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Old Sep 12, 2012, 02:56 PM   #51
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I'll let you in on a little secret...

iTunes has become a complete joke of a software application. It is an antiquated, bloated mess and was badly in need of updating. iTunes is literally the worst thing Apple is associated with. It's even worse than their earbuds.

Trying to improve the absolute worst thing they provide is a good thing. It was in desperate need of a redesign.
I'm sorry, say again? Your post contradicts itself 100%.

If this is a secret (and it certainly wasn't "known" to me), that means that people weren't aware it needed an update, which means IT WAS WORKING FOR PEOPLE JUST FINE!!!
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Old Sep 12, 2012, 02:57 PM   #52
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Oh I see, my mistake.. I'm looking forward to the next version, the upcoming interface looks pretty amazing.. Also really love the small player compared to the current version..
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Old Sep 12, 2012, 02:59 PM   #53
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I'm getting really mad. I've had enough of this.

Even though I make money off of helpless victims of this system who call me saying "Help! What happened!? Everything changed! It was just fine as it was!" I still would rather this insanity machine would stop churning out its iCrap.
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Old Sep 12, 2012, 03:03 PM   #54
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Same.

Now all they need is iTunes Match for movies so I can get rid of my external HDD full of rips
no kidding! I would love if they did that haha
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Old Sep 12, 2012, 03:06 PM   #55
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All I want is this:

I have all my music on a Mac mini which sit's in our living room and acts a entertainment hub.

I can listen to that music from that computer any one of four laptops, two iphones, an ipad or an ipod.

But my iPhone and ipad are both linked to one of the laptops (a 17" MBP) but I don't want to clog up the hard drive with music so I keep a duplicate of the library on an external drive. This means every time I add an album I have to clone the library.

Why can't the I just access the music on the MM and sync it across to the iPhone via the MBP? It would make my life so much easier.

Or have the music synced from the MM iTunes library.

And whilst they are at it can't I do the same with iPhoto and have a single iphoto/aperture library accessible from many computers.

After all they are all registered for home sharing!!!
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Old Sep 12, 2012, 03:10 PM   #56
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itunes 10.7 jailbreak safe?
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Old Sep 12, 2012, 03:12 PM   #57
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The GUI gets mad uglified IMO. I'd love to see some screenshots of the Windows version - hopefully they do a widget match for Windows 8, and might I dare to suggest they do a metro version? Perhaps late October launch to match Windows 8 . 64-bit across the board?

Queue next is an at least 10-year overdue feature, but it's going to be hard to take the hit to the GUI - at least it will match the horrible MAS GUI, I really dislike that they move the play, etc. buttons in just to accommodate the widgets that shouldn't even be where they are. What was that one version we got with vertical traffic lights? Who could have known that was the peak time? Like Safari 4 beta with tabs on top ... these things we can't get back .
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Old Sep 12, 2012, 03:13 PM   #58
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I'll let you in on a little secret...

iTunes has become a complete joke of a software application. It is an antiquated, bloated mess and was badly in need of updating. iTunes is literally the worst thing Apple is associated with. It's even worse than their earbuds.

Trying to improve the absolute worst thing they provide is a good thing. It was in desperate need of a redesign.
No issues with iTunes here. It's my media hub and it's used every day to stream music and movies to AppleTV and third party wifi speakers. It does a lot of different things I would miss if they eliminated so I don't agree with the "it's bloated" comments.
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Old Sep 12, 2012, 03:13 PM   #59
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All I want is this:

I have all my music on a Mac mini which sit's in our living room and acts a entertainment hub.

I can listen to that music from that computer any one of four laptops, two iphones, an ipad or an ipod.

But my iPhone and ipad are both linked to one of the laptops (a 17" MBP) but I don't want to clog up the hard drive with music so I keep a duplicate of the library on an external drive. This means every time I add an album I have to clone the library.

Why can't the I just access the music on the MM and sync it across to the iPhone via the MBP? It would make my life so much easier.

Or have the music synced from the MM iTunes library.

And whilst they are at it can't I do the same with iPhoto and have a single iphoto/aperture library accessible from many computers.

After all they are all registered for home sharing!!!
Why wouldn't you just sync with the MM? You can even do so via wifi.
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Old Sep 12, 2012, 03:23 PM   #60
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Think for a second about what it means if people have to be TOLD that their software needs an update!

