Some songs won't allow seeking/fast forward

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by phoebus, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. phoebus macrumors newbie

    Dec 12, 2009
    I have an iPod Touch 2G (3.1.2, no jailbreak) and have songs and lectures in mp3 format on it. The songs will allow me to seek/scrub within then, fast forward, and all that, but the lectures won't.

    If I try to FF for more than a couple seconds, it goes to the next song. If I try to use the slider to go to the middle, it just starts at the beginning (or close to it) again. If I pause it after listening to half of the lecture, and then press play, it starts over again.

    I've reset the firmware and set the lectures to resume, but nothing helped. This doesn't seem like a problem with the iPod because the music will let me seek, etc., so is there some other setting on the lecture files which might cause this? Help!
  2. rivercontrol macrumors newbie

    Feb 11, 2010
    Got an answer

    Hey, I just registered here so I can post a response to you because I spent all day with this same problem. I had a series of audio books that wouldn't let me scrub past the first 3 minutes of any of the hour long files and when I tried to fast-forward it would just take me to the next file.

    Anyhow, I'm not sure why but if you are in iTunes and go to "Advanced/Create AAC Version" and convert them, then new files will play fine.

    Hope that helps you also.
  3. Theinternet macrumors newbie

    May 27, 2012
    I have an iPhone 4S and I am experiencing the same issue. I ripped some audio books from CD. Some tracks are over an hour long but the music player will only allow me to seek through roughly the first three minutes of the track. If I allow it to continue playing, the audio continues fine but the seek bar will be stuck at the three minute mark.

    Solutions I have tried:
    1. Using iTunes to mark all the tracks as audiobooks
    2. Turning on the "remember position" in iTunes for all the tracks

    I'm sure we are not alone in this. If anyone has any suggestions, please don't hesitate to answer!

    Thanks in advance!


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