iTunes is kicking my arse!!!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by bluesman87, May 23, 2007.

  1. bluesman87 macrumors member

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    Hey guys,

    I have been trying to deal with this problem for months now and so i need the people who ACTUALLY know what they are talking about rather than the cheap genius bar guys. I have around 40 gigs of tunes, so not that much. Everytime i open itunes now, in the dialogue box at the top it says that it is processing the gapless playback and as soon as this appears and it starts the 1500 something odd songs it completely freezes. I cant force quit or anything i have to hold down the button on my powerbook. I have it plugged in and It sits on my table most of the time as it is far too fragile to take anywhere. I have had the hard drive replaced once already and i fear that it might be happening again as these same symptoms existed previously. I reinstalled itunes and it seemed to make it worse. I dont know what to do and I am so tired of this happening...Please help!!!
     
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  3. bluesman87 thread starter macrumors member

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    everything is updated...I really try to take care of it. Its a pbook g4 17" by the way...
     
  4. MacNut macrumors Core

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    How much memory is in it. It kinda sounds like it is stressing out in trying to run the gapless.

    Where did you get the songs from, iTunes, burned from CD, or downloaded off the net.
     
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  6. MacNut macrumors Core

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    That is enough. Is it possible that you have some corrupted music.
     
  7. bluesman87 thread starter macrumors member

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    that would not surprise me...is there some way to remedy that? thanks!
     
  8. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Just use clean music, Buy it from Apple or burn it from CD's.
     
  9. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    Measures I would try (from least to most serious):
    a. Maybe try adding just some of it at a time and see if it still freezes.
    b. trash iTunes preferences and maybe your Library files, then try it.
    c. create a new user account and try adding your music to iTunes there.
    d. reinstall OS X.


    BTW... 40 GB of music but only 1500 songs?? Must be really high bitrate or lossless.
     
  10. bluesman87 thread starter macrumors member

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    thats really not helpful at this time...
     
  11. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    I say its low. Aside from the music issue do yourself a favor and upgrade that to 1.5gb at least. The music problem might be attributed to this, but I don't think so.

    As for the music problem I'd say you do have some corrupt music in there. I'd agree with starting a new music library and adding 100 songs and let the gapless check run and then add more. It'll take a little while, but it should help narrow down the problem.
     
  12. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    It was the answer to your question tho. There is no way to 'fix' corrupt music, if you don't want to get corrupt music, do what was suggested...
     

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