A friend recommended that I remove the soundcard drivers and re-install them.
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A friend recommended that I remove the soundcard drivers and re-install them.
And/or take a look at your sampling rate settings.
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And/or take a look at your sampling rate settings.
Do I do this from the program I'm playing the MP3s on?
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Do I do this from the program I'm playing the MP3s on?
No. It would be either in your soundcard properties (or a utility supplied with your soundcard) or in the sounds control panel app.
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A friend recommended that I remove the soundcard drivers and re-install them.
Do other sound files (wav files, etc.) play too fast? We had a computer at my old job which played all sounds (and videos) at double speed. Uninstalling and reinstalling sound drivers fixed that.
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Do other sound files (wav files, etc.) play too fast? We had a computer at my old job which played all sounds (and videos) at double speed. Uninstalling and reinstalling sound drivers fixed that.
Well it played CDs fast too, but we fixed that by unchecking digital playback in windows media.

I'm going to try the drivers tonight if I have time.

Thanks for the help on this everyone!
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Do other sound files (wav files, etc.) play too fast? We had a computer at my old job which played all sounds (and videos) at double speed. Uninstalling and reinstalling sound drivers fixed that.



That did it!

Thanks for all the suggestions!
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