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Dodgy track playback

I have been able to load tracks onto my Sony A3000 Walkman and listen to them, but I am finding that the tracks are speeding up for a milisecond to a second at a time and then returning to normal speed, and persisting in doing it throughout the songs. I think it is only doing it on the tracks that have been ripped onto my PC in .wma format from CDs, it doesn't seem to do it on songs I have downloaded in mp3 format from the internet. I am currently in the process of re-ripping all my CDs using the Connect software rather than Windows Media Player to rip the tracks, but it is very time consuming, and if someone thinks this is NOT my problem I'd like to know now so I can still return the player, as I only bought it 2-3 weeks ago.

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Re-rip in Windows Media Player, but convert to mp3 instead of wma - will solve your problem

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