As I mentioned perviously, I have recently moved to a new machine running Windows Vista. I have noticed a strange phenomenon, in that if I have one of my music packages – Steinberg Sequel – and Windows Media Player running simultaneously, the playback in Windows Media Player of MP3s is always slowed down. The same happens in iTunes and also I’ve noticed a similar thing in YouTube. 

If I close Sequel all is back to normal. If I launch it again, the phenomenon reoccurs. It makes no difference if I have a song loaded or not – just having the program open is sufficient. 

It doesn’t happen every day though… Occasionally all is fine (and I never had this on XP). 

The likely culprit is the sampling rate within the soundcard settings / ASIO driver – strange though.

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