itunes library will not play in ie8 windows 7

February 10, 2011 at 08:07:24
Specs: Windows 7
My itunes library was transferred from Windows xp service pack 3 ie 8 to Windows 7 ie8. All my tunes are listed but will not play. I keep getting the message to switch off compatability. It is switched off. I had put them on memory stick but I connect to computer it comes up all encoded. HELP.....................

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#1
February 10, 2011 at 08:43:56
How transferred?

Is this music you've bought from Itunes, with licence or ripped from elsewhere (so should play anywhere)?

Will something like vlc media player play the files on win7?

Is it Itunes that's giving you the switch off compatibilty message? (you haven't got Itunes set to run in compatibilty mode? I know you said its switched off, but there are a number of 'compatibility modes' nowadays - just checking.


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#2
February 10, 2011 at 09:04:00
Thanks for your prompt reply.
When I changed my PC all my programmes were transferred over by the person I bought it from and he is not able to help me. It was a new one, my old PC was a small Laptop, this is a Desktop, don't know if that makes a difference. None bought from itunes, all ripped from elsewhere, cd.s etc.
It is itunes that says to switch off compatability. It played fine on my old computer and I have downloaded to an ipod. Hope I am making some sense, I am not too technical in these matters.

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#3
February 10, 2011 at 09:37:51
Might be worth just uninstalling and reinstalling itunes (then you've got a fresh, should definitely be working copy of itunes that will re-catalogue all your music)

To check if compatibility mode is set on your itunes, right click on the itunes icon, select properties then compatibility tab. If the run this program in compatibilty mode for box is checked, uncheck it, ok and try again.


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#4
February 10, 2011 at 09:41:08
Maybe I'm missing something but iTunes and IE8 are two separate programs that have nothing to do with each other.
Also, what do you mean they come up encoded? Have to tried playing them with a different player to see work?

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#5
February 10, 2011 at 09:50:06
Thanks for your reply.
Perhaps I am not explaining myself very well.
I will sit down and have a think about how to explain what I mean and post the problem at a later date.
Thanks again.

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#6
February 10, 2011 at 20:17:25
It is possible that in switching computers your iTunes were not reinstalled but moved over and an attempt was made to 'fix' it so it would run. But that was an XP install and not the same as a Windows 7 install. I would definitely uninstall iTunes and download a new copy and install it fresh. Your music files will not be effected so just go for it.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#7
February 11, 2011 at 04:08:08
Thanks for your reply.
Are you sure I will not lose my music if I uninstall it as I do not want my music on my ipod to disappear when i want to add more to it and I understand if I plug in my ipod to add more music my library has to be on PC or the music already on ipod will be be wiped off. Hope I am explaining this clearly.

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#8
February 11, 2011 at 07:26:55
The way I understand it, the music library is stored in the windows music folder (My Documents, My Music, etc). Look in this folder to make sure your music is there and that it all appears to be there, if it is, then you are fine. If you want additional protection you can make a copy of this folder and put it someplace with a different name on the folder (like 'music back ups') (an external hard drive or flash drive offers even more protection since it does not rely on the integrity of the same drive for your back up). Once verify that the music is stored in your normal windows music folder you know it will not be deleted along with the uninstall. If you tried using Windows Music player or Real Player, they will be able to also see all of this music in this folder.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#9
February 11, 2011 at 07:46:47
Thanks,

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