Crackling sound on Windows Media Player

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When I try to play avi or mpg files on WMP I get a crackling type sound all the way through the video. The picture is fine & the proper sound still plays, but the crackling sound is over the top really loud.

I have tried installing K Lite Codec pack & have run Video Inspector & GSpot which both say I have the correct codecs installed.

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01-30-2005 05:51 AM
Momo_no2

same problem...... reply

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04-16-2005 09:19 PM
FGH

Yeah I also have this problem. It only started recently, possibly when I installed some new codecs or a new program to play video. I find it mostly occurs on music videos which I get off mIRC, but it has also occurred in several episodes of cartoons tha I have ripped from DVD, so tha eliminates the internet as the offender. Guess we’ll just have to wait until someone smarter than us comes up with a solution. reply

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05-24-2005 03:57 AM
hucky

It just started for me too, has anyone managed to solve this problem? reply

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05-26-2005 09:21 AM
Deadpool

Same Problem here! I had upgraded my RAM, and the sound card drivers on my PC before this problem started. I’ve tried rolling back the drivers, but to no avail the crackling in WMP is SO LOUD! YouTube sounds fine, but WMP is doesn’t play any media (audio or video) without the crackling... if anyone is reading this who knows what the issue may be- PLEASE HELP US! reply

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12-31-2008 11:44 AM
Dimonico

Had the same problem with WMP while playing MP3s. Always assumed it was a hardware issue or blown speakers. Switched to Winamp and it sounds perfect. reply

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01-02-2009 11:53 PM
Blz

How do you switch to Winamp? reply

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01-08-2009 09:38 PM
WalterSalter

Same issues, but one step more, when I try to move the video file elsewhere (ie. laptop, ipod or wii) the same crackling orrcurs. It’s like windows corrupts the file for all future use. Someone H E L P ! reply

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05-07-2009 12:05 PM
Phlamesley

Just updated my audio drivers, problem fixed. I also changed my Graphics adapter due to loud transistor noises, but I don’t think that has anything to do with it... reply

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09-17-2009 05:31 PM
Gimpy

If speakers are external, simply twisting the volume knob back and forth should clear the speakers and reduce crackling noise. reply

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09-22-2009 12:19 AM
Tech Guy

I had the same problem is it due to the torrent sound encoder attached to the file.
So when the video is played back the codec’s counter each other out, and you get this horrendous crackling noises, the best thing to do is download VIDEOPAD.
Bit of a pain but this will do the trick. reply

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12-01-2010 07:22 AM
Stuewybaby87

yea i got the same problem this crakling soud just does it to everythink i try to play reply

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08-06-2011 09:39 AM
brian33

yea i got the same problem this crakling soud just does it to everythink i try to play reply

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08-06-2011 09:39 AM
brian33

Here’s a technique to resolve the problem. I just had the problem myself, and though I’m not promising it will work for you, it certainly worked for me:

Go to “Play Speed Settings”, and set it to “Slow”. Then, while the sound is still playing, change it back to normal. The crackling should go away. reply

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09-04-2011 04:45 PM
Mike Dutton

same issue,
I got this after installing CCC codec Pack, and FFdshow. reply

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05-16-2012 06:16 PM
MeeLee

Thank you, Mike Dutton!

Your suggestion worked! reply

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11-09-2012 10:16 AM
GeekMan

If you have tried updating or using other software and still no result, try re-installing the appropriate audio codecs. I was having problems with .ac3 in WMP, but now it is fixed. Good luck. reply

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08-14-2013 04:59 PM
RTM

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08-15-2013 01:11 PM
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08-15-2013 01:12 PM
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