Some music is unplayable

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  1. jpetticrew, Nov 2, 2011
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2011

    jpetticrew macrumors 6502a

    jpetticrew

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    #1
    Sometimes in the Music app, a few songs just become unplayable... If I tap it to play it, it either says it's playing but the scrubber doesn't move, or it kicks me back a screen and never even tries. Usually a reboot fixes it, but not always.

    I sync from iTunes, and I know that the file is there...

    --Edit--

    It seems random because most of the music plays.
     
  2. saving107 macrumors 603

    saving107

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    #2
    the tracks that don't play, what format are they encoded in? (.aac, .mp3, etc...)

    I had this issue back in 2007 with my original iPhone, back then my tracks were .mp3 and they had issues playing on my iPhone, so I converted all of my tracks to .aac and the issue went away.
     
  3. jpetticrew thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  4. GraphicsGeek macrumors 6502a

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    I had this exact problem. Unsync all of your media (music, books, videos) and resync. If that doesnt work. Backup your device then restore from the backup.
     
  5. jpetticrew thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So I figured it out. All of the stuff I had bought on my iPhone since I got my 4S was corrupted or something because it was only that music that wouldn't play. I unsynced everything and those songs were still there. So I deleted them all and resented. Everything is peachy now.
     

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