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Why does the MPEG4 file drop frames when playing back with Windows® Media Player?

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Why does the MPEG4 file drop frames when playing back with Windows® Media Player?


This symptom occurs due to the specifications of Windows® Media Player.

Microsoft's digital media applications such as Windows® Media Player and Windows® Movie Maker cannot recognize that the Crusoe CPUs are able to carry out the optimized decoding processes (decoding of data). As a result, the playback performance of video may be inferior as compared to a system that has a different CPU.

For more information, please refer to the following solution in Microsoft's technical support website.

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