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pepper_chico Level 1 Level 1

I was using OS X Lion, and it started there, now I've upgraded my MacBook Pro early 2011 (already upgraded to 16GB OWC RAM) to OS X Mountain Lion, the problem persists, and it gets worse, I don't know which music I can play that will not pause every 5 seconds.

 

The worse part is, googling for `itunes pausing randomly' you see people complaning since 2008!!!

 

Like here: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/1675131

or here: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/2068193

or here: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/2442281

or here: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3078555

 

What's Up with iTunes developers??

 

I'm considering to abandon the native OS X music player.


iTunes, OS X Mountain Lion
  • siys Level 1 Level 1

    MacBook Pro 17 (Spring 2010)

    2.8 GHz Intel Core i7 Processor

    7200 RPM Hard Drive

    8 GB RAM

    OSX 10.7.4

    iTunes 10.6.3

     

    iTunes randomly pauses and starts up again. (This is happening with Quicktime too, when playing videos.)

     

    Agree with Pepper Chico, there is no viable solutions anywhere.

     

    Looking for a solution. Thank you.

  • ElleNeotoma Level 1 Level 1

    Same problem here on iTunes 10.6.3 where EVERY song pauses every few seconds.  Doesn't matter if a song was purchased on iTunes or imported from CDs.  Furthermore, this is a brand new MacBook Pro.  I only got it three days ago.  So far the songs I've listened to play to the end, but still not enjoyable with the pauses.  Awful.

  • siys Level 1 Level 1

    I ran CleanMyMac and that has seemed to take care of the problem, for me.

  • nBode Level 1 Level 1

    Hey man. I also have an early 2011 MacBook Pro (13") with 16GB RAM and Mountain Lion 10.8.2 and iTunes 11.0.2

     

    When I play music the songs will pause with 2 seconds left. This happens very often. I will have to hit next (if I hit play it re-pauses immediately) and then hit play each time to get the next song to play. It's very annoying...

  • siys Level 1 Level 1

    Although I thought I had fixed this problem with CleanMyMac, the problem still exists and I have no clue why.

  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10

    Run Activity Monitor, set it to show all processes and keep an eye on it while you're using iTunes. Do you see anything suddenly spiking the CPU when those pauses occur?

  • cycletrade Level 1 Level 1

    I'm on Windows 7, also having the same problem with iTunes random pausing. So, this is not OS related problem, but the iTunes itself. I think this pauses problem started since version 10.xxx . I always upgrade my iTunes hoping the next version will fix it.

    C'mon iTunes developers, I love this product because of the usefullness for my many apple devices. But, I'm considering abandoning it for music desktop playback.

  • Lexiepex Level 6 Level 6
    expertise.macosx
    Mac OS X

    You may have SoundFlower items on your mac: uninstall that (a lot of places where the remnants are). You can check if you have anything from SoundFlower in the Sound Applet in System Preferences.

  • siys Level 1 Level 1

    I do use SoundFlower, but I can't get rid of it becaue it is absolutely essential for me.

  • Lexiepex Level 6 Level 6
    expertise.macosx
    Mac OS X

    Is there no alternative? it causes oft crashes.

  • Lexiepex Level 6 Level 6
    expertise.macosx
    Mac OS X

    There are alternatives: google soundflower alternatives. I have no experience with the alternatives.

  • siys Level 1 Level 1

    Although, there may be an alternative, I am not aware of one. I've used SoundFlower for 7 years and the iTunes pausing issue is more recent. If I run CleanMyMac often, that seems to keep iTunes somewhat in check.

  • Lexiepex Level 6 Level 6
    expertise.macosx
    Mac OS X

    CleanMyMac is an unnecessary tool.

    It does not do anything for you more than OSX already does itself, and it slows down the mac a bit, can cause problems (although not having heard often.

    Please download Etrecheck  ( http://www.etresoft.com/etrecheck ),  run it and paste the result here. maybe we can find the cause of the issue when it is not SoundFlower.

    That the problems were not there in the beginning of the "7 years" does not say anything: you are useing a totally different OS now (64bit and....).

  • siys Level 1 Level 1

    LOVE CleanMyMac and completely disagree! I'm good! Thanks for your input.

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