Is Apple/ iTunes goign to do something about this? It seems to occur on both my laptop and iPod Nano randomly, but once a song is affected the damage is done. This morning nearly every song from one artist cut off about 3/4 of the way through the song and skipped to the next. The issue seems to be happening more frequently.
We need a fix Apple, these songs cost alot of $$
I had the same problem but I think I found the solution. Some songs after buying them on itunes would stop playing part way. I fixed this by deleting the song from my itunes library. Once I had done this I went on to the 'purchases' section and I could now redownload the songs I had deleted. Now they play fine. Hope this helps.
Look in File, Summary. If you see that the file is called Protected AAC file. You have a problem. If you dont see " Itunes V184.108.40.206 or a similar version nor do you see Quicktime 7.0.3 or another version, you have a problem. Not sure how to get all songs "not protected" and attached to versions of Itunes and Quicktime though.
This is a problem that has been irking me for the past month or two, and that doesn't seem to have a proper solution anywhere on the web.
Whenever I add new files to my library, some of these new files only play until 2:37 and then skip to the end (the last second). The skipping point is sometimes 2:00 or 3:00, but mostly 2:37.
If I convert these files to AAC files, they are 2:37 minutes long. (or 2:00 and 3:00 if those are the skipping points)
Here is a screenshot to provide some context: http://s1.bild.me/bilder/030315/9893623Capture.JPG
This seems to be happening randomly and the song can actually play beyond 2:37 if I start playing at a point after 2:37.
The files itself are not corrupt, as I have been able to successfully play them beyond 2:27 with other players (VLC, Windows, etc)
There is nothing wrong with the start time and end time, and I also have tried re-installing iTunes, but the problem still remains.
I also tried re-adding the problematic files, but they rarely have ever succeeded.
The only times this succeeds is when I converted the corrupt files to M4A (or any other compatible format) through a 3rd party software, and re-added them again. Sometimes, even this doesn't work.
Does anyone have a solution, preferably someone on the Apple support staff, for this?
Dell Inspiron/Windows 7 Pro, This is not a problem with the OS