iTunes CD’s

This is a weird one…

I burned a CD using iTunes last month. Popped it into Roxy’s deck and played fine for about 1/2 hour, then all of a sudden I started getting disc errors, or the tracks would delay starting by as long as 3 minutes. I thought it was a bad disc until today. I have another disc that was burned using iTunes that is now suffering from the same problem.

Both CD’s contain on AAC files converted to CDA, without any MP3’s. Both were burned on the same PC using CD’s from the same sleeve on the same burner with tracks from the same local drive. This isn’t a problem that I am having with any other of my iTunes CD’s, and both of the CD’s in question play fine in standard CD’s without a hitch.

Anyone else have this happen?

5 replies on “iTunes CD’s”

  1. On both discs, the failure point is different. Also, I can take the disc out at, say, track 7, give it a minute or two, then put it back and it will continue playing. The failure then reappears after that track or any of the next 2 or 3.

  2. I’m stumped then.

    Have you tried one of those CD laser cleaners – one of those CDs with tiny brushes embedded that clean the laser? I used to have a similar problem with a Sony deck in my del sol and the cleaner solved the problem. The cleaner discs are like $10 or less.

  3. That’s not a bad idea.

    I did starting thinking about this more last night and from this sleeve is discs I did make an inordinate amount of coasters. So, there is a good chance that there were some *almost* bad discs in there. I’m also going to call it hardware related, so I can justify replacing this box with a new one. Hey, it’s 5 years old!

  4. I’ve figured out that it isn’t iTunes. I had the same problem with a disc I burned using MusicMatch. That means I’ve got a few bad in this sleeve, or my PC is really acting dodgier than I initially thought.

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