Audio freezing OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.7 (iTunes & Songbird)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Voluntarist, May 30, 2011.

  1. Voluntarist macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi all,

    Until very recently, my audio worked completely fine in Songbird and in iTunes, but now I have severe issues with trying to play any audio.

    If I load iTunes or Songbird, they will play a few songs and then just grind my whole OS to a halt, often requiring a hard reboot via the power button.

    I don't believe it's a sound driver issue, because playing audio, even long audio of up to an hour, on Youtube or via games (Heroes of Newerth, Counter-Strike: Source) does not cause any problems.

    It could be format-specific to MP3, but I have no real valid way of testing this.

    I have run Search & Repair on my MP3s and fixed them all, but this doesn't seem to have sorted the issue.

    The issue does appear to be OS X-specific, as playing audio in my Linux dual-boot overnight did not cause a crash.

    I'm on a MacBook Pro (Mid 2010) 17" with an i7, 8Gb RAM running Snow Leopard 10.6.7. iTunes version is 10.2.2 and Songbird version is 1.9.3.
     
  2. MacForScience macrumors 6502

    MacForScience

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    USA
    #2
    Did you run disk utility?

    Did you run the chron tasks?

    Did you clean your user cache files?

    Basically did you do the basic troubleshooting stuff?

    Cheers
     

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