Currently Being ModeratedOct 7, 2013 3:59 AM (in response to Polaritypictures)
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
Currently Being ModeratedOct 7, 2013 6:09 PM (in response to EgonX)
Nope sorry that didn't work for me. Had to unplug the ethernet cable.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 19, 2013 2:53 PM (in response to Polaritypictures)
This is what I get from the console as soon as select podcasts from the top of the my devices page (summery, apps, tines, music, ect)
10/19/13 2:43:22 PM [0x0-0x5e05e].com.apple.iTunes
AppleGVA:: Error creating the accelerator 1
Then it says
10/19/13 2:43:46 PM mDNSResponder 12: Could not write data to client after 10 seconds, 4 replies waiting
so go to the mDNSResponder and it says below:
Analysis of sampling mDNSResponder (pid 18) every 1 millisecond
962 Thread_343 DispatchQueue_1: com.apple.main-thread (serial)
962 Thread_371 DispatchQueue_2: com.apple.libdispatch-manager (serial)
Total number in stack (recursive counted multiple, when >=5):
Sort by top of stack, same collapsed (when >= 5):
Which then Repeats every 10 seconds
10/19/13 2:51:16 PM mDNSResponder 12: Could not write data to client after 460 seconds, 4 replies waiting 10/19/13 2:49:16 PM mDNSResponder PenaltyTimeForServer: PenaltyTime negative -62886, (server penaltyTime 1151085285, timenow 1151148171) resetting the penalty
So has been like this since last latest iTunes update, thining about downloading an older version. as I miss listening to my podcasts on my ipod.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 19, 2013 3:19 PM (in response to Polaritypictures)
--- workaround--- you have to let the mDNS responder to quit it search by itself, then you can resync your podcasts, after selecting the podcasts tab on top unplug the ethernet cable and wait, it may take some time for the mDNS responder to figure out there is no network and then it decides to quit it self. Don't force it to quit as you'll be back at square one. Once your done syncing, plug your cable back in.
Be sure to update all your podcasts soley in itunes before messing with your idevice, don't start fiddling with downloading new files while syncing, it won't work. Take your time and be patient.
Thanks for all the suggestings all!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 4, 2013 7:03 AM (in response to Polaritypictures)
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.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 27, 2013 3:29 AM (in response to thelliez)
I had the same issue when upgrading my Iphone to IOS7. I am running iTunes 188.8.131.52 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.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 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!
Currently Being ModeratedDec 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!
Currently Being ModeratedDec 18, 2013 1:48 PM (in response to Polaritypictures)
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.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 27, 2014 8:55 AM (in response to Polaritypictures)
This helped me, thanks for posting this work-around. Cheers!
Currently Being ModeratedMar 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.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 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.