iTunes import sound issues

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by cgnjny, Oct 14, 2004.

  1. cgnjny macrumors newbie

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    Hi all

    As much as I LOVE iTunes for its all-around integration of snazzy looks and tight feature-set, I have had problems with importing some CD's following the AAC conversion process. Several of my music files have erroneous artifacts and sound clicks, pops, skips, etc.

    I am running the latest iTunes and have error correction on as well. It's not a major problem, but I play the CD's on other players and they are fine.

    FYI - I'm running an older iBook with 384 megs, 600 mhz, Panther.

    I also have Toast installed.

    Is there any way to "tweak" any settings to avoid sound errors? Would Toast fare better for importing?

    I really would like to avoid re-purchasing or re-downloading specific tracks because of these errors.

    Thanks.
     
  2. kiwi-in-uk macrumors 6502a

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    Are you sure it's an import issue and not a play issue?

    i.e. have you tried playing the AAC tracks on another device such as an iPod?

    Have you tried importing at a lower bit rate?

    good luck
     
  3. cgnjny thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I noticed the pops and clicks on my computer and on my iPod.

    I didn't try the lower-bit rate -- I don't want to completely sacrifice file quality for it. Do you suggest going to 64?
     
  4. kiwi-in-uk macrumors 6502a

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    I would try a few different bitrates and encoders to give myself a few more clues on the source of the noise.
     
  5. Scottyk9 macrumors 6502a

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    Have use tried importing from CDs using error correction (checkbox under importing preferences)?
     
  6. coconn06 macrumors regular

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    My guess is that he has error correction on. ;)
     
  7. voulisick macrumors newbie

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    iTunes Problem

    I am having the same problem as well. When I import songs, there are some, maybe 1 per CD that has this clicking issue. When I put the CD into a cd player, there is no clicking on the particular track, and the CD is in good condition.

    I have 7.6, and imported 21 CD's yesterday with all of them with the "Error Correct" option turned on. Now I am trying it with it turned off.

    I also called Apple today, and they said, "Try importing maybe three CD's at a go,then give the Superdrive a brake, and then continue with another three"
     

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