iOS 5: Music won't play if down converted to 128 bit AAC

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by mtbdudex, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. mtbdudex macrumors 68000


    Aug 28, 2007
    SE Michigan
    Even thought I have a 32gb iPhone4, still have so much music/other I used the option "Convert higher bit rate songs to 128 bit AAC", and this worked fine under iOS 4.

    I really was not using the music on my iPhone that much, only when I travel on airplane/etc. Still Liked having all my music with me.

    Upon upgrading to iOS 5 a few weeks back, I needed to use it for a church after service social gathering this past Sunday, and the music would show but not play.

    iPhone4 screen shot

    My wife's iPhone4 did work, only difference being never clicked that box "convert..." on her phone, since she syncs much less music.

    un-checked that option on my iPhone, re-sync.
    Now everything works fine.
    Definitely an Apple bug.

    btw, same on my iPad2, so its across multiple devices running iOS5
  2. bushido Suspended


    Mar 26, 2008
    had the same happening to me when i updated my iPad2 to iOS5. most didnt have any album cover and wouldnt play until i deleted and resynched it all.
  3. adic91 macrumors newbie

    May 1, 2012
    If you convert songs , they will remain converted only on iDevice or in itunes too ?:confused:
  4. xraydoc macrumors demi-god


    Oct 9, 2005
    iTunes downsamples on the fly. Originals remain intact in your iTunes library.

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