|Jan 11, 2009, 01:55 PM||#1|
SLOW iTunes (and audio in general) playback speed.
About a week ago, while listening to a certain song on my iPod, I noticed that it was playing slightly slower than it should be. Since then, there have been many other incidents on both my iPod and iTunes, where the songs are played slower than normal.
At first I tried crosschecking this with the respective youtube vids, or with playing the same file on the VLC player at the same time, so I know that the songs do play back slower and that it wasn't just me or something.. Half the times the result was that the the songs started playing at the same time, but as the time passed, the one on youtube or VLC would run ahead of the one on iTunes/iPod, and half the times they would start together and end together too, as if nothing was wrong (even though it still didn't sound right to me so I suppose that both sources played it slower than expected).
When I tried doing the same thing by playing a song on iTunes/iPod and on a stereo from the original cd at the same time, I saw that, all of the times, the one playing on iTunes/iPod would eventually fall behind. So this leads me to the conclusion that there is something wrong with the playback speed of audio in general on my Mac and is not solely an iTunes matter. (Please note that there is nothing wrong with the song files themselves because most of them have been in my library for, like, ages, and have always been played back just fine.)
I googled my problem but none of the pages I came across was of any help because none of them talked about the same problem I'm having.. Although I did came across many pages in forums and stuff, talking about the playback speed setting for audiobooks in iPod, and tried setting the Media Type of some songs to "Audiobook" and setting the audio playback speed on my iPod to Normal and then checking if it did any good (and it did), I couldn't possibly do this for all my songs because, first and foremost, the speed was only fixed on the iPod playback, NOT on iTunes (remember, the audiobook speed setting is only available on iPod), and any track that I tagged as "Audiobook", was no longer under the Music tab in iTunes, but in Audiobooks, and that won't work for me..
Does anyone have anything to suggest, anything at all? What could possibly be the reason for this UTTERLY frustrating problem? What could I do to try and fix it? Thnx in advance..
P.S. The funny thing is, when the whole problem started one week ago, I was working on my previous OS, and have since formatted and reinstalled it (for other reasons), and only moved 3 applications and their respective Application Support folders from the old one (iTunes [and its library], Firefox and aMSN), so we are talking about a newly installed OS here. Could it be something that I have installed now that is causing the problem? In any case, here are some basic characteristics about my system (prompt me for any further):
|Feb 2, 2011, 02:16 PM||#2|
I posted something very similar in the apple support discussions website. http://discussions.apple.com/thread....36253&tstart=0
You are correct that there is a drop in tempo and you are correct that it is frustrating once you recognize that it's there. I think many users either don't notice or just live with it, but I would hope that the engineers at Apple would realize that enjoyment of the ipod and tracks purchased on itunes or ripped from a CD is dependent on the songs being played at proper tempo.
Any one else have any solutions or experience?
|Jun 20, 2013, 07:47 PM||#3|
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