Weird sound in middle of song purchased from iTunes

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  1. wordmunger macrumors 603

    wordmunger

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    I bought a Mozart piano concerto from iTunes a long time ago, and lately I've noticed something weird every time I play it. At first I thought some program running in the background was just alerting me to something (like an iCal event or some sort of error), but now I've figured out the sound is actually embedded in the audio file itself.

    I think I've successfully put the sound into a quicktime file to remove DRM so you can hear it.

    Sample sound.

    It's just a 9-second clip and the sound is right in the middle.

    Any one ever have this happen before? It's very strange!

    [and let me know if you can play the movie]
     
  2. Mernak macrumors 6502

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    It is still DRMed, try burning it to a cd, then reimporting it, then shortening it to 9 seconds.
     

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  3. pianoman macrumors 68000

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    i suggest e-mailing Apple. every time i've had a problem with a downloaded song, they've re-authorized the download for free.
     
  4. wordmunger thread starter macrumors 603

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    Okay, I think I've fixed the file so you can listen to it.

    I've never had any sort of problem with a download so this is a first to me. I still think it's quite strange... the song is perfect otherwise.
     
  5. gloss macrumors 601

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    Whoa. That's freaky.

    It almost blends, though.

    Out of curiousity, have you crossreferenced with the original recording to check?
     
  6. Nermal Moderator

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    That's an interesting sound, but it doesn't appear to be the usual "click", "pop" or "buzz" that you'd get from a damaged download. I encourage other people to listen to it, it's not what you expect!
     
  7. bartelby macrumors Core

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    That is odd.

    Like a lightweight orchestral stab.

    At least it's short... and in key.:)
     
  8. wordmunger thread starter macrumors 603

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    Okay, here's the update. I sent an email to iTunes and got a totally bizarre response.

    Here's my email:

    Here's the first reply:

    Here's my response to her:

    And here's the most recent reply

    So, basically, they're either totally blowing me off, or completely misunderstanding the problem. Not that I especially care about the sound, or the 99 cents, but I think they should be a little more concerned about the quality of their offerings than this.
     

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