itunes 8.1 is still laggy

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Crown, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. Crown macrumors newbie

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    itunes 8.1 is still laggy while playing music for me. Selecting a different song, or using the keyboard command keys will produce a significant delay with frequent beach balls. The pause function works fine using the command keys, but when you hit it again to restart the song, it takes a good 4-6+ seconds to start playing the song.

    Is anyone else experiencing these annoyances using itunes 8.1? Any fixes?

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  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I'm having nearly the same problems on my MacBook. I'll get weird pauses/beachballs trying to start up a song and it'll only be for THAT song.
     
  3. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020

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    whenever iTunes ran slow on me i re-installed it. also if you have the time and the first suggestion doesnt work try re-adding all of your songs.
     
  4. vexingv macrumors newbie

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    same problem, but primarily w/ podcasts

    i thought i must have been the only one w/ this issue after upgrading to itunes 8.1 as i have not come across any other reports/postings.

    i have the same problem, but primarily w/ podcasts. the entire system will hang when resuming playback and sometimes when pausing. i've downloaded and installed itunes 8.1 again and had deleted my prefs as well. i haven't attempted to re-add/start a fresh library as i don't think podcasts (i've got a lot that i still haven't listened to) can be manually added correctly.
     
  5. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Yup, a couple of times it has lagged and beach ball shows up. Probably a fix is in the works, b/c it's pissing me off to the point that I limit my iTunes usage....:mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:
     
  6. daneoni macrumors G4

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    Works fine for me. MBP Classic. Paused/Played with no delay whilst typing this
     
  7. theDUB macrumors 6502a

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    Works perfect for me...............on win xp. sorry.
     

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