Scenario: I pause itunes playback. I then put my windows vista (home premium, service pack 2) laptop (Dell studio xps) to sleep. When I wake the laptop from sleep, itunes (9.0.18) immediately automatically starts playback (even before I have entered my windows login creditials). Obviously this is highly undesirable (eg if waking my computer from sleep whilst in a meeting, shared office, or quiet public place), especially if volume was high before putting the laptop to sleep.
The issue does not arise with windows media player or VLC media player on my laptop.