Currently Being ModeratedFeb 23, 2012 5:34 AM (in response to Webewitch)
Have you tried the answer provided early in this sequence? The suggestion is simply, post backup, to delete the local Songs from iTunes and re-import from the backup. By using the iTunes Import capability, iTunes corrects automatically for correct track lengths and gaps.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 23, 2012 11:14 AM (in response to mracole)
Seems like that may work but it shouldn't be necessary, Apple needs to fix iTunes so it uses the actual length of the file instead of some stored value that may be wrong.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 23, 2012 11:32 AM (in response to Mike Connelly)
Correct Mike. I paid money for a service that does not provide the functionality that it claims to.
Beyond the problem inside of iTunes, the main issue is that when I use match on any of my iOS devices I am getting songs chopped and some that completely stop in the middle.
I did back them all up on iTunes and then synced them via USB a long time ago and it did work. However, explain why I paid 25.00 for iTunes Match and still have to use iTunes to correctly sync my music.
SOLUTION: Dropped iTunes Match (lost 25 bucks in the process) and subscribed to Spotify. Now, I can sync all of the music I want with no hassle.
You have let me down on this one Apple.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 7, 2012 1:33 PM (in response to edwardfrommoseley)
Still nothing from Apple on this, huh? When it happened to me in October, tech support acted like I was crazy. It was happening before iMatch, and I thought iMatch would solve it, but still the same problem. I was hoping there was a solution other than deleting my collection and then reinstalling it from the windwos machine from which it came. That will be a pain.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 7, 2012 1:37 PM (in response to matthewfromconifer)
No response from Apple that there's even an issue. Gonna have to go for the refund and start my iTunes library from scratch.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 7, 2012 1:52 PM (in response to needles)
iTunes 10.6 and iOS 5.1 released today, both supposedly have Match improvements. But this bug still not fixed for me on the mac.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 12, 2012 5:01 PM (in response to needles)
I have a windows laptop running Windows 7 and Itunes 10. I started having this problem when I installed Itunes 10. I put all my music on an external hard drive. Then I uninstalled Itunes and reinstalled the older version and updated back to 10. Plugged my Ipod in and restored it to factory settings. Then I reimported all my music. Lastly, synced with the restored Ipod. No longer having problems with the songs cutting off.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 14, 2012 12:08 PM (in response to edwardfrommoseley)
Possible Fix. I have had the same issue - a song stops 10-30 seconds from the end. My solution has been to go to the music file, right click and copy it, and then, add the extension .m4a at the end of file name. So for example, if the file was dreamworld, I'd copy that, and rename it as dreamworld.m4a. I then click on the song to play it. This seems to work. I then have 2 versions of the song, so at this stage I usually delete the one that wasn't working (although I'm keeping the file when prompted). I have done this quite a bit, but thankfully not all of my songs are clipped. Hope this helps.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 14, 2012 1:58 PM (in response to toddhelm)
Thanks Tod. I'll try this. I've been importing (or copying Sound Forge) .wav files into Itunes. Should I give it the extension while in Sound Forge? Ummmm, I'll test it.
I also came up with what I call "endcap". A few seconds of silence cut off other songs in Sound Forge and pasted into a newly created song. I'm using a PC now and didn't want this problem to travel to the IMAC I've been saving up for. Happy recording and thanks again.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 19, 2012 10:21 AM (in response to edwardfrommoseley)
I am with everyone else on this issue. I sit at work all day with my ipod on shuffle. Every 10th song or so is stopping about 3/4 of the way through the song. I have over 3,000 songs on my ipod and to go through each one would be ridiculous, and I am NOT deleting and starting over. Apple needs to fix this IMHO. I have been writing the songs down that stop and going into Itunes on my home computer and they are also "stunted" on there as well. Basically i have been deleting the song and redownloading it. None of them have been itunes downloads to this point. I dont use the match thing, so in my case it has nothing to do with that?? This has become very annoying to me as I am very anal about my library and take the time to make sure all the covers match up to the correct albums and I also make sure I dont have duplicates. Hopefully Apple can fix this and just make it go away!! I have dropped a small fortune with them and they should be fixing this, not posters on message boards who are trying to help! (although the help is appreciated!)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 2, 2012 4:42 PM (in response to phillytrainride)
I'm having to put the song in the trash bin and then to the trash bin and moving it back into Itunes. This seems to fix the problem, but it definitly ***** having to go through all of my library to do it.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 7, 2012 6:26 AM (in response to edwardfrommoseley)
I do not know if this helps to every iPod. But it worked for me. iTunes is working fine, not chopping the songs, only my iPod Classic does. My PC is W7 64bit, iTunes 64bit. I had tried re-installing iTunes, reset the iPod from scratch. Nothing worked. Then I defragmented the iPod with the W7 built-in utility (with no iTunes running). It works. No chopped songs anymore!
Currently Being ModeratedApr 7, 2012 10:01 AM (in response to edwardfrommoseley)
I am having this issue- and been having it for the past month or so. It is driving me nuts. I can't figure out any rhyme or reason -it doesn't do it with every song or even the same song twice. I'm playing this directly from my iMac.
None of these soultions seem particularly easy and since I can't seem to make it duplicate it -I don't even know if what I've done actually works. I'm about to check the 4-minute idea.
ETA - Nope -just cut off "Rock you like a Hurricane" at 3:36
And it just played a 6 minute song all the way through
Currently Being ModeratedApr 7, 2012 10:07 AM (in response to Bazodee123)
It just cut off a song at 3:27 and I can't even drag the play bar past 3:27! It just skips to the next song.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 7, 2012 10:35 AM (in response to Bazodee123)
It *seems* to be okay with songs I've recently purchased (on this computer in the last 4-5 months). But songs that were imported from my back-up when the computer crashed (even if they were purchased 6 months ago or ripped from CD) seem to consistently get cut off.