iTunes Audio Dropout

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  1. comrade macrumors regular

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    Ocassionaly, and currently more frequent, I will be listening to a song in iTunes when the audio will completley dropout. The song will still be continuing to play, but no audio. It will come back on again in about 5-10 secs or I can pause and play and it will be fine. Why is this happening and what is the problem?
     
  2. RBMaraman macrumors 65816

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    I've been having the same problem recently, and so have several other people I know. My first thought was that my speakers were going bad, but then it happened on my iPod too. I called Apple about 2 weeks ago, and after speaking to several people, I got a manager who said, "We are aware of the issue, and it will be addressed in the form of a software update in a few weeks."

    I don't know if he meant an OS update, or an iTunes update, or an iPod OS update. I guess we'll just have to wait and see....
     
  3. Pismo macrumors 6502

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    Me too!

    This problem happens to me everyday! Whenever I'm at my desk, I'm always listening to iTunes while I do my homework and the audio drops out a few times a day.

    My remedy is pausing the song and the resume it. I didn't know this problem was on the iPod too. Very strange.
     
  4. Xero macrumors 6502

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    whilst were on the topic of iTunes oddities, ive also had this problem, but i have another strange thing:

    It seems that iTunes cant handle the output of sertain sounds, and audio clipping happens if i have the preamp any higher that -6db. this happens with almost EVERY song with piano in it. when piano plays the audio almost always clips. anyone else have this problem? im on a 1ghz 15"PB. some other people should try playing any Piano song [preferably with the piano soloing] and tell me what they experience.
     
  5. kettle macrumors 65816

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    Amelie Soundtrack

    There's a lot of piano on the Amelie Soundtrack, I have noticed a bit on my Sawtooth but more on my girlfriends eMac. The strange thing is it happens when I play the original CD through the eMac too. It must be something to do with the digital amplifiers in these things. :confused:
     
  6. Jaykay macrumors 6502a

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    Me too.

    I've had a similar problem with iTunes, the sound starts to crackle and lose its coherence in a strange sort of a way, but as previously mentioned pausing it and playing it agin fixes the problem. All i can say is, bring on iTunes 4.
     
  7. Elan0204 macrumors 65816

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    Well it's good to know that other people have been having this problem too. iTunes has only stopped playing on me a couple of times, but I was concerned that a hardware component (like my sound card) was dying. Maybe iTunes 4 will come out on Monday and the problem will be solved.:)
     
  8. comrade thread starter macrumors regular

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    So, has iTunes 4 fixed this problem? I won't be able to try it until Monday.
     
  9. RBMaraman macrumors 65816

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    I don't know about the rest of you, but iTunes 4 and iPod Software 1.3 have fixed my audio dropout problems.

    My AAC encoded files sound great, and it's nice being able to listen to them without hearing a 10 second dropout gap. Nice work addressing this issue, Apple!
     
  10. Xero macrumors 6502

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    iTunes 4 has NOT fixed the "Piano Distortion" issue i mentioned earlier in this thread tho. :(
     

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