iPod skipping songs?! HELP!

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Mac'Mo, Mar 29, 2007.

  1. Mac'Mo macrumors 6502a


    Aug 29, 2006
    i have a querulous little problem. I have a song that played fine on my iTunes but when i try to play it on my iPod it just skips over it. WTF! TIA
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Quite querulous... What format of song is it? I had a few MP3 that did the same thing, so I converted them through the Advanced menu and now they're fine. Notably, I converted them to the same format and bitrate that they already were, as anything else would have seen a larger drop in quality. You can change these conversion settings in the iTunes Preferences, under Importing. Converting the song creates a new version, and this new version played properly for me. I then deleted the old version. :)
  3. Applespider macrumors G4


    Jan 20, 2004
    looking through rose-tinted spectacles...
    A purchased song? This seems to be happening a lot since the last update. My Nano started doing it too the other day.

    If it is a purchased song, try unchecking it in the iTunes playlist, syncing the iPod so that it's not on it any longer. Then log back out of and into your iTunes account, recheck the song and resync the iPod. If that' doesn't do it, then you might have to restore the iPod.
  4. EricNau Moderator emeritus


    Apr 27, 2005
    San Francisco, CA
    Had the same thing happen to a iPod mini. (And they weren't even purchased songs - just songs ripped from a CD). After trying a few things and restoring the iPod to no avail, I took it into the Geniuses at my Apple Store and got a new one.

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