My new work Powerbook and I need to go to therapy to resolve the conflict that we're having:
it thinks it should skip playing MP3s in iTunes, I think it should just play them like my personal Powerbook
This is a really odd problem to troubleshoot, especially given the feedback other people having the same problem have provided. The only difference between work and home happens to be the OS version -- home is still Panther 10.3.9 and work is Tiger 10.4.3 -- but other people running Panther are having the same issue.
It's not a processor speed issue, because CPUs slower than 1.67 are having the issue. Many people report AACs are ok and MP3s are skipping, and one person observed this issue with a DVD as well.
A real nut-scratcher of a problem.