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13. October 2015

PROBLEM

iCloud Status: Inelegible
(iCloud Status: Nicht qualifiziert)

CAUSE

  • song file is larger than 200 MB
  • song is longer than two hours
  • song was encoded at 96 Kbps or less

In my case, it was the last cause:
Song was encoded at 96 Kbps or less.
I.e. is were some mp3 files of an audiobook, encoded at 64 Kbps

SOLUTION

Change the encoding.

To fix this in the terminal:
Install lame (e.g. brew install lame)

For one mp3 file

lame --mp3input -b 96 ./in/001.mp3 ./out/001.mp3

For many mp3 files

# Encode with 96 Kbps, or ...
for f in *.mp3 ; do lame --mp3input -b 96 "$f" ../out/"$f" ; done

# ...encode with 128 Kbps
for f in *.mp3 ; do lame --mp3input -b 128 "$f" ../out128/"$f" ; done

LINKS

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT203564
https://support.apple.com/de-de/HT203564
http://lame.cvs.sourceforge.net/viewvc/lame/lame/USAGE

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