Itunes 7 Starting Randomly

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Texas04, Nov 14, 2006.

  1. Texas04 macrumors 6502a

    Texas04

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    Well I searched the forums and only came acoss one other person with this problem but no real solution, As I am speaking iTunes is randomly starting up.. not running or playing or downloading... but just randomly starting up... As soon as I quit it starts back up... actually getting worse now. I opened up the force quit dialog and nothing but Safari, iMovie and Finder are running

    Im on a MBP 2Ghz~ 1gb ram

    All i am doing is posting this and converting an mp4 clip to DV... thats it any ideas on what it could be?
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Do you have any iTunes-related widgets open? They are notorious for causing this.
     
  3. Texas04 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    none other than the one from apple themselves.. But I went ahead and closed that widget.. imma shower and get back and see if it turns on its own :(
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah it's a bit of a flaw but the iTunes widget from Apple will also randomly start iTunes when you use Dashboard. :(
     
  5. Texas04 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Problem was I wasnt "using" dashboard as it wasnt up... Only thing i can figure whenever I checked it a song title was on the widget instead of "Itunes not Open" and my apple remote was in my pocket.. but it seems to have stopped now

    Thank you!
     
  6. Josias macrumors 68000

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    The iTunes widget never starts up iTunes randomly, but whenever I use QT Pro to convert from .avi to .mov, it randomly starts up.:confused:

    Also, is there a way to rip DVD's directly into iTunes, or will I have to get Handbrake, and then into iTunes? (I'm getting an iPod soon, sold my 512 MB shuffle:D )
     
  7. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    Actually, I had this problem with iTunes 7 and the only way I could fix it was by re-installing the program. It's one of the many quirks that I've had with the update to iTunes...
     
  8. SBik2 macrumors 6502a

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    Try finding the file called com.apple.iTunes.plist
    then trash it or just move it to the desktop till u open iTunes.
    That solved it for me after i complained to apple tech support
    hope it works for you
     

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