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iTunes keeps stuttering..

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    You probably could do with an iPod/iTunes perma thread in here there seem to be quite a few enquires :p:

    Anyhoo, ever since, I don't know when, if I've been listening to iTunes for over an hour or so it will stutter...usually if I'm switching between internet pages or something similar.

    Does anyone have any ideas why and if so how I could go about stopping it doing this, it's annoying :hmpf:

    Edit: It also does it if I open a new tab on firebox or refresh a page..
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    Just use WMP or Winamp instead?

    Hate using iTunes for playing back music.
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    You're not syncing your iPod at the same time are you? I get the same problem then.
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    I have the same problem. I ended up just having to close and re-open iTunes every hour or so.
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    Same here, it is annoying!
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    I've never had this :/ That's really quite odd.

    EDIT: does a repair of iTunes fix it? (control panel > add/remove programs > itunes > repair)
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    (Original post by olileauk)
    I've never had this :/ That's really quite odd.

    EDIT: does a repair of iTunes fix it? (control panel > add/remove programs > itunes > repair)
    ditto, i've never had this problem. Have you the most recent version?
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    No one else has asked, so I might as well do: Windows or OS X?

    (I dunno if it'll be OS X, the way it handles audio, the whole system could be jammed solid and iTunes never stutters. Which is annoying, but amusing I think)
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    i get the same problem
    i usualy jsut end up switching the wireless off for a while.
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    I get the same...highly annoying at time...
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    (Original post by BruceTaylor)
    No one else has asked, so I might as well do: Windows or OS X?

    (I dunno if it'll be OS X, the way it handles audio, the whole system could be jammed solid and iTunes never stutters. Which is annoying, but amusing I think)
    It's windows XP.
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    Oh, I see. Well I dunno then, the Windows version of iTunes has always been a bit of a lesser concern to apple, so it's pretty ****, I've found.
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    Every now and again my internet cuts out, if I have iTunes running at the same time it sometimes starts stuttering. Right clicking the network connection and doing "Repair" fixes my internet connection and then iTunes stops stuttering.

    It's rare, and it never does it during normal internet use for me.
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    I had tried every suggestion I could find on google to fix the stuttering apart from re-installing Windows XP until I found a solution that works for me. Maybe it will work for you.

    I've got Windows XP Service Pack 3, 2 gigs of ram and it was stuttering badly.

    To fix this all I had to do was go to Task Manager by pressing ctrl-alt-del, right click on iTunes.exe under the Processes tab and set priority to Above Normal.

    You will have to do this every time you use it unless you create a .bat file to make it happen automatically.

    This is how I created the bat file (below). You will need to change the bit after "abovenormal" to wherever you have saved iTunes. Mine is saved on my P drive in the itunes folder, but yours will be saved somewhere else.

    I opened Notepad and typed the following:

    start /abovenormal p:/itunes/itunes.exe

    Then Save As itunesloader.bat

    Now all you have to do is double-click on that bat file to open iTunes in above normal priority mode every time.

    Hope this helps some frustrated people out there.

    Damien

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