I talked with percible about this briefly tonight, but I'd like to get a few more opinions on the matter...
Since I'll be going to an iPod as my mp3er quite shortly. (*crosses fingers*), I've been using iTunes more and more and WinAmp less and less.
However, in the last few weeks, iTunes has been having trouble.
Music played in iTunes pops and crackles after about 30 to 45 seconds of play time.
It doesn't start out popping or crackling.
None of the tracks when cross checked with WinAmp pop or crackle intrinsically.
iTunes hasn't always done this to me.
I updated to the newest version of iTunes thinking that would help.
I've muddled about with the equalizer.
I tried Googling for a solution. No solutions readily presented themselves, though one person's theory is that this is the deliberate errors put on CD in an effort to prevent piracy.
However, my music is quite eclectic in source. Some of it is .wavs recorded on my old mp3er (no deliberate errors I could imagine there...), .wavs/.mp3s from others, downloaded music, music ripped through WinAmp, MusicMatch, and iTunes. They couldn't all be problematic in the same way, could they?
Anycase, if you've made it this far, let me know if you have any ideas...