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iTunes Issues

  1. #11


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8 Consumer Preview


    Nope, I don't have network drives but just in case I've disabled network discovery and file sharing. We'll see what happens but I suspect it might not make any difference.

    Regarding UAC, I've tried it on the normal setting, on the don't notify setting and completely disabled via the registry and it still does it. Also does it regardless of SmartScreen setting as well.

    I can reproduce it easily. Play a song in iTunes normally, then watch a YouTube video then try to play a song in iTunes again.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 1,851
    8250 x86 + 7 SP1 x86 + Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86


    Does iTunes have the ability to select the output device on the system to use? If so, do not let it stay as default device. Actually choose the output device manually. For example, if you have Realtek HD Audio controller, choose that as opposed to default device.

    I dunno. Another one of my "can't hurt to try but unlikely to help" suggestions. lol
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  3. #13


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8 Consumer Preview


    I'm pondering something. Is anyone else with this issue using the AMD Catalyst drivers for the Windows 8 Consumer Preview too?

    EDIT: Nevermind, tried without the drivers installed and other drivers and no-go.
    Last edited by Cluster; 13 Mar 2012 at 15:41.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8 CP x86 and x64


    I have the same issue actually. Whenever I pause itunes for an extended period and press play, the audio just won't work. Itunes is not frozen: I can skip songs and it skips, but still will not play. However, I found that causing any sound to play will unlock itunes and start it working again. That means a youtube video, google play, VLC or even testing a sound in the sounds tab of the audio properties panel (Right click on the speaker icon, sounds). Its weird, ANY sound will unlock itunes.
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  5. #15


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8 Consumer Preview


    Well, I'm starting to lean towards it being indeed an iTunes issue at this point. We should report this on Apple's community in the iTunes for Windows section. Maybe they'll fix it?
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  6. #16


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8 CP x86 and x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Cluster View Post
    Well, I'm starting to lean towards it being indeed an iTunes issue at this point. We should report this on Apple's community in the iTunes for Windows section. Maybe they'll fix it?
    Yeah that's a good idea, we should all report it. Can you link us to the page?
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  7. #17


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8 Consumer Preview


    Well, here's where it should be posted: https://discussions.apple.com/commun...ew=discussions

    However, I've had little time thanks to work to post about the issue there. =\
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  8. #18


    Posts : 1
    Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows XP, Server 2008


    The compatibility mode fix is not the proper fix. I have discovered this is a driver issue.

    If you update your Realtek HD Audio drivers the to the correct updated version the problem is gone.

    More details here:

    Saint Cloud Computer Repair - Tech and Local News - iTunes Stops Playing Songs In Windows Consumer 8*Preview...
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  9. #19


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8 Consumer Preview


    Doesn't work, installed the drivers manually and it still happens.
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  10. #20


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8 Consumer Preview


    The Windows 8 Release Preview has been released, let's hope sound works now without this issue!
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