Are you unable to play MP4 music files in iTunes? Most probably your MP4 stored on your iPod device is corrupted and so you are not able to open or play songs from iTunes library. If you are attempting to solve this issue then you will get a solution in this article. Losing iPod songs is frustrating as these songs may be your year’s collection. However, if you have proper back of the data then you do not have to face any problem, you can get back your files in relatively less time and less effort is needed but if you don’t have back up then you have to use a repair program to repair your MP4 files from iPod devices.
Some situation you may face while accessing iTunes library MP4 songs:
Let us consider a scenario, where you have connected iPod to your system in order to add more audio files to the existing list. While attempting to drag the songs in the iPod, you may get a message to restart your system. You have done as the message has stated and then connected your iPod you receive this error message “iTunes has detected an iPod that appears to be corrupted. You may need to restore this iPod before it can be used with iTunes. You may also try disconnecting and reconnecting the iPod”. This type of error message occurs only when file system of iPod devices is corrupted, or you have used iPod in different machine. After fixing this issue when you tried to play or open those MP4 files in iTunes, you were getting wierd errors that indicates that the MP4 file is corrupted. It may be due to file system corruption or due to improper recovery using any third party utilities.
Using MP4 repair tool you can fix MP4 file not playing in iTunes issue. It also uses unique feature to fix unreadable MP4 files on Mac OS X 10.5.8, Leopard, Snow Leopard Lion. Apart from repairing MP4 music file, you can also repair and restore MP4 MOV movie files with utmost ease. You can also employ this application repair MP4 files from various models of iPod devices like iPod Nano, iPod classic, iPod shuffle, iPod Touch. This tool has automatic repair process feature that helps to scan and fix corrupted MP4 files on Mac. Various camcorder brands are also supported by this program like Samsung, Canon, Kodak, Nikon, Casio, Panasonic, Fujifilm etc.
Follow the steps given below to fix MP4 files that are not playing in iTunes:
Step1:On welcome screen you will find an option "Open" to trace location of your corrupted MP4 file. After this, click on "Repair" button in to execute the process.
Figure 1 : Home Screen
Step 2: After that application will start its repairing process and you can also see the progress of in a separate window.
Figure 2 : Progress of Repairing Process
Step 3: Once the repair process gets completed click on "Preview repaired file" option. Once you click the option, you will be able to view your recovered file.
Figure 3 : Final step - Preview screen shot