ITunes For Mac :: Cannot Play Any Of Songs In Library?
Aug 25, 2014
why is my iTunes not playing any of my songs in my song library and when i click any song, it tells me the song could not be used because the original file found not be found and will also asked me if i would like to locate?
I have been trying to import music from an audio CD into my itunes library.All the files appear to be imported but all the timings are missing and when I try and play, the play symbal jumps about from one track to another and won't play any of them.This is about the third time I have tried to import it.he CD will play on an up to date CD player.
I transferred all my itunes library to an external hard drive.I had all my songs in itunes and then went to "preferences" and set itunes to look on my external hard drive for my itunes. Then I went to "library" and then "consolidate", and it moved all my library over to my external. I can verify that my songs are all there on my externalHowever, now, itunes won't play any songs of mine. I double click on the song in itunes and it just wont play. There's no error message, there's no exclamation point, it just won't play. Any idea what is goign on? Preferences still shows that my library is directing to the external
I've recently copied some cassette tapes onto the computer (using Audio Hijack Pro) as mp3 files. *None* of those longer than a minute and nineteen seconds will play past that point in iTunes on Lion. They show up as their proper length (and are *not* set to cut short in options), but playing them, they just skip to the next song at 1:19 as if they'd finished, no error or anything. If I drag the slider to a point past there, the counters stop at that point and it starts the next song when I release it. The files play perfectly well if I press the spacebar in Finder, or if I open them with Quicktime Player, or if I use my iPod Touch, or if I use iTunes in Windows XP, but not on the Mac. Every last one of them... and no others. Older tracks play perfectly, regardless of source or format.†
All software is the latest version available. (Within reasonable meanings of "latest" for XP, at least.)
I'll be going thru my list clicking a bunch of songs, say making a playlist for example, and often when I click on a song, it gets renamed (artist, song, album). 90% of the time, the song/album gets changed, but the artist stays the same. But sometimes it changes it to something new altogether. The kicker, though, is that the new song/artist/album is ALWAYS a duplicate of something I already have. This has happened without me clicking on songs as well. I just went to Show Duplicates and iTunes it appears iTunes has renamed about 200 of my songs. Often I don't even know what song I'm hearing, and if the lyrics aren't on google, I have to leave the song and artist as UNKNOWN. This problem has only started in the last few months.
I noticed this about a year ago. So, there are some songs that I cannot play in iTunes, on either my laptop or home computer. However, I can play them on my iPhone 3GS and my 3rd Generation iPod after being sync'd. A friend thought that it was perhaps these songs/albums were not "official" Apple iTunes downloads or not direct downloads from CDs. This is not correct, random songs from random mp3 sources including iTunes (Apple iTunes Store), and even complete albums (from CDs) are affected. Why is this? how can I correct this?
I'm still learning new things with my MBP. I have some mp3s placed on the desktop and I know there's a play arrow in the middle and I can play them. Well I stumbled upon a way to play the song without iTunes opening, but it had what looked like a real music player with play, FF, RW. I'm guessing I used some finger gesture to get it to do that, anybody know how I can recreate it? I tried searching, but can't figure it out. As I said, still learning all the cool tricks with the Mac! Anyways, to clarify, it did NOT open iTunes, but had an mp3 player. Also, it was not quicktime player. It was bigger than just a tiny rectangle with RW, Play, and FF. No software was opened, but there was still a big rectangular box that opened.
I am unable to play certain songs since itunes wants me to authorize the computer with an old email address I had when I first bought the songs. I don't remember that password and when I use my present Apple id and password it doesn't authorize the computer to play those songs. How do I get these songs authorized since there are a lot of them?
Downloaded an album from iTunes, and it plays all songs except one. Error message says that I need to authorize the computer. It is already authorized, but even when I re-key the user name and password I refuses to play that one song.
I'm having problems with songs I've loaded into iTunes not appearing in my library, even though they're on the hard drive, and properly filed in the iTunes folder.¬†
I ripped all of my Beatles CDs a couple years ago, and now that I'm looking at them again, certain tracks are missing when I search under album, title, or artist.¬†
Strangely enough, they ARE on the hard-drive, properly organized in the iTunes folder.¬†
Even more strangely, when I try to drag the file into iTunes again, it STILL won't appear, though it WILL play.¬† However, even when it plays, the library still does not show that the song exists.¬†Do I now have to somehow rebuild the library?¬† It seems like that's what's called for.¬†
this is starting to bug me, so hope you can help. Currently, I only have a 16GB iPhone, and so in order to get my music on there, I have to select the 'only import checked songs' and select them on my iTunes playlist.However, when I'm listening to music on my iMac, I cannot listen to an un-checked album, it just skips over to the next checked song. Is there something really simple I'm missing here? Is there an option to play all songs, regardless of whether they're checked or not? Or is there a better way to sync my music? This is doing my head in.
not sure if this question belongs in the applications section, but I have a problem/question with Itunes. I have all of my music on an external hard drive. How can I get Itunes to play the songs directly off of the external hard drive without copying every song onto my computer's hard drive?
