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I'm importing a gazillion songs over the network into iTunes. Every now and then, it starts playing the song it's currently importing. And because iTunes is basically frozen up during the import process, I can't actually stop it. Then it will suddenly jump to another song a bit later on.

Pretty irritating. Is it a known issue? Anything I can do about it?

Versions (oops): iTunes 10.5 (141), OS X 10.6.8

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Please include your operating system and iTunes version! :) – iglvzx Nov 21 '11 at 23:34
iTunes should not freeze during an import I think. If it does, you might have triggered a bug. Does it respond to the Play/Pause key on your keyboard (if there is one)? – Nov 22 '11 at 2:40

According to this macworld article, do the following in Terminal, quit & relaunch iTunes

defaults write play-songs-while-importing -bool FALSE
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Interesting. That value wasn't set, and according to the article, it should default to false. I'll see what happens next time I do an import. – Steve Bennett Aug 21 '12 at 6:54

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