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iTunes 7.5 Songs Skipping

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WoahPuppets Calculating status...
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Nov 6, 2007 4:13 PM
I just started using 7.5 today, and while I am listening to my music, songs start to skip, or pause occasionally and then start up again. Does anyone else have this problem?
MacBook, Mac OS X (10.4.10), White 2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 1 GB 667 Mhz DDR2 SDRAM, 120 GB HD
  • nards10 Calculating status...
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    Nov 11, 2007 11:12 AM (in response to WoahPuppets)
    I just started having the problem yesterday, after several days of no problems after the initial upgrade to 7.5. I am setup with airtunes and have no problem connecting to the airport. The skipping happens while listening to either online radio or my library (which indicates to me that this isn't an internet connection problem).

    However I have noticed that when I am active on the computer it seems to be better. Only when it sits idle have I noticed a major problem. The problem is very erratic and doesn't seemed to be linked to any other programs being open or closed.

    Anyone having similar issues?
    macbook pro, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • Vernon Goertz Calculating status...
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    Nov 11, 2007 12:55 PM (in response to nards10)
    I'm having the same problem here. After upgrading to iTunes 7.5 and QuickTime, when I am not active on the computer, songs skip and distort in random places. Rewinding the song back to where it skipped does not produces the skip - so I know my songs are not corrupted. When installing Leopard I did an archive and install on my Mac Pro with 6GB of RAM so I know there is no problem there.

    It would be appreciated if anyone had any ideas. Thanks in advance.
    Mac Pro 2.6 Ghz 6 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.5)
  • Vernon Goertz Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Nov 12, 2007 2:33 PM (in response to Vernon Goertz)
    I seem to have solved the issue. Turns out that BONIC version 5.10.20 was causing issues in the background during CPU idle times, which in turn affected iTunes.

    There is a new version 5.10.26 I haven't had enough time to test to see if it fixes the problem.
    Mac Pro 2.6 Ghz 6 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.5)
  • Aaron Berman Calculating status...
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    Nov 13, 2007 7:17 AM (in response to WoahPuppets)
    I've got the same skipping bug on my Intel MacMini 1.83GHz with no iTunes plug-ins installed at all.

    I store my iTunes Library on an external Firewire HD, and have never had a skipping problem before. After this upgrade there are random pauses of silence in songs when playing back that last about a 1/2 second each.

    Anyone know how to downgrade iTunes to the previous version?

    Thanks in advance.
    Intel MacMini 1.83GHz, Mac OS X (10.5), 2GB RAM, QuickTime 7.3
  • zzottt Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Nov 14, 2007 5:00 PM (in response to WoahPuppets)
    I have the same problem. Randomly it will skip or just pause for a split second at the beginning of a song and sometimes it kinda restart the song. Doesn't always do it and I cant seem create it myself, seems to only do it randomly regardless. It happens while I am using the computer and while its idle just playing music.

    I upgraded to 10.5 and I didnt have this problem. Installed iTunes 7.5 and I noticed it almost imminently.

    I cant seem to find the reason for it. I have had my Task Manager open while it happens and I dont see it react like something hung.

    Its bugging the **** out of me
    MacBook Pro 2.33Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.5), iTunes 7.5
  • Quiminco Calculating status...
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    Nov 14, 2007 6:11 PM (in response to WoahPuppets)
    Same problem here- songs skip, shorten, or just quit entirely. Half the time I can't get ANY song to start playing again, though the icon next to the song title says it's playing. Sometimes closing then restarting iTunes helps, but after one successful song play it's back to the same old crap.

    Never had this problem before I installed Leopard- so far it's pretty to look at but has been more aggravating than anything else- Firefox randomly disappeared- along with all my bookmarks, iTunes has turned out to be a veritable POS, Mail won't work with my Yahoo mail account...

    Any answers on how to fix this $130 mess would be helpful.... APPLE??? ANY HELP???

    Used to love my iBook, but now it's irking the snot out of me.
    iBook G4, Mac OS X (10.5)
  • tsaxer Calculating status...
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    Nov 14, 2007 7:17 PM (in response to WoahPuppets)
    I'm having the same problem. Nearly all my songs skip or pause briefly during playback. I really hope this is resolved soon.
    Macbook Pro 15" 2.33Ghz 3GB RAM 200GB, Mac OS X (10.5)
  • Quiminco Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 14, 2007 7:31 PM (in response to tsaxer)
    I solved the problem on my computer; maybe it'll work for you?

    I quit using Safari and reinstalled Firefox. Since I made the browser change I haven't had a single problem with iTunes- seems to be some inherent compatibility issue with the new versions of Safari and iTunes (I didn't start having problems until I installed Leopard). As for the goofing up when the computer is idling, I have no clue. Hasn't been an issue for me (yet).

    Go Apple... hopefully they improve before becoming another Microsoft.
    iBook G4, Mac OS X (10.5)
  • zzottt Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Nov 15, 2007 11:51 AM (in response to Quiminco)
    one of my songs just skipped and Safari wasnt launched
    MacBook Pro 2.33Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.5)
  • Hellard1861 Calculating status...
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    Nov 15, 2007 12:11 PM (in response to WoahPuppets)
    Yes. I have started having the same problem. It has become worse since I installed a new version of Earth Desk (v.3.5.5). I am also now using Leopard and have recently also installed a new Western Digital HD (5400 rpm).
    PowerBook G4 15", Mac OS X (10.5), 1.5 GHz PowerPC 1 GB DDR SDRAM 160 GB WD HD
  • zzottt Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Nov 15, 2007 6:12 PM (in response to WoahPuppets)
    I just installed the 10.5.1 update and now I havnt heard any skipping... others might want to test this out also
    MacBook Pro 2.33Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.5)
  • Tony Fletcher Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Nov 16, 2007 7:21 AM (in response to zzottt)
    I am having the same problem and I have NOT upgraded to Leopard, so it must be related to the new iTunes and/or its compatibility with QuickTime. Everything was going fine until I automatically downloaded these "upgrades."

    The suggestion about switching from Firefox to Safari also doesn't make sense, as I never use Safari.

    This is happening predominantly with CDs I play through iTunes, usually at tyhe point one song ends and another starts, but has happened with MP3s as well.


    Tony
    Powerbook G4 60GB, Mac OS X (10.4.1)
  • zzottt Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Nov 16, 2007 1:06 PM (in response to zzottt)
    I spoke too soon

    seems that I get less skips after the 10.5.1 upgrade but its still happening
    MacBook Pro 2.33Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.5), Ticked off cause my music keeps F'n up
  • Diane Wordsmith Level 5 Level 5 (5,990 points)
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    Nov 16, 2007 5:15 PM (in response to Tony Fletcher)
    If this happens when you're playing CDs in iTunes, go into iTunes prefs and turn off the error correction when importing CDs feature. (Under Prefs > Advanced > Importing.
    iBook G4, OS X 10.3.9, iTunes 7.2, iPod Video (and an old iMac running OS 9)
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