Sudden unexplained iTunes issue - some movie thumbnails not showing

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by cujimmy, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. cujimmy macrumors member

    Jul 21, 2010
    I have my iTunes music etc. stored on my MBP, but movies are on an external HDD connected via Airport disk. When importing movies, I untick "Copy files to iTunes media folder when adding to library" and drag and drop them in - that way the location points to my external drive.

    However, I imported a number of movies yesterday (in the same way I always have done) and whenever I open iTunes, the artwork of the newest movies is missing and an exclamation mark is next to them.

    But when I click on it, the exclamation mark goes, the artwork reappears and the movie plays.

    Quit and reopen iTunes and it's vanished again.

    Any help appreciated.

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  2. i.shaun macrumors 6502a


    May 1, 2008
    seems like a problem with the library file, but I'm not sure how to fix it. Are all the movies on the external?

    Maybe try removing them all from the library and re-adding them to see if it resolves. Also repair disk permissions in disk utility. Those things can sometimes cause minor glitches like that to happen.

    I remember before I had a major corruption of my library file, every song I had showed a "!" next to it despite all being in the folder. I was forced to delete everything from the library and re-add it all to basically rebuild the library.

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