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iPod nano won't play mp3s
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Mar 25, 2007, 07:13 PM
I've got iTunes 7 and just bought an iPod nano 2gb. The iPod's firmware was updated the first time I plugged it in.

Upon syncing it up, the iPod would play aiff files but not mp3s. I tried encoding the same album in different configuations (eg as aiff, mp3 in different resolutions) but when brought over to the iPod, again, with mp3's I would get the album art and track title, but the iPod won't start to play the song. It just stays stuck on 0:00 even though the "play" icon is there.

Any suggestions?
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Mar 26, 2007, 07:31 AM
What software did you encode the MP3s with?

Also, have you tried restoring the iPod to see if that fixes the problem?
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Mar 26, 2007, 05:58 PM
Do the song titles end with the .mp3 extension? they may not play if they don't.
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