The first time I transferred a large set of songs, it seemed to have no problems playing them all. When I went to add more, it cycled around without playing any of the new ones. I then deleted all the music from it, and transferred everything over again hoping that it just needed a refresher. Now it plays only a fraction of the songs it did before, despite having all of the music transferred through. I used Windows Media Player to sync the device. Anything I can do?
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The songs are in the wrong format - it does not recognize iTunes songs or DRM-encrypted songs which do not have "transfer rights" (many msuic services - especially free ones but also paid ones - give you WMA's that have "play rights" -i.e. you can play them on your computer; but if they do not have transfer rights, they will show up in your player, yet not play correctly/skip).
Transfer only songs that are in Mp3 Format and you will never have this problem.
I live close to a very large shopping area. I went to the Best Buy store, went to the "geek" counter and asked the young man on duty to look at my I Pod after telling him it appeared to be locked up. Within 1 minute he had it working correctly again. In some way unknown to me I had gone to settings and had told the i pod to play songs a number of times. He cancelled that setting and it worked like new. I remember telling you folks that iit appeared to be locked up and would only repeat the individual songs once over and over. He saw the trouble in seconds. I have extended my service contract but I wonder why. Thanks for your efforts to help me. William R. Andrews
Try converting the songs into a different format because the format that the song is in might not completely be played on the ipod. Right click on the song and click on convert to mp3. Then try transferring the mp3 format song onto the ipod and it should play right then.
if you've used wmp to rip and encode the cd to the wma file standard,
the ipod won't play them. the ipod doesn't support wma or ogg vorbis
(and doesn't support the pro part of mp3 pro) you need to encode your
files to either mp3 or aac (or leave them as wav files, though these
are very large) for the ipod to play them. this may be causing the mmjb
check out the software compendium on info on alternatives to rip, encode and transfer to the ipod.
That generally means that the song was purchased online. Music purchased on line will sometimes not be allowed to transfer to mp3 players. That's to keep you from buying a song, putting it on your player and then transferring it to another computer. Part of the anti-piracy deal.
If the songs that won't play were not purchased on line, then there may be deeper problems with your player and you may need to reformat the device.