Currently Being ModeratedDec 19, 2010 1:46 PM (in response to br121)Now, it's stopping and starting like it has a mind of its own.... even when I completely close down iTunes!!!! How can a program have a mind of it's own?!?iMac 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, iPhone OS 3.1.2, Mac OS X 10.6.2
Currently Being ModeratedDec 19, 2010 11:39 PM (in response to br121)Thank the stars I am not alone!
My iTunes is doing teh same thing.
It's driving me nuts.
No logic to which file it picks it just starts playing by itself even opening the aplication to do so.
I found the only way to 'fix' it is to let the song or video that it seems to want to play run until it ends & then its fine.27" 2.8ghz i7, 3.06ghz intel c2d 24" iMac 4g ram, 2ghz 13" Uni B MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 20, 2011 5:28 AM (in response to br121)iTunes 10: Yes, it started happening on my MacBookPro this morning.
I can't get it to stop opening.MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 7, 2011 5:53 PM (in response to br121)Yeah I thought this was someone trying to play a joke on me or something, but its really getting annoying. It also pauses and unpauses. I thought also it could have been a keyboard issue, so i disconnected the external blue tooth one and that obviously did not make a difference.Macbook Pro 08, Mac OS X (10.6.6), Model Identifier: MacBookPro5,1
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 7, 2011 5:56 PM (in response to br121)This is usually caused by third-party apps and widgets that are accessing iTunes. Last FM and the iTunes dashboard widget are possible culprits.MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.4), iTunes 9, iPod Touch 3g, iPod Video 5g (and an old iMac running OS 9)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 8, 2011 11:21 AM (in response to br121)This was driving me nuts for months. I have the same exact setup on three computers and it was only happening on one, so it wasn't the third-party apps. There are a lot of discussions on the forum about this problem, but the thing that worked for me eventually was unplugging the external speakers I had hooked up to the headphone out.
Good luck, it's really annoying.iMac 27" Desktop, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 23, 2011 3:06 PM (in response to Diane Wordsmith)
After latest iTunes update, this began happening on my iMac.
My mini is unaffected.
I do not have any widgets or apps that access iTunes installed.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 31, 2011 8:56 AM (in response to br121)
I had the same situation, I realized it only happened when I had my earphones plugged in.
The following post seemed most relevant in my case, and I felt it may be of some help here:
This problem is related to the microswitch located at the very bottom inside the speaker jack. Whenever you get this problem, make sure your speaker cable is fully inserted into the speaker jack. Even the slightest depress on the microswitch can create interference, causing itunes to start and random songs to start playing. I also recommend bringing your computer to an apple store and getting the speaker jack cleaned, since dust or other contaminants can cause this issue. They can also make sure that nothing is wrong with your microswitch. A friend of mine had to have his motherboard replaced due to a faulty microswitch. This is covered by warrantee as long as your mac isn't too old to be covered.
Microswitch is the Key Word here.
I think plugging in an Apple earpiece jack may be the answer, for those who're encountering the issue whilst using earphones or speakers.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 4, 2013 7:00 AM (in response to sketchwish)
So the punch line as I understand it is; "Just use Apple head phones?" That is INCREDIBLY frustrating... Thanks Apple way to go...
Currently Being ModeratedOct 6, 2013 8:51 AM (in response to sketchwish)
and why it only started after the update to itunes 11?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 2, 2013 5:36 PM (in response to br121)
I'm having the same problem only it's happening with my iPad Air. I'll have my iPad turned off and all of a sudden I'll hear the music start playing. It's been really embarrassing as I teach yoga and it keeps opening up Jack White!!
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 23, 2014 8:13 PM (in response to br121)
It's been doing the same for me. It's like there is a ghost in the machine. Turns out, like with all of iTunes' obnoxiousness, Apple places some kind of trigger in the headphone jack.