iTunes 10.4 > 100% cpu when idle

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by redlob, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. redlob, Jul 26, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2011

    redlob macrumors newbie

    Jul 10, 2007

    I got a new MBA last weekend and transferred the library from my old MBP to it, by copying the Music/iTunes folder.

    The library contains only apps for my iPhone and iPad, no music. After transferring and starting iTunes the MBA felt sluggish. A look in Activity Monitor shows CPU usage is > 100%. Even after a couple of hours, CPU activity doesn't go down.

    Is there anyway I can hunt down this issue ? Is it looking for something ? I'm not using any plugins, just the basic iTunes setup with a copied library.

    Thanks !

  2. gorskiegangsta macrumors 65816


    Mar 13, 2011
    Brooklyn, NY
    It is possible that iTunes is processing song info and artwork. Depending on your library's size, it may take some time. I would wait and see if the problem persists.

    Also, try restarting the computer (if you haven't tried already.)
  3. redlob thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 10, 2007
    Well that's the point: there are no songs in the library, only apps.

    I cleaned out as much as possible, deleted plist files, but still it's eating cpu like crazy.

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