i was wondering if anyone could help me. I bought 2 new cd's to put onto my ipod and when i put the cds in my laptop it crackles and when it went on my laptop again it was fuzzy but when i play it in my car or in a dvd player it works fine. any idea how to solve this?
I have a very similar problem I just bought to CDs that sound fuzzy on my computer (Windows XP), like a very badly tuned radio. So i thought, maybe its the program (Media Go), and checked the Windows Media Player, with the same sound. So i thought, maybe its the speakers or the drive, so i tried some other CDs (much worse looking, scratches and everything) - they sounded fine. So i thought, then maybe its theese CDs, and I played them in my regular CD-player, and - they sounded fine. Its also old CDs, i bought them second hand (but they dont have a scrach or anything!), one is from 1992, so it can't really be a new protection or something.
I found a lot of threads with the same problem, but this is the only place that seems to have some answers, but unfortunately so far they haven't helped me.
bmathews, the first method you explain i have trouble with, simply because you seem to have a newer system than me, and i can't follow your path. Also my system is in german so its a bit harder to figure out wich buttons you want me to press, but that would be easier if i knew where to begin. When i click start, i cannot type anything. So i go to the "control panel" (?) and enter "Sounds and Audio".
Ok, before i do it all backwards, do you have screenshot or something?
Number two i figured out (SRS WOW effects), but it didnt help, unfortunately.
Here is one last thing, and maybe its stupid, but the CDs look different, i think, than the others. The normal CDs (at least the few i just checked) look sort of plain (silver side, obviosly), while theese have a dark ring on the outside, then a lighter ring, and then the rest is even lighter.
I don't know if that helps.