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A prefs fix for iTunes freeze on CD import
Authored by: djhayn on Dec 27, '04 11:41:19AM

my powerbook 667 DVI does the same thing except I have already disabled that option. It seems to be the hotter it gets the worse it gets and theses powerbooks get pretty hot pretty quick (which everyone is already aware of). When I installed panther I turned it off and let it sit all night and just to be safe put some ice packs under the thing to keep it cool because if my computer is hot it just fails to read CDs while making the noises you are explaining. Its not pleasant to listen to.

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A more advanced "fix" for failed/failing iTunes import
Authored by: Dinosaurius on Dec 27, '04 07:31:36PM

For those that already knew about the hint, above (I'm surprised this "hint" hasn't been mentioned before), and still face the "beachball" when importing a scratched or defective disc, try this:

•Obviously, stop the current (failed/failing) import.
•Set your import preferences to import as AIFF. Except for truly damaged discs this will work.
•Once the music files are imported as AIFF into iTunes, change your import prefs back to your preferred format and bitrate.
•Select the recently imported AIFF files and convert them. Advanced (menu)-> Convert Selection to XXX

9 out of 10 times, this "workaround" should work for all but the most damaged discs. Don't forget to delete the AIFF files when finished. This hint is hardly new but if people didn't know the hint, originally posted above, it stands to reason they won't know about this one either.

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A more advanced "fix" for failed/failing iTunes import
Authored by: osxpounder on Dec 27, '04 07:48:17PM

Thanks for pointing it out, though!


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