Sound too fast!!

posted in Audio Codecs

Hi guys, I got a bit of a weird problem.

When I try to play a XVid movie, the sound coming out of the file is accelerated. Video is perfect, though. After a few seconds of play, I get an error message and WMP shuts.

I don’t get this problem with other files on the same computer, or the same file on different computer. Any ideas?


hi, i have the exact same problem and dont know what it is or how to fix it. If you find out how , please please email me and let me know what to do, thanks heaps. reply


hmm.. I also could need some help here..
especially some Div3 and XviD codecs seem to behave weird...

any reply would be great ;)

andreas reply


My problem is all the time, not with any specific usage. My machine (Wind 2K, PIII 1GHz) sometimes after a reboot, the sound works fine. Then following another reboot, back to the chipmonks! Would it help to search for new sound drivers. Unfortunately, there are many drivers for the sound/controllers. Suggestions/comments? Also, please note that the machine just came back from the shop after having the HDD whipped clean and Win2K re-installed. Thanks in advance and Happy Holidays to all....


I have exactly the same problem. I recently reinstalled win2000 on my computer, and ever since the sound has been 'chipmonks' And not only in pure windows, all other things as well (games, winamp, even internet radio)

my specs:
335 MBram
soundcard: onboard (AC’97 i believe) reply


i have almost the same problem only its the opposite... the sound is fine but the video goes too slow. its horrible especially since my videos have subtitles and you dont know whats going on when! ?:( reply


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