iTunes 6 not playing some shared songs

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Lord Sandwich, Oct 24, 2005.

  1. Lord Sandwich macrumors regular

    Apr 29, 2005
    I have a problem with iTunes 6 not being able to play certain songs when shared over the network--they just get stuck at 0:00 (not paused, but not playing either) and show an exclamation point when I switch to another track.

    Most of the problem files appear to be non-iTMS AAC files, but they play fine when imported directly into either computer and also work fine on my iPod.

    Has anyone had a similar experience?
  2. Lord Sandwich thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 29, 2005
    I checked the file headers and I think I've got the problem pinned down to iTunes not playing nice with Nero/FAAC AAC files. Does anyone have a workaround that doesn't involve recompression? :(

    Edit: Download mp4creator from and run "mp4creator -aac-profile=4 -optimize yourfile.m4a". This'll rewrap the file and should correct any flaky M4A's.

    Thanks Lord Sandwich, you were a great help! :D

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