iTunes won't play anything at all?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Moria, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. Moria macrumors regular

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    Had this problem a few times before but a restart of the PC would fix it...

    When I go to play a song in iTunes (any song at all, and all the files are definitely there) it just won't play. The play/pause button will change to the pause symbol but nothing else will happen. The ticker-thing at the top which tells you what is playing will say that that song is on but the timer just stays at 0:00.

    Currently running Windows 7 and the latest version of iTunes but this happened before when I was on Vista too. Seems to happen every time I open iTunes now...
     
  2. ScootPatoot macrumors regular

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    This has happened to me and the only fix I have found is to re-tag all of your songs. I am in the middle of retagging them as we speak. Major PITA but at least it works now.
     
  3. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    You could also try re-building your library. Back up your old one, delete it, then drag your .mp3 files (and others) back into iTunes.
     
  4. ScootPatoot macrumors regular

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    Worth a shot...I tried when it happened to me and it didn't work. But that would be a much easier process then re-tagging all of your songs.
     
  5. Moria thread starter macrumors regular

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    9000 songs, no chance I'm retagging them all. Will try rebuilding the library and see if that helps... If not, looks like I'm changing music player.
     
  6. frankblundt macrumors 65816

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    The only times I've had that happen (and there have been a few), it was to do with the audio driver - i run audio out through the Griffin iMic and unplugging and replugging the iMic fixed it every time
     
  7. JediMeister macrumors 68040

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    Try this possible simple fix. If you aren't running QuickTime 7.6, update to it.
     
  8. Moria thread starter macrumors regular

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    Was running that version of Quicktime already...

    Think I've fixed it, was having a similar problem with VLC (although the video would play, just without audio).

    Downloaded a file called ac3filter which is an audio decoder and everything has worked perfectly since.
     

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