13 Replies Latest reply: Apr 14, 2008 11:02 PM by gamer4250
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Whenever I try to add any kind of movie to the iTunes library (WMV, m4v, mov, etc.), it just sits there and loads for a bit then does nothing at all. I've tried a drag and drop method and the "Add file to library" option, and neither work.

Windows Vista
Reply by Katrina S. on Apr 6, 2008 10:14 AM Helpful
The only other reasons I can think of is, the operating system somehow has a lock on it, so iTunes can't add it. Vista is notorious for weirding out file permissions.

How To Quickie: Vista Permissions http://paulstamatiou.com/2007/02/09/how-to-quickie-vista-permissions

How to Take Ownership and Grant Permissions in Windows Vista
http://www.mydigitallife.info/2007/05/25/how-to-take-ownership-and-grant-permiss ions-in-windows-vista/

How to Disable UAC
Click Start/ type in the Search bar msconfig without quotes and hit ENTER... In the System Configuration window that will pop-up, select the TOOLS Tab. Scroll down the list and look for Disable UAC. Select it and click launch. Close all open windows and reboot...

Also, are the movies on a SATA drive, or is it IDE?
Reply by Katrina S. on Apr 9, 2008 8:12 PM Helpful
gamer4250, did you get it fixed by chaging Vista permissions?

I did think of something else to try. See if it will play in QuickTime.

iTunes uses QT codecs to play movies. Maybe QT will give some kind of error message, whereas iTunes just sits there and makes you angry with its silence....

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