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MP3 files start skipping/popping after few minutes of playback

So my Sony CDX-MP40 head unit has worked great for about 2 years, but all of a sudden i am having playback problems with MP3 files on it. If I burn a regular old standard audio CD, it will work great. But if I burn a CD full of MP3s the song start skipping, as if the disc were scratched, after a few minutes of playback. The problems happens every single time. I have tried: 1) Using different brand CDs 2) Buring different files to the CD 3) Buring the CDs at different speed on my PC 4) Burning them on different computers I am very frustrated by this. I would love to copy 6 or albums to one CD and just let it play through. Does anyone have any thoughts or suggestions? Thanks.

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Re: MP3 files start skipping/popping after few minutes of...

Sony say in the manual that if you record high bit-rate mp3's the sound may be intermittent. I feel this is due to the decoder having to move ALOT of bits around to play, try some makeing a disk with mixed rate mp3's on. e.g.) some 64Kbps, some 128, some 192, and some as high as you can get and see if there is any differ Luck

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