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Hypothetically Speaking...

Suppose one wanted to move their MP3 of Koda Kumi's "Anytime" onto their iPod.  So, they drag it over to iTunes, but nothing happens.  They even select File->Add File To Library.., but Anytime just won't get imported.  But the song plays just fine in Windows Media Player.

Augh!  That someone would be pretty frustrated.

That someone would then probably open Anytime in Mp3tag and notice that the Codec wasn't MPEG 1 or 2 Layer III.  They'd wonder why iTunes is so picky.

Then they'd open Anytime in Audacity (with the LAME MP3 Codec) and transcode it to another file.  They'd have to trim it in a little bit to remove some popping, and they'd have to manually move the cover art from the old MP3 to the new one.

But then, they'd be able to get Anytime onto their iPod.

Hypothetically speaking.

And this is here for anybody who Googles for iTunes and "won't import" "can't import", MP3 file.
Tags: music


 pastilla on Apr 17th 2008 at 4:24 AM
And this is here for anybody who Googles for iTunes and "won't import" "can't import", MP3 file. Thank you!

 davidd on Apr 17th 2008 at 4:51 AM
Gah! Reminds me of my attempts to add audio tracks to movies created from PowerPoint slide shows a few weeks back. Apple programs can be particular when it comes to audio files. Of course, that's because Apple is built for quality, which Apple users expect, as compared to PC users, who are content with the lowest of low-grade, highly compressed, distorted audio files. If crappy (© Trippy, All Rights Reserved) digital music is your thing, however, iTunes (the Mac version, at least) has the capacity to convert midi files into WAV or mp3 or other high-end formats!

 tpederson on Apr 17th 2008 at 4:20 PM
Welcome to the RIAA blacklist my friend.

 dblume on Apr 17th 2008 at 4:34 PM
I've got iTunes receipts for 1/5th of what's on my iPod, and old purchased CDs for the other 4/5ths, Buddy. But yeah, I'm tempted to friends-only this post simply because the RIAA (in their unbiased wisdom) would infer that I'm advocating stealing music. Honestly, I'm not. This is merely a solution for a technical problem with iTunes.

 tpederson on Apr 17th 2008 at 5:59 PM
I'm just ribbing you. But then again who knows what the RIAA will do

 dblume on Apr 17th 2008 at 6:10 PM
Oh, I know. But seriously: Do you think the RIAA isn't trolling the web for pages with words like MP3, codec, iTunes, and RIAA? I had to post a serious reply.