iTunes hates me. The feeling is mutual.
April 30, 2010 1:39 PM Subscribe
Why does iTunes hate me? Not me specifically, but my iMac G4? Twice in the past month, I have had to wait as my entire iTunes library loads, as if it is loading for the very first time. iMac G4, 1GHz, 1.5Ghz SDRAM, OS 10.5.8. iTunes 9.1.1 just installed. 235Gb music files on 750Gb USB external drive. The "loading iTunes library" becomes a two to three day affair.
I would blame it on the update to 9.1.1, but I have another iMac, also PowerPC, with a similar set up (different location, so no, I can't just swap one for the other) and it has never had this problem.
A self-styled Mac-expert friend (who sold me the iMac G4) told me my problem is that this machine can't run 10.5.8. I resist this solution.
Is there something I'm missing? If I want to maintain compatibility with last.fm (a medium concern) is there another music library player I can easily switch to? I'll gladly suffer ONE MORE three day library load if it ends the problem.