Strange mp3 behavior on touch?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by iwannamac, Dec 12, 2008.

  1. iwannamac macrumors member

    Nov 15, 2007
    Has anyone ever had any strange behavior from certain mp3 files on their touch? One particular album I have, whenever I play these songs, sometimes they skip all randomly around the song, and sometimes they just quit playing altogether and skip to the next song in the playlist. It's never the same pattern, i.e. it happens at random points in the song.
  2. Moocher macrumors regular

    Mar 5, 2008
    NE Atlanta area
    My only suggestion is to re-rip the files. That presumes, of course that you have the CD. I have had this problem once in awhile and suspect it was because I was doing too much on the computer while it was ripping the songs. Also, go to iTunes prefs on your computer, import settings, and check the box for Use Error Correction.

  3. MACoconut macrumors regular

    Oct 9, 2008
    some of my mp3 music does that.

    try playing that certain song on itunes/other ipods; see whether it manages to play successfully.

    probably the mp3 file is corrupted or something has just gone wrong.

    if above does not work; try a restore :)
  4. iParis macrumors 68040


    Jul 29, 2008
    New Mexico
    Some people have been having problems with this, especially on the 32GB.
    I suggest checking if it's a song problem by seeing if the song plays on you computer.
    You can also check to see if it's specifically a problem with your iPod by using someone else's iPod touch.
    A restore may also solve it.
  5. iwannamac thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 15, 2007
    Yeah, I should mention that they play fine in Windows Media Player. Who knows. I'll re-rip.

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