Song Plays In ITunes / But File Does Not Show In Finder
Jun 16, 2012
My 26,000+ song iTunes Library lives on an external LaCie drive. All the songs play fine in iTunes (and I can hear the drive spin up when I go to play them). However, for a few thousand of the songs, the song's file is not in the physical location where iTunes shows it to be.An example is below these are two song file locations from the 'Master Tune Library.xml' exported from iTunes.Both of these files show in iTunes, and they both play just fine from iTunes (no exclamation mark next to the song names). Yet only the first file (one ending in 1219.mp3)is at that location.The one ending in 1249.mp3 does not show in that location, either via Finder, or via Terminal.
From Terminal I get no results from "find /Volumes/LaCie500 -name espace_20101103_1249.mp3"¬ (without the dbl quotes) But if I run the same command for the 1219 file, it does find it in the expected location.Really stumped as from where iTunes is playing 1249.mp3. [code] iTunes Media folder location is /Volumes/LaCie500/myTunes Both options underneath for "organize" and "copy files when adding to Library" are checked.
i bought a song on itunes the other day and i realized that only the beginning half of the song will play and then it will stop for the other half and no sound will be coming out but it will still be playiny. how do i get a refund or how can i redownload the song on itunes?
I have a Mac Pro 5,1, 16 GB, 2T Startup Drive & three other drives for additional storage and Time Machine.¬†
My finder & Dashboard quits and re-starts every time iTunes plays a new song.¬† The screen goes completely gray & blank under whatever I may have open.¬† It lasts only momentarily, but is quite annoying.¬† As part of the troubleshooting, I ran Disk Utility.¬† Checked permissions which were OK.¬† Checked verify disk & got result that the disk is corrupt & should be repaired.¬† When I tried to start my computer from the Recovery disk (using the Option key), it would not start (going instead to a gray patterened screen).¬† I tried this several times & one time it did go to the screen showing the Recovery disk and my startup disk.¬† But when I selected the Recovery disk, it went to the gray patterned screen again.¬† I then connected my Mac Pro to my MacBook Pro & booted the Mac Pro to Target Disk mode.¬† When I ran Disk Utility Repair Disk on the Mac Pro's startup disk, the result showed no problem with the disk.¬† I'm not sure where to go from here, so I can use some help.
I have reinstalled my system (via Lion's system restore), reinstalled iTunes, including reseting the library and reimporting media. Same thing. Everything I hit play, or another songs plays at the end of another, the dock & finder relaunches. Everything else is flawless. I have another OS on another drive, for music, which shares the library and it's fine. 10.7.4 OS's & 10.6.3 iTunes.
Info: Mac Pro 2.66Ghz 8-core Nehalem. 20gb/2tb/2tb/2tb/2tb, Mac OS X (10.6.8), Did have Logic Node Macs G5 Dual 2.7Ghz, Dual 1.8, now servers
I am experiencing difficulties downloading a song from the iTunes Marketplace on my MacBook Pro.†I recently purchased a new album by Of Monsters and Men and track 4 of the Album 'Slow And Stead' refuses to complete. I keep receiving an error: "There was a problem downloading 'Slow and Stead / My Head Is An Animal / Of Monsters and Men' The file seems to be corrupted. To redownload the file, choose 'Check for Available Downloads' from the Store menu." On the download page of iTunes it reads: zero kb of 10.2 MB - stopped (err = -100000).
I have attempted to download this file numerous times and nothing has worked. Here is what I have done so far:†I have contacted iTunes support to report the problem. It has not been several days and no response.I have gone to the Disk Utility and did the Repair Disk Permissions option.I went to UsersUserMusiciTunesiTunes MusicDownloads and deleted and files that were located in this location. Anytime I did a deletion or repair I have restarted my computer.†I have run out of options on what I need to do next.
Today I went into my Itunes on my Macbook Air using OSX 10.9.5...Normally I play my songs on my Ipad but thought I would use my Macbook instead. The majoirty of my songs have an "i" besides the song and when I click to play it, I get the following message. "The song ‚Äú*******‚ÄĚ could not be used because the original file could not be found. Would you like to locate it"? I then have the option to locate or cancel. The songs are still playable on my Ipad.
I am wondering if anyone has an update on when finder will show a thumbnail for the raw files from the Canon 5d mark III? I've done all the updates possible and nothing has changed, I can't do a quick preview either, it just shows the extension image, not the actual image taken. (The symbol for crw).
