Ok, now I finally remember why I turned away from using Windows Media Player and WMA/MP3 files: insane amounts of skipping. :-(
I’ve turned off SRS Wow effects. Turned off visualizations. Turned off the equalizer. Yet WMP skips like crazy during playback if I try to do anything else. This is on a 3.4Ghz 1Gb Ram machine. Same goes for my dual 733Ghz at work. Then there’s this insane 25%-40% CPU usage. #$%$#
The even stranger thing was that WMP rarely skipped when play Ogg Vorbis files. Wonder if WinAmp plays WMA files? Maybe I’ll give that a try. I really don’t want to take the longer time to rip everything to Ogg when WMP is much faster at that task.