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Files won't open in iTunes

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PickledRadish Calculating status...
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Jan 30, 2011 10:17 AM
When attempting to transfer some songs from my desktop computer to my laptop through my USB stick, I haven't been able to open the songs in iTunes even though they open on my other computer. At first, there was an error message saying that I didn't have enough privileges, which I was able to fix. However, now when I try to open the files, nothing happens and no message appears. I tried opening the same files with Quicktime, and they opened just fine. Any ideas as to what might be wrong?
MacBook Pro 13", Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • ed2345 Level 6 Level 6 (18,425 points)
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    Jan 30, 2011 2:01 PM (in response to PickledRadish)
    Are they MP3 files? If so, note that "MP3 plays in other players but not in iTunes" is the classic symptom of iTunes being strict/finicky/incompetent (pick your own interpretation) about slight variations in MP3 files.

    The problem is usually fixed quickly by treating the files with a 3rd party tag cleanup program. One for the Mac is MP3 Validator:
    http://triq.net/articles/mp3-validator-mac-os-x
    Windows 7, and 16GB Nano

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