is iTunes noticeably faster in Lion?

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  1. eroxx macrumors 6502a

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    I read that it has 64bit support for Lion .. I have a huge library -- will I notice a difference? Thanks!
     
  2. Partron22 macrumors 68000

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    My copy of "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" still plays in 17 minutes 5 seconds, same as it ever did. However, moving around between playlists, and displaying artwork in the Music lib seem zippier than they were in 10.1->10.3.
    That's mighty subjective though. To get a firm answer, someone will need to get out a stopwatch and actually measure things.
     
  3. C64 macrumors 65816

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    At first scrolling is a bit jittery when it's loading album artwork. But once it's all there, it's very snappy. The list views are always fast.

    But iTunes still doesn't seem to properly cache the album artwork. Every time I relaunch iTunes it needs to load everything again. Pretty annoying, and I can't understand why this hasn't been fixed years ago.
     
  4. TheJing macrumors 6502a

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    I think so. To me it looks faster and more responsive.
     
  5. rmbrown09 macrumors 6502a

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    Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?
     
  6. C64 macrumors 65816

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    I read this 5 times, but have no idea what you mean.
     
  7. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    I've never noticed it going slow before.

    iTunes has been 64bit since SL btw.
     
  8. o'glory macrumors member

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    I downloaded the recent update of iTunes for Snow Leopard, and I thought it was running a bit slow...
     
  9. elgrecomac macrumors 65816

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    Well...

    It makes perfect sense to me, then again, I am on Recoset.
    :cool:
     
  10. applefan289 macrumors 68000

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    Yes, faster.
     
  11. foulmouthedleon macrumors regular

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    Technically it is a sentence. Not one that makes sense, but a sentence nonetheless.
     
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    Fixed
     
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    iTunes seems a hell of a lot faster for me in Lion.

    That's the joke.
     
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    If you have a huge library, the speed of your disk(s) is more important.
     
  16. TheJing macrumors 6502a

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    Haha! I was just done reading it for the 3rd time when I gave up and saw your comment.
     
  17. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    Hands down iTunes 10.4 is faster than any previous version. The speed that artwork loads now is exceptionally faster than before (particularly in the tiled art view and coverflow). Though iTunes still eats up a ton of memory the more images you load into it.
     
  18. Rob9874 macrumors 6502

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    Oh man, that is so funny!
     
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    I noticed when I tried editing the songs genre, track names etc in the playlist view, iTunes no longer auto completes the information for me. What a bummer.
     
  21. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    That's not the case with me. It still works the same as always.
     
  22. iVeBeenDrinkin' macrumors 65816

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    iTunes on a "collector's edition MacBook" :rolleyes:
     
  23. gofightlose macrumors member

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    i would say there is a slight improvement. it does feel 'lighter' if that makes sense. I can't be entirely sure, but I would say this iTunes takes less of my battery up...anyone else feel the same?
     
  24. Supershuttle macrumors newbie

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    It is faster, but I'm running iTunes 10.5 (beta) so :) lol.
     
  25. boogei macrumors member

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    Mine doesn't seem any different,although now it keeps quitting when the visualizer is running.
     

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