Pops Clicks, and not enough DFD

Hello all Tapspacers, I have an inquiry.

I have been working on one score consistantly now for about 3 months. For two and 3/4 of that time, kontakt player and Sibelius were not having problems. Literally a few days ago, Sibelius started slowing down on everything, and Vdl would chop in and out, and then scream the ";Not enough DFD"; box.

Is there anyway to fix this?

I have already played with Latency, that wasn't the problem.
I have restarted the engine a few times, and thats also not the problem.
I have even shut down everything restarted teh computer, and that wasnt the problem either.

I do apologize if this post is not descriptive enough. I usually try to fix things on my own, as to not bother with petty issues, but i have been left stumped.

Any help is appreciated.
I'd bet $1 it's because you're not using ASIO drivers and/or the latency is set too low.  Raise it to 40-50 and you should get better results.

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This problem is so common, I should almost put the image in my sig.
thanks, so stupid of me to not figure that out. thank you, let you know what happens
thanks. works like a charm.

now that that is fixed, i've encountered yet another playback issue. Now in my Sibelius 3, the midi lacks the capabillites to keep a straight eigth note time, so my battery parts are choppy. as well, my mallet parts speed up between 2 and +, but then go right back to the desired bpm, which i have set already. any ideas?
You have an old-ish computer with not a lot of ram.  If you're trying to playback a full ensemble score you'll probably have these problems.  Try using the ";Lite"; instruments for everything.  You might have to playback smaller sections at a time when making recordings, then mix them back together in another program. 

FYI, dell.com/outlet has Inspiron desktops with quad 2.4GHz and 3 GB of RAM for around $500. 
Sometimes, when eighth notes aren't straight, or rhythms get choppy, you may have gone too high with latency settings. Too low can cause CPU problems, too high can create wobbly rhythms. So sometimes it's a matter of finding just the right setting for your particular system. If you aren't using an ASIO driver, that could have something to do with it and you may want to look into ASIO4ALL which you'll find other posts about here if you do a search.

As J Mattson already pointed out, it may also be that you're exceeding the capabilities of your computer. Without knowing what exactly you're trying to churn out simultaneously, it's difficult to tell.
I know that when I switched over to Sibelius, I had problems with my audio doing the same thing... a diddle was sounding like a snare rolling down stairs. But once I finally just sat down and began to tweak my ASIO settings, things began to get better. It may just take some time for you to sit down and actually tweak it.
its just one thing after another with me now, its a little frustrating. I fixed the choppy playback in 3 because in 4 the latency was too low, and in 3 it was sky high. Now the play back is finished. NOW i can open a SIB4 exported file in SIB3, load every instrument into kontakt player, click on say a snare note just to make sure the systems are communicating, and my computer freezes, and i can't even move the mouse. I'm starting to think a whole new system of my own will save a lot of heart ache.
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its just one thing after another with me now, its a little frustrating. I fixed the choppy playback in 3 because in 4 the latency was too low, and in 3 it was sky high. Now the play back is finished. NOW i can open a SIB4 exported file in SIB3, load every instrument into kontakt player, click on say a snare note just to make sure the systems are communicating, and my computer freezes, and i can't even move the mouse. I'm starting to think a whole new system of my own will save a lot of heart ache.
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MCPSnareeric - when others have suggested you tweak your latency settings, they're referring to the latency settings in the Soundcard window of Kontakt Player 2. Sibelius 3 and 4 had a latency column in the playback setup window, but in general you can just leave that set to 0 (zero).

If you are crashing when you click a note, that's a different problem. It's very possible that you've setup your MIDI ins and outs incorrectly and have created a MIDI loop. Please view this topic in the FAQ for more information:
https://www.tapspace.com/support/faq/index.php?action=artikel&cat=4&id=12&artlang=en
thanks jim. I was getting all worked up and forgot to look at something as simple as the input device. thanks for all the help everyone.
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