iTunes tries to load a program

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  1. Howard Brazee macrumors 6502

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    When I plug in my iPod, iTunes comes up and after a while tells me:
    "ccolorclimax.com" was not copied to the iPod "brazee's iPod"
    because it could not be found.


    The name of this file actually starts with a copyrite symbol.

    I did a search and found this file is in my Application Data\Real\RealPlayer\History directory.

    So I have been looking for a setting which tells iTunes where to look for files, but haven't yet found it.
     
  2. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    That doesn't seem to be any sort of program, but a media file that has since been deleted, but still has an entry in your iTunes library.You can search for the name in iTunes and delete the entry to make the message go away.

    If it's something you want to keep and bring into iTunes, you can drag the file from the RP history folder onto the iTunes Library window.
     
  3. Allotriophagy macrumors 6502a

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    COLOR CLIMAX - legendary Pornography from Denmark!
     
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  5. Howard Brazee thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Sounds like something I can delete without worry then.

    But it also sounds like something that may have disguised where it is located, causing the confusion.
     
  6. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Is this by any chance related to that Harmony technology that Real was trying to use to make its DRM'd songs iTunes compatible?
     
  7. Howard Brazee thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I deleted the shortcut. But that didn't solve the problem. With this kind of thing, I suspect they didn't want to make it easy for me to get rid of everything.

    I told Windows to include system and hidden files and searched my computer for that file, but can't find it.

    But iTunes still comes up with that message.
     
  8. Howard Brazee thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The bogus shortcut is gone, but I found it referenced in the file "iTunes Music Library.xml".

    Should I hand edit this, or is there a command which rebuilds this XML?
     
  9. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    Well it has to be somewhere! (I hope)

    If you type "color" or whatever into the iTunes search box, does anything turn up? You may need to look in the movie or TV show sections to find it.
     
  10. Josias macrumors 68000

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    How come I never heard of that?:D
     
  11. Howard Brazee thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The search doesn't find it.

    (It is taking me a while to learn how to find things - such as the sub menu where I can import my own cover art) - Apple assumes everything is intuitive, so they don't include much in the way of directions).

    I suspect the problem occurred when the shortcut didn't find the real document - and iTunes found the shortcut and got confused. Deleting the shortcut didn't resolve the confusion and the .XML file still has it. Part of this confusion is probably in the design of whatever web page got the shortcut in the first place. (those guys want confusion).

    So currently I want to learn more about the "iTunes Music Library.xml" & the "iTunes Music Library.itl" files that Windows Search said has the unwanted file name.

    So every time I start iTunes, after a couple of minutes it gives me this error. A bit after I say OK, it tells me of 3 files that it cannot process. I'd like to say "OK, skip these files but let me know if you find any future files".

    Oh - is this the way my iPod should work? When iTunes runs, my iPod flashes "Do not disconnect" - even after iTunes says it is done uploading - and even after I shut down iTunes. The only way I have found to stop this is to eject the iPod from within iTunes.
     
  12. applemacdude macrumors 68040

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    u prob dl some song that was tagged like that
     
  13. EvanAdams macrumors newbie

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    I went through this process tonight. You won't get anywhere by editing the .XML file as it's derived from the .ITL. The .ITL file is a binary file and it's "editor" is the iTunes program.

    What I found useful was to find the song in iTunes. It will probably have an exclamation point in the left of the name and checkbox. This indicates there is a problem. Then, select the song, bring up the right-click menu and hit Get Info. Get Info will say it can't find the file will ask if you want to locate it. Hit Yes and you'll get a file chooser. Go select the actual song file.

    An alternative approach is to look in the .XML file and figure out the song's real pathname and then copy the song to that pathname.
     
  14. balamw Moderator

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    Perhaps you're too young? They were big from the 60s through the 80s.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Color_Climax

    Howard Brazee: You sure it ain't a "movie" that is (or was) in your iTunes library, but that is in an incompatible codec/format. If it was downloaded from their site it might have (or have had) the (c)colorclimax.com somewhere in the tags.

    B
     
  15. Howard Brazee thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, all it was was an invalid shortcut.

    I finally found it in my iTunes library and deleted it from there.
     
  16. EvanAdams macrumors newbie

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    For completeness, another cause of this error message that I ran into came from having a reference to a bad file in a playlist. So, even though my libarary was ok, I was still getting the error.
     

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