Currently Being ModeratedSep 20, 2013 7:06 PM (in response to Polaritypictures)
iTunes 11.1 freezes up for me about 45 second after I open it. I deleted it and re-installed it, but it still freezes up. It's been close to 2 dozen times now. I also tried restarting my computer and running Disk Utility to check my hard disk, but it still freezes up.
What can I do?
How can I re-install the previous version of iTunes?
Currently Being ModeratedSep 20, 2013 7:24 PM (in response to Denny75012)
ITunes is just processing your podcasts. Be patient and it will eventually bring you to your
Podcasts on the iPhone.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 21, 2013 8:44 PM (in response to Denny75012)
I too have a similar problem with iTunes 11.1 freezing with the spinning beachball. However, this is only a problem within Podcasts with the rest of iTunes unaffected. Many Podcasts are also very difficult to scroll through so all in all pretty unuseable. Have tried re-booting, Disk Utility etc but without success. I first noticed this after re-adding all my lost podcasts from a back-up as for some reason iTunes 11.1 had deleted many podcasts though it's possible this issue was already there.
If anyone has some a possible solution that would be greatly appreciated though I fear it may be a case of waiting for the next iTunes update?
Currently Being ModeratedSep 21, 2013 11:40 PM (in response to Tom Dignam)
Eh, I let it do it's thing for an hour, and it's still hanging. so I quit it. Doubt it's updating my podcasts list as I tried refreshing it when I originally updated it to 11.1 and everything was fine. until I connect my ipod up and try to edit my podcasts on it and it lets me play with the ball on my screen. Either it's one thing or another with these itunes updates. wish there was a Pro version with expanded options and such.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 21, 2013 11:49 PM (in response to Polaritypictures)
FYI: if I manually refresh podcast subscriptions in iTunes 11.1, the program seems to hang for about 90 seconds. The current song keeps playing, but you don't see movement in the progress bar; the spinning beach ball sometimes appears. In the Podcasts List pane, you at least see little spinning circles next to all the podcasts, so you have a sign that something is happening; in the other Podcasts panes (My Podcasts, My Stations), there's a little arrow in the upper left corner that makes a small turn/jump every 30 seconds or so but is otherwise static, so it's kind of hard to tell whether or not something is happening.
This is worse than with the previous version of iTunes, but not that much worse - iTunes has never exactly been speedy.
But anyway, nowhere near as bad as what you're facing.
Are there podcasts only on your iPod that you care about losing? One approach may be to delete the Podcasts app off your iPod, and see what happens upon syncing then.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 22, 2013 1:34 AM (in response to Polaritypictures)
Definately something wrong for me as well: excruciatingly long hangs, fail to update device, fail to delete individually picked items, and son on. Its good to know at least that I am not the only one. Is this perhaps because podcasts are now handled separately on devices? It would hardly make sense.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 22, 2013 8:10 AM (in response to Polaritypictures)
Can not select podcast tab in iTunes. Can not delete unwanted episodes. Tried all the usual things. Hoping apple has a fix soon, I love my podcasts
Currently Being ModeratedSep 26, 2013 3:16 PM (in response to Polaritypictures)
I just tried reinstalling the podcasts app, but it did not help the itunes problem.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 27, 2013 12:39 PM (in response to Polaritypictures)
I have the same problem. I get the spinning color wheel once I select podcasts and the Force Quit panel shows that iTunes is not responding.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 27, 2013 12:54 PM (in response to Polaritypictures)
---To be clear, iTunes Freezes whenever a ipod/iphone/ipad is connected, and you select to edit/update/sync podcasts in itunes. Does not freeze when no device connected and dealiing with podcasts alone.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 27, 2013 12:59 PM (in response to Polaritypictures)
I have no device connected. iTunes freezes when I select the podcast tab. I'm trying to leave it running for the afternoon to see if that solves the problem. I have literally hundreds of hour-long podcasts in iTunes.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 29, 2013 2:58 PM (in response to Polaritypictures)
same here. Trying alternatives like media monkey. I listen to alot of podcasts and sync them with itunes. This is rendered useless now.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 3, 2013 4:14 PM (in response to Polaritypictures)
Updated iTunes to 11.1.1, Still same problem.
Device connected- tried to access the podcasts tab to add/delete podcasts, and get the beachball. no other option but to force quit and ignore trying to do anything with podcasts. have to listen to them direct from iTunes and not on any device. *shakes fist!*
Currently Being ModeratedOct 6, 2013 10:27 AM (in response to Polaritypictures)
I found that by disconnecting from the internet ( unplugging the internet cable on my Mac or by turnning off the Wi-Fi ) and waiting a couple of minutes that this solved the problem and I was able to to see the pocasts in the podcast tab on all my devices ( ipod touhes and ipod classic ).
But each time iTunes is started you have to do the same routine ( disconnect from the internet and then reconnect).
I found the answer on anther thread, here