I just tried playing it in Windows Media Player (version 11) and it works fine, it also works fine in Winamp (version 5.35), it played from start to finish in both. My DirectX is version 9.0c. So everything seems up to date.
The included music for DUO and DUOtris works fine while playing those games, it's only on echoes that the included music "skips". Even if I move the particleillusionloop.mp3 to the Echoes My Music folder it still skips, but my own mp3 files do not. I was playing New Order - Confusion that I ripped from my own cd and it plays fine, along with any other mp3s I've ripped myself.
Right now I only have that New Order song in the My Music folder. I just noticed yesterday that even on the Loop
My Music option it will only play the song once then quit. But if I go into the option screen and switch the option again, to play/loop my own music, it'll start back up and play through it, but only once again.
While I was testing stuff, I decided to right click and copy the DUO and DUOtris mp3s to my desktop. I opened the Echoes folder up to the Music folder and moved (not right click copy) the particleillusionloop.mp3 to my desktop also. I put one of the DUO mp3s in the folder in it's place then renamed it to particleillusionloop and those even started "skipping" even though they play fine in their own games.
I also tried putting the particleillusionloop.mp3 in the DUO and DUOtris My Music folders, and it plays fine in both DUO and DUOtris while playing the game.
If I had a way to record the sound when the game was on, I would. I could try to use my mp3 players mic, but I don't know how good it will sound. I might try it tomorrow and see what it sounds like and if you want I can try to find someplace to upload it so someone can hear it.
I'll also try out those other thing tomorrow too. The Defrag and Scandisk etc.
it seems like if that were the case though, he wouldn't be able to play any mp3's without it messing up. It's only messing up on ours.
Yeah it's only messing up while playing Echoes with the DUO, DUOtris, and particleillusionloop mp3s.
More testing info:
I also just tried right click and copy of my New Order-Confusion mp3, moved particleillusionloop.mp3 to the desktop, put the New-Order-Confusion in it's place and renamed it to particleillusionloop and it played fine when "game" was selected from options for music.
Just in case any of that was confusing, we now have:
Duo.mp3, won't play in the Echoes My Music folder ~ won't play renamed as particleillusionloop.mp3 in the Echoes Music folder ~ plays fine while playing the DUO game.
FK'D Reality Compositions - DUOTris Loop.mp3, won't play in the Echoes My Music folder ~ won't play renamed as particleillusionloop.mp3 in the Echoes Music folder ~ plays fine while playing the DUOtris game.
particleillusionloop.mp3, plays fine in the DUO My Music and Music folders ~ plays fine in the DUOtris My Music and Music folders ~ won't play in the Echoes My Music or Music folders ~ also plays fine in Windows Media Player and Winamp.
My own mp3s, plays fine in all 3 games in the My Music folders ~ plays fine renamed as particleillusionloop.mp3 in the Echoes Music folder.
So it seems as if Echoes is having problems playing any FKD Reality mp3s for me.