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john younger Level 2 Level 2 (200 points)
i try and rename a movie in my itunes and it gives me the spinning wheel of death..any ideas??
Itunes 9

quad 2.8, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • eleanayoo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have encountered the exact same problem, iTunes becoming unresponding and freezing when trying to rename a movie - but not only causes this iTunes to crash, it also *corrupts the movie files* rendering them useless in both iTunes and Quicktime and even VLC! (Like described here:

    The files i renamed where created by Quicktime (converted an other movie to Apple-TV and iPhone format) so the files should have been fine...

    Doesn't help making me confident letting iTunes handle my files... Didn't even have a Backup of those movies
  • jc21711 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    It does the same for me. Every time I try to change some info on a movie it freezes up. I noticed if i just let it sit there it will finish but after a few minutes. It has corrupted a few files for me also. Thank god I back my stuff up or else I would be ******. Any help would be appreciated.
  • WildClyde Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I am getting the spinning wheel of death when I change the info for a movie using iTunes 9.1 I added the Artist and changed the type to Podcast. Unfortunately I can't even force quit iTunes because whatever iTunes is doing is preventing most Finder features from functioning. Arrrrggggghhhh!
  • tbharber Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    I have this issue as well. It started a couple versions ago and continued into version 9.2. This has happened around 10 times for me. When renaming a movie in iTunes you will get the beach ball. It will run forever if you let it. I have let it sit for hours and it keeps running. You have to force quit iTunes and after you do the movie file is completely corrupted. The file will have to be deleted and re-ripped. If anyone else has this issue let us know. Also if anyone has a workaround or fix let us know that as well!
  • monoomni Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I'm having this problem as well. When trying to rename a movie file in iTunes, I get the beach ball for a good one or two minutes. So far, I've just let it do it's thing and none of my files have been corrupted. I'm doing this because I have a DVD series and I want the file names to be shorter so I can see which number I'm playing on my iPhone. Perhaps instead of renaming the files, I should just edit the tag information? Any rate, changing the file names takes FOREVER!

    Also, when it was taking a particularly long time, I went into finder and tried to open another movie file. After a minute or so, it started playing in iTunes. Maybe this somehow got iTunes to "wake up"?
  • monoomni Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I just noticed that iTunes hangs even when just editing the tag info. Perhaps this occurs with song files as well, it's just that movie files are so much bigger that it has more "processing" to do?
  • DrCanadian Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have the same exact problem.... I know this thread is a couple months old. Has anyone found a solution? I am using iTunes 10.1.
  • sickguilt Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Sadly, i've been having the same issue as well. Still no help, suggestions or fixes?
  • Tabish Rizvi Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
    Hoping to ressurect this thread...

    I am in the process of transferring my iTunes library and (perhaps) "life" over to an iMac 27 from a Windows PC; however, I am having some issues with my iTunes Library. Specifically, I am unable to update the metatag data (i.e. rename files) for movies in my iTunes library. iTunes freezes and the "beachball" continues to spin into eternity, until I "force quit" the application. I've also noticed that it ends up corrupting the files and rendering them useless, which forces me to reconvert them for compatibility with an iPod using Quicktime.

    My iTunes library resides on a NAS connected via a 100 Mbps wired connection.

    The following is the link to another thread on the same topic:

    Hopefully, someone has found an answer.
  • .rwf Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Just hoping to bring attention to this thread! Having the same issues. Whenever I try to edit the info on a movie I get the spinning pinwheel for a good 4-5 minutes. Can't use iTunes while this is going on and the info window does not close until it saves.

    So annoying.... FIX THIS!
  • Jaunty Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    I recently got 2 x ATV2s and have started ripping my DVD collection. I have this problem as well. A right pain.
  • ladygeekgeek Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    This is happening every single time I try and change any meta data. Is this a known bug or is there anyone listening?
  • Kishi Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)
    Same issue...tried to change the genre...spinning rainbow of death, had to force quit iTunes, now that file is corrupted. Happened on 6 different .m4v files...seems like all the ones that were converted from .mkv files.

    Definitely a bug, can't tell if it is an iTunes bug, or something to do with the metadata that MKV tools creates (?) for the m4v file.
  • Kishi Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)
    I started using Subler to modify the metadata instead, seems to be a workaround for the problem.
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