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aarongrant Level 1 (0 points)
I run a Lenovo T61p notebook - 2.5 Ghz processor, 4 gigs of ram, 64 bit operating system and a nvidia quadro graphics card.

I never had problem playing back videos with a previous version of itunes, but once i installed 8 the video playback became slow and choppy. Almost certain that it is not a hardware issue.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

Lenovo T61p, Windows Vista
  • hahnsonfefer Level 1 (0 points)
    Same issue here. I also see that Apple has yet to find a solution to the dual monitor issue in ver 8.0.

    It shows that apple does not test there software for simple issure that possably have a easy fix.
  • Goldman60 Level 1 (5 points)
    I am also running A Lenovo T60 2613-ECU And I have noticied that iTunes often takes 40-90% of my CPU, the computer is only 2 yeas old and the CPU is well over the minimum system requirements

    I have never had issues like this in iTunes 7

  • tnine Level 1 (0 points)
    Ditto. My wife's computer is a Dell Inspiron 1501. The videos she has downloaded played well in iTunes 7. Once she was forced to upgrade to 8 to purchase videos, the playback is extremely choppy. I've tried uninstalling all apple software and re-installed per itunes support, but this hasn't resolved the issue. It's not an issue with the media, if I transfer it to my Macbook Pro, the playback is very smooth.
  • tnine Level 1 (0 points)
    Just an FYI, I found a temporary work around. If you use the Quicktime player then open the file from it, the playback isn't choppy. It appears to be an issue with iTunes and Quicktime integration.
  • iPodDiva Level 1 (75 points)
    May I ask how your music tracks are playing? I keep getting gaps that make music hard to listen to on iTunes. It's no longer smooth. Thanks!
  • aarongrant Level 1 (0 points)
    my music plays back fine
  • SethGreen Level 1 (0 points)
    I also began having 1-2 second pauses in audio playback every 30 - 45 seconds once I upgraded to 8. Still happens with today's update. I'd appreciate any help that anyone could offer, as apple support on the phone told me they'd never heard of this and that my computer "must be too old." (1 year old HP 2.4GHz quad core with 3G of ram running Vista.) I'm going to try rolling back to 7 and I'll let you know if that returns smooth playback. Thanks!
  • iPodDiva Level 1 (75 points)
    Thanks for confirming about audio playback! I thought I was the only one for a while, LOL!

    So there's a new update? Did it solve the CD burning problem?
  • stradavar Level 1 (0 points)
    It seems if I set the playback to SD instead of HD it's not so choppy. I haven't watched a full episode yet to test, so I'll report back if that is the problem.
  • nixonnow Level 1 (0 points)
    i also have problems with choppy playback. Brand new 1700 dollar macbook and this?
  • forbegos Level 1 (15 points)
    I have a brand new MacBook Pro and have the same problems... iTunes 8 with new update and a lot of choppy playback... sometimes the it gets so bad that the image freezes, the audio goes on and then it just jumps like 3 or 4 seconds into the current frame missing some content. No problem with audio though.

    Does anybody have the same problem.. is this a hardware issue??
  • quizquest Level 1 (0 points)
    I'm relieved that people with newer computers are having similar issues (choppy/freezing video track on itunes while audio is ok), but dismayed that the problem has been going on for 3 months and apple hasn't fixed it! Can anybody tell me how to roll back to itunes 7? (My issues appear with SD; my computer is too old to get decent playback on HD anyway, and they persist when I try playing using quicktime instead of itunes.)
  • retrolectro Level 1 (0 points)
    I have the same problem here. Some research on older topics gave me this discussion:

    It seems it was a know problem in previous ITunes versions. I have 3 PCS in my house, one with Vista and two with XP installed. In all of them video playback stops by 10 seconds of plaback, keeps freezed by 2 or 3 seconds, and then return. If we play video files in other softwares, like QuickTime, everything works fine. Any solutions?

    Thank you.
  • AndroclesNL Level 1 (5 points)
    Try installing the ffdshow filters which you can find here:

    It worked perfect for me on my Windows Vista.
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