Pre-loading iTunes song previews: how?

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  1. mcrazza macrumors member

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    I recall a few years ago iTunes had an option (via Preferences>Store tab) that allowed you to pre-load song previews rather than streaming them instantly, which was great for those unfortunate ones still on dial-up, etc. This option hasn't been in successive iterations of iTunes since.

    I'm wondering if there is any way to regain this ability via Terminal command, Applescript or something. Can anyone help me out here? I just want a smoother iTunes Music Store experience when I've used up my monthly download quota and have my speed dropped down from ADSL2+ speed to 64kbps. A response would be most greatly appreciated. :)
     
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    In Terminal:

    Code:
    defaults write com.apple.iTunes load-complete-preview-before-playing 1
     
  4. mcrazza thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for your reply. :)

    I input the command in Terminal, opened iTunes, went into the music store, clicked on a random song and it did prebuffer the stream initially. Unfortunately after the first second it reverted back to its old behaviour ie. playing music for 5 seconds, rebuffering, play for another 5 seconds, rebuffer, etc.

    FYI I have Preferences>Advanced>Streaming Buffer Size set to large.

    Got any other ideas?
     
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