iTunes and skippy tracks

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  1. the_diva

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    has anyone experienced downloading something on to iTunes, then after everything seemed ok, in the middle of the song, it moves on to the next track?

    OMG! help gurus!

    =(
     
  2. elbert

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    When you say download, did you mean from ITMS or from an audio CD?

    In any case, just to let you know, the basic concept of ripping an audio CD is pretty much the same as recording from a vinyl record into a cassette tape (analogue). iTunes will 'play' the CD first in order to convert it. Therefore, if there are scratches on the CD, making it unreadable, iTunes will 'record' the skipping as well.

    HTH.
     
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    Usually track-skipping is the result of an unreadable MP3/AAC file downloaded into the iPod, which is most often caused by: (1) an unreadable/scratched CD source; or (2) a corrupt MP3/AAC file to begin with. Garbage in, garbage out.
     
  4. the_diva

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    it's not like that guys e.

    it seems like your normal ripping at first. and i am talking about brand new CDs here, fresh from the plastic wrap. i load it in then start the ripping process so that it is loaded into iTunes. everything seems normal UNTIL you start listening to the music. nothing seems wrong with the playing (and i import via AAC at 190 kbps). at one point of the song, however, it just stops playing and moves on to the next track! so i check out the track and see if it was ripped off only to that certain point, but lo and behold, it seems normal enough naman (say at track ends at 2 mins 05 secs, when i scan beyond that, it plays, pero if i play it normally, once it hits 2 mins 05 secs, it moves on to the next track!) so i think maybe it's a corrupted CD right. but it's not! i delete the ripped off music and re-rip it. sometimes i get lucky and find that it fixes the problem. sometimes naman, the same thing happens but at different spots naman in the music. so i'm thinking there must be something in the ripping process that f*^ks it up. and i haven't even downloaded this pa to the iPod ha! it all happens in iTunes! feeling ko tuloy may mumu sa iBook ko...

    help guys!

    =(
     
  5. jha

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    it happened to me several times.

    When i check the source (orig audio cd) ok nman sya then I just delete that particular song in my iTunes then re-rip again.

    and there were cases when I ripped it 3x before i finally get rid off of the skipping.
     
  6. PatrickGaerlan

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    Actually, it's an issue I have now with 3 particular songs I've downloaded from the iTunes Music Store. When I play a "defective" track, it will either skip (on iTunes) or move to the next song altogether (on the iPod), it always happens at the same point in the song. They re-authorized me to download the tracks but the newly downloaded copies still skip at the same points. They couldn't find anything wrong with the tracks on their side.
     
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    Ricci, there are a number of things that may be causing you these problems.

    1. make sure your iiBook is stable when you are ripping. That may be one case.

    2. Just checking, that wouldn't be a Sony/EMI CD, would it? Baka naman may DRM (Music Anti Copy Control) yan. Oddly, I am able to rip songs even if those CDs say you can't. Others can't or just end up with corrupt files.

    3. Mahilig ka ba sa peanut butter? This could be the reason you're getting 'skippy' tracks. :D
     
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    From the way you describe your problem, I would tend to agree with Elbert that you might have a copy-protected CD on your hands.

    Why don't you try ripping the music off the CD as MP3 files (not via iTunes, which will output AAC files) and see if the MP3s work fine with your iPod?
     
  9. the_diva

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    hay naku elbert, pasalamat ka cute ka, kung hindi, hindi ko palalagpasin ang reason number 3 mo! (also because im currently trying to lose weight, and am usually craving for peanut butter at night to snack on)

    most likely reason one ako -- usually plop my iBook on to my bed and just rip casually while moving and shifting weight in front of good movie. the weird thing is it also happens to those downloaded stuff i get from limewire and purchased music from real.com (kasi wala tayong iTunes music store! argh!), which is suppose to be skip free and guaranteed good quality. im betting it's got something to do with the new iTunes version, as i have never had this problem back till iTunes V. 4.3. oh well.

    does tiger come out with improved versions of everything? i hope so. :)

    thanks a bunch elbert! say hi to the wifey for me :)
    thanks too, bon!

    =)
     

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