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JimCo06

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Import Files "Previously determined to be Bad" [Solved]
« on: December 23, 2013, 06:04:02 pm »

Hi,

I am having a problem importing an album.  I am getting an error telling me that the files can't be imported because they were previously determine to be bad.  The problem is, they aren't bad.  I also have MC for Windows and it imported the files and plays them just fine (so does iTunes, Rythmbox and other Linux music players).  I have been doing extensive searching and I believe that the problem is that the files were incorrectly tagged as bad.

How can I clear the bad items list so I can try importing them again?  Based upon the number of times this topic has been brought up IMO this should be a menu item.

Thanks,
Jim

EDIT:  Thought about this some more and and realized that the file type is different than my other music files.  They are m4p files that I downloaded directly from iTunes. Could that be the reason the Linux version is tagging them as bad?
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Re: Import Files "Previously determined to be Bad"
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2013, 03:31:24 am »

M4P are songs purchased from the itunes store and therefore are protected (compared with M4A which are an "open" codec). These can only be played in itunes.
I have had MC19 for linux fail to import "good" m4a's but converting them to flacs allowed them to be imported.
I've also had cue files ignored, not always.
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Re: Import Files "Previously determined to be Bad"
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2013, 07:09:53 am »

They can be played in MC if Quicktime is installed, but QT is probably not available on Linux.
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JimCo06

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Re: Import Files "Previously determined to be Bad"
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2013, 11:00:17 am »

They can be played in MC if Quicktime is installed, but QT is probably not available on Linux.

Thanks,
That explains why MC for Windows can play them.  I don't know if QT is available for Linux or not, I suspect you are correct that it isn't, but I will check it out.  However, it seems to me that if other Linux music players can play the songs then MC should be able to do it.
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Re: Import Files "Previously determined to be Bad"
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2013, 12:27:37 pm »

I have had MC19 for linux fail to import "good" m4a's

AAC m4a's perhaps, but Apple Lossless m4a's import fine for me on Linux.
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Re: Import Files "Previously determined to be Bad"
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2013, 04:35:59 pm »

Problem Solved - sort of

The posts about different file formats got me thinking so I tried converting the files.  The only way I found that worked was to use iTunes to convert the files to Apple Lossless (ALAC).  Moved the new files into a different folder and imported the files without a problem.
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