iTunes not accepting some mp3 files

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by SkepticSon, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. SkepticSon macrumors newbie

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    I have several mp3 files that are not being accepted in iTunes, and consequently in my iPod Classic. It says that those type of files cannot be played on iTunes. However, I already had those files previously on my iPod, when I accidentally deleted them, and later uninstalled iTunes for a while if I'm not mistaken. Now when I try to put the files back, the problem appears.

    I thought the files might have got corrupted, but they play normally on RealPlayer, WMP and even on Quicktime.

    Now I know most people here are totally against piracy, so I should say the songs in question are not illegal. The album is "In Rainbows" from Radiohead, and I bought them from the official site, back when it was released and you could pay any price you wished. Also, it's not the whole album that shows this problem, only a few.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. 111matt111 macrumors newbie

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    yah

    this is happening to me to the mp3 files that i torrented except 3 will open in cog which is a light weight media player but won't open in itunes1
     
  3. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    They might be corrupted, can you download them again or restore them from an older backup?
     
  4. Trainwreck707 macrumors member

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    I have had a few mp3s that would not work in iTunes as well. I downloaded MP3 Scan+Repair and it fixed all of the files.

    MP3 Scan+Repair
     
  5. dropkickmurphys macrumors newbie

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    For PC, you can use MP3 Validator to get the same results. There also exists a feature that will automatically back up your files before repairing them.
     
  6. phillipjfry macrumors 6502a

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    sometimes, some mp3's that you...obtain...could contain a virus, these are more noticeable when itunes will not load the files. I can, and have been wrong in the past though. This is just something to think about.
     

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