i'm too tired of iTune 7..

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  1. phuong macrumors 6502a

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    ..and want to downgrade it back to version 6.
    but i can't find it anywhere. is it even possible?
     
  2. Frisco macrumors 68020

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  3. phuong thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  4. iJawn108 macrumors 65816

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    I hate 7 it runs like garbage on my system. It took me a few hours to get 6 working but I did finally.:D
     
  5. iVersa macrumors 6502

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    I don't understand what the big deal is, iTunes 7 works fine for me :confused:
     
  6. Hoef macrumors 6502a

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    Likewise .... it's a sorry bunch of whiners :D
     
  7. decksnap macrumors 68040

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    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:
     

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  8. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    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.
     
  9. decksnap macrumors 68040

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    True- but even outside of coverflow... the ram usage is ridiculous.
     

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  10. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    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... :confused:

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  11. timnosenzo macrumors 6502a

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    same here, music playing and scrolling through cover are I'm peaking at 150 - 160...
     
  12. benthewraith macrumors 68040

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    For simple light computing, along with running iTunes, my RAM gets up to 600, 700 MB. :( I get very little back quitting iTunes.
     
  13. decksnap macrumors 68040

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    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.
     
  14. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    That's roughly 1/3 of my library... :confused:
     
  15. decksnap macrumors 68040

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    Your library is huge. :eek:

    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.
     
  16. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    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...?
     
  17. Mackilroy macrumors 68040

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    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.
     
  18. Hoef macrumors 6502a

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    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 :eek:
     
  19. Flowbee macrumors 68030

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    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.
     
  20. Lixivial macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  21. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    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...
     
  22. decksnap macrumors 68040

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    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.
     
  23. spicyapple macrumors 68000

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    I prefer Cover Flow view, so I'm even more ridiculous than you. :)

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  24. mdickson macrumors regular

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    Someone care to tell me how to be in "coverflow view"?

    edit, found it.
     
  25. decksnap macrumors 68040

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    WTF APPLE??? There should be a law against that. :D
     

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