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The Archies

Photo diaries from travels around our humble globe are still being posted; the unemployment diary has been downsized as i am now employed! I hope to post stuff to keep you distracted from your respective employment.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Does Your iTunes have Static, Fuzz, or Hiss Sound for You?

Does Your iTunes have Static, Fuzz, or Hiss Sound for You?

Mine did. I got new speakers for my Birthday yesterday - imagine my disapointment when there was still a terrible hissing sound from all the music and podcasts. I thought I'd need to replace my soundcard or something. But then i noticed that sounds on websites weren't making the same sound.

The proof came when i played the same MP3's in WinAmp and iTunes, and the former sounded crystal clear.

Well, bless the web. I had to dig quite deep, so i'm posting this blog in hopes that others Googling this issue will find this and get a straightforward answer!

Go to START / CONTROL PANEL. In there you will find a Quicktime Icon. Click it, and go to the AUDIO tab, as pictured above. Check that SOUND OUT frame - pump your rate up, max that out (Mine was set at 32 kHz). You might want to change to 24 bit too, if your soundcard supports it.

And that's it! I must have searched every setting in iTunes, only to find it was way over in control panel....


  • At 1:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Oh my god! Thank you so much! I've had this problem for I don't know how many months and it FINALLY stopped making the static!!!

  • At 9:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    dude... you are the man.. except there is still a hint of static in mine.. it made it a lot better.


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