Every time I try to play a YouTube video or a streaming song on Grooveshark, on Firefox, the sound is very choppy. It stutters and sounds similar to the way your voice s… (read more)
Every time I try to play a YouTube video or a streaming song on Grooveshark, on Firefox, the sound is very choppy. It stutters and sounds similar to the way your voice sounds if you are speaking through the rotating blades of an electric fan.
The problem began shortly after I disabled the Paging File (swap file) on Windows XP Professional (due to a nearly full hard drive). After freeing up some space on my hard drive, I re-enabled the paging file, but the problem persists.
Here are some troubleshooting steps that I attempted:
1) Ran Firefox in Safe Mode
2) Went to Control Panel-->Flash Player-->Advance-->Delete All Browsing Data and Settings
3) Cleared Cached Web Content in Firefox
4) Troubleshooting Information-->Reset Firefox
5) Uninstalled Firefox as directed by Mozilla (deleted Program Files-->Mozilla Firefox folder, then re-downloaded and reinstalled Firefox)
The sound is fine when listening to these websites in Internet Explorer, so the problem does not appear to be hardware-related. It is specific to Firefox.