Applications :: ITunes Not Responding When Importing Mp3s

May 27, 2010

I'm a new macbook pro i5 user (first mac). Got it last wednesday..I've gone by with figuring stuff out myself, and browsing for help articles etc. online

I have a Western Digital 500gb fw/usb external harddrive that I used with my pc laptop. It's formatted in NTFS, and filled up with my mp3's. I've tried to drag the whole folder over to itunes, it chokes up and shows the rainbow icon thing both on usb and on FW. Then I tried to choose like 10 folders and import, still chokes up but it did manage to import SOME of those folders. So you can see it'll be a big problem for me to import the whole thing if I have to live with this and do it manually.

Second thing is, the few GB's that it has imported, everytime I open itunes now, it tries to finish estimating pauses and whatever for those tracks, but keeps choking up and get unresponsive. So I have to hard-quit itunes, or quickly hit the X several times to make it stop figuring out the pauses etc.

Wondering what is up with this...brand ned MBP that otherwise runs well, newest itunes that otherwise runs well, no problem with the harddrive...You guys have a solution? Should I format the harddrive to another format, what?

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Mar 9, 2009

I don't have an iPod, but am considering getting one because I have exceeded the 20GB capacity of my current MP3 player. Although I do multitrack recording on my Mac Pro, I know very little about the iPod, and have following questions:

1. How would I make (if it's possible) MP3's from my CD's so that I can then load the MP3's on to the iPod. Is it possible to put a CD in my Mac, and make the MP3's via iTunes, or does one have to buy (and download) the MP3's from the iTunes store?

2. Is it possible to download MP3's from my PC (yes, I have both) on to the iPod, and if so, can I use the iPod with both my PC and my Mac?

3. I seem to recall reading that if one wants to delete an MP3 from either iTunes or an iPod, one has to connect and synchronize the iPod with the Mac that has the MP3 on it (in iTunes) and then delete the MP3, i.e., you can't delete the file from the iPod without deleting it from same computer from which it was downloaded through iTunes. Is this correct?

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How can this be done in iTunes if your songs are AAC?

Do I need to convert them to MP3s first? If yes, will this convert my downloaded files (.aac files form iTunes store ) to mp3s as well?

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Aug 24, 2010

I've searched I've found out that iTunes not playing some MP3s it's some king of ID3-TAG-or-sth-like-that issue, so I downloaded "MP3 Validator for Mac OS X"
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May 19, 2009

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Jul 29, 2010

my library has some issues in that it does not register all of my songs in itunes

I know this as when I copied my entire folder to my macbook (minus the library and .xml files) I have a few hundred more songs than I do on my desktop

However, since I did not have the .xml and library folder carry over, I lost all my playcounts, playlists, dates, etc that I like to have.

Is there any way I can reimport my entire library and only add the songs that are not "seen" by itunes at the moment? FWIW, I have thousands of song files and I do not want to manually search for which ones show up in my mb library but not my desktops

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Apr 13, 2009

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I have imported my DVD collection into my hard drive so I can have the entire TV series on my Mac without swapping DVDs all the time (I want to access them via Front Row). Currently the format is AVI and cannot be imported into iTunes. I can however open the movie in quicktime, save as a reference file, then import into iTunes. However, this would take me hours and hours with my video library. If I convert them to *.mov format, it would also take hours and hours. I know there's a program called videodrive that will import them all, but I'd like to buy it only as a last resort. Surely there must be a way to do it via Automator or something?

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When her flatmate imported them into iTunes on her PC, every track was duplicated.

Any ideas as to why this should happen and how to stop it?

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Jul 4, 2008

If I play the file via preview, or QT, they will play fine. Crossfade, soundcheck, sound enhancer are all off, the EQ is also off. I have also found that that bitrate displayed in the pre-import mp3 is 128... After import the bitrate is 172(VBR). If I convert them to aiff, the distortion is carried into the new file.

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Apr 29, 2012

I just purchased a new phone with a SD card (4GB) and copied some MP3 songs to it. The problem is that, after copying, the MP3s are in place but so are 4K files of the same name as the "real" MP3 files. I have to go into the phone and manually delete these small files. 

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I recently bought a new car (a UK Toyota Auris - might be relevent), which has a USB port built-in for playing music from a USB stick.

"Great", I thought. I'd recently just converted all of my CD albums on my business Mac Pro. "Happy days." However, when I tried to play any of this music, the car's player would either recognise the album, and song title, but not play the song, or, just not recognise the music at all! "No Track" was the most common response.

Sometimes an album would work! But mostly they didnt'! I took the USB stick, and the DVD backup of all my music, and put them both into my home Windows 7 PC.

I copied the relevent tracks from the backup onto the PC, tried them using iTunes (all worked OK), then copied them onto the USB stick (which I'd re-formatted as FAT32, the format specified by the car's player).

But still the music is not reconised. I tried ripping a couple of CD's again, this time on my home PC using iTunes. STILL nothing worked in the car. I even had the car's player tested, and this checked out OK! I then resorted to trying Media Player 12 to rip a few albums. And these worked! I tried a few more. Still working! 

Can anyone suggest to me why the iTunes ripped albums (either Mac or PC) refuse to be recognised by the car's player? And whether there might be a work-around, so that I could use the thousands of MP3s I've already made on my Mac without having to resort to re-ripping them all again on the PC? 

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Mar 2, 2009

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I do have a full backup of my previous system and I'm wondering what the best way to get all of my music back into iTunes is.
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Prior to making the backup, I did upgrade to/select iTunes Media Organization

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I've read most of the articles in Support but can't find an answer. I read this too [url]...

I'm running itunes 10.5.3 on my imac. I transferred my itunes music folder to an external drive because it was taking up too much space on my internal drive. Then I went into itunes preferences and changed the location of the folder to the external drive. But I can't access tons of my mp3s now. When I click on a song in my library that it can't access, I get that explanation mark, and a statement asking me if I would like to locate the file. I locate it, and then I can listen to it.

And after I find that missing file for itunes, a window pops up and asks "Would you like itunes to use the location of "-----" to find other missing files in your library"? I select 'yes'. But then itunes can't find the missing files, even if they're in the same exact folder as the last one I found! It seems to me like this function is broken? And I have like 2,000 missing files! I even re-imported my itunes music folder back into my library. But that didn't work and now I have a ton of duplicates.

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I have been importing my large music CD collection and midway through, I have noticed that the first track of EVERY disc has NOT been copied to my library. The remaining tracks (Track 2 and up) were imported fine. When each CD was importing, everything looked normal and I got a green checkmark next to the first track. What's even more bizarre is that now, I cannot recreate this problem because iTunes imports the first track of every CD as normal. What the heck?! I'm going to have to re-import the first track of every disc now... Did a Google search and got nothing. I'm running the latest, up-to-date iTunes (v9.2) and Mac OS X (v10.6.4).

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Older version of iTunes (pre v8) I could go to Advanced > Importing > Convert Selection to ___

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