Currently Being ModeratedDec 30, 2013 3:05 AM (in response to ascain)
I too had this issue and after some searching found that the following works flawlessly. You will be utilising Airplay for all audio on your Mac, not just iTunes but if you do this it no longer stops between songs.
- Hold down Alt key on your keyboard.
- Click the speaker icon in your menu bar.
- Select the Airplay device.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 30, 2013 6:01 PM (in response to ascain)
I think, I've found the root cause, I had the same problem, the music drops every minute some times each second. I have time capsule, tree airport express installed around of my home, also I have a mac mini as a media server and my mac book where I usually do my work.
I noted that I had the streaming itunes problem when usually work from my computer, and especially when connect my computer trough the VPN to my office, this demands a lot of bandwidth. I tried to play music without the VPN Connection, and voila after this no problem at all.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 10, 2014 7:09 AM (in response to kiwirich)
this workaround works.
but althrough Apple should fix this bug with iTunes.
i am using Mavericks (10.9.1) and iTunes 11.1.3 - and every 3-5 songs the music stops if a next song should start when i am streaming music via AirPlay on my AppleTV.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 22, 2014 10:21 AM (in response to kiwirich)
I thought this was a little nuts. Why would I want all the audio routed to a room at the other end of the house? I want the music in both locations.
However, I did what was suggested and switched the computer output to my Express. It, of course, works without dropping.
However, I then went to iTunes and selected the computer and Express (Express was already selected). I then went to Sound prefs. and the Express was no longer checked. I then switched the output to HDMI from internal speakers that the Sound prefs had defaulted to.
Now it's been an hour of playing through the HDMI and the Express and I haven't had one drop yet. Before it was every 1-2 minutes.
I wonder if iTunes now somehow 'remembers' that the Express is now the prefered output and doesn't lose it?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 22, 2014 3:51 PM (in response to yoyodyne2)
I have been having this problem with my mac mini streaming to an Apple Tv2 for a few months now. I think since I've updated to Mavericks or the latests itunes. It is very frustrating as you know. All my music is MP3 format (not lossless) and the music stops between songs. Sometimes it will go 2 songs without stopping and sometimes more, or only 1 song. It makes no sense to me.
I do seem to have less problems when I use my apple tv to stream the music rather than the mac mini itself. Has anyone else noticed that?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 27, 2014 2:36 AM (in response to ascain)
The problem of dropouts due to Mavericks seems to be disappeared this morning when I got the mavericks and itunes last update.
I'm playing an entire song without dropouts without using ethernet cable, but simply using wi-fi connection!!
Finally they made it!
I don't know instead if the other historycal trouble is solved or not, I mean the one that caused the timeline going on while no music is hearable!
Please, let me know if you too have no trouble anymore.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 27, 2014 12:33 PM (in response to ascain)
Unluckily this evening I have to say the troubles are all present again...nothing was solved...it was just this morning that everything went fine...maybe it's due to the fact that many people is not in their apartment in the morning and the nearby's wifi do not disturb my wifi network...
Again troubles...what a mess!