I'm really just posting this in all forums I can think of...
Whenever I put in a commercial audio cd in, it mounts as "Audio CD". It s been a while since I've put an audio cd in, but I thought it gave the artist title. Also, iTunes is supposed to open...well instead of opening, it just bounces on my dock.
When iTunes IS open and an audio cd is put in, iTunes will freeze up with the spinning wheel of death. I cannot force quit iTunes until I have ejected the CD, and cannot eject the CD unless iTunes is closed.
I did recently reformat my hard drive and used my optical drive to reinstall the OS, but it worked perfectly during installation and prior.
It a very weird problem. The warranty on my Mac has expired.