When selecting a song to play from iTunes library, I continually get an error message indicating the original file could not be found. Then asks, would you like to locate it?I'm not even able to play the songs I purchased due to this error message.
Info: iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8), iTunes Error Message
I'm using a 15" Macbook/retina, OS X 10.9.4, ITunes 11.3.1 (2).¬† ITunes shows the album art. But if I go to the files themselves, finder shows some with art some without.¬† Why?¬† I currently have one file that shows no art in icon or list view.¬† In column and cover flow, it shows art in the info pane but not the highlighted file.¬† I can move the file out of ITunes and the art shows up everywhere but icon view.¬† Other files, show the art in all the right places.¬†
Info: MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Mavericks (10.9.4)
When I transfer music from finder to itunes I click and drag the folder (artist) from finder onto the itunes window, but the album and artist don't show up in itunes.¬† If I search itunes for individual songs I find them in "unknown album".¬† Why doesn't the album and artist transfer and go into itunes?
I have song compilation albums in itunes. I prefer to seach by Artist, not album. Compilation albums often assign a different artist for each song. I don't like this, as I end up with thousands of artists, each with only one song! Here's an example:
I copy "Classical Chillout" compilation album to itunes. 30 songs show up, each with their own (new) artist name, song name, and all within the album "Classical Chillout.
Instead of having:
SONG Adagio for Strings
ARTIST Samuel Barber
ALBUM Classical Chillout
I want to batch rename all songs so that the Album name becomes the Artist and each "Artist" name is inserted into the "Song" name
I know you can use iTunes dj to "play song next" or whatever but I don't like iTunes DJ for the fact that you don't have 100% control over what songs are playing if you want to pinpoint certain songs, etc..
Is there any way that I can line up a song to play after the current song without interrupting the current song and immediately playing the song I want next?
I purchased a song on itunes but only half the song downloaded. When I go to quick links and select purchase, I see the song as purchased but it wont download. It is behaving like a song you would listen to on itunes. It has the arrow with blue back round still. What can I do to get my song completely downloaded.
This is SO frustrating.¬† I bring in my new iMac for the techs to move my iTunes over, I bring it home and have not been able to listen to one song.¬† I double click on it and it says "Cannot find file, locate?"¬† I say yes, it brings me to the album artwork. I am not at all comfortable yet with the iMac environment so need step by step instructions!¬†
I cannot play a song on itunes by double clicking the song. I can only play a song by fast forwarding or fast backing from the original song played to the next song I want to play. I can then hit play and the song will play. what is my problem other than general ineptitude?
After upgrading my iMac to OSX 10.10 suddenly thousands of the songs in my itunes playlists have an exclamation point in front of them and they get skipped during playback. I can play them by simply double-clicking on the song, this will clear the exclamation mark and start playback. I can also clear the mark by selecting the song and choosing "Get Info"‚ÄĒas soon as the info window opens the mark disappears. Once the mark is gone the song then behaves normally and plays in the playlist.¬†
It has nothing to do with deleted files. No files have been deleted. Itunes never asks me to locate files. The files are inside my itunes folder as they always were.
I have not synced with any devices. I have never synced itunes.
I doubt it has anything to do with itunes Match because I've never used Match or subscribed to it.¬†
It appears that the only way to fix this is to doubleclick on every song that has an exclamation mark. That would take hours to do.¬†
A few days ago upgraded my macbook pro to OSX 10.10 and it has exactly the same problem.
I have a decent size music library(40+gig) on my late MB and i find that iTunes is slow to load when I open it and sometimes when im clicking around songs there is a half second pause before the song is highlighted and then starts to play. Since the program is pulling the info off the HD im thinking that if i got a higher capacity 7200 rpm drive that this would help (currently my stock 150gig only has 50gigs left) with this stutter or would upgrading to 4gig ram?
...now I don't have the same functionality with iTunes. Basically, I can't use iTunes at all anymore as the interface for my music and videos. Once the external drive is mounted, I can navigate through it and play individual songs, but I can't use iTunes to do that. All my previous Playlists show up down the left side of iTunes, but there isn't any music in them.
I downloaded 2 songs yesterday, made a Playlist out of them, and because the path in the Advanced tab of the iTunes Preferences is correct, it automatically added the songs to the external hard drive. I synced my iPod and it was completely erased except for the 2 new songs. Is there a way to use iTunes to navigate my music like I used to when I stored the information on the internal hard drive but keep the information on the external drive? I have a Mac running Snow Leopard and the latest version of iTunes.