iTunes Match and Distortion

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by downingp, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. downingp macrumors 6502a

    Jun 26, 2006
    I have enjoyed iTunes Match for the past several months, however recently have come across a problem. I mainly use iTunes Match with my Mac Mini hooked up to my HDTV and Audio receiver. In the past, I have not noticed any problems, however lately I have noticed every few songs the song will sound like my speakers are blown with terrible distortion. I have tested my speakers and I know that's not the problem. The interesting part is, I can restart the song that was causing the distortion or skip to another song and it will play perfectly fine. I read in another thread about iTunes being updated to 10.5.2 that addresses a supposed distortion issue, but even with the latest version of iTunes, I am having this problem.
    Is anyone else running into this problem and if so, is there a fix?

    Thanks. This is starting to interfere with my enjoyment of music.
  2. downingp thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 26, 2006
  3. JUiCEJamie macrumors 6502a


    Mar 22, 2011
    I've noticed this happens every now and again with my iTunes Match too.
    How did you manage to resolve this?

    I usually just delete the album then just re-download it.
  4. Confuzzzed macrumors 68000


    Aug 7, 2011
    Liverpool, UK
    ditto has anyone resolved how the lag may be managed away when trying to listen on an iOS device when you are not in wifi?
  5. downingp thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 26, 2006
    In my situation, what the culprit was is a program called AirServer. I installed the AirServer program onto my mac mini so I could use the mini as an airplay receiver. What happened was when I was playing music through iTunes, it was streaming through the AirServer program and not the computer itself. It seemed as soon as I changed the speaker setting to "computer" in iTunes instead of the Airplay computer name, the distortion stopped.
    Not sure if that helps anyone else, but it might.

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