[QUOTE=debro;2206405]svchost.exe is commonly used to execute (& hide) virii and malware.
You really need to fix that issue before upgrading top Sp3.
If there is a problem with the CDR, or the CDR has degraded to barely recoverable, or even unrecoverable, MP3’s will often have a hiss/crack/pop/stuttering.
Worse is that your entire system comes to a crawl while it’s attempting to re-read the unrecoverable CDR.
My first suggestion is to copy the MP3’s from the CDR to your HDD, and burn a new CDR - or better still, just leave them on your HDD, and don’t wear out your CD Drive to play MP3’s.[/QUOTE]
I did deep research and checking of the svchost.exe problem… I had no viruses or any type of malware AT ALL. It was a Windows XP bug that made svchost screw up, and my PC was really outdated (Got tired of windows updates making up trouble). There was an update for Windows that fixed this problem…
And the CD-R is in perfect state, I don’t think there is any need of re-burning it. I just burned a disc with MP3s the day before yesterday and I still encounter these problems.
[QUOTE=debro;2206405]Regardless,the light WILL flash when playing MP3’s from a CD/CDR - it’s still required to read the CD, even if there’s not much -May I suggest you increase the players buffer size if it’s constantly accessing the drive.[/QUOTE]
This didn’t happen before - I was used to opening an mp3 directly from a data CD and the LED didnt flash at all. If the CD wasn’t accessed for a long while, the led would flash once and the disc would spin to access the file and then never to happen again during the playback…
This also bothers me when I have to run applications that use mp3s too because the mp3s and the application is stored in the disc, so each time the mp3 “skips” the app also freezes for a few seconds, and this causes the application to have a real choppy performance… It’s something I don’t use very often, thats why I store it into CD-Rs. They would function with no problem at all back in time.
And what do you exactly mean with changing the buffer size on the player? You mean on the drive or the media player? (Whichever media player I use, it’ll do the same)
Well, I’m using a laptop… so it’s a little more complicated.
If I had a desktop I would of probably bought a new burner already just to get my doubt of why the hell this is working choppy
Seriously, there must be a solution for this, this isn’t something that was always present, this is something that showed up recently.
Some words that come to my head are: read buffer…