6 Replies Latest reply: Feb 6, 2006 2:56 AM by chiefhabeb
khsater Level 1 (0 points)
Recently I had the old problem of iTunes stuttering after I reinstalled quicktime. I thought I'd post the solution here:
1. Quit iTunes
2. Open Quicktime
3. Go to Edit > Preferences > Quicktime Preferences
4. Under the Audio tab check the box that reads "Safe mode (waveOut only)"
5. Close Quicktime and open iTunes


Dell Dimension 4300s, Windows XP, SP2
  • John Sanderson Level 1 (5 points)
    Any ideas if that doesn't work? My i-tunes seems to have a serious case of the stutters, always at the start of each track (the computer usage shoots up to 100% 2 times at the beginning of each song) and if I open another application on my computer. Its as if there isnt enough memory space but my spare hard drive space is about 33%. PLEASE HELP IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING!!!
  • Daniel Centofanti1 Level 1 (5 points)
    I REALLY wish people would stop giving that as a cure. It's obvious that there is a deeper problem with some systems (mine included) with playing video in iTunes. I have tried EVERY sensible method and have failed. I even installed a new sound card in hopes that the drivers on my old card weren't up to Apple standards. Someone at Apple needs to address this issue.

    I'd like to start buying videos!!


      Windows XP  

      Windows XP  
  • Speedealer Level 1 (0 points)
    Happened to me as well. I updated drivers, itunes, quicktime, etc, etc. In the end, it happened to be the wireless lan card on my laptop. As soon as i enable it, all song on iTunes start stuttering. I've only stopped that by disabling my wireless card. But I don't think that's the way to fix it.
    Any ideas??
  • mj1234 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have the same problem
    at 12 seconds in and when i open another application the music stutters or is like buffering
    i switched sound cards did did the quicktime thing
    changed playback prefrences
    i have 1GB of ram that should be enough
    and the music plays fine in a diffrent player
    could it be the new version of itunes?

    custom   Windows XP Pro  
  • Timothy J. Barrett Level 1 (25 points)
    I have the same problem. I tried the fix detailed in the first post, but that did not solve the problem.

    When I have the Task Manager open while playing music through iTunes, it shows the CPU usage at 100%. It also shows the iTunes.exe file to be using 99-100% of my CPU.

    I basically can not listen to music, as it skips, warbles and runs slow....not to mention it cripples any other applications in use.

    Help!! Please!