iTunes for Windows not playing CDs.

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by malveille, Nov 10, 2003.

  1. malveille macrumors newbie

    Nov 10, 2003

    I'm running iTunes (most recent version) on Windows XP. Sound files (mp3s, accs, wavs, etc) all play fine, however i can't play or rip CD tracks using iTunes. iTunes does download the cd info from gracenote CDDB just fine. But when i click "play" it jumps from track to track, with a short pause between each, playing no sound. It seems to just recognize that the track is there, but not realize that there is any data in the track to play.

    Side note: Windows Media Player and other players/rippers do it just fine still, so i'm pretty sure the problem is some sort of compatibility issue with iTunes.

    Has anyone dealt with a similar problem and found a solution?

    Any help would be much appreciated. :)
  2. dwishbone macrumors regular

    Jul 24, 2002
    On the Moon
    if you have a soundblaster pci card make sure that the audio port is connected from the card to the CD/DVD drive correctly. WMP and most other audio players for Windows have the ability to convert audio to digital on the fly and don't require this connection. iTunes may not do the conversion and may require that connection.
  3. malveille thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 10, 2003
    Yeah, I have it connected :) thanks for the tip though. Must be something else :-/
  4. mrjamin macrumors 65816


    Feb 6, 2003
    yeah mine did that. dunno what caused, or how i fixed it - it just kinda stopped doing it once! sorry, waste of a post really :(

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