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?

  • 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.


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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