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  1. peck1234

    peck1234 Thread Starter

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    When a song is played in iTunes where does it load to?

    Obviously the song is on the hard-rive but does it constantly read it off the hard-rive? Or does it throw it into the page file or ram?
     
  2. Elvandil

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    Players usually buffer at least part of what they are playing in RAM to insure a constant data stream and smooth playback. Some of that could end up as paged if the OS needed the RAM for something else, but probably not very often, if at all.

    Why?
     
  3. Hinds761

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    My suggestion is delete all the songs off your itunes library that are on your external hard drive. Then import all the songs into your library again.

    The reason for that is that when the songs were first imported into your library itunes memorized a specific location on your computer (or in this case your external) of where to find those files. If the location of the files change itunes has no way of locating them unless you tell them where they are again. It might be happening because you disconnected the hard drive. I'm not sure because I have all my songs saved in my computer's internal drive.


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