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right ladies and gents, i've moved from windows to apple and i was lead to believe that itunes on the mac was wonderful, i've got the lastest macbook pro i7 and was wondering why it takes over 30 seconds to play a mp3 off the hard drive.

vlc plays the file immediately, does itunes just suck on both platforms ?

Any ideas

cheers

migzy
 

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It shouldn't take that long - it should be near instant. Are these files on your machine or on an external drive? How many songs do you have in your library?
 
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the file i'm trying to play is right off the local hard drive,

once iTunes is running tunes play no with no issue from my NAS and it has around 280 gig of music on it
 
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You're confusing us ... or at least me. Are we talking about the NAS drive, or the hard drive in your machine?

The delay is VERY LIKELY to be coming from the need to re-mount and "spin up" the remote drive the first time you access it, as (I'm guessing) this is where your default iTunes library is, correct?

If so, it needs to access that library the first time you play ANYTHING, whether its on the local hard drive or the NAS. That's where the delay comes from, and why it plays fine for anything AFTER the first access.
 
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Are you saying it takes 30 seconds for iTunes to open or 30 seconds to play a file after it is already opened?
 
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the problem is off the hard drive on the machine, not the NAS

I take it you have a lot of music and how much free space on your hard drive do you have ?
 

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