Itunes music crashes

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  1. Tim SPRACKLEN

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    Maybe it's a lateral thinking problem - sometimes, when a problem is perplexing, I simply walk away from it and then - at some random time in the future, I get that Eureka moment and I think "How could I have been so stupid - the answer is *so* obvious", but if I sit and stare at the problem, inspiration never comes!!

    Let us know if the problem 'develops' either one way or the other. The perplexing problems are always the most interesting.

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  2. twerppoet

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    I wasn't goint to but in, since it's sounded like a UK store problem, but I got curiouls and played around a bit anyway.

    First, in case we are not looking at the same thing, I was looking at the Music page, Top Charts, and hitting the More button at the bottom of the Top Songs/ Top Albums lists.

    The first time I did this I got to 90 songs before the More button disappeard. Before I tried it again I cleared all the apps out of the Multitask bar, to be sure I had maximum RAM. Having doen this I got all through all 100 songs before the More button went on missing.

    My tentative conclusion is that you can only display so much before you run out of RAM. It seems unlikely that the iTunes page uses up all the iPad's RAM, but it is possible that if you start iTunes with other apps in RAM, it may not grab as much for it's own use as it could.

    The fact that Tim and I with our iPad 2's, and double the RAM, got further than you every time lends credence to that.

    My suggestion is that you do like I did and free up the maximum RAM to see if you can get to 100, or at least back to the 70 you had before.

    Please let us know. If it does not work I'll have to start working on another theory.
     
  3. Hayles66

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    Wow! TwerpPoet, I'd given up on this, ages ago. I will indeed try that but I'm sure Tim has an iPad 1 though! Tim???

    from Somerset UK on my iPad using IPF app
     
  4. twerppoet

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    You are probably right about that. I went back over the conversation, but can't find anything that should have caused me to think Tim had an iPad 2. But even an iPad 1 should have plenty of RAM to display all 100 of the list, at least if nothing else is running.

    Then again, I only ran a couple tests. It could all be coincidence.
     
  5. Hayles66

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    Okay, I got rid of all open apps and I only got to 50 songs. Here's the screen shot!

    from Somerset UK on my iPad using IPF app
     

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    So much for that theory. :p
     
  7. Hayles66

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    This changes from day to day. 50, 70, 80 but never 100. I used to get to 100 so you could be onto something!

    from Somerset UK on my iPad using IPF app
     
  8. Hayles66

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    Okay, here's the next try and you are going to love this! I took a photo of every stage until it crashed just in case didn't believe me!

    from Somerset UK on my iPad using IPF app
     

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  9. twerppoet

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    90 huh? I don't know then, it is starting to sound more like and internet, or iTunes problem. Some kind of connection problem that is more likely to happen the longer you try, so that once in a while you get a good run.

    Is your internet completely stable? Mine sometimes glitches and I've noticed that iTunes is more sensitive to this than most web pages.

    You could try it at known low internet activity times, say late at night or very early in the morning. The loads on both your provider and the UK iTunes store should be less then. Or if you've got some hotspots away form home, you could see how they work.

    Not that finding this out will help you, only let you know what you may have to live with.
     
  10. twerppoet

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    Huh, just notice in your photo that you still have the Show More button. Mine disappeared when I couldn't get the final songs to list, as did yours, apparently, in the first photo.
     

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