Microsoft KB Archive/100401

From BetaArchive Wiki
Knowledge Base

Musical Instruments: Break in Sound if Played after Stopping

Article ID: 100401

Article Last Modified on 11/8/2001


  • Microsoft Musical Instruments 1.0 for Macintosh

This article was previously published under Q100401


If you stop a sound while it is playing, and then play it again, you may hear a break in the sound at the point where you stopped it.

This is more likely to occur if you are using a slow CD-ROM drive.

Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Musical Instruments for the Macintosh version 1.0. We are researching this problem and will post new information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.


This occurs because QuickTime only has the first part of the sound (up to the point where you stopped it) in memory. Instead of preloading the entire sound into memory, it plays the part it has in RAM and then reads the rest of the sound from the CD. This causes a brief pause or break in the playback of the sound.

Additional query words: mac 1.0 multi multimedia multi-media CogApp

Keywords: KB100401