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ronridesabmw Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

When I insert a CD to copy it to my iTunes it takes 1 minute and 40 seconds of spinning beach ball until the CD starts to be copied. This issue has just started since I updated to the latest version of iTunes a day or so ago. Is there anyone else experiencing this problem and more importantly is there a way to speed up this process?


The spinning ball of non response also continues for about 1 minute after iTunes does copy the CD and it has been ejected.


Some update!

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • palaeologos Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I get a beach ball for pretty much everything in 11.1.2.  Absolutely useless. 


    Anyone know of another program that does what iTunes does (for OS X)?  This application keeps growing metastatically, using more and more resources on my machine, and becoming less and less usable.

  • mitzell Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I also hate this new iTunes. 

    One does not expect the endless wait for the system to refresh after a simple change in the iTunes library.



  • Bradley Kendall Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    I have the same problem. Just about any time you click in iTunes, you get a spinning beach ball. Select a playlist then click in the playlist window so you can select an album, up comes spinning beach ball. Once it goes away, type the first few letters of fthe selection you want, spinning beach ball. Click another playlist, spinning beach ball. It is unacceptable.


    Before I upgraded to 11.1.2, I was getting frequent freezes of iTunes. I was hoping this would help, but I guess not.



  • Cliff B Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Same problem.  Pretty much anything in iTunes is taking much longer (~10x) than in the previous version.

    Not sure if it is Mavericks or the new iTunes.  I rebuilt my library yesterday, but that did not fix the slowness issue.  This evening just closing an album took over 4 minutes (the beach ball didn't stop spinning until well after the song stopped).  It would be really nice to have a fix for this.

  • Tim Westworld Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Same problem here, since the last update, iTunes is so painfully slow that it's bordering on being unusable!


    All the tidy up jobs I do everytime I upload a CD into my library now takes ages. It's so bad, that I gave up trying to complete the correction/retitling job I'd begun before the update. This really needs to be sorting out urgently because as it stands iTunes is no longer fit for purpose, as there's now a lag of anywhere between 5 to 30 seconds for it to perform virtually any specified task.

  • mitzell Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I am pretty sure that it is the newer iTunes.  I had normal function prior to the upgrade to 11.1.2.

    Then I upgraded to Mavericks hoping to eliminate the iTunes glitch.  That just cost me drivers for my printer and scanner, neither of which have updated software for the new OS X.


    i would rec that anyone wait uhntil there is a fix for iTunes before upgrading.

  • Stephen Schwartz1 Level 2 Level 2 (255 points)

    Same story here. Every time I start up iTunes 11.1.2 (under Mavericks) it's spinning beach ball party time for a few minutes, during which the program will not operate.


    Switching from "Songs" to "Albums" does the same thing.


    The program is now unusable.

  • Robby Redcheeks Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    iTunes has been acting terrible for a while now. i like to keep artwork for my TV shows and Movies. adding artwork or editing the title basically will lock up iTunes with a "not responding" message in the Force Quit menu. and when you watch the core activity it will max out only 1 of the 8 cores and basically sit there for about 3-5 min stalled.


    keep in mind that i have a brand new Retina display 2.7ghz( i7) mac book pro that is 4 weeks old. i was having this problem with my older mac pro, so i decided to upgrade. it might actually work worse now.


    starting to hate Apple.

  • chrisnomad Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm having the same issue - spinning beach ball whenever I click on anything in iTunes. This is rediculous Apple!

  • MacGallant Level 2 Level 2 (310 points)

    Left click iTunes and select "Get Info" and put a check in the checkbox for "Prevent Nap Mode" and close the Get info Box for iTunes and now iTunes is back to normal speed and won't hang on quit.

  • ronridesabmw Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I would like this to work but when I try to left click on iTunes in my Application folder I do not get an option "Get Info". All that happens is that iTunes opens. If I go to File when iTunes is open, the "Get Info" option is not available to choose. Just how do you get a left click to work on iTunes in the Application folder?

  • MacGallant Level 2 Level 2 (310 points)

    Sorry i meant right click to select it and then put a check in checkbox for "Prevent Nap Mode"

  • chrisnomad Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The "Prevent Nap Mode" checkbox did not do a thing. iTunes is still slow. The best thing everyone can do right now is go upand click on "iTunes" in the menu bar when iTunes is open, then click on "Provide iTunes Feedback" and report this issue to Apple. The more people that report it, the more likely Apple will fix it.

  • mitzell Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I did not know that there was a provide iTunes feedback in the the iTunes program.

    That is a very good idea for getting some attention to this problem.


    I have used my AppleCare to try to get some help, but so far we are  just restoring my iMac to the previous iteratoin of iTunes form the Time Machine.  Not a satisfactory fix.

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