|What do you mean distorted?|
I doubt this is a common issue. I'd consider a few things. One is to do a restore point to a time when it work.
Consider full backup with system state to some usb or network or extra drive then install a clean copy of xp and try this mp3. If that fails then either some oddity of the mp3 or you have a very odd virus or some hardware defect.
1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.