Currently Being ModeratedJan 5, 2011 2:45 AM (in response to wykey)To second what wykey is saying, I have the same problem. Trying to edit metadata in iTunes (command+i) on any music track, ebook, etc. gives me the spinning beach ball from ****. To open the force quit window might take 5 min, then 5 min to get "do you want to force iTunes to quit?" then another 5 min waiting for it for force quit. Then wait for maybe 10 min before I can restart iTunes and all is back to normal. Except if I try editing any metadata...Macbook Pro 15" i7 2.66 GHz, Mac OS X (10.6.5), 8 GB RAM
Currently Being ModeratedJan 11, 2011 7:52 AM (in response to Gunnar R)Hoping to ressurect this thread...
I am in the process of transferring my iTunes library and (perhaps) "life" over to an iMac 27 from a Windows PC; however, I am having some issues with my iTunes Library. Specifically, I am unable to update the metatag data (i.e. rename files) for movies in my iTunes library. iTunes freezes and the "beachball" continues to spin into eternity, until I "force quit" the application. I've also noticed that it ends up corrupting the files and rendering them useless, which forces me to reconvert them for compatibility with an iPod using Quicktime.
My iTunes library resides on a NAS connected via a 100 Mbps wired connection.
The following is the link to another thread on the same topic:
Hopefully, someone has found an answer.Macbook Air / iMac 27" / IBM Thinkpad T40 / Dell Vostro, Windows XP Pro, Apple TimeCapsule 1TB, Buffalo Linkstation NAS 500 GB, Apple TV (1st/2nd Gen)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 31, 2011 12:14 PM (in response to wykey)Hi There,
Like you, I have set up a 6TB Drobo to use as a my media storage and connected it to a Mac Mini. I've been ripping my DVD collection using Wondershare DVD Ripper and I'm experiencing the same problems as outlined on this post. I only started experiencing this problem when I upgraded the Wondershare product to the latest version. A solution was to revert back to the previous version of the Wondershare software which did fix the issue. The down-side is that I don't have the same copying options unfortunately. It looks like the ripping software that you are using is likley the cause of the "spinning ball of eternal gloom". I am going to contact Wondershare support to raise this as an issue. They might be able to issue an update to address it.
Hope this helps.Mac Mini, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
Currently Being ModeratedJun 14, 2011 6:16 PM (in response to clarebro)
Any fixes yet for this issue. I just converted my home movies to view on Apple TV and thought I would keep it as the master copy, but a bulk rename crashed iTunes, and with it the precious videos.
Is there ANY way to get back the videos (without re-ripping). I did notice that one of the videos that was corrupted (showed white on the Movies screen), came back a few hours later. Not sure if it was something I did (I changed metadata again after crashing on some videos, not knowing that files were being corrupted).
Currently Being ModeratedApr 12, 2012 12:09 AM (in response to rraheja)
I've found out some answers to the problem, and posted them here @
Hope this helps somebody!
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 1, 2013 5:32 AM (in response to wykey)
After experiencing this probelm for forever and a day with countless minutes of time wasted, I HAVE A SOLUTION! Albeit one I stumbled on by accident.
Before you rename a file, double click the movie to start playing it, then "X" (close) out of the window playing to stop it playing. Then rename the file and it will work instantly.
Don't ask me why this works, it just does....!
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 22, 2013 9:06 PM (in response to gadrock)
Yes!!! Gadrock's solution works! i was having the same problem and his fix cured it instantly!