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Alongside of the release of macOS High Sierra 10.13.2, Apple today released an updated version of iTunes for Mac machines.

iTunes 12.7.2 is a minor update, and according to Apple's release notes, it introduces minor app and performance improvements.

Today's iTunes update can be downloaded from the Mac App Store for free using the Software Update function.

iTunes 12.7.2 follows iTunes 12.7.1, an October update that also focused on minor improvements. iTunes 12.7, released in September, was the last major update to iTunes, eliminating the built-in App Store to focus solely on music, movies, TV shows, podcasts, and audiobooks.

Article Link: Apple Releases iTunes 12.7.2 With Minor App and Performance Improvements
 

Delgibbons

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Why is that? Always wondered.

DRM.

The PC can playback UHD Bluray on Windows 10 with a compatible UltraHD BD drive.... But even then only with a ludicrous combination of Intel secure chip motherboard and CPU, Displayport compatibility, video card and PowerDVD UHD!

Same situation with Netflix 4k......needs the above compatible PC setup.
 
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KazKam

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Why is that? Always wondered.

I'm guessing because the studios don't want to let 4k video files off the chain, even with DRM. I don't know, it doesn't make sense to me. If someone really wanted, they could easily rip from a 4k blu-ray and have a DRM-free 4k mkv.

I feel like the studios and/or Apple are trying really hard to make people stream everything so that you never really "own" any media. Ideal for the studios, not for the customers. Ownership issues aside, consistent, reliable, affordable, available broadband for streaming still isn't a viable option for a lot of people.
 
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Mufasa804

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Or even right on the computer?

I have a gorgeous new 5k iMac. Can't download/play 4K video in iTunes. Lame.

I'm on the same boat as you. I'm really excited that there is so much 4K HDR content available to purchase or rent through Apple TV, but it's kind of suspicious that they don't let you download it like they do with the 1080p versions. I understand that these may be 50-80GB downloads, but if you have the storage, why not? Makes me wonder if they're doing some sort of weird upscaling trickery for these 4K movies.
 
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OldSchoolMacGuy

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Hope the stability is improved. iTunes has crashed often lately on my machine (High Sierra).

Haven't had any crashes but when the App Store or other programs need to quit all programs to restart after installing something, iTunes refuses to quit. It quits fine any other time but when other apps choose to make it shut down, the only option is to force quit it. Seems weird.
 
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Vashetti

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I wonder when the quality setting in preferences will actually force things to play back at maximum quality?
 
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