Currently Being ModeratedMay 29, 2009 7:37 AM (in response to bowlerboy)Thanks for that bowlerboy - I'm sure many here will be grateful for this information, and I've bookmarked both the link and this thread.iMac G5 17" 1.5Gb RAM, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
Currently Being ModeratedMay 29, 2009 9:11 AM (in response to bowlerboy)Thanks for the contribution. Not an issue I have encountered using an older version of itunes. I tried the application you suggested and the beta2 release currently crashes on my PPC with Tiger 10.4.11 (I reported it to the developer), so luckily I don't really need it.
Shareware MP3Trimmer has been out for a number of years and has a scan and repair feature. I can't think of any files I have had that have actually needed repairing so I don't know if this issue is something specific to a different set of files or if MP3 Trimmer is doing a different kind of check. Anyway, it's worth noting for PPC+Tiger users who may be encountering the issue with newer iTunes.G4 Quicksilver dual 800 MHz 2x120 GBHDs 1.5GBRAM dual-boot 10.4.11 9.2.2, 2 G3 beiges, IIci
Currently Being ModeratedMay 31, 2009 12:33 PM (in response to Limnos)I am happy to report that I used MP3 Scan+Repair to examine my iTunes 8.1.1 library of about 3,000 songs, and that, running under Leopard, Mac OS 10.5.7, the utility functioned flawlessly. The design is very clean, very easy to use, and very fast.
Essentially, from your Finder, you drag and drop folders containing mp3 files into MP3 Scan+Repair's window, and it immediately begins to scan those files for errors and garbage in the metadata. You filter out the files needing repair from the entire batch provided for analysis, and you then click on the Repair icon. MP3 Scan+Repair then transparently copies the damaged mp3 files and displays a set of cleaned-up files in its operational window, while sending the damaged source files to the trash.
I was astonished to discover that about 90% of my mp3 files had some kind of metadata irregularity in them which begged to be repaired. About 1% actually had no ID3 tag assigned to them at all, a situation which I later rectified in iTunes, after MP3 Scan+Repair pointed them out to me.
This being my first exposure to the software, when I ran MP3 Scan+Repair, I kept the number of tracks down to small gulps of under 200 files cumulative in each set of folders I dragged and dropped into its operational window. MP3 Scan+Repair only took a few seconds to scan them and deliver a column-based report on their status. After I completed the initial scan of my mp3 files in this piecemeal method, I then dragged-and-dropped the iTunes music folder containing ALL of mp3 files to see if MP3 Scan+Repair could handle a much larger gulp of files. No problem! It took longer to process, of course, but the application handled the larger task without choking.
About the only interface design improvement I would suggest to the developer would be addition of an audible signal to signify when the repair of damaged files is completed. The utility is already capable of reporting a sound, as demonstrated by the fact that it rings a bell sound the moment it completes the scan of all the files you drag into its window.
However, there is no similar sound to signal the user when the repairs are completed on a set of damaged files. I got around this design oversight by opening the Trash folder and monitoring the incrementing of damaged mp3 files being sent there after MP3 Scan+Repair was done with them. When the addition of mp3 files into the Trash ceased, I knew that MP3 Scan+Repair had finished its clean-up job, so it was time to provide MP3 Scan+Repair with a new batch of mp3 files to scan and repair.
The inclusion of an audible signal to tell me when MP3 Scan+Repair completes its repair work would be a worthy improvement to this fine utility. And, since the program is Open Source software, any programmer with the skills to effect such an implementation has an opportunity, in accordance with the terms of the GNU license, to plunge right in and make such a thing happen. If the original developer is no longer available to blend that particular feature into his creation, let's hope someone else will.
In the meantime, I recommend iTunes user to run your mp3 files through this digital washing machine: you might be as surprised as I was to learn that your music files weren't as cleanly meta-tagged as you had believed.
bowlerboy_jmbPowerMac G4; iMac G5; MacBook Pro., Mac OS X (10.5.7), Running Leopard, Tiger, Panther. LAN. Cloned LaCie FireWire drives as backups.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 23, 2009 9:09 AM (in response to bowlerboy)In closing out this thread, I visited the MP3 Validator for Mac OS X web site, and it looks like developer Christian Zuckschwerdt has released version 1.0 of his MP3 Scan+Repair application, which is an ID3 tag evaluator for the Mac. Get it at:
http://triq.net/mac/mp3-validator-mac-os-xPowerMac G4; iMac G5; MacBook Pro., Mac OS X (10.5.7), Running Leopard, Tiger, Panther. LAN. Cloned LaCie FireWire drives as backups.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 30, 2012 8:37 AM (in response to bowlerboy)
This thread is DOA
Suggested fix is out of date and unusable for 10.7.3 OS
Currently Being ModeratedJan 16, 2013 7:08 AM (in response to bowlerboy)
Any other solutions for people with similar issues or "Gapless Playback" problems from corruptions and are now running 10.7 or 10.8?
Currently Being ModeratedMar 3, 2013 9:36 AM (in response to bowlerboy)
I spent hours buggering about trying to work out why I couldn't import. Searcing the web only found lots of "me too" - cant undertsand why people have to publish that they have the same problem without giving answers, must be a genetic fault - anyway, I suspected an ID tag problem so made sure I had valid information in them. Then I found your post!
Currently Being ModeratedJul 3, 2013 2:23 PM (in response to lyonacre)
Works fine in 10.68 and 11.04 ITUNES SYSTEM
A series of mp3 files with itunes detected by end 11.04 a 1'30 "for all files.
treatment in MP3 validator, two passages, the files are repaired.
FONCTIONNE très bien dans le SYSTÈME 10.68 et ITUNES 11.04
Une série de fichiers mp3 avec une fin détéctée par itunes 11.04 a 1'30" pour tous les fichiers.
traitement dans MP3 validator,,, deux passages, les fichiers sont réparés.