Become a member of the iLounge Forums. Register Now!
To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.
If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the Forum FAQ and Forum Policy.

Topic: Songs not copied because they cannot be played on an iPod

Reply Thread Tools Topic Search
 
Old 10-28-2003, 09:58 PM
#1
 
Freshman Lounger
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: WDM - IA, USA
Posts: 9
Songs not copied because they cannot be played on an iPod

I attempted to search the forums regarding this issue, but needless to say, the vBulletin forums are less than intuitive. Frankly, I think they're the worst search subroutines I've seen in a message system, ever. But, that's a separate issue, anyway...

I have two songs that won't copy over to my iPod stating:

Quote:
Some of the songs in the iTunes music library, including the song <song name>, were not copied to the iPod, <ipod name> because they cannot be played on an iPod.
One of these songs are a protected AAC file I purchased from the Apple music store. The other song is a compliation from a 'dance mix' CD purchased years ago. I haven't been able to get either of these songs transfered to my iPod, using iTunes for Windows.

If anyone can provide any assistance, I would appreciate it.
TheWraith is offline  
Reply With Quote

Join the iLounge Community and the ad above will disappear.

Old 10-28-2003, 10:18 PM
#2
 
Freshman Lounger
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: WDM - IA, USA
Posts: 9

Update:

After about 5-6 redocks...and re-syncs, the one Protected AAC file copied over without any further issues. I didn't do anything different. I didn't do anything special. It just self-resolved.

I noticed the 2nd file was an MPEG-1, Layer 2 format. I converted it to AAC and it then copied over without further problem.

My last remaining mystery, is that my iTunes states I have 5 songs more than my iPod says I have on it. It's set to automatically sync. Any thoughts on the best way to determine why the counts are exactly mirrored? Some of the songs might have really long names, does the iPod have any limitations in that regard? I haven't received any other notification other than the two songs I mentioned before not copying. However, my song count between iTunes and the iPod aren't equal.

I'm not entirely sure how to determine why.
TheWraith is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2003, 10:30 PM
#3
 
Freshman Lounger
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: WDM - IA, USA
Posts: 9

Update:

The 5 song disparity was caused by multiple conditions:
1. Duplicate songs.
2. Converted songs.

I had a few songs I must have imported more than once. These were easily found by searching for "(1)", etc. since iTunes names them in that fashion. Removed all duplicates. I was still a few songs off, which I determined to be the cause of having converted some songs to AAC format. This process doesn't actually convert the original file, it copies the original file, leaving you with two files of the same name...different format. I deleted all original files that I converted to AAC (from MPEG), and now my lists are completely synced up.
TheWraith is offline  
Reply With Quote

Topic: Songs not copied because they cannot be played on an iPod

Reply Thread Tools Topic Search

Become a member of the iLounge Forums. Register Now!
To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.
If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the Forum FAQ and Forum Policy.
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





View iLounge History. Read our old Forums Archive (2001-2003)
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:11 PM.


Shop for Accessories: Cases, speakers, chargers, etc.