I have done this:
1. File > Add to Library > Selected my external hard drive to add everything on it to my library
Result: At first it says 'Adding Files: Processing...' That process takes a few minutes considering I have a lot of songs. Then it says "There is not enough room to copy all of your songs onto the Mac OSX Hard Drive, but iTunes will copy as many songs as possible." or something along those lines. So then iTunes starts copying every single song from my external hard drive onto my computer's hard drive.
2. File > Import > Selected my external hard drive
Result: All of my songs are in hundreds of different folders for each album and artist they are in from when I imported those songs from my CDs. I cannot select my external hard drive as a whole, meaning I would have to go into each folder individually and manually (which would be ineffective and take hours) in order for the itunes library to have all of my songs.
Is there another way to do this without filling my computer's hard drive up with songs?!
I want to burn some songs for a friend with iTunes 10.6.1 that will work on her CD player. I am new to this, and the CD-R I made this morning will work on my Mac and Windows computer, but not the CD player. How do I troubleshoot this?
I am using iToons !0.6.1(7) on a MacBook Pro Running OSX 10.7.4.I cannot get my playlist to play the songs sequentially.All songs are checked, the suffle is off, and there is nothing in the info. For example, when I try to play the first song it just skips to the second. Sometimes it skips many tracks.The songs in my playlist were ripped from my CD.
Info: iPhone 4S, Mac OS X (10.7.3), iMessage, iPhone
I have a Macbook with about 5,000 songs on it, all of which are burned from actual hard copies of CDs that I own. Rather than re-burning each CD to my new Windows computer, I would like to see if there's a way to transfer all these songs from Mac to PC using an external hard drive.¬†
The real question is how can I format my external hard drive to be recognized on both a Macbook running Snow Leopard and a PC running Windows 7?
When I import songs from a CD, the songs are not appearing under Music in iTunes.
The track info is properly displayed for the mounted CD itself and the songs are correctly imported (green checkboxes appear, the MP3 files are placed in the correct folder under "Music/iTunes/iTunes Music", and the MP3 files are playable in Quicktime).
Details: iTunes 10.0.1 Import settings: MP3 encoder, high quality (160kbps), use error correction Mac OS X 10.6.4 MacBook Pro
My total Itunes library contains about 55 Gb according to Itunes. However when checking in the finder, my Itunes folder is about 74 Gb. is this normal? or did I not import everything properly? however, each song I randomly check is in my music folder as in Itunes. Where are those 19 gb's?
I have an iPhone and 8000 songs in mp3 files. I had the iPhone perfectly syncronized with iTunes in a Windows XP PC but i decided to buy both a new PC and a Macbook, so i saved ALL the 8000 song in several DVDs to backup them.
Unfortunately I had to re-syncronize my iPhone with the new computer (this time i used the mac with Leopard, iTunes 8).
First I copied the music (all the 8000 songs) to the HD on my Macbook. Then I opened iTunes and added the whole directory but ONLY 5000 SONGS WERE ADDED! I tried to manually drag the songs missing...but iTunes doesn't add them either.
I believed this was a problem with the Mac, so I sincronized my iPhone with the PC (Windows Vista, itunes 8.0) and when I tried to add the same songs (previously copied to the HD) ITUNES ADDED JUST 5000 SONGS AGAIN!
Then I tought that the problem were the mp3 files (bad burned) so i tried adding them to Windows Media Player and MusikCube, and all the 8000 songs were added without a problem!!
More than half of my music isn't showing up in iTunes- but the files are all still there in the iTunes music folder. Says my total library size is 14.41 GB but I have over 55 GB in my iTunes music folder
Downloaded an E.P. and all of the songs play fine except one which skips itself. The play count goes up and if I click later in the song it will play, but it doesn't play automatically, how do i fix this?
When I burn a data disk, my JVC auto stereo does not recognize all the songs.¬† For example, say I burn a data disk with 80 songs.Sometimes the JVC will recognize the entire 80, but other times it's 16, 44, 51, or any number of the 80.¬† Different playlist, different number. This is consistent...if it recognizes 18 songs on the first play, it stays at 18...that part isn't random.¬† What's random is the # of songs recognized.¬† I've tried different brands of CDs, and the JVC will recognize the same number of a particular playlist, regardless of brand.¬† All songs on these CDs play fine on my buddy's car player.¬†