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I gave up... downgrade to 7.2... now they can take about a year or so to fix it... I don't care anymore.
That was the last update I trusted blindly...!
Shame on you, Apple... not for making mistakes... but for trying to hide it once more... not keeping us up-to-date on the fixing process... and the inability to say SORRY...!
I'm tired of waiting for an update… so gave it a try and I deleted all my Podcasts.
Now iTunes 188.8.131.52 (the latest at this point) is working again.
It’s annoying to have to re-subscribe to all the Podcasts. And I had to backup/copy my Podcast MP3 files because I know that some files are older and no longer on the various websites/servers. At least I have the old MP3 files if I want to listen to them later (or I can try to import them into iTunes). Anyway...what a hassle.
It's very poor of Apple to:
1) Not come out with a fix/patch/update after a week, and;
2) if there is not going to be an iTunes update to fix this issue, they should at least give instructions on how we can manually fix the problem (i.e., deleting files, etc.) and fix it ourselves.
Either way... it's weak.
PC Windows XP
I just called Apple Support (Canada) to check when there would be a fix. The support person had never heard of it! I was shocked and told her so. I asked her if they monitor these boards and she claimed they do, but when she searched for "unknown error -50," her system came up with nothing. She logged the call.
I'm really starting to lose my patience with this.
Imac and MBP Mac OS X (10.4.9)
Removing video podcasts didn't work for me but when I removed ALL podcasts the error stopped.
It is fairly painless since if you remove the podcasts but click "keep files" it is then easy to add them back using the menu "File - Add folder to library". itunes adds your existing poscasts back and lets you click "subscribe" to re-subscribe. Only took a minute or two and its great to get rid of the constant error without the pain of going back to 7.2.
(Apple itunes support are hopeless - first they recommended checking for firewall and software filter blocks. When I pointed out it had worked fine before upgrading from 7.2 to 7.3 the best they could recommend was rebuilding the itunes library)
Pentium4 Windows 2000
It is fairly painless since if you remove the
podcasts but click "keep files" it is then easy to
add them back using the menu "File - Add folder to
library". itunes adds your existing poscasts back
and lets you click "subscribe" to re-subscribe. Only
took a minute or two and its great to get rid of the
constant error without the pain of going back to
I think we are getting close. I do have some clean-up to do, however. First let me explain exactly how I got into my current state:
1. Upgrade to 7.3 and get error -50
2. Downgrade back to 7.2 after letting 7.3 run for awhile (ttry to get it to work)
3. Go back to 7.2
4. Notice that some files need to be found again (7.3 moved files around)
5. Reconnect files in my music library (Music only - didn't notice some video podcast files now in Movies folder)
6. Duplicate "iTunes Library" and "iTunes Music Library.xml" for backup
7. Remove all Podcasts but "Keep in library"
8. Upgrade to 7.3 again (no errors)
9. Add to Library the "/Users/name/Music/Itunes\ Music/Podcasts" folder
10 Re-subscribe to podcasts as necessary
Now I have two issues left. First, I have 313 movies in my .../iTunes\ Music/Movies folder which are actually podcasts. 18 of 313 are showing up in iTunes under Movies, but I don't think the others are anywhere in the library database. My movies all seem to be there and are connected.
Second, I have some podcasts that got split into 2. It looks like if a podcast had changed some of its ID tags along the way, when you re-import it creates multiple podcasts from what was originally one. I need to investigate this further.
PowerMac G4 Mac OS X (10.4.10) iTunes 7.3 upgrade
Well I posted my comments and the admin sent me a nasty gram.
They deleted my post.
Guess they cant take the heat, They just sweet it under the rug.
Heck Microsoft gets blasted for mistakes and apple so Shines..
Guess Apple developers should of waited and tested a little longer..
Let me see if the admins delete this post.