I get the video and audio tracks playing (this is on youtube) then the audio track starts playing again with about a one second delay over the first. I stop the video but the second audio track keeps playing. There is nothing in task manager (process or app) that I can end to stop the audio track. All I can do is close the browser window to stop it. HELP!
Does this happen at HD (720p and 1080p) resolutions as well as the lower resolutions?
I've noticed that Youtube has recently changed how it processes videos. The lower resolution videos apparently no longer create a temporary file, so they have majorly changed how they process videos. It could be physical memory/OS(32 v. 64bit) related. That might be a place to start. Don't know how to fix it, but perhaps the additional info might help narrow down any searches for solutions.It might indicate some part of Youtube code hasn't properly been updated.
I noticed this when a disk activity monitoring program showed reduced disk I/O while using Youtube.
OLD Youtube (a few weeks ago?) used to create temp file in folder C:\Documents and Settings\(user)\Local Settings\Temp\
where (user) is the login name. The temp file name is "flaXXXX.tmp" for each active video that has actually started playing, for all videos regardless of resolution setting. (e.g. 240p thru 1080p). Now however, I think Youtube defaults to 480p or lower (NO temp file) even when 720 or 1080p is available. If you switch resolution using the "gear" option to 720p or1080p (if either of those is available) after the video has started playing, it will create the temp file.
I'm stumped. It started doing this with my E8400 on the ASUS board and now on the gigabyte with the sandy 3570K so I'm sure it's not that. It may be a conflict with my video cards HD sound drivers and the on-board, but the old board had Realtek and the new one has VIA. It's weird though that even if I close the tab the youtube vid is in, the second stream keeps playing. I have 2 HD sound entries on IRQ 17 and 22 disabling either and I get no sound on games. Also it keeps going back to Digital Audio HD (HDMI) as default when i set default playback device as Via high def speakers, after a reboot. I feel like just uninstalling the VIA HD Audio Deck and get myself a sound card.
John you just amaze me sometimes with what you know about and what you see going on.
If you've got some .flv flash video files lying around, you might try playing them using a different media player (that can play .flv videos) other than Adobe.
If the problem disappears, then you know it's more likely to be something associated with your current version of the Adobe flash program itself, rather than specific codecs. Of course, the media player could be using different codecs which could still leave the waters muddy. Or, it could be some new attributes encoded in newer YouTube flash videos that are contributing to the problem. The ideal test subject would be a video that you play with the Adobe flash player (and exhibits the problem) and the SAME video played with a different media player (and does or doesn't exhibit the problem).
If you don't have an .flv files, you can either download one from somewhere (watching out for viruses, of course), or use a freeware transcoder like these to convert some other video file you have to a test file with .flv format. http://majorgeeks.com/Any_Video_Converter__d5692.html http://majorgeeks.com/XMedia_Recode_d6165.html
It's possible that IF the problem is some new attributes in a given .flv video, that a given file converter might strip out those attributes and in that case, this wouldn't be a valid test. (an old(er) video converter might simply choke on new .flv files that contain some new-fangled attribute that the converter doesn't know how to handle)
Or, you could try uninstalling the Adobe flash player and installing a previous version or installing the current version (again?) and see if any of those actions make a diff.
It's also possible the problem may disappear with the next flash update, so keep on top of that as well.