I upgraded to 4.0.3 a week ago. Since the upgrade I experience a very annoying problem of very slow playback, like a 45 rpm record playing a 33 1/3, or even 16. This does not happen all the time and it can happen when a song starts to play, or even in the middle of a song that is playing. There is no real pattern that I have found, but he most common instance is if I make use of the menu bar at the bottom, either to play a song, change the volume, or rate a song that's playing. If I stop the song with ctrl+o, and then start it again using the play command at the top, or the right click menu, it will play the song at the correct speed most of the time. A few times I have had to exit the program completely, then come back in. This never happened before the upgrade from 3.2.
I use a Lenovo T62 laptop as a dedicated music server. Most of the library is stored on the local hdd, but some is on a USB hard drive. This happens on either local or USB stored files. Most of the files are flac 16/44 ripped with eac. I have some 256 bps or higher mp3s. OS is Windows 7 (32) with sp 1 and all the latest updates. I have 3gbs of RAM installed and task manager shows about 50% RAM usage so I don't think that's the issue. I use the winaspi output plugin.
Has any one else experienced this ? I searched this forum for slow playback but only came up with an unrelated post from 2004. I have been a happy MM user since I ditched my cd player for a computer audio setup 18 months ago.
Thank you in advance.