Apple Lossless Track in iTunes does not sync to phone

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by ashkaul, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. ashkaul macrumors newbie

    Nov 6, 2011
    I had some music in flac format which I converted to Apple Lossless (m4a) using dBpoweramp on a windows PC. I then copied it to my iTunes music library. The track plays on my PC in itunes, however, when I sync either my iPhone 4 or iPad 2 to the iTunes library the m4a track does not get synced to either of the devices and I get a message saying "the track did not get copied because this iPhone / iPad can not play it."

    Both devices are updated to iOS 5. Another relevant piece of info is that this is a single track but it is pretty long - about35 mins (750 mb). It's actually the rip of the entire side of a Vinyl record and is unsplit into separate tracks.

    Would be grateful for any advice.
  2. ashkaul thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 6, 2011
    Solution: ALAC not syncing to iphone

    Issue resolved - The problem was the sampling rate. The flac file was at 96000. iPhone cannot handle more than 44100. Downsampled the track and now it syncs fine.

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