itunes quitting

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  1. Grakkle macrumors 6502a

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    Has anyone experienced frequent itunes 'unexpected quitting' problems? It seems like every other time I try to play a CD or mp4 itunes crashes.

    This also happens frequently when attempting to listen to the preview samples in the itunes store.

    itunes has also caused one complete system freeze in my 4 week old macbook (with 1 gig RAM, too!)
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Strange. It's been fine for me. Try starting a new user account in System Preferences and see if iTunes behaves itself in there. :)
     
  3. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    I got this a couple of days after upgrading to 7.0.1. Just restarted the MacBook and hasn't had the problem since.
     
  4. Mackey macrumors newbie

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    Constant crashing in iTunes 7 and 7.0.1

    Friday, iTunes on my 20" iMac, 2 GB RAM started crashing playing some songs but not others. Clicking a "wrong" song produces a spinning beach ball for 5 to 20 minutes before the program quits. All of my music is in the same place and all of it continues to play just fine from other Macs.

    I updated to 10.4.8 and iTunes 7.0.1 and it made no difference. Any ideas?

    Chris
     
  5. srf4real macrumors 68030

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    My idea is that Apple produced a lemon in iTunes7! :(
     
  6. Aldyn macrumors member

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    at first i thought i was playing a corrupt song file, but now my itunes 7.1 will sometimes play a couple songs (or only get through half of one) and then unexpectedly close. it's becoming veryyyyy annoying lately.

    i've had 7.1 for a few days but it just started acting up last night.
     
  7. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I think there has to be some other variable that we're not seeing. There are a good handful of people like you who experienced problems with iTunes 7 and then tons of people like MJ and me who have not had any problems at all with it. FWIW I have it on my iBook G4 and my iMac G5 and they're both dandy.

    I do have a couple of question / suggestions, though.

    Are you using a standard or admin user account? Can you try re-installing the latest Quicktime? If you have both kinds of accounts, do it from the admin account to be on the safe side.
     
  8. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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  9. bneff macrumors newbie

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    My iTunes quits now too. Somedays it does and somedays it doesn't. But it drives me nuts when it does, it can be as bad as every song. I tried reinstalling both iTunes and quicktime and it doesn't help.

    Oh, I have a blackbook, 1gig ram
     
  10. dana.lee macrumors newbie

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    same problem.

    i fixed it by downgrading to iTunes 6 (oldapps.com).

    itunes 7 is no good anyway :/
     
  11. Aldyn macrumors member

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    my flash player wouldnt play any sound, so i read a thread at mr and went into garage band and hit a few notes, now the flash player plays sound, and coincidently my itunes stopped quitting now.
     
  12. Chubypig macrumors 6502

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    oddly, this seems to have worked for me too. I was about to post about the quitting problem and then i tried your solution and it actually worked. thanks.
     
  13. jordansampson macrumors member

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    its been happing to me as well. every 4 or 5 songs. it just stops.
     
  14. failsafe1 macrumors 6502a

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    iTunes quits frequently for no reason.

    I started having this problem a few days ago. I have used iTunes 7 since it was introduced and now after one song iTunes sees fit to shut down. I have tried to remove the iTunes library file as some suggested with no success. I have a G5 with iT 7 and it works fine. I am continuing to try stuff. Maybe a prefs file? Permissions?

    Just trashed all my iTunes prefs in the library along with the iTunes file in the iTunes music folder and that seemed to do the trick. I am trying to crash iTunes now after removing those files. So far no crashes.
     
  15. jordansampson macrumors member

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    ... hopefull it works for me as well. it did fix another sound issue i was having
     

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