iTunes for Windows freezing when downloading podcasts

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by zen, May 19, 2014.

  1. zen macrumors 68000


    Jun 26, 2003
    Trying to help a friend using iTunes under Windows (I know, poor them!). They say:

    My iTunes now freezes every time it tries to download waiting podcasts.

    That's all the info I have - but is there some cache or preference or something they can delete? I'm not familiar with the Windows version of iTunes.

    Any help would be appreciated!
  2. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

    May 1, 2011
    SF Bay Area
    I was a longtime Windows user and there were many, many times when it looked like iTunes was frozen but was just doing something in the background. I'm talking like 10-15 minutes worth of nothing but the scrolling barberpole up in the status window.
    If there's any graphic activity on the screen at all (like the scrolling barperpole) I would say to wait it out for at least 15 minutes and see if it finally recovers.
    If the barberpole actually stops scrolling for more than a few minutes then it might indeed be frozen (which I also had happen more than once).
    If that's the case then maybe a library rebuild will help.

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