itunes quitting

Grakkle

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Oct 6, 2006
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Has anyone experienced frequent itunes 'unexpected quitting' problems? It seems like every other time I try to play a CD or mp4 itunes crashes.

This also happens frequently when attempting to listen to the preview samples in the itunes store.

itunes has also caused one complete system freeze in my 4 week old macbook (with 1 gig RAM, too!)
 

Mackey

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Apr 26, 2006
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Constant crashing in iTunes 7 and 7.0.1

Friday, iTunes on my 20" iMac, 2 GB RAM started crashing playing some songs but not others. Clicking a "wrong" song produces a spinning beach ball for 5 to 20 minutes before the program quits. All of my music is in the same place and all of it continues to play just fine from other Macs.

I updated to 10.4.8 and iTunes 7.0.1 and it made no difference. Any ideas?

Chris
 

Aldyn

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Jun 27, 2006
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at first i thought i was playing a corrupt song file, but now my itunes 7.1 will sometimes play a couple songs (or only get through half of one) and then unexpectedly close. it's becoming veryyyyy annoying lately.

i've had 7.1 for a few days but it just started acting up last night.
 

mkrishnan

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Jan 9, 2004
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srf4real said:
My idea is that Apple produced a lemon in iTunes7! :(
I think there has to be some other variable that we're not seeing. There are a good handful of people like you who experienced problems with iTunes 7 and then tons of people like MJ and me who have not had any problems at all with it. FWIW I have it on my iBook G4 and my iMac G5 and they're both dandy.

I do have a couple of question / suggestions, though.

Are you using a standard or admin user account? Can you try re-installing the latest Quicktime? If you have both kinds of accounts, do it from the admin account to be on the safe side.
 

bneff

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Jul 12, 2006
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My iTunes quits now too. Somedays it does and somedays it doesn't. But it drives me nuts when it does, it can be as bad as every song. I tried reinstalling both iTunes and quicktime and it doesn't help.

Oh, I have a blackbook, 1gig ram
 

Aldyn

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Jun 27, 2006
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my flash player wouldnt play any sound, so i read a thread at mr and went into garage band and hit a few notes, now the flash player plays sound, and coincidently my itunes stopped quitting now.
 

Chubypig

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Aug 30, 2004
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Aldyn said:
my flash player wouldnt play any sound, so i read a thread at mr and went into garage band and hit a few notes, now the flash player plays sound, and coincidently my itunes stopped quitting now.
oddly, this seems to have worked for me too. I was about to post about the quitting problem and then i tried your solution and it actually worked. thanks.
 

failsafe1

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Jul 21, 2003
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iTunes quits frequently for no reason.

I started having this problem a few days ago. I have used iTunes 7 since it was introduced and now after one song iTunes sees fit to shut down. I have tried to remove the iTunes library file as some suggested with no success. I have a G5 with iT 7 and it works fine. I am continuing to try stuff. Maybe a prefs file? Permissions?

Just trashed all my iTunes prefs in the library along with the iTunes file in the iTunes music folder and that seemed to do the trick. I am trying to crash iTunes now after removing those files. So far no crashes.