This is a most bizarre problem. Ive ripped successfully over 1000 songs from various cds to my MS MediaPlayer 11 library.
Ive also transferred many of these to both a USB flash player as well as a Sandisk Sanza Fuze. All play perfectly. Except the one that im writing about below.
I was listening to a favorite track the other day in my MP3 player and found track #9, the last track on one of the CDs skips at about the half way point, and at several points thereafter ( I say 'skips', but it could also be described as static.. its random noise interspersed throughout the track). I figured maybe a problem with the transfer from the library to the player.. To check, I played it from my MP library on my pc.. I found it skipped there too. I deleted the track and reripped. Same problem. I then tested the track itself by simply playing the track from the CD in MediaPlayer. Same problem.. At that point I figured my CD was damaged, and I bought another copy of the same CD from Amazon.com.. Imagine my surprise when I loaded that new one up, and the skipping was there again , in roughly the same place!
Then I figured I should try playing it on my home entertainment center cd player, and there, finally, it played perfectly. The conclusion youd be tempted to draw is that the pc CD player which is a cd/dvd rw player is defective.. However, no other cds skip, and as I said, over 1000 tracks were recently loaded up and ripped to my Media Player library!
I thought perhaps this one cut had copy protection issues, but I thought that only reared its head when ripping or copying, not playing, and this problem occurs at the playing level.
At this point, Im out of ideas. Naturally, its my favorite track! If you review all the issues above, youll probably get to the point Im at, indicating a Logical Impossibility, and yet I assure you its most real.
Have any of you heard anything like this? Any ideas that havent already been tried or havent already been explained away?