Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Different is a question and answer site for power users of Apple hardware and software. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I am downloading some iTunes U content in iTunes and am getting

stopped (err = -3259)

on a number of the downloads. I was hoping to find a list of err codes, but no luck. Found a lot of forum posts for other error numbers, but not that one.

Any help?

share|improve this question

2 Answers 2

up vote 4 down vote accepted

I turned off "Allow simultaneous downloads" and now it is consistently downloading without a problem.

share|improve this answer

As I search some I find that it happen because of antivirus:

What seemed to work for me was disabling anti-virus software during the load process. I killed my antivirus and then hit refresh on all of the podcasts that failed with err = -3259 and they all finished successfully.

Long term I think we need to get apple to resolve this issue, but in the meantime you can temporarily disable your anti-virus, complete your downloads and then bring the anti-virus back up.

And some where said that it because parental control:

Some of our users are reporting that unchecking Podcasts from the Parental Controls preference pane has resolved the issue. For some of our customers, simply going into: Edit - Preferences - Parental Control and unchecking Podcasts

share|improve this answer
    
It wasn't parental controls or anti-virus. I disabled the "Allow simultaneous downloads" and now it works fine. –  Jim McKeeth Nov 15 '10 at 22:05

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.