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itunes 11.1 Freezes when selecting podcasts tab.

6239 Views 26 Replies Latest reply: Mar 29, 2014 11:35 AM by Ric 2 2 RSS
  • EgonX Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Try resetting your PRAM. I had this happening as well, but it wasn't just iTunes locking up and resetting the PRAM seems to have made a dent in the issue.


    Resetting the PRAM

  • Ric 2 2 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Oct 7, 2013 6:09 PM (in response to EgonX)

    Nope sorry that didn't work for me. Had to unplug the ethernet cable.

  • thelliez Calculating status...

    Exact same problem here.


    Unplugging from the network works but an iTunes fix is needed!


    I am going to see if some of my old podcasts are the issue.  Maybe itunes get stuck attempting to access feeds that are no longer existing.

  • Alzoo Calculating status...
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    Nov 27, 2013 3:29 AM (in response to thelliez)

    Hi Everyone,


    I had the same issue when upgrading my Iphone to IOS7.  I am running iTunes on Windows 7 x64.  I have an enormous collection of podcasts, even manual ones that I have added in as MP3 files and then changed the type to podcast so they appear in podcasts menu.


    each time I clicked on the podcast tab in Itunes for my iphone, It would hang....  after reading several posts I tried disconnecting from the internet however this did not work for me as I have my library on a NAS so I need a network connection anyway, pplus it was too messy to keep the NAS and PC connected while not having the internet.


    In the end after readding other posts, I just tried being patient & waiting it out and finally it came good, the podcast tab came up & I was able to select the podcasts I wanted synced via iTunes.


    attached is a screenshot of the resources monitor of Itunes on my PC, it clearly shows that iTunes is "Not responding" (hung) however the disk I/O and Network I/O were in use..  after awhile iTunes.exe returned to "running" status in the CPU section.


    So patience is the key...  All is good  

    hope this helps others.


  • earthless9 Calculating status...
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    Dec 16, 2013 11:01 PM (in response to Alzoo)

    I'm having the same issue.  It's a huge pain.  Windows 7 x64.  Disconnecting/reconnecting the ethernet works but it's super annoying.  Please share if you've figured it out!

  • Kenneth Douglas1 Calculating status...
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    Dec 18, 2013 1:32 PM (in response to Ric 2 2)

    I just started having this problem with iTunes 11.1.3 and the internet disconnection workaround worked for me. Thanks!

  • thelliez Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    No progress still my last report.


    1- Ugly work around: internet disconnection... Still needed.


    2- Old podcasts:  I was suspecting that I had some old podcasts no longer reachable that could be causing a network issue.  Unfortunately  deleting them did not help.

  • elsuchnsuch Calculating status...

    This helped me, thanks for posting this work-around.  Cheers!

  • AardvarkPrime Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Mar 21, 2014 7:03 AM (in response to Ric 2 2)

    I disabled my internet adapter and was able to select podcasts for my iPod again.  After syncing, I enabled my internet adapter again and can click on the Podcasts selection button again without iTunes hanging. 


    It's hard to understand why access to the internet would hang iTunes when accessing podcasts on my own computer.  It seems this issue has been popping up for some for a few years and Apple should get on an error trap for this situation.

  • Ric 2 2 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Mar 29, 2014 11:35 AM (in response to thelliez)

    Upgrading iTunes to 11.1.5 seems to have finally fixed this for me, at least for now.


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