iTunes 5.0.1 unable to play CD's

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  1. altes macrumors newbie

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    I am re-posting the message in a new thread in the hope of finding some help.
    After ugrading to iTunes 5.0.1, iTunes opens and reads a CD ok, but it is unable to play or import its songs. It hangs up too and needs force quitting. Does anybody know how to solve this issue ? Thanks
     
  2. mrgreen4242 macrumors 601

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    I don't have a fix for you, but it did seem to me that iTunes 5 was more sensitive about scratched discs for some reason... have you tried turning on the error correction option in the import menu?
     
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I think I offered a reply in your other thread but I'm not 100% sure so I'll repost here that you should maybe slow down the burn speed in your iTunes preferences and maybe enable error correction for importing too.

    If that doesn't work, try deleting your iTunes preferences (PLIST files). :)
     
  4. alex_ant macrumors 68020

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    Same thing happens to me. Deleting iTunes plist has no effect. Burn speed setting is already at minimum. Error correction has no effect. No scratched disc, happens on every CD.
     
  5. yenko macrumors 6502a

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    Is this on your powerbook 667 Mhz??
     
  6. Demon Hunter macrumors 68020

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    I heard that audio correction should always be on, because if it's not, all the physical blemishes are imported as bad audio. Is that true?

    I haven't had any problems so far with importing.
     
  7. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Okay, well have you got any third party iTunes add-ons? For the record, my two copies of iTunes 5.0.1 have been importing CDs just fine. Can I assume this is using a Mac's internal optical drive too? I've been looking around the Apple Support discussion pages and I can't find anything (although the Windows version has some issues with certain makes of drives). The problem is pretty rare at this stage.



    That doesn't quite sound right. The audio correction simply checks for slight discrepancies in the disk (scratches) and provides a software solution in that it slows down the burn speed to try to better understand how the disk was meant to be read, without the scratches. For the record, I don't use it and my 12,000-odd imported tracks are all fine.
     
  8. yenko macrumors 6502a

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    maybe this will help............I found this "solution" on Apple's site.

    Try it.

     
  9. alex_ant macrumors 68020

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    If altes is having this problem on a PowerBook 667MHz, then we may be on to something, because I have a PowerBook 550MHz. Altes, do you have the Matshita CW-8121 combo drive?
     
  10. alex_ant macrumors 68020

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    Holy crap, it worked! I love you!
     
  11. alex_ant macrumors 68020

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    Yup, internal combo drive on a 550MHz TiBook. No iTunes add-ons, it literally worked in 4.9 and stopped working immediately after upgrading to 5.0 (and continued to not work in 5.0.1). I think it's iTunes' fault, because I can play/copy the CD audio aiff files around with Finder, just not iTunes. It will hang and the ata driver (or whatever) will log a bunch of read error crap to the syslog. I have to then eject the cd before it will become usable again (in the Finder). But now I know to spin down first.
     
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  13. yenko macrumors 6502a

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    It may improve if you restart a few times and repair permissions; restart again. :)
     

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