How to Fix iTunes Keeps Skipping Songs

Posted by Adam Gorden on Nov 3, 2020 3:31 PM
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I use a Windows desktop and have the newest version of iTunes. Whenever I am browsing the internet any music I am listening to from my personal collection will skip or sputter. I've had to download a different music player because it's gotten so annoying.

What's the most annoying thing when you just want some tunes from the computer? Some iTunes users might say the songs skipping glitch. Many people have been complaining about this issue on iTunes. Either the app keeps skipping songs and playing nothing, or skips when the song is partway through, this almost makes the app unusable.

In the following parts, you'll learn how to fix songs skipping on iTunes and avoid glitches from iTunes forever.

Part 1. Fixes to iTunes Skipping Through Songs Issue
Part 2. Best Solution to Fix iTunes Keeps Skipping Songs

Fixes to iTunes Skipping Through Songs Issue

In this part, I'm going to show you some common solutions to fix iTunes skipping songs issue.

1. Restart the iTunes App

This might be overlooked by many people, but it's the quickest way to be possibly able to solve the problem.

2. Downgrade Your iTunes

If you encounter the problem after you upgraded your iTunes to the latest version, the glitch might come from the unstable app. So to solve the problem, downgrade your iTunes on your computer and try to play songs again.

3. Check the Crossfade Duration on iTunes

If you come across iTunes skipping songs before they finish issue, you may have set the crossfade too long. To reduce the crossfade time, open iTunes > Edit > Preferences > Playback > Crossfade Songs. There you can change the crossfade parameters from 1 to 12 seconds.

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4. Log Out & Log In Again on iTunes

This is another way to fix iTunes keeps skipping songs issues. When you log out of your iTunes, remember to also deauthorize your computer and authorize it again.

5. Check Your Internet Connection

One of the most possible reasons that causes iTunes skipping issue is the internet. When you are out of connection, the app will keep skipping until it finds a song that can be played offline. You can restart your router to reset your internet and then check if it is okay while using other apps online.

6. Check If the Songs Are Greyed Out

If the song is no more available, it will grey out in the playlist instead of being deleted. So check your playlist if there're many songs that become unavailable and delete them to solve the problem.

7. Music Files Corrupted

It happens that when the song files are corrupted or broken, they will be skipped and can't be played. The solution is to check each song in your library or playlist, and see if they can be properly played. If they're corrupted, replaced them with another version of the song or delete them.

Best Solution to Fix iTunes Keeps Skipping Songs

If you have tried out all the fixes above and still can't fix the problem. The last one I'm going to introduce is to play your iTunes music offline, even without the iTunes app.

Of course you can directly download songs on iTunes and play them offline, but you can't make sure that the iTunes app will never go wrong again. So what's the solution to play every song on iTunes offline without using the iTunes app? Check this out.

With ViWizard Apple Music Converter, you can download all your songs from iTunes library to your computer. Then your can play them all offline without the iTunes app, but any media player you have on your computer.

ViWizard Audio Converter

Comes with an intuitive interface, the ViWizard Audio Converter is designed to convert all protected iTunes, Apple Music songs and radio shows into MP3, M4A, AAC, FLAC and other common formats.

The specially designed booster will keep the converting speed up to 30X faster with high output quality preserved. With this tool, you’ll be able to remove the protection of all the songs from your iTunes and play them anywhere you want.

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ViWizard iTunes Music Converter Key Features

  • Convert iTunes songs to MP3, M4B, AAC and other popular formats
  • Download Apple Music songs offline
  • Play iTunes music anywhere
  • Retain 100% original quality and ID3 tags
  • Convert at 30X faster speed
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1. Launch ViWizard and Import iTunes Library Files

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Launch your ViWizard Audio Converter and then click the music note "+" button to import songs from your iTunes smart playlist.

2. Setting Output Format and Parameters

setting output format

Once completed loading input files, you can click the "Format" button in the bottom left and choose the output format among MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, M4A, and M4B. You can also click the "Output" button and choose the output location.

3. Start Converting


With format setting done, press the "Convert" button and ViWizard will start the conversion process. When it is done, you can find all your converted songs by clicking the "Converted" button.

4. Play Songs from iTunes without Skipping Issue

Now you can enjoy all your downloaded songs from iTunes without skipping issue. You can put them on the media player on your computer, in your car, on your phone or anywhere you want.

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