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choppy iTunes playback!

by ryans_shoe / September 15, 2006 6:54 AM PDT

Ever since I updated to version 7 of iTunes, I'll occasionally get choppy sounding playback. I thought it was a RAM issue at first, but then I played a song (Why Does It Hurt When I Pee? by Frank Zappa to be exact) with only iTunes open, and it still was choppy. And this is happening on a brand new laptop.

this problem peeses me awf! Has anyody else experienced this?

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Choppy itune playback (itunes 7)
by nirv117 / September 17, 2006 2:16 PM PDT

I have had the exact same problems. I updated my video driver to the latest one (ATI 8500 AIW) and that has helped some, which makes me think it could be video related.

I ended up uninstalled itunes 7 and going back to 6.05

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I think it is the new QuickTime
by cardsbb9 / September 17, 2006 2:24 PM PDT

I went back to the old version of iTunes, but had to use the newest version of QuickTime.

Now I have the ends of the BOL podcast cut off, and I just tried to play Cranky Geeks and couldn't watch it in the large screen because it was so jumpy.

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Quicktime Issue
by jplaw55746 / September 17, 2006 2:55 PM PDT

I agree I think its quick time related!

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Fix for Choppy Video on ITunes 7.0 and QT 7.1.3
by infoone / September 17, 2006 4:11 PM PDT

I also had very choppy video playback after upgrading to ITunes 7.0 on an XP box. The way that I fixed it was to disable the 3D DirectX Acceleration Support in QT under the advanced tab under preferences. I am sure that this is not a complete fix, but it does serve as a work around for the slowness on my machine/video card (ATI Radeon 9200).

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iTunes 7 makes me unhappy
by mcmillanjames / September 27, 2006 1:04 AM PDT

If I have iTunes 7 (Windows) open, and open or use any application that requires just a little bit of memory, the audio skips. I've been using iTunes on this computer for 2 years now, so this is definitely just iTunes 7. Occasionally at first (the first couple seconds), but then constantly to the point I have to stop the playback and try again. I have tried every ''fix'' I can find on on CNET, Apple, usenet... reinstalling my ATI card drivers, reinstalling iTunes, turning off DirectX in Quicktime, changing the audio settings... *sigh*

Every time I hear Tom say, "It works find for me," I just get sad. I've been an Apple supporter since my first Apple II. This is the first time I really feel they've let me down. Why, Apple, why??

Looks like I'll have to find another music player. I just hope it won't be Windows Media...

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(NT) (NT) Your next one will be Zune (soon)
by cardsbb9 / September 27, 2006 1:14 AM PDT
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