Think about it!!!

It means the technical side of the software was completely transparent to them, meaning it was functioning perfectly and had no problems!

"Oh, my software is bloated and incoherent? My apologies, I failed to notice.... I must have been too distracted by IT DOING EVERYTHING I WANTED!"

Damn it!
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Old Sep 12, 2012, 03:31 PM   #61
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Oh, I noticed how bloated it is, along with many other people. One of the least "transparent" pieces of software Apple has shipped.

I wonder if there will be any improvements to iTunes Match along with this update and iOS 6, such as allowing nested smart playlists.
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Old Sep 12, 2012, 03:39 PM   #62
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I can't even define any more what iTunes is, if I was asked. An mp3 player? Podcast manager? Movie player? Calender sync program? App sync program? Media store? etc.



This confusing and bloated mess of an application just needs to be pick one and do it well, instead of this mess.

I'd settle for a really good music player.
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Old Sep 12, 2012, 03:55 PM   #63
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so glad they added 'up next'/play queue.

Just downloaded 10.7. where exactly do I find this 'up next'/play queue feature ?
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Old Sep 12, 2012, 03:59 PM   #64
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Just downloaded 10.7. where exactly do I find this 'up next'/play queue feature ?
You don't. It's in 11, shipping in October.
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Old Sep 12, 2012, 04:00 PM   #65
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What exactly was wrong with it?

Call me a stick in the mud, but far from sure I'm all that jazzed or want this new version of iTunes.

At present I have no problems whatsoever navigating to that desired, be it music, movies, what have you. So maybe this new iteration in some ways will be splendidly better, but if having to search around for that currently easy to findócheesed.

I'm fairly certain one feature this new version of iTunes will NOT have is a full and accurate description of any movie one may wish to purchase. That has to do with aspect ratio, and the better subject of a separate post I'll get to later.

Besides, who is paying all that much attention at the moment to anything but the new iPods and iPhone.
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Old Sep 12, 2012, 04:01 PM   #66
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All I want to know is if they fixed the problem with iTunes failing to detect 1080P displays? It's very annoying getting a pop-up every time I play a HD movie or TV show reporting that my 1080P plasma TV isn't capable of playing 1080P when it damn well is! No problems with HDCP, cables, or anything else. Blu-rays play perfectly as well as everything from other sources. Only iTunes has issues. After clicking Continue it plays the movie perfectly fine.
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Old Sep 12, 2012, 04:02 PM   #67
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You don't. It's in 11, shipping in October.

Thanks for the info.
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Old Sep 12, 2012, 04:06 PM   #68
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Should I download it or wait from updates?
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Old Sep 12, 2012, 04:09 PM   #69
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No updates show up in the App Store?
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Old Sep 12, 2012, 04:17 PM   #70
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"Music," "Movies," "TV Shows," "Podcasts," "iTunes U," "Books," "Apps," "Radio."

Neatly sitting one on top the other in the left-hand column. Nothing bloated or disorganized about it.

Seriously... what is wrong with the current iTunes? It's snappy and convenient and organized.
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Old Sep 12, 2012, 04:19 PM   #71
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We all have 4gb - 8gb of ram. It doesn't hog memory.
No we don't.

And yes it does hog ram. 150-200mb of ram usage for just an mp3 player? Are you kidding me?
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Old Sep 12, 2012, 04:26 PM   #72
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It's snappy
No, it's not. That's my biggest complaint, performance. That, and iTunes Match is a disaster. But fixing iTunes itself would be a good start.
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Old Sep 12, 2012, 04:29 PM   #73
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Old Sep 12, 2012, 04:31 PM   #74
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"Music," "Movies," "TV Shows," "Podcasts," "iTunes U," "Books," "Apps," "Radio."

Neatly sitting one on top the other in the left-hand column. Nothing bloated or disorganized about it.

Seriously... what is wrong with the current iTunes? It's snappy and convenient and organized.
Don't update it then and stop spamming this thread. No one cares what you have to say.
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Old Sep 12, 2012, 04:42 PM   #75
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no update for me yet?

I tried to check for updates and it says my version is current at 10.6.3.

I guess I'll check again later
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