I guess this belongs here, not sure.... I'm having a problem with my iTunes, Whenever i import a CD and try to play it back after its copied to my computer, the songs have random skips in them. sometimes it seems like it skips a whole word, other times it just seems like one of two words play extremely fast. I have it set to import using MP3 encoding at 320kbps, any idea what would be causing that?
Any chance your computer is running fairly slowly while you are trying to play the songs? I have noticed that a couple times when I have had computer issues resulting in a drastic performance drop, iTunes playback has suffered a lot of the same symptoms you described right there.
If you have time to try different stuff, import a song as AAC and see if that skips.
Finally, I'm no expert with this stuff, so I really have no idea, but doesn't 320 kbps seem kind of high? Have you tried importing at 128 kbps (the default, I believe)?
what speed were you burning at?
In the preferences menu there is a checkbox for "Use error correction when reading audio CDs". Check it and see if it helps. It slows down the import speed, but supposedly helps with errors that would otherwise result in skipping.
My computer don't seem to be slowing down at all when i'm playing songs, I'll try using AAC tomorrow and see what it does, and i checked and the error correction is already on. and i'll try giving 128kbps a try. Also i get this error message every time i start a song, and it keeps popping up every couple seconds while a song is playing: "The iTunes Music Library cannot be saved. an unknown error occurred (-50)"
Do the skips occur at the same point every time you play the track? If so, then you've probably got a ripping problem, which can have several causes. If the skips aren't at a fixed position on the track, then your computer is probably kicking the playback thread down to a low priority and not giving perfect playback, though that shouldn't be a problem with your computer. That error would irk me. Is there a decent help file that explains the error codes? Either way, I don't think that moving to 128kbps MP3 and/or AAC will do anything other than damage sound quality.
The skips seem to occur randomly, sometimes the track won't skip at all, other times it will happen a few times? Also that error stopped popping up when i tryed it today. could this just be some random iTunes bug?
So let me get this right, your CD's you burn randomly skip? you have played it before with no skipping? Have you tried it in a different CD player?
No no no, the music i copy on too my computer from a CD skips randomly.
In my experience, skipping on digital tracks at random and changing points is the result of another thread or process hogging CPU time. Music playback threads are usually pretty low priority, and that would be my first guess. What else are you running concurrently?