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Topic # 112931 27-Dec-2012 21:10

I've just upgraded to iTunes 11 on 64 bit Windows 7.

When I play a movie in .mpg format it plays a fraction of a second of audio and then iTunes crashes. The same movies will play perfectly in Quicktime. This confuses me as I thought iTunes just used QuickTime anyway. Other movies however in .MP4 format play fine.

Does anyone else see this problem, or have any ideas how to fix it?

Cheers,
Pete.

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  Reply # 737861 27-Dec-2012 22:21 Send private message

iTunes 11 appears to be a bucket load of crap at the moment.

Can't say I've noticed anything similar to your issue so far, but then again, I usually use VLC to play most stuff.

Have you tried changing the file extension to .avi?

Download and install MediaInfo Lite and check the actual encoding.
http://www.techspot.com/downloads/4823-mediainfo-lite.html

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  Reply # 737923 28-Dec-2012 07:13 Send private message

Have you installed the 11.01 upgrade yet? Fix for several issues.

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  Reply # 737925 28-Dec-2012 07:29 Send private message

iTunes 11 is a bucket of crap. 11.01 upgrade did nothing as far as I can see. Hope they fix it soon.

Grab VLC player...plays just about everything.




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  Reply # 738000 28-Dec-2012 11:47

Thanks for the comments everyone, I have upgraded to 11.0.1 and it's made no difference.

I do have VLC and other video apps so I am able to play the files. Was really just curious about why this is happening. Perhaps "iTunes 11 is crap"is a sufficient answer :).

Anyway I've just signed up for a free month of Spotify Premium, so maybe I won't be using iTunes that much from now on.

Cheer,
Pete.

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  Reply # 741243 7-Jan-2013 19:28 Send private message

Maybe try a reinstall of QuickTime.

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