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Discussion in 'iPod' started by phuong, Sep 24, 2006.
..and want to downgrade it back to version 6.
but i can't find it anywhere. is it even possible?
If it's just the interface of iTunes 7 that you don't like you can get it back to the way it looked in version 6 with Aqua4iTunes
ah, great great. thanks a bunch Frisco!
I hate 7 it runs like garbage on my system. It took me a few hours to get 6 working but I did finally.
I don't understand what the big deal is, iTunes 7 works fine for me
Likewise .... it's a sorry bunch of whiners
Really? For the app that is the most likely to be running all the time, it sure has become a bloated dog. What's next, they have to release 'iTunes Lite' because iTunes is too heavy?
Check out the ram usage after scrolling through coverflow view for a minute:
coverflow eats up ram. but as long as you switch out of it the ram usage drops down. not surprising considering how big most of the album artwork is and its trying to load it all up for easy viewing.
True- but even outside of coverflow... the ram usage is ridiculous.
I have no idea what you are using for cover art... I'm having difficulties reaching 150 MB real memory... even just flipping through all my covers like a mad man...
same here, music playing and scrolling through cover are I'm peaking at 150 - 160...
For simple light computing, along with running iTunes, my RAM gets up to 600, 700 MB. I get very little back quitting iTunes.
I've got about 500 albums with cover art. (4000 songs) Most are about 300 x 300 px standard cover art graphics, unless they came straight from iTunes.
That's roughly 1/3 of my library...
Your library is huge.
I am on the PPC version- maybe that makes a difference?
Most of my library uses art I've added- but I just looked at the size of some of the iTunes auto-art versions and they are like 800x800 or something silly like that. That could be the problem.
Nah... I don't know... most of my cover art is between 300x300 and 600x600, typically from Amazon, Discdogs and Wikipedia... with a few around 900x900... and it scrolls nice and quickly through them...
...I do however have a MacBook, and there might be differences in how the well coverflow is optimized for intels vs PPCs... but could it really that much...?
It's rare for me to get above a hundred megs of real memory, even while scrolling through coverflow like, as said above, a madman.
I too have a MacBook, so I'll try iTunes 7 on my dad's iMac G5 and see if there's that big a difference.
Wow ... that is pretty serious. How long have you been running itunes. Mine shows around 140 MB real, 300 MB VM ... that is w 4000 songs, up and running for 5 hours.
Compare that with Firefox: 230 MB real, 1.8 GB VM
I'm on a G4 Mac mini and I just scrolled through all of my 900+ albums with cover art from front to back with coverflow. My real memory peaked at 410mb but mostly stayed in the mid 300s. Two minutes after finishing, it was back down to 211mb. I haven't restarted iTunes in at least 5 days.
It could depend upon how the list is sorted, if the list is sorted in such a way that albums are broken apart, then that album's cover art will display multiple times instead of being lumped together with one Cover Flow "entry."
Even still, I can reach the 400 megabyte mark with no problems whatsoever after just opening iTunes and flipping through -- back and forth a couple times -- my CD covers. And, yeah, that's on my Macbook. I dare not try iTunes 7 on my 500MHz iMac G3.
I was trying this in my main music library both sorted by Track# and song Name, both of which ensures that albums are thoroughly broken up. Also tried on shuffled playlists with a wide variety of songs from different artists and albums...
Still, after more "tests" I'm still not much over 150 MB...
Hearing other people with the same RAM results as me actually makes me feel better- not about iTunes, but that there isn't something wrong with my system.
Also- I can reproduce these numbers directly after launching. I just go to coverflow view and scroll around.
I prefer Cover Flow view, so I'm even more ridiculous than you.
Someone care to tell me how to be in "coverflow view"?
edit, found it.
WTF APPLE??? There should be a law against that.