Yes, that is correct, I replaced the new Action with the Snow Leopard Action, If I remember right the version number was slightly different as well, but I'm on my work computer so I can't check. I was going to use Time Machine to go into a back up I made before I updated to Lion, but my brother happened to be in town and was still running Snow Leopard, so I just copied it off his. I would be happy to email you the action as well. I'm goth glad, but sorry to hear I wasn't the only one who noticed this problem.
I just solved the problem pretty easily: earlier, on Snow Leopard, automator had to be set to work in 32bit instead of 64bit otherwise there has been a lot of error messages.
I tried to do the same with iTunes on Lion and, oh miracle, it works:
close iTunes then go to Applications -> right click on iTunes -> read informations -> check the box to run the app in 32bits and restart iTunes and .... that's it.
I work in a local radio in Belgium and I rely on automator on an everyday basis to download then add prerecorded broadcasts to iTunes to be aired with Lion server and I was stuck since a few weeks because of that problem. Now I can finally work again :-)
English is not my native language so please forgive me for my mistakes ... :-)
i'm in 10.9.2
itunes 11.1.5 (64bit)
and this error still happens. it imports the files ok, but seems to crash the script some how.
as you said. this is what it comes up with.
The action “Import Audio Files” encountered an error.
Check the actionʼs properties and try running the workflow again.
Under the Log for the workflow I get this message:
The operation couldn't be completed. (OSStatus error -1712.) (-1712)
it doesn't matter whether i have "delete source files after encoding" checked or not...
the workflow will not continue with anything after that part of the script.