So since a recent update, music files (I usually use mp3 but have tested flac and aiff) won't play at all - pretty much the same result in iTunes, Groove, and anything else that comes to hand. In iTunes (I use that the most) the track sticks at 0.00, the player freezes, and eventually I have to go to task manager and shut it down. In Groove, it just freezes, spinning wheel, again, I have to go task manager etc. I also tried flac with another player, same deal.
No other music or sound functionality seems to be affected, I can watch (and listen to) movies etc fine, I can update my iPod, put music on my phone, no problem. It's just that audio playback seems to crash whatever player is being used.
Any ideas? And please understand, I am a tech dummy, use simple, childish language!