I have the same issue,
and would like to hear from Apple officials
if this is intended behavior or if they will bring
this functionality back in a later release?
A rare but maddening problem, probably limited to older MP3 files,
Mac/Windows MP3 files that do not play in iTunes but play in QuickTime
There is a problem with some mp3 files not playing in iTunes
because of the ID3 tag headers in the files. For Mac OS you
can fix these files by processing them with XLD (X Lossless Decoder),
a free download.
1. Select the Input MP3 files
2. Set the output format to MP3 Lame in the XLD preferences.
3. Unless you select a directory for output different from input,
the output file names will have a number added to the name.
The selected files are processed on my machine at about 30x or
about 2 minutes per hour of play time. I was unable to fix these
files using right click->Get Info in iTunes.
On my MacBook Pro , trying to run on of these problem MP3
files, locked up iTunes. Force Quit on iTunes was not enough
to get iTunes 10.1 to run again. I had to restart the machine.
I think this is the first time I have ever had to restart my
machine for a problem with an App. From my reading on the web,
I can see this problem has existed at least since iTunes 7.x
On Windows, you may be able to fix this problem using
No need to throw away those bad MP3 files!
There is a problem with some mp3 files not playing in iTunes because of the ID3 tag headers in the files. For Mac OS you can fix these files by processing them with XLD (X Lossless Decoder)
Just use this -> MP3 Validator for Mac OS X
Hey, a bit late, but since I don't see the correct answer here:
other people might find this useful too:
Select the songs you want to convert.
Control click (or Right-click) on your selection, and choose "convert ID3 tags" from the popup window
check ID3 version and choose v2.4 or whatever version you want
Ugh, I have the same problem with thousands of files. Best I can tell from web research is that it's a compliance issue from Apple's end (see http://www.id3.org/Compliance_Issues). It seems it's not at all realted to older mp3 files, as suggested above; however, it may be realted to the use of certain other players. For example, tagging in older versions of Winamp, or in my case, Mp3 Tag Tools v1.2 (which is otherwise excellent for mass editing, but limited to about 5 or 6 id3 fields).
@--A--C-- tired your solution.. it doesn't work