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itunes 11.1 Freezes when selecting podcasts tab.

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Polaritypictures Level 2 Level 2 (185 points)
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Sep 20, 2013 3:01 PM

Trying to update some stuff on my ipod, but the new itunes 11.1 refuses to let me select my podcast tab to do anything. It freezes thus resulting in my force quitting it to allow me to do something else. It's really annoying. Tried many times but still refuses to allow me to acces my podcasts.

  • Denny75012 Calculating status...

    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?

  • Tom Dignam Level 1 Level 1 (120 points)
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    Sep 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.

  • RogOz88 Calculating status...
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    Sep 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?


  • Lost in Asia Level 2 Level 2 (330 points)

    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.

  • kizkij Calculating status...

    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.

  • musked13 Calculating status...

    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

  • mkillmer Calculating status...

    I just tried reinstalling the podcasts app, but it did not help the itunes problem.

  • ralphfromkearney Calculating status...

    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.

  • ralphfromkearney Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    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.

  • JeffMcLeod Calculating status...

    same here.  Trying alternatives like media monkey.  I listen to alot of podcasts and sync them with itunes.  This is rendered useless now.

  • Ric 2 2 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    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


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