iPad + iTunes = beachball

Discussion in 'iPad' started by f00f, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. f00f macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2009
    Location:
    New Yawk
    #1
    This is nothing major, just to throw is out there and see if others are seeing beachballs as well and what, if any, correlation there is between beachball spin duration and amount of data synced to the 'Pad.

    FWIW this is iTunes 9.1 on a Macbook Pro with 10.5.8 and a 64GB iPad.

    Without any multimedia data (tunes, movies, podcasts, etc) on the iPad -- and just a few apps synced to it -- iTunes recognizes it pretty snappily when the 'Pad is plugged in. So, heaven forbid, I synced up ~1800 tunes and some video podcasts to the 'Pad -- the same collection of junk I have on my 3G iPhone. The sync itself was pretty snappy. Subsequent replugins of the 'Pad into iTunes, however -- much less snappy. The beachball spins for ~20 seconds or so before settling down and recognizing all the junk on the iPad. My iPhone (with the same junk on it) also takes a bit to be recognized, but no beachball involved.

    Anyway, just curious if others are running into the Rainbow Ball of Doom with their iPad/iTunes setup. I plan on stuffing 60+ GB of data onto this thing, but if there is a direct correlation between the amount of data and spin duration of the Rainbow Ball of Doom, I will be less inclined to fill 'er up with media.

    Cheers,
    f
     
  2. goobot macrumors 603

    goobot

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2009
    Location:
    long island NY
    #2
    restart your computer. also keep in mind it might work as good with out snow leopard.
     
  3. f00f thread starter macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2009
    Location:
    New Yawk
    #3
    Did a reboot but unfortunately no change in behavior. I do have an SL machine as well. I'll try that and see if it's better. If it is I'll have some more motivation to upgrade my MBP to SL. ;)
     
  4. fishmoose macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2008
    Location:
    Sweden
    #4
    iTunes is bloated like hell right now, they need to take the quicktime route and rewrite it.
     
  5. Indydenny macrumors 6502

    Indydenny

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2002
    Location:
    Midwest
    #5
    I have the exact same problem with 10.6.3. Plug in the iPad and it will wait up to five minutes without syncing. Then syncing starts but if you click on anything the beach ball spins until it is completed.

    Not sure what is causing this.
     

Share This Page