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Drawing from the well - A little less than a happy high
komos
komos
Drawing from the well
For those of you who use iTunes with Windows PCs, have you experienced skipping/static in tracks that you upload? If so, do you know what was the cause? Better, how to correct it? This has occurred over multiple PCs with different drives swapped in, and is particularly frustrating since I'm currently in possession of an iPod I can't use because I can't get music to load properly.

Rawr.
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sassyinkpen From: sassyinkpen Date: February 16th, 2006 07:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Are you hearing this while you're uploading, or after the whole thing is in and the disk is removed, you've had a sandwich and a beer and come back to listen to the track in it's fully installed state?

I ask because when I upload, they sound like shit and at first I was stopping them and cleaning the disks or whatever, but then I realized that iTunes is very picky and makes noise if you try to do ANYTHING else while it's uploading a track.
komos From: komos Date: February 16th, 2006 07:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
This is with the auto playback immediately after upload, and with an subsequent playback. It seems to happen consistently with some disks, and intermittently with others.
cinemama From: cinemama Date: February 16th, 2006 07:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
Here's the solution: Quicktime, sound out.

At least several sites claim it is. See if it works.
komos From: komos Date: February 16th, 2006 07:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
You're magnificent. Thanks.
sassyinkpen From: sassyinkpen Date: February 16th, 2006 07:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's irritating in the extreme. I feel for you, and I wish I had more of an answer than that. I take it they sound bad on the iPod too?
komos From: komos Date: February 16th, 2006 07:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh yes. Yes they do. Everything stutters.

Looks like I've got a couple of possible fixes, though. We'll see what happens tonight.
From: aphorisic Date: February 16th, 2006 07:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Have you turned on error correction in your Preferences?
komos From: komos Date: February 16th, 2006 07:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
I believe so. Will go back to check.
From: aphorisic Date: February 16th, 2006 08:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
if you leave some candy in a dish by your computer, a brownie will sneak into the room while you sleep and fix everything!
komos From: komos Date: February 16th, 2006 08:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Tried that, but a gang of pixkies followed him in and rolled him for his bag of magic dust.
sinspired From: sinspired Date: February 16th, 2006 10:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
If the disks you are ripping are scratched, then, depending on your drive, it may automatically switch from digital (with the error checking) to analog, and in analog mode a scratched disk will skip. I've had the problem a few times with one of my drives, on a disk that seems to play fine in a regular player, I just can't upload it.
You can try resurfacing the disks if you think that might be it.
komos From: komos Date: February 17th, 2006 07:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Seems to do it just as often with new-from-the-box disks.

I'm wondering if there's just a power problem in my house.
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