iTunes problem

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by nickcp, Sep 19, 2007.

  1. nickcp macrumors newbie

    Sep 19, 2007
    Hi there,

    So I'm trying to transfer these mp3s from a cd that are in English characters in My Computer, but when I transfer them to my iPod with iTunes, it makes them all a bunch of indistinguishable characters.

    Does anybody know how to correct this?

    Thanks a lot. :)

    Here's a snapshot I took to give you guys more of an idea. Ignore the Playlist characters as they're supposed to be like that (Greek letters.)

  2. RumMunkey macrumors 6502a


    Nov 3, 2006
    I have analyzed your screen cap and believe I have isolated the issue. I have circled what I believe to be the problem below:


    Here I have outlined what I believe to be the easiest fix:



    Seriously, it looks like a unicode problem. I see a lot of right-clicking and changing of artist & title tags in your future.
  3. Shorties macrumors 6502a

    Jul 22, 2007
    Southern California
    You sir win a cookie :D, while genuis completly unhelpful to this poor persons problem.
  4. Southern macrumors regular


    May 15, 2007
    London, UK
    Hehe nicely done.

    Sounds like a languages/fonts issue. Check fontbook and also see if greek is supported on the iPod otherwise you end up with garbage lettering. Only thing I can think of I'm afraid!

    EDIT: actually the post about changing to OSX might have some truth to it - WinXP is terrible at foreign language character support whereas OSX installs it all by default. Get your WinXP CD and go about installing further languages.
  5. macneos macrumors newbie

    Jul 20, 2007
    Well... Any fix for that ?

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