Burned Audio CDs Skipping
Posted on 2003-11-06
The computers at my workplace are running Windows 2000. As the computer I work with is not mine, I am extremely limited in what I can do with it, and aside from running the major work application I only play audio CDs (which I burn at home with Nero) using Windows CD Player.
The problem is, some of my audio CDs are skipping. Any particular CD seems skips at the same particular places (one CD skips a great deal in the last few tracks), but I cannot duplicate the skipping in any other CD player, including identical CD drives in other identical machines at my workplace. When the CD skips, the Windows CD Player basically just freezes for a second or two before resuming.
Is there any application I can use on my home computer to at least determine if and where a CD will skip? Also, is there anything I might be able to do to the workplace computer to make the CDs stop skipping? I was thinking that enabling digital playback for the CD drive in the Multimedia control panel might do the trick, but of course I am wary about changing such settings lest I adversely affect the computer. Media Player 6.4 is also installed on the computers, but seems unable to play the CDA tracks.
(Yes, I am aware that there may be dust in the drive, and that the CD media I am using may not be the best for this particular application.)