iTunes freezes system temporarily on Mac OS X 10.3.9
System Setup: Mac OS X 10.3.9 QuickTime 7.0.3 iTunes 6.0.3 (3) XiphQT 0.1.3
Steps to Reproduce:
- Install XiphQT
- Start playing an ogg file
- The file will play fine for a while and then will suddenly stop playing while there is a lot of disk activity. The entire computer will not respond (Apple-Tab does not work, Force Kill does not work, mouse movement is laggy). After a few seconds, the disk activity will cease, the song will skip forward for the amount of time the song was delayed and all of the inputs from the keyboard will be executed.
For example, if the computer stalled for 5 seconds and I hit Command-Tab a few times, and maybe a Command-Q (for quitting), then when the stall is over, the song will be skipped forward 5 seconds and the Command-Tab and Command-Q keys will be processed.
Let me know if there is a way to determine what is causing the stall (any log files I should be checking? Is there a debug build available?).