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Old 11-29-2012, 03:28 PM
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Someone please help... some tracks will not play

I have worked very hard to make playlists Now i find out that some tracks will not play on my ipod, my itunes yes, but not my ipod, why???
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:38 PM
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The ability of iTunes to playback media is not a direct indication of iPod compatibility. For example, iTunes can playback 720p and 1080p video files yet your iPod classic can't play those at all. iTunes has a lot more resources at its disposal, this includes the more powerful processor in your computer and the decoders that are part of QuickTime. Either way, a file playing in iTunes does not mean that it will play on your iPod.

There are a few possibilities:
1. The file is corrupt and therefore it won't work with your iPod. iTunes can normally playback corrupt audio files without issues but iPods always have issues with them.

2. You experienced a bad sync. Remove the songs and add them again.

3. Your iPod's hard drive has some bad sectors and/or you are experiencing a firmware issue. Restoring the iPod (which erases absolutely everything on it) will help with the firmware issue.



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Some of the files that won't play used to be able to play on my ipod but no anymore. I have rectified that by putting the file on CD and the putting on from the disc to itunes to my ipod. its working now. But this only happens to music files i downloaded from the internet. It seems everytime i plug my ipod into my computer something happens to some of those files (which i downloaded from the internet) either the tags get altered or they become corrupted where they can not play on my ipod.
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As I previously suggested, try restoring your iPod and then syncing everything back over. It sounds like your iPod might be corrupted. Restoring it would help resolve if you have any software issues on the iPod itself. Encountering the same issue after restoring points to a hardware problem (probably a bad hard drive). It's impossible to know this (and eventually fix the problem) without you first restoring your iPod.



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