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Audio (Music) CD playback Stuttering

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http://forums.opensuse.org – Using 11.3 x86_64, when I play music off of any audio CD, there is a 'hiccup' or 'stutter' in the audio every few seconds while playback continues. This stutter sounds like the sound is just dropping out, or the playback is pausing, very briefly. This problem happens every time using Amarok, KsCD, Kaffeine. Files in various formats playback smoothly from an external hard drive. On Amarok I know I choose the Xine backend. The CD's and the optical drive are not damaged in any way. The CD's have no marks and play correctly on other CD players and using the same drive via (Distributions)