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Using iTunes match, my collection seems peppered with songs that cut out before their full length.

An example: A song would be 5 minutes long, the song timer would show it as being 5 minutes long, but after 3 minutes, the song just cuts out and there's nothing playing for the remaining 2 minutes.

Has anyone else encountered this? Better yet resolved it?

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first thing to ask, have you checked your internet connection? – Graeme Hutchison Jan 5 '12 at 7:29
Yes - it's fine; these were re-downloaded and no interruptions were reported. Also I would expect itunes to tell me if a download was interrupted. – Matt Jan 5 '12 at 7:32
and are you listening to these on a Mac or iDevice? – Graeme Hutchison Jan 5 '12 at 7:34
Both -- iPhone and iTunes (on Win7) – Matt Jan 5 '12 at 7:35
and the issue is on both? or just one? – Graeme Hutchison Jan 5 '12 at 7:38

Maybe the file is corrupt, try another file. If the file is corrupt delete it and download it again.

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Use the “Get Info” screen and go to the “Options” tab. See if you have accidentally added a Stop Time (the box will be checked and/or the text field will say 3:00).

Just something to check!

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