Loc: The Wizard's Balcony
That's the best way I can describe it. for several weeks now, iTunes has been skipping, or popping, if you prefer. when I listen to music or audio streams, there are frequent pops in the sound. It's like an audio file that's been imported from a scratched CD, but I can verify with certainty that this happens on tracks that I know are fine. And this morning, it got so bad that I had to restart iTunes. Like it was all just one big string of static.
Has anyone ever had this happen? I have noticed lately that iTunes is running up some serious processor time, way more than I think an audio player should. See image for what iTunes requires to listen to WNYC.
But like I say, this popping manifests itself in ALL AUDIO that I play in iTunes. It's beginning to make me angry.
Trey, I can't explain your iTunes behavior on other tracks, but WNYC's feed is definitely borked. I am listening to it now, and it's doing exactly what you described, but otherwise my iTunes works perfectly.
p.s. what is it with that darned computer generated sponsor voice?!?
If you're not outraged, you're not paying attention...
Proves my point about over taxed severs - to narrow down a problem a simple reboot would shake some things out.
From what I understand it's not just streams. You both missed that he said,"when I listen to music or audio streams", I assume that means local files too, files on his HD, so it's not over taxed servers.
I had the same kind of thing happen yesterday, but I think the problem was in the interface between the laptop and AirTunes. When I sent the sound through the laptop speakers the skipping stopped, at any rate. Still, it's a pain that the AirTunes connection can't be reliable. I also had a problem with video output via iTunes. Video would just not play, period. I rebooted (thanks for the suggestion RB ) and everything was ok again. That was on the G% tower, by the way, not the laptop.
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