I have a problem playing soundfiles in Windows 7 (have tried WMP and also from my system I coded).
Often (not all the time) I get a delay before the sound file starts to play (from a couple of seconds to maybe 30 seconds). This only happens the first time I try to play the file. The second time there is no delay.
I got a tips from the guy who built the sound module I use in my program (he could see from the log file) that the delay is in DirectSound.
Do you have any ideas?
Unfortunately I wasn't able to solve this problem (to get things to work with Windows 7). I tried a lot of different things:
- Uninstall all 3:rd party software (clean Windows install)
- Old and new sound card drivers
- External USB sound card
- Etc etc.
I guess it is a combination of different things (hardware and software) that causes the problem, but I couldn't find it.
So finally I gave up and installed Windows XP on that computer (and everything works nicely)!