Author Topic: Losing my Music (to Auto-Truncation)  (Read 2864 times)

redwing

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Then scanning with MB won't touch your files at all.
Check the modification date of a file with Windows Explorer (right click> Properties) and try scanning the file with MB.
And then check if it changes the modification date of the file.

redwing

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You might want to check the modification date of all your corrupt files. That might give you a clue about what caused the corruption.

Music Noumon

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Some strange things are happening when I check the properties of the individual music folders.
Both songs I uploaded "sexy" and "patriarch" have 4 previous versions from
restore points but I never made any restore points or backups.

3/23/19, 3/8/19, 2/23/19 and 2/3/19 are the dates.

This seems consistent with the scans I did because I do a lot of them.

Checking for modifications of individual songs won't help because I modify the artwork
and other properties of songs a lot.
Perhaps the modifications are causing the problem because that requires access of the data?


redwing

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Auto-creation of restore point is up to your Windows settings. So can you access the four versions and are they all fine?

People edit tags and save files all the time, but it won't cause such a corruption. I can assure you no one has ever reported such an issue with MB.

I think you should investigate the issue yourself. Choose a non-corrupt file. Then do with it what you're normally doing and find out what specific action causes the corruption.

Music Noumon

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I can access all four versions but they all have the corruption.
This corruption happened a while ago apparently.

Don't abandon me and abdicate responsibility for what MB is doing.
I'm telling you the scans are corrupting the files.
I modified the songs for years with iTunes without any problems.
I'm not using any other software for music other than iTunes and MB.

How am I supposed to investigate this myself?

redwing

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Actually if you google "iTunes truncating songs", you will find lots of posts.

Something like this: https://www.kirkville.com/whats-going-on-with-truncated-itunes-downloads/

Also there are reports some versions of iTunes corrupts songs.

Music Noumon

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It might be a bug in iTunes that gets "activated" by the MB scan?
I never noticed this problem with iTunes alone.

Steven

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It might be a bug in iTunes that gets "activated" by the MB scan?
I never noticed this problem with iTunes alone.
Scanning a file in MusicBee does not alter a file in any way as redwing has already stated.
In likelyhood your files were already corrupted, and editing tags on corrupted files can make it worse, especially for mp3 files - where the behaviour between different players can differ with how the corruption is handled. Infact something like this recently on the bass forum
http://www.un4seen.com/forum/?PHPSESSID=9bba8o269uuqfq1obb00nnk5d7&topic=18486.msg129666#msg129666

I am not interested in responding further to this as I think you have been sufficiently answered already.

redwing

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Based on the corruption pattern of your uploads, it probably happened when you're downloading them from iTunes Match that my previous link discusses.
You might want to find out what other files are corrupt in your collection and contact Apple for re-downloading them.

MB's wavebar (right click on the player bar> panel layout> wavebar) can help you when you're looking for songs with a long tail at the end like your "Patriach" track:


Music Noumon

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Thank you so much redwing for sticking with me.
The wavebar will help me identify songs
This will help.

I'm glad to hear it's not MusicBee.
I was worried the problem would be progressive if it was.
So you're confident I won't lose any more music?
I hope not.

I'll keep you informed a few weeks from now if other songs suddenly get corrupted.
Because that would not be explainable by the iTunes downloads.
I hope this doesn't continue.    I love MusicBee.
I'm very happy with this software otherwise.

Thank you for all your efforts to help me resolve this.

Music Noumon

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I checked a lot of songs with the MB wavebar.
Less than 1% are affected.
I was worried all my music would "disappear".
But it doesn't seem that bad.

Once again, thank you for your efforts.


redwing

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So you're confident I won't lose any more music?
I hope not.

I'll keep you informed a few weeks from now if other songs suddenly get corrupted.
Because that would not be explainable by the iTunes downloads.

Again, it seems you have been discovering your already corrupted music files while using MB.
So make sure they were not already corrupted when you report such an issue.