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    Unhappy having skipping issues, using a latop

    hey not really new to the computer thing but putting them in cars i am, first off im in a WRX and it does have a ruff susspension set up but i dont think that, thats the issue. when ever i turn up my music either with the deck controls or the control inside of road runner it starts to skip horriblely. i tried to turn the bass all the way off and tried to adjust winamp (when i did that pull down the equilizer bars i got it a bit louder) but it still starts to skip. im using a IBM laptop that is mounted in my trunk and using a pionieer deck that is mounted in my glove box with a line out-put converter. is there anything that i am missing??? i think i pretty much tried everything b4 i asked arround =D thanks for any help.

    btw using a power inverter that is tapped into my cig lighter and ran a short cord to the laptop charger.


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    when its on low volume there is no skipping no matter how ruff the ride is, just thought that that might help out

    =D

    thanks again

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    What if you use just the battery on the laptop and no inverter? Doubt that would make a difference, but it is a start into troubleshooting. I assume that when you play music through the line out or headphone jack out of the car it plays fine? Does it matter if you are playing music from the HD vs. the optical drive? Does music play ok in just winamp with no frontend?
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    skipping issues

    Your description sounds more like your laptop/workstation is having problems producing high volume output. Can you not turn down the volume on the laptop and turn up the volume on your head unit? Can you disable any unneeded applications that are running in the background, anything that might be consuming system resources? Does this happen when you are just running WinAmp and nothing else? Have you tried adjusting the options in WinAmp that regulate CPU usage to see if you can get different results?

    How is your laptop/workstation mounted (orientation of the hard drive)?

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    yah i am using the headphone jack on the latop and i tried to turn the laptop down low and the stero up high and it still skipps, no matter what i turn up or down volume wise theres a point to where it starts to skip (at the same volume) i am playing thru the headphone jack and im just trying to play mp3's im not playing any cds or dvds. and im using the RR program with winamp and even if i close RR and just use winamp, same thing. (the system is pretty much running bare, i had the same problem even before i took some backround things out) i thought of that too the latop is mounted flat and in the normal laptop position if that makes some sense
    i really do appreciate all your guys help =D

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    I would suspect a power issue.

    Cig plugs are not recommended, same for inverters.

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    How is your laptop/workstation mounted (orientation of the hard drive)?
    This is not a mounting issue and orientation does not matter. Yes, I do know what I am talking about.
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    cig plug works just fine if you know what you're doing.
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    Sure... it depends on a number of things.... like what the circut is rated for, the draw you are pulling, fast or slow fuse.

    In general not recommended. Proper wiring from the battery is better.
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    It only does this when in the car, right? Have you tried running the laptop off battery power and just connect the audio to the car? Does it playback ok at home with just headphones or speakers? I would think it is a power issue as well, since it seems to happen regardless of audio volume on the laptop or what apps are running. Try an audio cd just for kicks though. Have you checked for updated audio drivers for the laptop? What is the make/model of it?
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