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iTunes pause button becomes stop button when importing music

4391 Views 19 Replies Latest reply: Jul 28, 2012 3:14 AM by fransflippo RSS
  • sanjampet Level 5 Level 5 (6,880 points)

    Yep, downloaded off the net to desktop, when I open it with Finder it launches iTunes and plays play/pause works normal. The song was not in my library, if fact after I tried I trashed it, it was garbage from one of those free download sites.

  • DavidChernicoff Calculating status...



    I am having the same issue, and am now experiencing that only-when-technology-is-messed-up feeling that is simultaneously happy that someone else is in the same boat (since it means I'm not crazy and maybe there will actually come to be some solution) and sad that someone else is in the same boat (since it means someone else is suffering as I am). There ought to be a verb for this.


    I am currently trying to transcribe something--which means lots of pauses/plays, while I go back and forth to a text doc--but every time I get partway through a track and then hit play (or spacebar), the playback begins from the beginning of the track instead of from wherever the track was paused. It is frustrating in a way that words cannot capture.


    @sanjampet - or anyone else who might be reading this, I see that @mrbofus posted just days ago...


    Here is the order of things that happen:


    1) Double-click .mp3 track in finder.

    2) iTunes opens automatically and imports the track.

    3) Import of the track completes.

    4) Press play to begin playback of the fully imported track.

    5) Listen to some amount of track--say, 20 seconds.

    6) Press pause at 0:20.

    7) Press play to recommence playback. Normally, this would mean that it starts playing at 0:20 and goes forward from there...but in this case it is starting back at 0:00, at the beginning of the track. (This is what @mrbofus means when he says that the spacebar/play button is acting "like a stop button instead of like a pause button"...because instead of it toggling between play/pause and remaining at the paused point in the track, it is instead acting like a play/stop button and going back to the beginning.)


    If anyone out there has seen this issue and has found a resolution--or even has a suggestion or two--I would be grateful 5000. We're talking major, major karma points here. Please. I'm screwed. I'm begging you.

  • DavidChernicoff Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
  • fransflippo Calculating status...

    Just found this post via Google, since I had the same issue. Even worse; when I press Play, it started playing the first track of the playlist selected instead of the song I'd opened from the Finder and wanted to un-pause.


    The playlist part got me thinking. What I noticed is that it matters what I've selected on the left sidebar. If it's on Music (all my music), the pause button shows when I double-click a track from the Finder. When I've selected a playlist or something else, a stop button shows.


    Makes little sense at all to me, but I'm glad I found a way to work with it.. Hope it helps for you as well.

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