Does iTunes 7 skip for you?


macrumors 65816
Original poster
Aug 11, 2006
Well, I don't know what is causing is, I know its not my system, because it happens on my MacBook Pro running WindowsXP as well, the thing is, when I have music playing in iTunes and there is another application like WLM and someone sends a message or someone goes online the music skips and garbles and returns to normal, it also happens when accessing the hardrive, its bugging the hell out of me, I haven't noticed it on OSX yet but on my both XP machines (my PC and my MBP) there is skipping!, and it was not there with iTunes 6.

I've learned to deal with it but is there anything at all that can be done?


macrumors 68020
Apr 12, 2005
Moorestown, NJ
Yes, it's been documented and complained about multiple times in earlier threads, run a search or even peruse the first and second pages to notice that there are a handful of people, including myself, that have had skipping, static, or in general audio problems caused by iTunes 7. Some people have messed in Quicktime preferences by changing frequency and stuff but it hasn't been a cure-all, the best bet is just to pray that 7.0.1 comes soon :eek:


macrumors member
Jan 21, 2003
Yes I noticed this. songs all have small skips in them.

Now I was running on a windows machine with XP pro and same problem as the macs.

I changed the sample rate to 24 bit from 16 bit in your quicktime settings.

Try changing the bit rate - bet it is the same for the macs. I haven't tested this yet on the mac

Mac Rules

macrumors 6502
Jul 15, 2006
Yeah I've got this, mine also makes the sound crack so badly that I have to restart iTunes every time somebody logs into Live Messenger! I love this new iTunes, but its very unstable...

I've tried changing prefs in Quicktime, but it makes no difference at all....



macrumors regular
Aug 15, 2005
Benjamindaines said:
Or listen to your iPod :p
Actually, my problem is with my iPod. Ever since the iT7 "upgrade" about 2/3 of my songs will not play on my iPod at all - they are skipped over after a brief pause.

I think it has to do with the Gapless playback - so I have just set all my songs to say they are not part of a gapless album (even though several are) to see if that helps.

sierra oscar

macrumors 6502
Apr 23, 2006
South Australia, Australia
I've got skipping badly - never had it before this latest iTunes release. I've given up trying to play my iTMs purchased music videos - they are so choppy in places like super 8. ...and yes I have the max RAM for my machine.

Roll on the revision....

QT isn't performing well - audio isn't sounding like it did before the upgrade - wish they would provide a fix ASAP


Mar 4, 2006
Never skips on my iMac G5. It's too busy crashing to find the time for it :mad:

And yet, on my PowerBook it's perfectly behaved.