Logi Nu
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎12-18-2011

iTunes crashes and restarts: Squeeze Box Server the cause?

I am tracking down an issue where iTunes starts by itself after boot and several times per day, crashes and restarts itself.


The symptoms are as following:

1.) iTunes opens a few minutes after system boot. 

2.) iTunes opens the log-in window multiple times, does not accept credentials and crashes.

3.) Logitech Squeeze Box Server seems to be the root cause of the crash. If I set the Squeeze Box option not to open after boot or log-in, iTunes behaves normally.


I opened Logitech Media Server Preferences and did a new scan of the music collection. iTunes starts between step 6 and 7 (Playlist Import and CD-Cover Import).


I get the following errors in scanner.log:


[11-12-18 16:12:04.0189] Slim::Music::Import::runArtworkImporter (508) Starting Slim:Smiley Tonguelugin::iTunes::Importer::Artwork:Smiley SurprisedSX artwork scan
[11-12-18 16:12:08.4996] Slim:Smiley Tonguelugin::iTunes::Importer::Artwork:Smiley SurprisedSX::exportSingleArtwork (107) Error: Error from artwork script: Error getting artwork: iTunes got an error: Parameter error.


repeated many times.


[11-12-18 16:27:05.1394] Slim::Music::Import::endImporter (617) Completed Slim:Smiley Tonguelugin::iTunes::Importer::Artwork:Smiley SurprisedSX Scan in 901 seconds.
[11-12-18 16:27:05.2387] Slim::Music::Artwork:Smiley TonguerecacheAllArtwork (442) Starting precacheArtwork for 5 albums
[11-12-18 16:27:06.6783] Slim::Music::Artwork::__ANON__ (547) precacheArtwork finished in 1.43893790245056
[11-12-18 16:27:06.6785] Slim::Music::Import::endImporter (617) Completed precacheArtwork Scan in 1 seconds.
[11-12-18 16:27:06.6819] Slim::Music::Import::runScanPostProcessing (400) Starting Database optimization.
[11-12-18 16:27:10.6909] Slim::Music::Import::endImporter (617) Completed dbOptimize Scan in 4 seconds.

I run Mac OS X 10.7.2, iTunes 10.5.2, Squeeze Box Server 7.7.1 r33735


How can I stop these automatic restarts and cashes of iTunes?



Logi Guru
Posts: 1,051
Registered: ‎07-05-2010

Re: iTunes crashes and restarts: Squeeze Box Server the cause?

Yes, that's the server, I've got the same issue.

I believe iTunes integration on OSX doesn't work, I turned it off.

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