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Old Dec 5, 2012, 10:04 AM   #1
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Upcoming iTunes 11 Update to Restore Duplicate Search, Fix Album Art and Movie Streaming Bugs




In his review of iTunes 11, AllThingsD's Walt Mossberg notes that Apple is preparing a minor update to address several issues with the initial release of the software. Among the changes included in the update will be the return of a feature that allows users to find duplicate songs in their libraries.
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A feature that finds duplicate entries is missing. Apple says it will soon be restored in a minor update of the program.

In my tests, some album covers were missing in album view. Apple says this is a rare bug, but one it has solved and will fix in a minor update soon. Another bug the company says will be remedied prevents owners of Apple TVs from wirelessly streaming cloud-based movies to their TVs.
Mossberg also reports that Apple has no intention of bringing back the Cover Flow view of album art, with the company finding that few users were interested in it and the new Expanded View offering a fresh take on integrating large album art into library browsing.

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Old Dec 5, 2012, 10:07 AM   #2
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At least they're small bugs unlike good old maps.
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 10:07 AM   #3
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cover flow = skeumorphism, its on its way out then...

itunes 11 design / UI could be the basis for OS X 10.9, which is good imo
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 10:08 AM   #4
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I want to be able to re-size my album artwork

I don't understand why they felt the need to remove that feature.
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 01:08 PM   #5
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I want to be able to re-size my album artwork

I don't understand why they felt the need to remove that feature.
I liked seeing album art in song list view. Much prefered that type of listing. If they brought that back, and enabled flac support, I would be a very happy camper with iTunes 11.

I must admit, I don't miss cover flow on OSX, but would be sad to see it go in iOS.
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I want to be able to re-size my album artwork

I don't understand why they felt the need to remove that feature.
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 10:24 AM   #7
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cover flow = skeumorphism
No, I don't think it's skeumorphism, but I can't say that I'll miss it either.
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 10:26 AM   #8
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Hope they fix the bug where the column browser selection is not persistent when switching back and forth between views.
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 10:28 AM   #9
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I very much enjoyed Coverflow for iTunes. I am not a fan that it's gone. However I never used it anywhere else. That being said, I can see it being removed from OS X 10.9 entirely.
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 10:35 AM   #10
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Lets hope they 'fix' shuffle play as well, i.e put it back to being by playlist rather than globally on/off

Still, without
- Full Release notes
- Documentation
- Meaningful help

Nothings a bug - its just the way it is
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 10:38 AM   #11
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Lets hope they 'fix' shuffle play as well, i.e put it back to being by playlist rather than globally on/off

Still, without
- Full Release notes
- Documentation
- Meaningful help

Nothings a bug - its just the way it is

Or worse, my fault... Glad they're fixing my album art for me
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 11:20 AM   #12
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Another thing - there's an option to resize album art in artist view but not album view. And more sort options are needed for the views other than list view.

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- Meaningful help
Good point, 11 still has the help files from 10. Surprising they'd make such a sloppy mistake.


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Will the manager responsible for this late, buggy release of iTunes also be fired, like the Maps guy?
Not sure if you're joking, but no comparison. Overall, this is a major improvement to iTunes and the bugs are relatively minor. These can get fixed quickly and easily, Maps will take months (if it ever gets as good as the previous map app).
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 12:28 PM   #13
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Lets hope they 'fix' shuffle play as well, i.e put it back to being by playlist rather than globally on/off
It's only global if you have your whole music library selected when you click the shuffle button. If you select a playlist first, the shuffle button will limit the Up Next list to that playlist.
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 10:41 AM   #14
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i always use coverflow on iTunes and finder so I'll be sad to see it go. But I find it annoying on my iPhone.
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 10:43 AM   #15
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Is there any way to view the iCloud status of the songs? In the previous iTunes you could see if a song was uploaded or matched. Can't find it anywhere...

Edit: Thanks Jperkinski! That also answered this question
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Mine has crashed a lot, actually.
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Mine has crashed a lot, actually.
Same here. Its running slower too.
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 11:55 AM   #18
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Give me back the Artist grid I had before!!!!
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 12:10 PM   #19
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Duplicates is a good start. For me cover flow looks good and a nice concept but with thousands of albums, it lags too much for me. I'd also bring back DJ because no matter what you think, UP NEXT is not the same thing but a nice addition.

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sidebar

I may be in the minority, but I miss the sidebar, it was much more intuitive to me to have evertything accessible there, and to manage my playlists, browse around, etc...
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 12:32 PM   #21
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Who would coverflow hurt if it was an option, even if buried in a preferences panel? I don't use it much, but I don't mind if others do... why should I?

Anyway, artwork in the sidebar before I even consider using iTunes 11 again.

Also, reading Apple are going to 'fix artwork' is funny, I just spent a while last night putting back my nicely custom-processed artwork when Match decided, again, to replace various albums' artwork with the inferior artwork that it previously assigned. Grrr...
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 01:07 PM   #22
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Apple says this is a rare bug, but one it has solved and will fix in a minor update soon
A rare bug?

I've never seen anyone's iTunes collection without missing art work.
They even have a feature to re-download Missing Artwork.
Why is it always going missing?
It the code really this buggy?
Imagine if other Apple Apps behaved like this.

Logic Pro User recording Artist:
I've just finished recording a solid gold album.
Time to upload to the studio for mastering.

Studio Mgr:
Thanks for the upload. I thought you said the album had 12 songs.

Artist:
Well them's the breaks.
Logic Pro must have deleted one.
It's a rare bug.
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I just want to be able to search the music on my iphone.
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 01:26 PM   #25
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I just want to be able to search the music on my iphone.
I completely agree! Now I have to manually find my music when I want to delete something.
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