I'm including RAP since I imagine you've run into audio issues with\nWindows. I'm having an oddball problem I've never encountered before.\nRunning XP Pro SP3, I find that when I play video with Windows Media\nPlayer there's static & popping in the audio. The same video plays\nfine in Virtualdub and with SoundForge.\n\nI tried uninstalling WMP and reinstalling, seemed to work at first but\nthen developed the same issue.\n\nIt used to work fine on this Windows install, the issue seems to have\ncropped up recently. What's the difference between how VirtualDub and\nSoundForge accesses/plays video audio and how WMP plays it?\n\nThis is the first time I've run into this. I had some problems with\nDRM wmv video that I initially thought was the fault of the file, but\nnow I sense the bug is in the system.\n\nI'd like to solve this without doing an O/S reinstall. Any input will\nbe appreciated.