iTunes setup is terrible

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  1. dqm macrumors newbie

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    I have to say that the iTunes setup time is terrible....it took almost 15 minutes to get it complete.
    And this only for a media player?? And then needing the iTunes helper to run in the background to help in startup. That's a sign of bad design right there. If the program is not light enough to load on its own in a reasonably short time, there's something wrong with it.
    Windows Media Player loads a lot faster.

    For all its emphasis on design, Apple's software design sucks.
     
  2. skunk macrumors G4

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    A spectacularly broad brush you are using there, I feel. :rolleyes:
     
  3. dqm thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Perhaps I was :cool: I never liked iTunes startup times (this after cheating with the helper). And when I installed a new version I suppose I just blew my fuse.

    Love my iPod video though :)
     
  4. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    btw you can use your iPod with WMP or Winamp with a plugin if you want.
     
  5. vincebio macrumors 6502a

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    Aperture, Logic, Shake, Final Cut Pro, Quicktime Pro :rolleyes:

    these must just be pretty boxes then?
     
  6. psychofreak Retired

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    Quicktime IMO needs a lot of improvement on the compatibility front...yes I do know that there are downloadable codecs, but if VLC player can do it, why can't QT?
     
  7. dqm thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the tip on the WMP plugin...didn't think of that.
     
  8. eXan macrumors 601

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    Hmm, iTunes works fine on my Mac. Starts in about one second (and thats with my 20+ GB library) :rolleyes:
     
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  10. Keebler macrumors 68030

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    you must be on a peecee?

    itunes on my old g4 dually runs just smooth.

    me feels you're a windoze wanker just trying to get us going.

    go back under the bridge :)
     
  11. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    It's a legit complaint to dislike iTunes, especially on Windows it is highly bloated, and it's not as reliable as the Mac version. Though the other posts he's made are trolly.
     
  12. dqm thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Wanker? How quaint :)

    If by troll you mean those that do not belong in the kiss ass sycophant group, then I am.

    If you took the trouble to read my first post here, you'll notice I said the iPod is a great piece of hardware. The iTunes on Windows? I think it needs quite a bit of work.

    I have no problem giving credit where credit is due. I also admitted, in my following post, that I over-reacted because of my bad experience.

    If the majority of your customer install base (for the iPod) is on a particular OS, then the accompanying software should be up to snuff....here it's not not.

    Try and respond with something intelligent; that'll show you actually have something to say.
     
  13. Shadow macrumors 68000

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    Maybe its a hook by Apple to get more people buying a Mac, perchance?
     
  14. psychofreak Retired

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    Vista incompatibility anyone?
     

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