Currently Being ModeratedMay 24, 2012 5:10 AM (in response to john.sawyer)
I am seeing the following messages in Console:
5/24/12 8:06:51.426 AM iTunes: The plugin 'Quartz Composer Visualizer' failed to load because it has the wrong CPU architecture for this version of iTunes. (3585)
5/24/12 8:06:54.061 AM AppleIDServer: SERVER Attempted to update our next launch time and got back a error, err=0x7fff8e32da7c (__UpdateNextDaemonLaunchTime_block_invoke_2()/AppleIDAuthd.cpp #111) main
The AppleIDServer message repeats every 5 seconds
Currently Being ModeratedMay 24, 2012 5:34 AM (in response to john.sawyer)
Removing the Quartz Composer Visualizer plugin from Library/iTunes/iTunes Plug-ins seems to have resolved this issue for me.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 20, 2012 11:06 PM (in response to john.sawyer)
This worked for me. Instant fix. So Apple, why?
Currently Being ModeratedJun 20, 2012 11:24 PM (in response to grahamfromkillarney heights)
PS: Running iTunes 10.5.3 on OS10.7.2
Currently Being ModeratedJul 8, 2012 3:20 PM (in response to john.sawyer)
YESSS! IT WORKED FOR ME TOO! everyone delete that quartz plugin!
Currently Being ModeratedJul 23, 2012 7:00 AM (in response to john.sawyer)
This appears to have helped my issue as well. I was so frustrated rebooting the computer every time I got that error message. You saved me from buying a new Airport Express and Apple TV and taking my 27" iMac into the Apple Store for repairs.
So far so good. Not sure what the plug-in I deleted was, but hopefully it wasn't important! Will let you know if the error pops up again!
Currently Being ModeratedJul 31, 2012 8:28 PM (in response to john.sawyer)
I'm getting the same error but do not have that option appearing in the Library
Currently Being ModeratedAug 1, 2012 4:13 AM (in response to sdavisfwin)
If you are using OS X 10.7 (or above) the Library folders are hidden. The easiest way to access the Library folder now is from Finder go to Go> Go To Folder. Then in the Go To Folder window enter:
(this is case sensitive, make sure you use a capital L and T)
Then from inside the iTunes Plug-ins folder delete the Quartz Composer Visualizer plug in file. (Make sure iTunes is quit when you are deleting this file).
Currently Being ModeratedSep 14, 2012 9:57 AM (in response to john.sawyer)
Is there any reason that after writing Library/iTunes in FInder it says there is no such folder?
RUnning Mountain LIon ...
Currently Being ModeratedSep 14, 2012 10:02 AM (in response to pkdick67)
Apple has decided to hide the Library folder in OS X Lion (and above). The easiest way to access the Library folder is from Finder, Go> Go To Folder. In the Go to Folder window that appears type:
then click 'Go'.
You should then be able to locate the iTunes and iTunes Plugin folders and delete the Quartz Composer Visualizer plug-in.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 14, 2012 1:14 PM (in response to john.sawyer)
i got to itunes plug ins, but nothing shows, is it hidden? How can i get inside the folder ?
Currently Being ModeratedSep 16, 2012 8:12 AM (in response to john.sawyer)
i deleted that Quartz stuff (i hope it wasn't needed for something else- Airplay seems to work but... but i left setting of the base in airport utility in the middle of nothing ,.. i mean if i want to "join network" it won't work !
airplay is playing with amber light flashing !!
.. if i cancel setting of the base everything dies ..
it seems that the new airport utility doesn't provide for mere airplay
Currently Being ModeratedSep 23, 2012 7:20 AM (in response to pkdick67)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 8, 2012 6:07 AM (in response to john.sawyer)
wow. Can't tell you how thirlled I am you postsed about this. Thanks for saving me hours of frustration. This worked instantly for me too.
If this problem has been documented, which clearly we aren't the only ones, it's frustrating to see that there is still no solution from apple.