iTunes importing songs incorrectly with choppiness?

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  1. manchild

    manchild OT Supporter

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    I download all of my music from What.cd using Transmission

    This is weird but the last 2 or 3 albums I've downloaded have been skipping around every 30 or 45 seconds. I've been checking comments on the torrent pages and haven't seen anyone else report the same problems.

    I opened the file in VLC and there weren't any skips in the same places in iTunes. Just deleted the iTunes files and re-imported them and now there isn't a problem?

    Any ideas?
     
  2. manchild

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    Now the song is playing with the skips again? Even after re-adding it? The .mp3 file in my iTunes file has the skips when played in VLC but the original .mp3 file in my torrents folder doesn't...


    :wtf:
     
  3. gui3

    gui3 all the dude ever wanted was his rug back

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    a few skips in playback can be expected as the file communicates with RIAA's servers; might be that you're low on RAM.



    j/k, anyway, try re-encoding the file. right-click in itunes and do "create AAC version." maybe that will help you hunt down the problem.
     
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    if you are re-encoding from the itunes file (where the skipping is heard), wouldnt it re-encode the skip into the new format?

    no sarcasm. just a question.
     
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    what you can do is this.

    delete the song from itunes.

    re-encode the song OUTSIDE of itunes to your favorite format. reimport. see if its any different.
     
  6. gui3

    gui3 all the dude ever wanted was his rug back

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    if there's an actual skip in the music, then yea
    but if there's some error in the data that the mp3 codec is having trouble with, maybe re-encoding it would make it better. worth a shot, right?

    I do this with video files sometimes. sometimes a re-encode can fix problems. you can re-encode it to a lossless codec like FLAC or apple lossless.

    failing this I think you wanna try getting the same files from
    another source. if there are still skips maybe there's a problem with your iTunes install.
     

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