2 Replies Latest reply: Mar 8, 2008 2:03 PM by Poby
Derick Fay Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
When I pause a download, iTunes deletes the temporary files, so when restart the download, it starts over completely rather than picking up where it left off.

I've observed this by keeping a Finder window open to the Download directory -- as soon as I pause in iTunes, the download disappears in Finder.

iMac G5, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • MikeOliverAZ Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Does Apple have any real programmers working on iTunes? We have Freshers that are right out of trade school that know how to find open source examples of software that can resume a download that fails. Does Apple make money on bandwidth consumed or do they have to pay for it like the rest of us? You would think if they are paying for bandwidth they would see the advantage of having software that could restart a download instead of just starting over. Maybe they could ask someone how to do that. The Apache Software Foundation, HP, Sun, IBM, Microsoft and about 10,000 ISVs seem to know how.
  • Poby Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Also, this only happens to some podcasts, others I can pause normally. Some have a pause symbol next to them, others an "x". These last ones are the problem, because if I press "Pause all", and I am not watching what is currently downloading, I will in fact stop it and erase 210 out of 230 MBs of the latest Larry King show... I currently live in South Africa with a slow connection, and video podcasts can take hours to download. I can see no pattern (or logic) as to which podcasts are allowed to be paused and which are not.