No sound from iTunes when playing mp3's

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by BlckChns, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. BlckChns macrumors newbie

    Jun 6, 2007
    Freaking iTunes!

    There's no sound when I play my mp3's through iTunes. I can see that it's playing, but no sounds come through the speakers or the headphone jack. The sound works fine when I watch a music video or movie though. I've reinstalled iTunes, but sill no joy. Any suggestions before I do a complete restore?

  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    Do your MP3 files play in QuickTime Player? If they do, then I suspect you have a corrupt or incompatible iTunes plug-in installed. If not, reinstall QuickTime.
  3. HappySnail macrumors regular

    May 26, 2008
    There are some softwares that can control individual output, make sure this is not on if you have one. Otherwise try a different format, it may be an Mp3 plug in fault.
  4. iSee macrumors 68040


    Oct 25, 2004
    Something similar happened to me once and this was the fix:

    Apparently a misbehaving app will set the output rate of the sound card to something high and leave it there. Then, some codecs can handle it and others can't so some sounds play and others don't.

    Anyway, it's worth a shot... Good luck :)
  5. BlckChns thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 6, 2007
    Thanks guys. I'll try out your suggestions when I get home.
  6. BlckChns thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 6, 2007
    So I figured out where I went wrong. I reinstalled iTunes and that still didn't work. When I double clicked on a song. I noticed that iTunes was connecting to my :apple:TV. I thought that was wierd, so I turned on the TV and there it was. I'm like WTF!!!! My Macbook Pro was like one big giant remote control. It turned out that my iPhone was the culprit. There's an option on the "Remote" app on the iPhone that allows you to turn off your speakers through iTunes. Who knew!

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