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iTMS full-album purchasing issues

updated 06:40 pm EST, Tue November 22, 2005

iTMS purchasing issues

Angry iTunes Music Store customers are posting in Apple's forums, wondering why they ". One individual suggests that the company has implemented special software that is causing the difficulties with the iTunes Music Store, hampering downloads and preventing the retrieval of podcasts.




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  1. iFrankie

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Just Chill

    Everyone should just chill out. Apple might just be having network glitches.

    Once they sort it out, everything will return to normal.

  1. superfunkomatic

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    i doubt it's on purpose

    i'm guessing it's just a connectivity thing, i have a high bandwidth account from another provider and occasionally i've had these errors show up or simply have "not available". no biggie, it works 99.98 percent of the time

  1. Zang

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    It's real...

    I'm with Rogers. A week ago in my area, podcast downloads worked swimmingly. Early last week, they just stopped. Unless the podcast is less than a megabyte in size, odds are it will stall halfway through. It's bad enough that I'd say 95% of all my 20 subscribed podcasts will not get updated if I click the update button. They will completely stall out.

  1. BWhaler

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    NOT APPLE's FAULT

    This is a well documented and discussed "feature" of the Rogers Communication service.

    This ISP will only allow a limited amount of traffic in the hope of limiting P2P networks. It is known to cause problems with UseNet, VPN, and services such as Apple iTunes Store.

    Once again, the media companies are using their influence to hurt consumers.

    Editors at iPodNN: Please change or remove this story as it is only a matter of time before the major media picks up this false and erroneous story.

  1. throatmonster

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Single songs, too

    I've gotten intermittent errors like that even just downloading the free song of the week. I think they are bumping up against some thorughput limitations, or perhaps some glitches with their content providers (used to be Akami).

  1. umijin

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    VidPodCast Error

    I have problems after downloading or double clicking on video podcast files - basically it always crashes iTunes. And yes, I have the latest versions of software installed.

  1. natural1

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    No album probs here

    Just grabbed an album last night - no issues on this end. Must suck to be on Rogers' network...

  1. brainiac_7

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    reason: video?

    Never had a prob until I started d/l-ing iTMS videos, esp. TV shows. Apple may be in the process of sorting out their own bandwidth issues now that their hefting vids to people. iTunes > Edit > Check for Purchases has solved everything so far.

  1. Feathers

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Feeding c|net?

    I agree with bwhaler that it's bad enough for M$ lickspittle news-sites to publish F.U.D. about Apple, but it is becoming increasingly common for MacNN to feature un-stories like this one that only lend weight to the stories when they are picked up by agenda driven sites. I'm not suggesting that MacNN only publish good news but at least they should verify their stories and weigh their relevance or significance. "Boy in Denver scratches iPod Nano" stories are not news!!!!

  1. eggman

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Except for one thing...

    I'm not with Rogers and for the past two days I've been unable to purchase an album I wanted because "it was being modified", which seemed somewhat unlikely.

    No, there's a real problem with ITMS recently when trying to purchase albums.

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