I have a new Dell XPS 1710 running 32 bit Vista. When I play an mp3 using the media player to access the file I get skips (hiccups) during the last 10 to 30 seconds of each song I play. If I access (open/play) the same mp3 file by clicking on it in my music folder it plays OK. It appears it might have something to do with Media Player 11 getting ready for the next tract (or something along those lines). Of course Microsoft says in the newsgroups it is the sound drivers fault and to download the latest. I have already done that. It is a problem with Media Player...I just don't know how to fix it. any ideas?
How Can I Prevent Windows Media® Player 11 from Delaying when Playing Music in Microsoft® Windows Vista™?
When playing music files (e.g., .mp3, .wma) in Windows Media® Player 11 in Microsoft® Windows Vista™, there may be approximately 6-10 seconds of silence heard between each song. In addition, the message Media Changing appears on the screen during the silence.