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iTunes help!
I'm having trouble importing songs I downloaded from LimeWire into my iTunes.

I downloaded LimeWire and downloaded a couple of songs, none of which were able to play in the LimeWire preview thing for some reason, I don't know what's up there.

Anyways, I tried adding said songs to my iTunes library (again, still not able to listen to them because iTunes wouldn't even play them when I "launched download"), and they won't add!

Some songs I got from a friend imported into iTunes just fine, but not my LimeWire songs. Help plz?

Has Apple gotten incredibly smart all of a sudden that they now know when something's from LimeWire and won't allow it?

*Edit* To clarify I'm on a Mac. Thanks!

*edit* Fixed! I uninstalled it and installed it again and that seemed to work. Now I have another question, since they don't have Soulseek for Macs (that I know of) is there some other kind of obscure music downloading program out there that /will/ work for Macs?


Current Mood: aggravated aggravated

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curiodraco From: curiodraco Date: June 10th, 2008 05:46 am (UTC) (Link)
I'd be really careful about limewire music... might not be music at all :S In my experience, legitimate music in limewire can always be previewed while its downloading.
So it could be bogus files to flood and overwhelm the actual music files people can find.. or, something malicious.
Got a virus scanner?
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: June 10th, 2008 05:48 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm on a Mac, it should be fine, and I've downloaded 5 songs, all of which should have worked, and none of them did. so I dunno what's up! I've gotten the bogus music files when I had my PC but, this is nothing like this. They should at least preview in the limewire preview thing.
curiodraco From: curiodraco Date: June 10th, 2008 05:51 am (UTC) (Link)
oh ew a mac xD
iTunes AND a Mac...
There's the root of your problem ;)
... naw I'm fresh outta ideas then :(
cesarin From: cesarin Date: June 10th, 2008 06:00 am (UTC) (Link)
if I remember, itunes will NOT TOLERATE anything that as not DRM or any file that was from an external source...

Ie, anything pirated..and not downloaded from itunes.. you're out :O
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cesarin From: cesarin Date: June 10th, 2008 06:13 am (UTC) (Link)
omg.. then the time I tried itunes.. it was... cursed or something D:
it didnt let me import a single MP3 and claimed my stuff was.. well.. illegal ¬_¬

so, happy winamp for me :P
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thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: June 10th, 2008 06:19 am (UTC) (Link)
fixed it! I uninstalled LW and then reinstalled it.
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: June 10th, 2008 06:09 am (UTC) (Link)
I used to import my own songs into itunes all the time though, as recently as 3 months ago. So I dunno what's up D: I think I got the problem fixed though. At least on LimeWire's end. I can preview the songs now, lets see if I can import them.
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thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: June 10th, 2008 05:50 am (UTC) (Link)
Five bad files in a row though? That wouldn't preview? Literally none of them are working D:

And thanks!
skorzy From: skorzy Date: June 10th, 2008 05:51 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah..it does happen. Often those multiple links are just the same file shared blindly through many servers.

Beware Limewire, as it shares lots of CRAP.
gnistra From: gnistra Date: June 10th, 2008 06:17 am (UTC) (Link)
Which way have you tried to import them? There are many ways of doing it. One being simply lifting the file and pulling it over to iTunes. If that doesn't work, double-click the file and it should open up in iTunes automatically. If that doesn't work, there's probably something wrong with the files...
doc_halfmoon From: doc_halfmoon Date: June 10th, 2008 08:39 am (UTC) (Link)
(About your edit) I know "E-mule" ... but be careful with that! :P
taleron From: taleron Date: June 12th, 2008 11:33 am (UTC) (Link)
Take note that there are user-made clients for the Soulseek network:


(0.95 beta, only for Leopard)

Hasn't been updated since 2005 from the look of it, but apparently still works.

PySoulSeek for *nix also "sort of" runs under OS X since it's BSD-based.
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