skipping in itunes 7

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  1. kcr123 macrumors newbie

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    So I just downloaded itunes 7 today.. (My sister got the new shuffle for christmas and so it was necessary. Otherwise I try to avoid it due to an unfortunate library-wiping incident.) Everything was fine, but when listening to a song that I haven't played it months, there was a ridiculous amount of skipping. Now, this song was ripped from a CD, but in all the times I've listened to it before on itunes, there were no problems. Then, I listened to a song I've been listening to a lot lately, and the same thing happened. The skipping seems to occur when I'm clicking a link in the net browser (Firefox, for what that's worth) or when a page is loading particularly slowly.

    It's still very annoying.. any ideas as to why/how to fix this would be very much appreciated. thanks!
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    What sort of computer do you have? Does it skip if you play it in QuickTime? :)
     
  3. kcr123 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Windows XP. There's a lot of space left so that's probably not causing it. And they play fine in Quicktime. I'm positive it's itunes 7 because this has never happened before.

    I've read a lot of other posts with the same problem but there doesn't seem to be a clear solution..
     
  4. psychofreak Retired

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  5. kcr123 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That didn't change anything. It almost always happens when I'm doing anything other than looking at an already open internet page/folder. Try to load a new page, open a new folder.. it skips. Too bad that's what you DO on the computer.

    Wasn't 7.0.2 supposed to fix this?
     
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Have you tried recreating your library? My PC has to deal with a tonne of songs but it doesn't skip, no matter what else I'm doing. Of course, my Macs work much better. ;)
     
  7. stevento macrumors 6502

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    i have used the new iTunes on windows machines, and boy it sucks
    everyone said "i hate the new iTunes" (all windows users)
    iTunes 7 + OSX = good
    iTunes 7 + anything windows = bad
     
  8. SXR macrumors 6502a

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    I recently got the EXACT same problem. I use iTunes 7.5.0.20. When is this going to be fixed? Its very annoying.

    EDIT: Got a solution:

    Quit iTunes, open QuickTime preferences in the Windows control panel, choose “Sound Out”, and change the playback device from DirectSound to waveOut. Close QuickTime Settings, restart iTunes. No more skipping. ;)

    EDIT #2: This did work for me at first, but I got the same thing again...
     

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