Why would a clean digital recording develop "skips?"
I have made many digital recordings, mostly rips from studio cds. At first, and for some time after the initial recording, the tracks play beautifully. But after an uncertain period of time, there will be a "skip" during the song track somewhere, just like from playing an old vinyl LP. I didn't think that was possible. I originally tried burning to a higher quality cd (which I still do on occasion) but for the most part I'm ripping to an external hard drive to play from my computer.
Is this a software issue? Suggestions?