Currently Being ModeratedFeb 26, 2012 4:20 PM (in response to needles)
Same problem for me. It happened only to my CD-ripped files that were matched by iTunes, which I then deleted locally so I could download the 256kBps. Out of a few thousand of those there are at least dozens that were downloaded chopped off. The fix is easy: re-delete the local file and re-download it from iTunes. However the difficulty is to detect what these files are before you come across them listening to your music. I would love an automated way to detect these chopped-off files so I could re-download all of them. It is very annoying to be listening to your music and then having a song end in the middle! Apple, please listen and help, I am sure plenty of other folks have this issue.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 27, 2012 2:16 AM (in response to cedricSF)
Best solution here is to:
1. Make secure backup of library and tune iTunes Match off;
2. Delete local Songs (not iCloud version);
3. Use Advanced preferences to allow iTunes to Organise files and ensure local copy;
4. Import the Songs from the secure backup;
5. Sign out of iTunes Store, restart computer from cold;
6. Sign in to iTunes Store, start iTunes Match and allow 3-step process to run to completion.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 27, 2012 8:46 AM (in response to mracole)
Are you sure this works? My problem is precisely that I have local files already downloaded from iCloud (as a replacement to my lower bitrate files) that are chopped off. So if I re-import the library after backing it up I am simply going to re-import the same chopped-off files. However this procedure may resolve another problem I have: iTunes match failed to match a large number of songs which it should match. Can you please clarify which problem this process actually resolves? It's going to take a very long time to go through this with my library of over 8,000 songs so I want to be sure. Thanks for the help.