Old 6th October 2012, 11:14   #1
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MP3 Playback hickup with new HD

Recently moved my media library to a new harddrive.
Winamp 5.621 plays movies from it just fine, but MP3 playback often pauses for a second or so in the middle of songs.
I'm guessing the seek time of the HD is very long, and Winamp isn't buffering enough.
Is there any way I can fix this? Some settings I haven't found yet?

Works fine when playing the same files from old HD.
Win7-64, Western Digital Green 3TB WD30EZRX

Thanks in advance!
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Old 6th October 2012, 14:24   #2
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Hi sarlacc,

There is a setting in the official mp3 decoder (in_mp3.dll) input plug-in's configuration panel that lets you tell the decoder to load all tracks below a selectable size into memory. Go to General Preferences - Plug-ins - Input, select the decoder and try setting the size to something larger than your biggest mp3 file.

Have you run a defragmenter on your new drive?

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Old 6th October 2012, 14:40   #3
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Thank you so much Aminifu!

Changed from 128kB buffer to 32MB, works like a charm!

Case closed :-)

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