1477 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Oct 10, 2008 10:44 AM by mattheus823
iTunes is very fussy about ID3 tags and will not play files that other players can play. iTunes should work OK with ID3 v2.2 and v2.3 if you can tell which version your tags are.
AM I right in thinking that these files will play in some other players?
Abyway you could try fixing the MP3 tags, here are some possibilities, but I would experiment on a copy of a file.
Tag repair tool:
MP3 Tag Studio also claims repair capabilities & one user did manage to repair non playing files with it.
Remove iD3 tags
Foobar2000 has tag removal and add capabilities
I figured out the problem. when i moved the music over i changed all the .m4a extensions to .mp3 because i didnt think that .m4a would play on vlc or foobar. and when i changed them they worked on vlc so i thought it was fine.
however, i changed a few songs back to .m4a and all three: itunes, foobar, and vlc can play it. so i am just going to recopy the files and leave them as .m4a
thanks for the advice though