iPod song problem - only 27 seconds will play

Discussion in 'iPod' started by DougJrS, Jun 30, 2005.

  1. DougJrS macrumors regular

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    In preperation for my trip to the Keys I downloaded Margaritaville by Jimmy Buffet. When I try and play it on the iPod only the first 27 seconds will play then, iPod starts the next song. If I "scroll" past 27 seconds the rest of the song will play.

    I have delted the song from iPod (via the sync only check song options) and upgraded the iPod software, and the iTunes software. Last night I used the restore factor defaults option in the iPod updater and then reloaded all the music. Still the same thing.

    Anyone ever have a simmular problem? I have apple care for the iPod and my G5. Should I take this to the Apple store? Could the song from iTMS be "bad", anf if so can I get a new download somehow?


    Thanks,
    Doug
     
  2. jared_kipe macrumors 68030

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    I assume the song plays well from inside itunes? This is a new one. Does it do it to any other songs?
     
  3. DougJrS thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yep, plays just fine in iTunes. Yes, it is a new download from iTMS.

    This is the only song that I have had this problem with.

    Doug
     
  4. solvs macrumors 603

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    E-mail Apple support. They may let you re-download it.
     
  5. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Maybe your iPod is just really smart to not want to play that song. :p :D :rolleyes:
     
  6. Mord macrumors G4

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    this has happened to me but not with an itms song, i just downloaded it from a different source.
     
  7. MacRumorSkeptic macrumors regular

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    Maybe the songs STOP time got set to 27 seconds some how. Get info and check the options on it.
     
  8. tek macrumors regular

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    This happened to me (but it would just skip in itunes). I solved it by cmd+clicking the song and telling it to re-encode.
     
  9. DougJrS thread starter macrumors regular

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    Support Was a Good Idea

    Thanks everyone for your help. I was not able to fix the problem, but support did issue a credit.

    Thanks,
    Doug
     
  10. Dagless macrumors Core

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    maybe you've accidentally selected all songs and put a 28 second end time on them?
     

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