iTunes 10 CD Distortion on playback

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by aglinder, Jan 25, 2011.

  1. aglinder macrumors newbie

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    Just downloaded iTunes 10.1.1(4), and something's gone horribly, horribly wrong: playback of an ordinary audio CD (I have tried several different discs, all the same result) gives very distorted sound. :(

    I tried unchecking various 'sound control' aspects of iTunes, like the EQ and Normaliser, nothing. Still terrible distortion. I also tried playing the CD's through VLC - same result. So somewhere, something that was installed with the update has screwed things up.:mad:

    MP3's I had already play fine, other audio plays fine, just CD's (as yet).

    I'm running Leopard 10.5.8, iMac 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM. Using an external Samsung DVD-RW ('Super'drive packed up).

    PLEASE HELP!
     
  2. aglinder thread starter macrumors newbie

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    OK, have made some discoveries: not ALL CD's are distorting, it just happened that the fist 3-4 I tried were all Warner Bros. published discs and it seems to only be those CD's that are affected.
    Browsing the internet I find that this is a common problem and it seems to relate to the external combo-drive I have, Samsung TSSTcorp CDDVDW SE-S084C.
    Can anyone suggest what I can do, besides replacing the drive? And does anyone know why it's only WB discs that are affected?
    The drive works perfectly in all other respects.
     

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