Itunes says "Artwork Not Modifiable" and song won't play.

zad558

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Dec 1, 2009
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I looked in my library and saw that some of the artwork for my songs was gone. I tried to play them, but they wouldn't play. I've looked at other posts and I can't seem to find a way to fix this. All the songs are MP3 and none of them are read only.
 

oculus42

macrumors 6502
Dec 9, 2002
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Maine
This sounds like file corruption. The files are probably damaged, and can no longer play or read the artwork. If you have Time Machine, right click one of the songs and choose "Show in Finder", then locate an older version of the file in Time Machine and replace the current one.

Best of luck.
 
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zad558

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Dec 1, 2009
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I played the file in windows media player and it played fine, so I don't think it's file corruption.
 
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oculus42

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Dec 9, 2002
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Maine
I played the file in windows media player and it played fine, so I don't think it's file corruption.
Perhaps then a corrupted iTunes Catalog? I'm guessing at this point. Can you locate the song and play it in QuickTime Player?
 
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