I have a problem similar to edgar89.
As soon as I open iTunes it freezes and I cannot do anything with it.
The problem started two days ago when it was freezing after a few minutes
while downloading new podcast episodes. Today it freezes as soon as I open it.
I also thought to re-install iTunes. How to do it?
I keep my iTunes library on an external disk.
I'm using Mac OSX 10.7.5 and, I believe, the most updated version of
I'm still having this problem after one week.
My iTunes freezes a few seconds after opening it.
Basically I have been unable to use iTunes
for the last week.
In my case I haven't turned ITunes Match on.
My Mac does not freeze though.
Only iTunes freezes as soon as I open it
and then I have to force quit.
Could anybody solve the problem?
I notice reports of similar problems:
- MacBook Pro running OS X 10.8.2 and iTunes 11 freezing
- iTunes 11.0.2 freezing when internet is connected.
I'm experiencing the same problem on my iMac 21.5".
Both Mac OS X and iTunes are updated at latest versions.
iTunes freezes after a few seconds iTunes Match procedure has been completed, when I try to browse my music library. System and other applications keeps working, but iTunes needs to be killed.
The only way to be able to use iTunes is to turn iTunes Match off.
Could be a sort of cache problem?
My Itunes has a similar problem. Itunes crashes when preferences are launched. Itunes is unable to see sync with any devices. It crashes and I must restart itunes. I have a large library that I haven't been able to access. I have been on forums looking for answers now several times in the last few months but have not found anything.
I have this same problem and thought I had fixed it by moving my time machine backups off the external hard drive which was getting pretty full (combined with my music and photos) and was (I assumed) causing it to freeze. I went about half a day before it started again. I even went to genius bar but before going had adjusted my external and as I said thought I had solved the problem. After having them explain where to save time machine backups and the size etcI left and thought this problem had been solved. It most certainly is not. It takes about 1-2 minutes of doing anything in itunes and it freezes. Spinning beachball and I have to force quit. I cannot even begin to describe the frustration. Please help!!!!!!
I have the same problem. Every 5-15 minutes while playing music from local disk iTunes freezes for a few minutes. Sometimes the activity monitor shows it going to 100% cpu. It continues normal play after a few minutes.
System: 13" MacBook Pro, OS X 10.8.4, iTunes 11.0.4.
Any idea how to get Apple's attention about this?