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iTunes freezing during video playback

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A Bear of Little Brain Calculating status...
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Nov 22, 2008 9:34 PM
I've searched through the topics but haven't been able to find one for my problem. While playing any video (movie, tv show, etc.) on iTunes, the video often freezes up while the sound continues, then the video runs out-of-synch while freezing repeatedly. I keep my iTunes library on an external hard drive which is always connected to my computer. All of these have been purchased through the iTunes store, so I know that content isn't an issue.

Has anyone else had this problem? Verifying disk permissions hasn't been of any help. Any suggestions? Thanks.
PowerBook G4, Mac OS X (10.4.9)
  • Jim VanLeeuwen Level 6 Level 6 (18,820 points)
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    Nov 22, 2008 11:55 PM (in response to A Bear of Little Brain)
    Is your software up to date? iTunes 8 requires Mac OS X version 10.4.9 or later and QuickTime 7.5.5 or later.
    24" iMac 2.8GHz Intel Core Duo, Mac OS X (10.5.5), iPhone 3G - 5 iPods
  • Design by Jeff Calculating status...
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    Dec 19, 2008 12:38 AM (in response to A Bear of Little Brain)
    I've been having this same issue for a couple of weeks now, just been to busy to do anything about it until now. Any video that plays through itunes holds a high chance of it slightly freezing picture while audio continues playing, (playing in small window mode, set to stay on top of all other windows). The same video plays fine if opened using QT player. Oh and it doesn't seem to matter if the video was purchased from the itunes store, podcast, or imported in. First noticed it while watching Digg V-Podcast. I'd also like to note that I can have a similar issue when playing trailers on netflix, to correct it there I just reload the page and the video will be fine.
    MP 3.0GHz, 4 GB Ram, 3TB hd, 8800gt, Mac OS X (10.5.6), Late 07model. 30"display


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