Originally Posted by Duchess15
I'm starting to believe that...
I've only put songs on that I had from my computer from other file sharing programs. It now tells me it is corrupt and that it need to be restored! Is that because of the type of files I have on there?
Once I restore it, it starts downloading all the songs in my library again. How do I stop that? The itunes also runs very slow!!
I am going to best buy at lunch time to see if someone can help me out. I just wanted something small enough so I could listen to some music while running.
Yes... it is because of the type of files... you can convert them to an AAC type. ITunes should do this when you import your files to iTunes. hat's what mine all are and i've had no problems.
What type of USB port are you plugging your shuffle into? if you're on an older computer, you may have a plain old USB port and not a USB2.0... the old ones are slow... it does take longer. No way around that other than upgrading your USB ports. If you are on a newer one, then it may just be some quirk. Honestly, some of it depends on how much you are running on your computer. One thing I've learned is that the more background programs you run, and then open up other programs that run in the foreground, the slower your computer runs. Period.
Don't expect iTunes to load your songs in a minute. I can load mine in about 15 minutes. If I really fill it up to it's max, maybe 20-25 minutes. I go do other things. If it's taking longer than that, and you've converted your songs and closed out other programs and stuff, then talk to someone at the store. If you bought it at Best Buy, good luck. I used to work there, would rather eat boiled Brussel sprouts than shop there again. If you have an Apple store nearby, go there. they actually know what they're doing. They are the mac pros.
If you're running nothing else, and it's still slow, then there's not much I can tell you. convert your song files. and be patient. computers are not super fast, no matter how much we would like them to be. we load them down with cr** and then expect them to run perfectly. I'm not saying you have done that, but too many people do. I'm guilty of it myself, over the years. But I'm cleaning out things... my writing computer is stripped down to barely anything. and it still isn't super fast. C'est la Vie.
I'm facing a meltdown on my desktop PC because the motherboard has apparently decided it's had enough. I have potentially lost ALL the music I ripped into my computer from my CD collection. That's about 900 CD's. All on a secondary hard drive, simply because my motherboard is dying. I'll salvage what I can, but it isn't looking good.