10 Replies Latest reply: Feb 15, 2007 7:24 PM by rboyce
Zoso jade Level 1 Level 1
My itunes has started skipping to the next track after about a minute into each song if I just leave it playing. It's a bit irritating as I can't listen to a whole song unless it's a)less than two minutes long, b)keep doing something within itunes. Does anyone else have the same problem and is it to do with my settings?

Windows XP Pro
  • Zoso jade Level 1 Level 1
    What on Earth would I need to do to get some support for itunes here?
  • AlPal Level 1 Level 1
    Hi, I can't help you but my iPod mini started doing the same thing about 3 months ago periodically, although mine would just shuffle through a bunch and then decide to play some songs. The only way I could temporarily correct it, was to hook it back up to my computer and update the iPod.
  • Zoso jade Level 1 Level 1
    Thanks, Christine... only thing is my ipod is only doing this when connected to itunes, i.e. when I listen to songs on my ipod through my laptop. Very frustrating!
  • KLWARE Level 1 Level 1
    I am having a similar problem. After my wife's dell computer recently tanked (heat sink), I decided to buy her a new Imac. I was able to rescue her drive from the dell which contained all her itunes music. I then transfered the files to the Imac Itunes folder and authorized the computer. So far, so good, I thought. However, when I tried to play the music the songs only play for 8-10 secs then skip to the next songs. I havde updated software for Itunes and Quicktimne, and do not have any third party software. Some of the free songs that Itunes dumps on your drive play their all the way through, as well as podcasts but anything that has been ripped or has been purchased skips. Does anyone know what to do?

    Thanks, in advance.

  • Michael Barrett2 Level 1 Level 1
    I'm having same problem after backing up old iPod to Dell then putting music into iTunes 7.02. songs playback fine on iPod but not in iTunes???

  • Zoso jade Level 1 Level 1
    Exactly what is the point of this "support" board?
  • polydorus Level 6 Level 6
    This is not an Apple support board, it is a user forum in which users provide mutual help if they can.

    I have had the iPod skipping tracks problem, which in my case was due to my iPod losing authorisation for some unknown reason. It was fixed by synchronising the iPod which restored authorisation.

    I don’t know the answer to tracks ending prematurely, you could try searching the boards – the search box is on the upper right of your screen.
  • polydorus Level 6 Level 6
    Zoso jade, I had a quick search of the forum and found one or two people with the stopping in the middle problem but no solution.

    If all tracks finish a few seconds early, looking at the cross fade setting in Edit>Prefernces>playback may help, but this doesn’t sound like that.

    An experiment you might try is to open Quicktime and play one of the tracks that ends early, does it do the same thing there?
  • rboyce Level 1 Level 1
    I suspect QuickTime. I had an older Mac mini and upgraded to one with an Intel chip. I backed up my music files to an external drive and later copied them to the new mini. All copied\imported music files skip while playing every ~4-6 seconds. Purchased songs from iTunes play for a few seconds then skip to next song then it plays for a few seconds then skips to the next etc.

    -If I copy the same files to my Windows XP system with iTunes no issues.
    -If I share the music Library of the Window-iTunes system and play thru new mini iTunes no issue
    -If I share the library of the Mini and play on Windows-iTune, same problem
    -If I re-import the songs from CD on the new mini no issues
    -Tried converting files to AAC, no luck
    -I created new account on mac and imported music same issue
    -Re-installed iTunes didn't fix
    -issue with purchased songs from iTunes as well as own imports
    -System resources have more then enough free capacity
    -Paying same song in QuickTime(7.1.3) crashes the app if a purchased song imports still skip
  • rboyce Level 1 Level 1
    I resolved this issue but I had to rebuild my Mini, copy files over, DO not Update with patches, once files were copied update with lateset patches. I was able to repo the issue and any files present prior to system patches worked any copied post upgrade from backup all skipped.