Sound skipping on some MP3 files

Greetings to all.

I recently updated my MIXXX system to a newer laptop. I am running the Mac version of Mixxx 2.4.4 on a mid 2012 MacBook Pro using Catalina 10.15.7. I mangled a work around for the lack of XML support in the new Apple Music app, but a handful of MP3 files will drop the sound for a couple of seconds, then play again for a couple of seconds, and then drop again. This is all while still playing the MP3 on either one of the decks in AutoDJ. I checked the file in other players and they set to be fine.

Does anyone have any suggestions concerning this?